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Ford carries Puma Energy brand at Mantshwabisi

Puma Energy Botswana continues in its mandate of fuelling journeys. The fuel and lubricants company announced on Wednesday that they are the driving force behind Team Ford at the Toyota 1000 km Desert Race which is started this weekend at Jwaneng.

At a media briefing held at Rail Park station, Puma Energy’s General Manager Mahube Mpungwa announced their sponsorship of Team Ford. He said the sponsorship also extends to other race events or rallies across Africa, and it is Team Ford that will be carrying the Puma Energy Brand. The sponsorship has been achieved through the regional office and with Botswana as the hosts for The Toyota Desert Race, they had the pleasure to also introduce to the media Team Ford which will be participating at the race.

“The fuel sponsored by Puma Energy will be provided to the Ford Team taking part in the race as well as a cash donation to cover their other technical expenses,” he said. Mahube went on to say that the company prides itself in rallying behind events that boost tourism such as the just ended WesBank International Airshow and the Khawa Sand Dune Challenge among others.

He also said that they were proud of having attained this sponsorship because the Ford team would also be participating in a series of races with exception to The Desert Race throughout the year and this meant their brand visibility would have an even wider reach for a longer period of time. Mpungwa also added that they will continue to support activities that have the potential to develop the tourism sector in Botswana.

The Toyota 1000 km Desert Race attracts over 20 000 motorsport enthusiasts from across the region annually and the numbers continue to grow with the event’s popularity. Puma Energy’s collaboration with the event dates as far back as the year 2011. Puma Energy is Botswana’s main supplier of petroleum and lubricant products to business- to- business customers.

They supply the public sector, transport, construction and logistics companies and they are the country’s sole supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants, supporting Botswana’s four airports and its Air Force. Puma Energy’s competitive advantage is based on the ability to guarantee security of supply to mining operations and power peaking plants.

Puma Energy’s diesel supply to Botswana Power Corporation is helping to power the country. In 2011, they invested $4 million in the construction of a 1, 600 m3 diesel storage facility for a 90MW plant in Orapa, the home of Botswana’s second largest diamond mine. They are the dominant player in the mining industry. They have strategic partnership to act as the sole supplier of petroleum and lubricant products to Debswana’s diamond mines.

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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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