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Thalefang Charles
  • Sekoti is new King of the North

    Early morning at Harvey’s Pan, on the northern side of Savuti River, Sekoti is sleeping like the ‘man of the house’. Relaxed and at home on the territory which is known to belong to his elder brothers, he is in a Kappa position, back-to-back...

  • #BOT55 in search of the Independence Monument

    Fifty-five years into Independence, the 16-year-old Three Dikgosi Monument in Gaborone is undoubtedly ‘the’ national monument. The 5.4-metre statue of Khama III of the Bangwato, Sebele I of the Bakwena, and Bathoen I of the Bangwaketse at the CBD...

  • Letter to Seretse: Batswana uninspired, sad at 55

    The glorious days when Gobe Matenge and the 1976 10th Anniversary Independence Celebrations Unit (TACU), transformed what was considered deplorable social and professional attitudes of Batswana into positive and desirable behaviours, is all gone.It...

  • Police arrests during Rev Tiego's protest

    After dispersing the crowd gathered in front of the Broadhurst Police Station, the police officers with their sjamboks made some clumsy targeted arrests of the people who were loudly disapproving Rev Thuso Tiego's arrest.

  • Ozi’s Bodybag V: How an artist protests

    Recently, local musicians have been getting a little adventurous with their protests. Just a few years ago before he quit music for swimming, DT – former Lords of the Ghetto member – staged a one-man protest walk through Queens Road in Gaborone...

  • End of the Kazungula Ferry

  • Mohembo Bridge: The making of an icon

    Behind every architectural masterpiece, there is an ambitious visionary with an unconventional taste for finer things. This is the dreamer who ignites and inspires the designer to apply his/her mind to produce great work of art. This dreamer has the...

  • Mohembo Bridge: The making of an icon

    Behind every architectural masterpiece, there is an ambitious visionary with an unconventional taste for finer things. This is the dreamer who ignites and inspires the designer to apply his/her mind to produce great work of art. This dreamer has the...

  • Scratching Scars Of Palapye Debacle Wounds

    Even though UDC president and Botswana National Front (BNF) leader, Duma Boko later claimed the infamous 1998 ‘Palapye Debacle’ never crossed his mind as he drove to Palapye, many in opposition will never forget what happened here 23...

  • Dear Mr President, end SOE now please! – Boro polers

    On the edge of the Buffalo Fence, right by the crack of the Kunyere fault where the Boro River finds a path to flow down into the Thamalakane River, is a community of professional mokoro polers at a place named DRC. It is a temporary settlement just...

  • An icon readies to change Okavango's livelihoods

    The dust coming from the police vehicle that had just gotten off the ferry blinds an old man seated by the roadside at Mohembo East. The white Toyota Land Cruiser seems to be in an emergency of some sort as the driver leaves a cloud of white dust...

  • Letter to Seretse

    The world is in the middle of a pandemic called COVID-19. The pandemic has changed and taken many lives. We get quarantined inside our houses like we are some animals. There are movement restrictions, curfews, and liquor bans – just imagine. As...

  • Ko Seronga rouses a forgotten village

    Sometime in April this year, Seronga had its moment of fame that came through a song. It began when young Seronga homeboys, while on a nostalgic trip, came together and crafted a song titled Ko Seronga that went viral before it was even released. Ko...

  • Search for Okavango's fastest poler begins

    Botswana Wild Bird Trust (BWBT), an organisation that has been using mokoro and advocating for the protection of the entire Okavango River Basin using mokoro this week began their big search for Okavango Delta’s fastest mokoro poler through the...

  • Jwaneng Mine reveals its biggest secret

    The first two mineworkers to set eyes on the 1,098-carat diamond unveiled this week, could not believe what they were seeing. The once in a lifetime find is still reverberating around global headlines, being the third-largest gem-quality diamond ever...

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