This year’s instalment of the Orange Letlhafula will be different from the past ones as it brings in the aspect of technology and its relevance in preserving culture, Orange’s Mosarwa Molema has said.
According to Molema, older generations need to understand that technology isn’t necessarily a bad thing and have to appreciate the role it plays in preserving culture.
The festival’s theme this year is “Tshomarelo Ngwao Go Ya Dikokomaneng.’’
“Bridging the gap between the past and now is important to Orange, and we believe that from selfies looking up culture on social media is part of it all.’’
He further revealed that this year’s festival is bound to be bigger, what with the country celebrating its 50th anniversary as well as Orange having just celebrated its 18th anniversary operating in Botswana and the rebranding.
Molema encouraged urbanites to come out and indulge during the day as it will not only be about the fun but also about rejuvenating cultural pride in everyone.
Sibongile Macala of Botswana Craft said that this year, Botswana Craft has aligned the event with the country’s 50th anniversary celebrations. She said that attendees should expect 50 plus artists performing, 50 plus dishes and beverages, adding that they should expect to be “enveloped in culture”.
Macala said that first timers should brace as the festival promises “something new” for them. She said that people should participate in the day and be there for their culture as “your foundation is who you are”.
Furthermore, Macala said Lebo Merafhe’s collection will be one to look out for at the festival as her designs “inspire a new love for leteisi”.
In an interview with Weekend Life on Thursday, Merafhe revealed that her new Lebo Merafhe line was all about Africanism but she smoothed away from traditional print to using monochrome colours. She will showcase the 5 pieces at the festival but will do a bigger launch later this year in August as she is also rebranding. Previously she was Bi-Mondering.
According to her, the designs feature plain solid colours with the use of a little leteisi. The designs target women of ages 26 to 30, but offer comfort and versatility such that even an 80 year old could wear them, Merafhe asserted.
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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.