Author

Thalefang Charles
Photojournalist
Twitter: @thalefang
Instagram: @thalefang.charles
  • Empowering Batswana through tourism

    The book, which tells the story of Desert & Delta Safaris, aims to celebrate the people behind the organisation and was written by Mana Meadows.At an event held at Sedie Hotel in Maun, the marketing team led by James Wilson and Andrew Flatt took...

  • ‘Tourism is the best conservation’

    The Chobe riverfront along the Botswana and Namibian border in the Chobe National Park comprises some prime real estate in Botswana. Although it is adjacent to Kasane, the area has been left undeveloped for the wildlife to roam free. The location...

  • Desert & Delta Safaris awakens legend of Tsodilo Hills

    Far out on the western horizon, through the vast plains of the Kalahari shrub bush, a wintry morning mist fuses with the smoke from the veldt fires to produce a pinkish hue that skirts around the isolated hills in the middle of nowhere. That is the...

  • Rangers Marena’s heartfelt show at Taste of Africa

    Few minutes into the performance, the clouds began to drizzle before pouring down cold rain. As the crowd ran for cover at the stadium’s stands, Rangers was unstoppable. When everyone was expecting the choir to cut short their act, they continued...

  • Days of Basarwa in CKGR numbered

    In 2006 the High Court ordered that the refusal by government to allow Basarwa to enter the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) unless they are issued with a permit was both unlawful and unconstitutional. This was a majority judgment in the Roy...

  • Stop spoiling Basarwa - Pilane

    Pilane says this is to discourage Basarwa from rushing to court over non-issues. Pilane made the comments following a court session in which he heard attorney Nelson Ramaotwana was doing the case pro bono. Pilane had offered to not ask for costs if...

  • High Court to rule as deceased awaits burial

    Government has persistently denied the family permission to allow for the body of Gaoberekwe to be interred in the CKGR. Responding to the application before the court, State attorney, Advocate Sidney Pilane has argued that the deceased has no right...

  • 'The gods will be mad at us'

    Monday morning inside Court Room 4 at the Broadhurst Magistrate's Court premises, a High Court session before Justice Itumeleng Segopolo is about to start. It is a matter between the Government of Botswana and the family of the late Pitseng...

  • Ntsobi’s book interprets witchcraft, dreams

    The author says he has been gifted with a rare skill of interpreting people's dreams, the skill he got from his mother Nkhabe Ntsobi, who was a legendary dreams interpreter.Ntsobi, now 43-years-old, also says he began having deep dreams while he...

  • Four years of Masisi’s sharp-axe

    President Mokgweetsi Masisi was widely expected to maintain the status quo and continue with his predecessor’s civil service.This was mainly because former president, Ian Khama’s presidency did not go through the lame-duck phase, where Masisi was...

  • Environmental fears over Mall of Maun location

    The groundbreaking ceremony was officially held at the beginning of March by Minister of Investment Trade and Industry Mmusi Kgafela as well as the project patron, Mmakgosi Moremi. Construction is to commence on May 1 and is due for completion by...

  • Letter to Seretse: Bangwato seek witchdoctor to bewitch President

    So last year, Ian fled the country and went on a self-imposed exile in South Africa. Well, he denied this saying: “I am not in exile. I did not flee the country and I am on a private visit having meetings and then visiting family and friends then I...

  • An ode to Tom

    Last Friday morning, an angry elephant came trumpeting and trampled on Tom at his fields at Mbiroba, near Seronga and ended his life at 53-years-old.My path and Tom’s came together about seven years ago. We were brought together by the Okavango...

  • The show must go on

    “The show must go on” is the mantra of show business. But 2020 was a showstopper, literally. And so, when the show business finally returned, some of us were slow to pick up where we left off. It was March 2020 at Bojanala Waterfront in Gaborone,...

  • Brad Bestelink: A lifetime of natural history storytelling

    Brad Bestelink is a modern-day bushman. The Okavango Delta has been his home ever since he was born there 44 years ago. His parents were pioneers in the photographic safari industry, replacing their guns with cameras. Bestelink found his passion and...

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