Survivors of the information superhighway

For close to 30 years, Colson Mogale has been a newsvendor in Gaborone, actually a pioneer of the business in the capital city. Mmegi Correspondent, LEKOPANYE MOOKETSI, discovers that, like traditional media, the ‘newsman’ has not escaped unscathed from the advent of the Internet

In the mid-1980s, Mogale was working at Air Botswana when he had the novel idea of starting a newsstand. When he started, he used the income from the newspaper sales to augment his salary, which he describes as ‘meagre’.

“I later quit my job with the airline and dedicated my time to the small business,” he recalls.

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