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Due to the coming BAYGOC games, the annual Orange Letlhafula will be staged early this year.

The popular event will be held on Saturday 17th May from 9am - 5pm at Botswana craft who recently purchased the next door plot which will be used so this year.

For those who have supported and attended over the years you will be pleased to find the extra space being used for cooking, dancing and enjoying the various cultural activities.

Main activities have been finalized but if there are other cultural performers or traditional craft producers who would like to be a part of the festival they should contact Botswana craft as soon as possible to make arrangements.

This annual event sponsored by Orange celebrates local cuisine and culture. Tickets costs P250 for adults and P100 for children.


Khawa Dune Challenge and Cultural Festival has grown tremendously.

It is now slowly becoming one of the biggest events, probably after the Desert Race. This year however promises to be bigger and better.

Organizers have left no stones unturned to ensure revelers are as comfortable as possible.

For those who complained about mobile network organizers are currently in negotiations with beMOBILE to increase the broad brand to cater for at least 3000.

So get ready to send those selfies. A mobile ATM will also be available in case one runs out of cash.

The events begins on Friday 2nd May until the following day.

Activities include quad bikes and motor bike challenge, cultural festival & craft exhibition, camel fun rides and quad bike fun rides and sky diving showcasing by Skydive Botswana experts.

Various accomodation and transport packages are available from BigFoot Tours and AT&T Travel.


The group which took the late 90s by storm is making a comeback and Batswana will be able to watch Bongo Maffin live on stage on Friday 9th May.

The award winning group successfully managed to fuse together kwaito, house, reggae, dancehall and contemporary R&B to their music coming up with a unique sound.

It was this sound that saw them being compared to the now defunct Fugees’.

Members Jahseed, Stoan and Thandisaw Mazwai entertained revelers with some of the best hits like ‘Thathisigubhu’, ‘Mari ye phepha ‘and ‘The way kungakhona’. Appleseed was born and raised in Zimbabwe but brings a distinct shona and reggae flavour to the group’s music.

Stoan began his musical career as a singer for the kwaito band Thebe while singer Thandiswa (Red), a Xhosa girl with roots in the Eastern Cape, joined in 1997 after working with them as a backup singer and studio musician.


Thembeni Ramosetheng is perhaps the unsung hero of award winning group Culture Spears.

The shy smooth talking traditional dancer and choreographer has over the years brought to life a comic character named Ramozara or ‘Zaris’ as he is usually called.

That comic character now has its life and has dropped a new album called “Lepara la koko”.

The eight track album is typical Ramozara style. It has songs like Mogaka, Dikatara, my favourite “Ke kile kabo ke opela”, ‘Kgaringtsweng’ and ‘2014 le ma14.

It is a fair attempt from the man not known for his vocal prowess but his comedy and slick dance moves. I can’t wait for the DVD. The album gets 6 out of 10.


On the 19-20th of April, 32 teams from Kopong and surrounding areas will battle it out to be the undisputed 5-a-side champions.

Teams will have to part with P200 to register.

The overall winner will walk away with P2000, the runner up with P1500-00, and second runner up will take home P1000.

Teams will consist of eight players per team, six will be fielded as the first team while the remaining two will be used as substitutes.

The Voice 5-A-side team will also be competing and will be all out to win. There will be lots of entertainment; DJs will be on the decks.





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