A tale of two deserts

Sin city: Las Vegas receives about 30 million tourists a year, making it one of the world's most popular cities PICS: MBONGENI MGUNI
Sin city: Las Vegas receives about 30 million tourists a year, making it one of the world's most popular cities PICS: MBONGENI MGUNI

They lie nearly 16,000 kilometres apart, one nine hours ahead of the other, but they both share the ideal of being private sector-led export titans, areas for which innovation triumphs over the harsh desert. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, recently spent some time in Las Vegas and took notes

What does Las Vegas export? Simple question, no?

OK, what does Botswana export? Even simpler right? Here, one can list copper, salt, gold and the world-famous diamonds – the shiny stones first spotted in the Motloutse River in 1959.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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