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BIHL donates towards cancer awareness

In a bid to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Botswana (CAB) two members of the Tswaragano Adventure Trust, Moraki Mokgosana and Mahube Mpugwa will embark on a journey up the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.

The trip which will take place between the 18th of March and the 1st of April 2015 will see the duo brave the elements for 10 days to arrive at the Everest South Base Camp in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters. Through this initiative, the trekkers aim to raise P250 000 for C.A.B.

The Mount Everest adventure was revealed during a cheque handover to the tune of P50, 000 by the Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) to Tshwaragano Trust which will go towards the CAB.

Speaking during the cheque handover BIHL Trust Chairman Major General Bakwena Oitsile reiterated their commitment to assisting the communities, in which it operates, in alignment with the Vision 2016 pillar of “A compassionate, Just and Caring nation”.

The BIHL Group Trust takes 1% of earnings each year from its companies for its CSR projects, and is committed to initiatives that alleviate suffering and empower Batswana. Oitsile highlighted the mandate of the BIHL Trust, stating that in order to have a sustainable business, the Trust was established as a vehicle through which the Group could contribute to worthy causes in the community.

“As a financial services company which has a life insurance business as its subsidiary, being Botswana Life, we are always concerned with issues of mortality, so when a project of this nature arises, it’s a natural fit for us,” noted Oitsile.

He highlighted the Trust’s focus areas include education, Arts & Culture, Sports, Social and Welfare Development, Health and social security. Projects such as the BIHL Trust Thomas Tlou Scholarship, Maru-A-Pula Orphan & Vulnerable Children’s Fund and the Bana Ba Metsi Sponsorship, were highlighted as flagship projects which the Trust continues to service annually. To date BIHL Trust has given back over P10 million to worthy projects throughout Botswana.

Bakwena added that the BIHL Trust believes in supporting initiatives that contribute to the sustainable development of among others, Sports, Social Welfare, and Health platforms in Botswana. “To our satisfaction, this initiative cuts across to touch on those areas. Part of our history and indeed our future, involves getting involved on various levels within the health arena, one of which is in the fight against cancer especially with the escalating cases of cancer being recorded in Botswana. We are therefore proud to be associated with such an exciting and novel initiative, which also presents to us an opportunity to further a noble cause we firmly believe in,” said Oitsile.

Oitsile said with a long-standing commitment towards bettering the communities and the environment in which it operates, 2015 will continue to see an increasingly strong dedication to CSI by the BIHL Group. Through the BIHL Trust, the BIHL and its subsidiaries will continue to assist more projects which create sustainable development in communities, with an anticipated growth in the value, number and make-up of projects being supported.

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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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