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Keletso Thobega
  • LEGABIBO challenges same sex criminalisation in court tomorrow

    The Gaborone High Court will tomorrow (Thursday) hear a case on the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Advocacy group, Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals in Botswana, with the support of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre is challenging Botswana laws...

  • RECLAIMING OUR HISTORY AND IDENTITY THROUGH ART

    In an interview with Vibe, Molosi says that as Africans we are the descendants of a people whose corpses Europeans stole to exhibit in Europe for entertainment. “We are the country that went ahead and buried El Negro’s remains with no protest...

  • Homosexuality is unAfrican - Adv Pilane

    Homosexuality is unAfrican & still has no room in Botswana society Advocate Sidney Pilane this afternoon when arguing against the decriminalisation of Section 164 of the Constitution. Pilane presented his arguments on behalf of Attorney...

  • It is not criminal to be attracted to someone of the same sex – LEGAGIBO

    The Botswana government should ascertain what the crime is about being sexually attracted to someone of the same sex. Lawyer Gosego Lekgowe noted this during arguments in a case in which advocacy group LEGAGIBO (Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals in...

  • ‘Please forgive me’

    Murder convict Thabo Masilo cut a forlorn figure in court this week as he begged for forgiveness for killing Tshepo Motlhabane. Masilo appeared at the Gaborone High Court on Monday for sworn evidence in mitigation. His lawyer Kgosi Ngakaagae told...

  • On public displays of affection and kissing babies

    I was listening to Kim’s show on DumaFM a few weeks ago when she was discussing public displays of affection, commonly referred to as PDA. I found her views and those of her guest and listeners quite interesting. It is one of those topics that...

  • CHANGING LIVES THROUGH MUSIC

    The Big Bands in Botswana project established by the Botswana Society For Jazz Education (BSJE) and sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America officially launched in Bontleng, Gaborone this past Friday. Members of Bontleng community...

  • Batswana's sorry lives

    For scores of Batswana, life is a mundane routine of trying to make ends meet. An economist once indicated that many Batswana are a meal away from poverty. In fact the 2016/17 report of Botswana Statistics indicates that most Batswana in urban...

  • On cohabitation and “marking territory”

    Vat-en-sit, as cohabitation is sometimes referred to, is a common but controversial living arrangement among couples. But it is a necessary evil. Some people enter relationships with delusions, fantasies and false perceptions, so they need a dash...

  • Masilo back in court this week

    Murder accused Thabo Masilo returns to court this week for submission of extenuation. In December last year the Lobatse High Court found him guilty of the 2012 murder of Tshepang Motlhabane who had just completed her form five at St. Joseph’s...

  • BDC hunts for new partner for Lobatse Clay Works

    Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) is looking for a partner to work with it on the transformation of the ailing Lobatse Clay Works (LCW). The bricks and paving company, which was once considered the bread and butter of many people and an...

  • On urban legend, seeing ghosts and mind tricks

    The old toilets at the primary school I went to were apparently haunted by a ghost that terrorised anyone who dared to enter them. We named it Pinky Pinky. We would sometimes flock to the toilets and someone would shout Pinky Pinky! We would all...

  • ‘It breaks my heart to see my child sick’

    A Mochudi mother of a baby with liver disease is praying day and night for her child to get a liver transplant. A sick child is every mother’s nightmare. All one can do is hope for the best. This is the situation that 23-year old Lesedi Pilane...

  • Making outstanding art through waste material

    Following one’s vocational calling can be a tall order in a world that still believes that white-collar work is the only way to make a living. No one knows this better than 28-year-old Khumoyame Addam Ndove, who is a police officer by profession...

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