I am thrilled - pioneer Sebetela

Ask any mother: Labour pangs are the most excruciating pains to be experienced by a woman, but the end result- a baby- can be intoxicatingly exhilarating. That is what happened more than 10 years ago when "a surgical operation" had to be performed- as a matter of urgency- on the then moribund national sport that was as dreary as a sugarless and sopping soft porridge.

The midwife who delivered Vision 2012 was none other than maverick politician, Boyce Sebetela, who, with his characteristic devil-may-care attitude, is making sure feathers fly in Parliament as representative for Palapye. He was in the company of men like the studious Labbeaus Peloewetse and Thuli Johnson, who were softballers of note in their hey-day with the Vikings. It was a day in 1995 that the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) experienced the excruciating pains, which resulted in a child called "Sports Vision 2012" who came out screaming and kicking. Now a cocky and gangly lad of 12, his maturity certainly belies his age.

Sebetela was the chairperson of the sports council while Peloewetse was his deputy. Johnson was a member of the executive committee.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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