Intermarriages are common in Botswana

As interracial marriages between black and white couples become more and more common in Botswana, research has shown that there are solid reasons behind such relationships, and tongues are not so quick to wag as was the norm before.

In presenting the findings of a research on the topic, Dr Nomagugu Setlhare-Oagile of the University of Botswana revealed that the fact that there are more interracial marriages occurring in Botswana could be a reflection of a more open and thoughtful society. She said interviews conducted showed that Batswana are more tolerant of these unions than other African States. 

The study was titled 'phenomenological exploration of intermarriages between men of European/United States/Australian heritage and Batswana women of African heritage' presented at the first international conference of the Botswana Counselling Association.

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