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January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Khama made Tuli Conservation Trust founding patron

Khama played a visionary role in establishing Botswana’s world-renowned conservation ethos and continues to provide strong leadership and commitment by working with regional and international conservation organisations. “The Tuli region is close to my heart and so I am delighted to become founding patron of the Tuli Conservation Trust,” said Ian Khama 658

December 17, 2018 4:00 AM Lake Ngami communities finally find their black gold

Innocent Magole, UNDP Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project coordinator picks up the charcoal from the kiln that has just been opened and shows it to the media before saying, “This is it. This is why we call it black gold”. The charcoal, which is black with some silver lustre, is providing a silver lining to the communities around the Lake Ngami 541

December 6, 2018 11:53 AM Debswana assists Basarwa reversion to indigenous knowledge

The Basarwa of Buhu displayed passion and commitment at the ongoing weeklong educational workshop organised by Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) in Letlhakane on Wednesday. OLDM has partnered with Ghanzi Craft Trust. The workshop looks to impart knowledge of using community-based natural resources, quality control, standards and packaging amongst 154

October 17, 2018 10:03 AM Khama snubs Masisi at Serowe kgotla

The office of the former president has confirmed that Khama will not attend the President’s meeting. Khama’s private secretary, Mabedi Letsholo said on the phone, “The former HE will be having some private engagements on that day [Thursday] and will not be present at the [President Masisi’s] meeting”. Interestingly, this may be taken as a snub towards 133

October 9, 2018 4:00 AM A Lunch Hour Session Of Marimba

Marimba has a very cool, unique sound but both bands which were mostly made of students found a way to own the entire session. Bot River as visitors from the Western Cape played some of the songs, which seemed very challenging. One of the amazing things about this group is they were almost always learning new songs. The audience though seated most of the time was cheerful 108

September 25, 2018 9:43 AM Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at UN

"At 1.8 metres tall‚ the Nelson Mandela Statue is the only life-size statue at the United Nations headquarters‚ signifying the role he played in unifying the world under the banner of peace and conflict resolution‚" the South African presidency said. Times Live reports that the statue was created by South African sculptors Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse 125

September 11, 2018 11:19 AM Who will be crowned the Delta's fastest poler?

According to the event’s website, the main event will take place at Okavango River Lodge, with spectator spots along the Thamalakane River. The Nkashi Classic is being launched as a celebration of the mokoro and the nkashi which is used to propel it, said the organisers. “This is a non-profit event and aims at creating a fun filled day, celebrating Botswana 101

August 21, 2018 4:00 AM Culture & Heritage Botswana Pageant Trust To Send Reps To China

In an interview with Showtime, founder and patron of Mr/Miss Culture & Heritage Botswana Pageant Trust Millicent Shunda said they have scheduled the crowning of the two beauty queens for September 23, 2018. This comes after her organisation was given the rights to organise and select the Miss Tourism and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International for this year. Miss Tourism 119

August 7, 2018 4:00 AM Kgathi Blocks Dikgosi From Kgoboko Trust Launch

According to sources, Kgathi instructed the director of tribal administration Masego Mooketsi to refuse with transport for dikgosi who were billed to attend the launch in Mabolwe. Kgoboko is challenging Kgathi in the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections to be held over the weekend. “Kgathi feels that this will overshadow him going to the elections 92

August 6, 2018 7:13 PM Khama takes potshots at Kgathi

At the launch of Francisco Kgoboko Trust this morning Khama narrated how Kgathi tried to force him to cancel his acceptance to officiate at the event. Khama, who spoke at length against Kgathi, said he was shocked to hear the minister ordering him to cancel his participation at the launch. “Ke ratile go wa mo setilong… abo a nthaa a re: ‘mme ke kopa gore, you should 101