Following on from his success of self- publishing the first ever book to document the history of development of the Botswana Diamond Industry, Botswana’s Diamonds- Prospecting to Jewellery in 2013, Mike Brook has just launched its companion book, entitled Botswana’s Diamond Jewellery. It’s a must for all interested in Botswana’s diamonds, the revenue from which is the backbone for the Nation’s development.
The book has chapters on an introduction, a history of Botswana’s Diamonds, the art of Diamond Cutting & Polishing, the development of the Botswana diamond manufacturing industry, the Botswana Diamantaires, Botswana diamond Jewellery and the world renowned “Shining Lights Awards”. Botswana has been mining diamonds for over 45 years and it is now the world’s largest producer by value. However, it is only in the last ten years or so that Botswana has significantly expanded its downstream activities, especially diamond cutting and polishing, so that it can now be truly regarded as an important global diamond centre covering all aspects of the diamond pipeline, from prospecting to Jewellery manufacturing.
Today, diamonds are now mined, cut, polished and jewelled into beautiful rings, pendants, necklaces, ear-rings and bespoke pieces in Botswana, to be sold on the International market. The seven chapters of this book, the first of its kind to describe the Botswana diamond manufacturing industry in detail, take the reader on a remarkable journey of courage, perseverance and measured business acumen that was required to develop Botswana’s successful diamond pipeline today. The scene is at last now set for Botswana to potentially become one of the most important Diamond Centres in the world!
In May 2014, controversial pint sized musician, Odirile Sento married his longtime girlfriend, Kagiso Sento in a glamorous wedding, not knowing that eight years later, the two will be fighting until the very end of their holy union.
Mental health is one critical element in someone’s life but gloomily, it is often overlooked. Topics centered on mental health and depression dominate the public discourse. The national conversation surrounding mental wellness, both online and offline has aided in the stigma of suffering from depression being removed, slowly but surely.
On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.
The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.
Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.
With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).
Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Bash Connektor Facebook page.