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The Desert Bush Walk 2017 3rd edition more exciting

Organizers of the annual Desert Bush Walk – winter 2017 are working around the clock to deliver a spectacular event this year. The third edition of the event scheduled to take place on July 29th in Jwaneng, is bringing with it some exciting developments for those who have already gotten their tickets.

The desert walk is powered by the STSI foundation; a group of various professionals who have come together to try and reach the disparities between the haves and have not’s of rural people and city centred people. This year, the walk brings bigger and better developments from last year’s walk; participants can look forward to an Aerobathon and Spinning next Saturday evening. This session is powered by Shakes Fitness Centre in collaboration with Racquets Aerobics Club. This session is only available to those who took part in the 30KM leg of the walk.

The evening is set out for walkers who wish to spend the night in Jwaneng; as they can relax and unwind at an after party that is being organized by Davebouy Wors. All proceeds from the after party go to CSI Concepts Foundation, who are organisers of the event.

As for accommodation, The Desert Bush Walk have partnered with Cresta Lodge (who are giving out a 40 percent discount to all non Cresta card holders) as well as Mokala Lodge (who have come up with a flat rate for the walkers). For those who want a different sort of accommodation, they can camp at Dladleng Amusement Park and Campsite either with their own equipment or hire them from the centre. Organisers have also arranged for free transportation from Gaborone to Jwaneng on the day of the event, for those who will not be lodging overnight at Jwaneng.

The Desert Bush Walk-Winter is organized by CSI-Concepts FOUNDATION working in collaboration with The Desert Bush Walk local organizing committee-LOC (team of volunteers based in Jwaneng). The annual event attracts participants from different parts of the country as well as from neighbouring countries.

In 2016, The walk raised BWP 160 00 that was donated to the minister of Basic Education, Hon. Unity Dow and BWP 150 000.00 towards a Resource Centre to benefit more than 15 Primary Schools in the Jwaneng-Mabutsane region, while BWP 10 000.00 went to New Xanagas Primary School in the Ghanzi District in support of Operation New Xanagas (ONX) Charity Drive.

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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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