Gaborone (Tswana IPA:[χabʊˈrʊnɛ]; English /ˌɡæbəˈroʊniː/GA-bə-ROH-nee) is the capital/largest city of Botswana with a population of 231,626 based on the 2011 census, about 10% of the total population of Botswana. Its agglomeration is home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census.
Gaborone is situated between Kgale and Oodi Hills, on the Notwane River in the south-eastern corner of Botswana, and 15 kilometres (9.3mi) from the South African border. The city is served by the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. It is an administrative district in its own right, but is the capital of the surrounding South-East District. Locals often refer to the city as Gabs.
Many languages are spoken there, Setswana (Tswana) being the main language. English, iKalanga, and the native language of the Kgalagadi, are also spoken.
Because the city had no tribal affiliation and was close to fresh water, the city was planned to be the capital in the mid-1960s when the Bechuanaland Protectorate became an independent nation. The centre of the city is a long strip of commercial businesses, called the Mall, with a semicircle-shaped area of government offices to the west of the Mall. The city is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, and this has created problems with housing and illegal settlements. The city has also dealt with conflicts spilling into the country from Zimbabwe and South Africa during the 1980s.
The Botswana African Youth Games Organising Committee (BAYGOC) was charged with organising the Games and was headed by Regina Sikalesele Vaka as Chairman while Tuelo Serufho led the Secretariat as its Chief Executive Officer.
Twenty onesports are contested in this edition of African Youth Games.
Olympian, Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi makes a return to the ring tomorrow at the BotswanaBoxingAssociation (BoBA) interclub tournament ... The games are set for July 28 until August 8 this year ... “Kenosi is currently in Francistown ... It seems like she has been training in Francistown because in Gaborone she has accommodation challenges ... .
A Botswanan minister said on Tuesday that he is grateful to China for donating a primary school because of the subsequent growth of Kazungula and the inability of the older primary to accommodate the large number of new students. GABORONE, Feb.
According to Tengai, Tumelo and his caregiver had to travel over 1,000 kilometres away from Gaborone since they had no accommodation in the city ... “The Happy HeartsHome project is an interim home that will accommodate children and their caregivers who are affected by cancer and are undergoing treatment at special-use centres in Gaborone.
I then decided to start making pizzas, scones, cakes and desserts to accommodate people at Digawana. In November I relocated to Gaborone because most of my customers especially those who wanted cakes were from here,” Maswe recalled in an interview with Arts & Culture. Maswe admitted that what really inspired him is the love he has always had for art.
FRANCISTOWN ... 35 using a pistol and knife on August 1, 2020 ... I have started to do that ... The accused added that since some of them were not based in Francistown but live as far as Serowe and Gaborone, this was crippling them financially in accommodation, transport and incidental costs when they come to court for appearances ... .
A guide to eating out in Francistown). The scent of sizzling boerewors drifts across the spacious yard like smoke from a campsite braai and brings with it the promise of lunch ...DREAMTEAM ... Hlanti ... “We want to turn this into a franchise with outlets in Palapye and Gaborone, as well as introduce accommodation and expand our current F/town premises.” ... .
The improvement is premised on conducive financing conditions associated with accommodative monetary policy and a sound financial environment, said Moses Pelaelo, the Bank of Botswana (BoB) Governor when presenting the 2021 monetary policy statement in Gaborone, Botswana's capital city.
The school accommodates 471 pupils and provides education from pre-primary to Grade 12 and sports ... The group also entered Botswana to acquire Baobab School, a leading primary school with a 27-year history and 750 pupils in Gaborone. The group has set itself a target of owning 80 independent schools by 2020 that will accommodate 80 000 pupils.
AvaniGaborone Resort and Casino has just completed their R103 million renovation- and it looks amazing ... The conference centre offers an impressive setting for business and social events in Gaborone with a main conference room accommodating up to 500 guests and five private Seminar Rooms will enrich any meeting.