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.
Chombo, who is two weeks away from representing Botswana at the world stage in India, will launch her foundation on February 8 in Gaborone... The launch gala dinner will be held at the exquisite Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino.
“The other issue is that of a five-star hotel with up to 650 beds that will accommodate the CAF executive and other high-profile dignitaries. There is no five-star hotel in Gaborone at present and this ...
Listen... Reportedly, inside Shah’s backpack are the team bus, the players’ accommodation, some of the administrative staff and the club office in Gaborone's Block 10. Shah has financed all these since his takeover in 2015 ... .
Listen... Seven officials will accompany the athletes ... The funds will be used to cover costs for camp, travel, and accommodation. “The team went into camp yesterday in Gaborone and everything is in place ... There are 45 events on the programme ... .
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.
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 ...
FRANCISTOWN ...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 ... .