Lights, cameras, fashion! The wait for the renowned Masa Square Hotel Fashion Show is almost over! Tickets to the much-anticipated show slated for the 21st of October 2017, have been released. Fashion enthusiasts, avid fans and premier business professionals alike can look forward to a stellar display of Botswana-enriched designs of a world class appeal.
Tickets for entry to the Masa Fashion Show 2017 are on sale for P400 for show entry and P1,500 for VIP hospitality. Tickets are available at Masa Square Hotel. Corporate packages are also available. Said Sales and Marketing Manager, Ms. Neo Nkele,“We are upping the ante this year in not just bringing to life another stellar show in the Botswana calendar, but we have also taken a major step forward to encourage the discovery and growth of Botswana talent. Through this year’s particular campaign, via our mentorship programme, we intend to create a platform for fresh and home grown talent in the creative arts industry to exhibit their work to Botswana and the world.
The design teams and production elements are well on track and we intend to make the 2017 show a night to remember!” The 2017 Masa Fashion Show campaign is curated around the theme: ‘Working Together to Build Botswana’s Creative Industry.’ The Hotel’s initiative will this year see 12 seasoned fashion designers from the Botswana industry showcase their collections on the runway, alongside 12 budding fashion entrepreneurs. The extraordinary line-up comes off the back of the Hotel’s acclaimed ‘MSH Fashion Mentorship Program.’ The 2017 Masa Fashion Show and mentorship campaign blend is a first of its kind in Botswana.
As part of this campaign, the Hotel has also been rallying full speed ahead with their Mentorship Talkshop Series, engaging leaders from various industries including finance, media, manufacturing and more. The aim of the series is to equip mentees of the MSH Fashion Mentorship Program with practical insights on business management and entrepreneurship from figures who are directly and indirectly stakeholders of the creative industry. Two talkshops have been successfully rolled out thus far. The finale installment is slated for October 2017 and will culminate in the monumental Masa Fashion Show.
To stay updated on the progress of the Masa Square Fashion Show 2017 campaign, follow Masa Square Hotel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MasaSquareHotel.
Botswana Police Service (BPS) has indicated concern about the ongoing trend where the general public falls victim to criminals purporting to be police officers.
According to BPS Assistant Commissioner, Dipheko Motube, the criminals target individuals at shopping malls and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) where upon approaching the unsuspecting individual the criminals would pretend to have picked a substantial amount of money and they would make a proposal to the victims that the money is counted and shared in an isolated place.
“On the way, as they stop at the isolated place, they would start to count and sharing of the money, a criminal syndicate claiming to be Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer investigating a case of stolen money will approach them,” said Motube in a statement.
The Commissioner indicated that the fake police officers would instruct the victims to hand over all the cash they have in their possession, including bank cards and Personal Identification Number (PIN), the perpetrators would then proceed to withdraw money from the victim’s bank account.
Motube also revealed that they are also investigating a case in which a 69 year old Motswana woman from Molepolole- who is a victim of the scam- lost over P62 000 last week Friday to the said perpetrators.
“The Criminal syndicate introduced themselves as CID officers investigating a case of robbery where a man accompanying the woman was the suspect.’’
They subsequently went to the woman’s place and took cash amounting to over P12 000 and further swindled amount of P50 000 from the woman’s bank account under the pretext of the further investigations.
In addition, Motube said they are currently investigating the matter and therefore warned the public to be vigilant of such characters and further reminds the public that no police officer would ask for bank cards and PINs during the investigations.
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) leadership walked out of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this week on account of being targeted by other cooperating partners.
UDC meet for the first time since 2020 after previous futile attempts, but the meeting turned into a circus after other members of the executive pushed for BCP to explain its role in media statements that disparate either UDC and/or contracting parties.
The Director General of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crimes (DCEC), Tymon Katlholo’s spirited fight against the contentious transfers of his management team has forced the Office of the President to rescind the controversial decision. However, some insiders suggest that the reversal of the transfers may have left some interested parties with bruised egos and nursing red wounds.
The transfers were seen by observers as a badly calculated move to emasculate the DCEC which is seen as defiant against certain objectionable objectives by certain law enforcement agencies – who are proven decisionists with very little regard for the law and principle.