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Courageous Men eyes to re-engineer the boy child

Courageous Men, an organisation that exists to mould and build the boy child to rise beyond their capability, have taken on a course to bridge the gap that exist within society. This is because they are of the belief that the boy child has been sidelined for years, hence their existence to enhance the boy child to co-exist well with the girl child.

They also seek to build the next generation of highly sought after and dignified responsible men. In their pursuit to do so, Courageous Man has returned with their annual men’s conference, which eyes to build and mould a man well desired to lead a home, society and eventually a man fit to lead a nation. The event will be staged on 5th October at the University of Botswana.

In an interview with WeekendLife, the Patron of Courageous Men explained that they envision to raise men who can head homes, to groom them to know their purpose and how best they can tap in it, as well as finding out what God intended for a man to become. “Often times when men are together, it is mostly about alcohol, women and when we gather together as courageous men, mostly they tend to appreciate that at least there is something that is positive,” he said.

After their successful event that gathered hundreds of men last year, he said, they were tilling the ground and laying a foundation to emerge a structure of a man they desire to see within their male counterparts. “We needed to understand last year, that a man is a leader. We were taught five levels of leadership and also on challenges that men are faced with. Last year was more of uncovering the ground. This year we just want to pull up the structure,” he said.

Renowned speakers will be amongst the panelist which is inclusive of Senior Pastor of Bible Life Ministries, who is also a businessman and an international speaker, Precious Gondwe who is a founding partner of Precious and Partners, Pan African Game Changers, she also wears many other hats. Arthur Evans, a radio personality and public figure, will also be amongst the speakers. Many more interesting speakers will be facilitating as well.

“All these speakers will be addressing issues that are pressing to men. The pastor will address the aspect of family. The female guest speaker will address aspects of what women think about men,” he said. Courageous men believe that now is the time to bring the change they desire in men hence they themed the event, ‘re-engineering a man.’  “It is high time we changed the narrative of how men are being viewed in the society. We have lost dignity, people no longer know who a man is.”

Through this initiative they have managed to reach out to students in schools, were they have also planted boy’s clubs. Some of the schools they have reached out to are; Marulamantsi CJSS, Kagiso Senior School and Motsweding. They are yet to invade more schools.

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Creatives taking over 2023

26th September 2023

Creativity is seen everywhere and these individuals did something recently that’s never been done before, and some are still killing it. We see creativity on streaming platforms, stages, runways, social media and boardrooms even. Some of them are revamping their businesses, and lately, clothing sale is thriving.

They love concept-driven designs, storytelling and they bring fresh ideas and new perspectives that will leave footprints in the sand. Post the COVID-19 pandemic, these creative minds utilized the drawing board and they became cognizant that monetizing content will actually take them far, which is frank nonetheless.

This is commendable though, but the creative industry will still need support from government in order for it to flourish further. Allocation of resources (funds, facilities and empowerment) should be done consistently, creativity must be raised and at the end of the day, the economy benefits from that kind of investment.


Ever since he parted ways with his former manager, DJ Bougee Sid, Mahalapye born-pint sized, multi-award-winning artist, Hanceford Magapatona has been taking up space, unapologetically so. Han C has shown a strong will to take over the entire world, and he is in the right direction. He’s solely organizing the annual Mahalapye Spring Festival, which is taking place next weekend.

The Pepetetsa hitmaker raked some monies from his savings to put together this event. Mahalapye Spring Festival will feature Paige, Ubuntu Band, Khoisan, Amantle Brown and Double Up among others. Even though it didn’t come as a surprise, Han C was nominated at African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) in the US, under Best Male Southern Africa category.

However, the award was snatched by the late South African rapper, AKA. Its not all lost as Han C secured two nominations at the Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAs): People’s Choice of the Year and Best Male Single.


This entrepreneur has turned his dreams into reality, and his promising apparel business is now a fashion destination. Matter of fact, Motswagole weathered the storms to be where he is now because through criticism and social media bullying, he still leads the pack in fashion.

His social media accounts got deleted but through his online store, KM Sales, Motswagole is able to rake in some profits. He initially started selling from his car but now owns a busy store and has employed a number of young people.

KM Sales has been offering fashionable items (shoes, t-shirts, pants) and has been participating in various lifestyle events such as Garden of Drip where it showcases its products.

If there is one young entrepreneur to draw motivation from is Koketso. The business started from humble beginnings, at the time when he worked part time at Ipelegeng as a casual labor. Indeed, good things come to those who wait, or well, work like a slave today, live like a king tomorrow.


Vee Mampeezy’s ex-wife Kagiso De Klerk clearly did not sit and weep over their dramatic divorce. The famous social media influencer hurriedly picked up the pieces and went hard on promoting business online. She literally took social media influencing to the head and it is working for her.

This year saw her partnership with Shell reach greater heights, and obviously, she is raking lot of pulas from the deal. Kagiso has been making frequent appearances in top events in South Africa such as Bubbles in Spring and Gold and Diamond Experience.


After a long break from the limelight, renowned media and radio personality, Gaona Dintwe is back. She was missed by many on TV, and she’s back where she belongs, news anchoring on BTV. Gaona has also found a niche in podcasting. She is a host of her own podcast, Gaona Live Conversation, where various people share their stories on camera.

Some of what they discuss is Gender Based Violence (GBV), polygamy and drug addiction. This is highly commendable because even BTV doesn’t have programs that discuss these crucial social issues. The Lentswelemoruti native is also seen in various corporate events where she is engaged as a host.






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26th September 2023

Now that one-man shows are made fashionable, traditional dance guru and ex-convict, Ditiro Leero is joining the crusade and he will be hosting his also. The show will be held next month at Zone 4 Farm in Selokolela, but the there are traditional dance music artists who have been lined up to perform at the show. Matshana, Morwa Leka and Maswailathota will be doing their thing and probably bring some heat too. Ditiro Leero will be making history as the first traditional artist to host a one-man show in Botswana.

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26th September 2023

With only two months before Miss World 2023, the reigning Miss Botswana, Lesego Chombo is having many irons in the fire, preparing for the much-anticipated beauty pageant. Miss World 2023 will be the 71st edition of Miss World pageant and it will be held in India. Chombo has been spotted toning her body at Jack’s gym, a requirement that is taken seriously at the pageant. She has also been participating in charity events, something that should add to her profile at the Miss World.

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