Iconic Chiepe turns 100 years

Dr Gaositwe Chiepe. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Dr Gaositwe Chiepe. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Next week one of the iconic ladies in Botswana whose role in the development of the country stands out, Dr Gaositwe Chiepe turns 100 years of age.

DR Chiepe was born in October 20, 1922. She is a former politician with the ruling Botswana Democratic Party and diplomat. She was Botswana's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Nigeria. Dr Chiepe was also an ambassador to West Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the European Economic Community.

She was Botswana's Minister for Trade and Industry in 1977 and in 1984 she became Minister of Foreign Affairs. She then later served as Minister of Education from 1994 to 1999. However, this is not all, Dr Chiepe counts a number of firsts to her name; she was the first Motswana lady to earn a diploma and college degree and the first Motswana lady to earn a postgraduate degree.

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