Resilient 30 year-old Precious Gondwe, who is the Founder of Precious & Partners had took it upon herself to address issues of great concern across the country that has to do with gender based violence and unemployment amongst others as well as to empower young women to build their own brands.
Over the years women have been rising and making strides in the corporate sector and according to a research conducted by Grant Thornton, women have been rising significantly in leadership roles. Significantly, this year’s report finds that whilst businesses globally may have more women in senior management than in previous years, gender diversity gaps remain at a leadership level. The research suggests that organisations are ‘complying’ with the need for diversity to avoid an all-male leadership team, rather than creating an authentic and inclusive culture which leads to a genuinely diverse senior management team.
The young attorney believes so much in the capability of women and that they can actualize their dreams and visions. She however intends to empower young women. “We believe we are the solution to the prevalent gender based violence that is destroying the Youth of Botswana. We are the solution to unemployment; to human right infringement, we are the women, empowered and on a quest to empower others. We are the voice of the voiceless, inspired and inspiring others,” Gondwe said
Furthermore, she alluded that the idea is to house young women that will build their brands and then spread. “I want to empower women and actually create a haven of young black lawyers that are going to be inspired to have their own entrepreneurs. A haven is a place where things are birthed, groomed and they go out and flourish,” she hinted.
The Pan African Lawyer and human Rights Activist who recently launched a law firm embraced her believe to be a solution to the country, to SADC as a region, African Union as a continent, Commonwealth and the world citizenry.
Precious and Partners is a black female owned corporate legal practice founded on 12 April 2018.
Their primary objective:
Is to promote and stoutly defend and uphold the Rule of Law for the world citizenry as well as provide world class services to the client, the courts & all other legal stakeholders. Promote and facilitate an efficient, fast paced, technologically advanced legal space in a bid to move with the time – by rendering legal services in an advanced and more tech-based space, rendering innovative and customized legal services for the client by matching the client’s ever changing needs and lastly providing quick and efficient legal solutions.
Provide world class efficient professional legal services to private individuals, communities, corporate entities, government parastatals and the governmental within the Republic, the continent and the rest of the globe. Assist in the protection, promotion and uplifting of the integrity of the legal profession.
Disseminate and import these ideals to succeeding generations of the members of the Legal profession worldwide and facilitate a more client based legal solution framework. Provide the finest and the best professional legal services platform for the world Citizenry.
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.
KAGISO LUDO DE KLERK
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.
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.
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.