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Status Of Water Supply In Botswana!

November 18, 2015 | Author: Thebe Botswana | Gaborone

(last update on 03-03-2015)

GREATER GABORONE AREA
WATER SUPPLY SITUATION

WATER DEMAND

Peak demand: 145 Million Litres (ML) a day
Average demand: 125 Million Litres (ML) a day
Rationed demand: 110 Million Litres (ML) a day


STATUS UPDATE

Water supply in the Greater Gaborone is stable. However areas of covering Gaborone-West, Block 9 and Block 5 shall continue recording low pressures to no water during periods staring 2200hrs to 0400hrs on daily.

Incidents of low pressure have been reported in areas of Mogoditshane, Gabane, Gakuto, Tloaneng and Kumakwane.

Lobatse: Lobatse Township, Ramotswa and the surrounding areas are experiencing low pressure to no water in high laying areas.

Mochudi: Water supply is generally stable.

For the Greater Gaborone areas bowsing is ongoing in Kumakwane, Gakuto and Bokaa to augment supply.

Advisory: - The Greater Gaborone area’s water supply has improved significantly. The resumption of treatment of the Bokaa Dam water has also improved supply. Despite this improvement in supply, all water users are still urged to conserve water at all times so that the available supply from the Bokaa Dam can last a little longer.


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Botswana voted best governed country in Africa

September 24, 2015 | Author: Thebe Botswana | Gaborone

 

Botswana’s President Ian Khama has received yet another thumbs up after his country was ranked the top African nation in this year’s Legatum Prosperity Index. The diamond-rich nation, under the leadership of Mr Khama, fared well in the Governance and Personal Freedom categories, which encompasses freedom of speech, religion, national tolerance for immigrants and ethnic and racial minorities. Botswana also scored well in Entrepreneurship and Opportunity sub-indices.

This comes a few months after the African leadership index ranked the Botswana leader Africa’s best head of state together with Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam. The Legatum Index is an annual assessment of global wealth and well-being, which benchmarks 142 countries around the world in eight distinct categories: Economy; Education; Entrepreneurship and Opportunity; Governance; Health; Personal Freedom; Safety and Security; and Social Capital. Biasness Botswana’s opposition parties have, once again, come out guns blazing accusing rating agencies of misleading people.

Namibia, 51 in the world, were ranked second in the continent with South Africa (53) taking third place while Ghana (55) and Tunisia (58) were fourth and fifth respectively.

Botswana is placed behind Mauritius (21), but is ahead of Namibia (46), Zambia (48) and Lesotho (49), South Africa (121) and Zimbabwe (149). Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan and Somalia remain the world’s least peaceful countries.

Opposition leader, Mr Dumelang Saleshando of Botswana Congress Party (BCP) argued that the ratings are primarily drawn from the Gross Domestic Product and inflation levels, something he feels may be misguiding. “They turn a blind eye on the fact that these do not always translate into a better economy, health and education system, good governance and employment,” the BCP president said. Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) spokesman, Mr Moeti Mohwasa also accused the rating agencies of bias towards their own interests. Programme Director for the Legatum Prosperity Index, Mr Nathan Gamester, said the latest report gives reason for cautious optimism in Africa. “The potential for development and growth across the world’s most dynamic continent is enormous. Good governance and a supportive business environment remain crucial for building a prosperous country.

As such, our hope is that growing prosperity across the region will empower the people of Africa to demand more from their governments and institutions, enabling them to progress yet further on the path to prosperity.” The annual index is reviewed by a panel of scholars and academics representing a range of disciplines.


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Taylor Swift in Botswana!

September 10, 2015 | Author: Thebe Botswana | Gaborone

We as Batswana already know that we have the most beautiful country in the world. Now the rest of the world knows that too, thanks to global superstar Taylor Swift!

Parts of Taylor Swift's latest music video Wildest Dreams were filmed in northeastern Botswana. 

The gorgeous aerial views that Taylor and Scott Eastwood fly over in their two-seater plane were shot in the Kalahari Desert, at San Camp. In the video, Taylor Swift is seen walking across the crust of our beautiful Makgadikgadi salt pans.

"The production was initially cloaked in secrecy and we didn’t know who it was for, which was frustrating at first,” said James Stenner, co-founder of Barclay Stenner Safari Co. “We were blown away when we heard it was for none other than a global superstar, Taylor Swift! It wasn’t like a normal safari at all."

The production involved a tiger moth aircraft flown from South Africa, as well as helicopters, and state of the art filming equipment that presented some interesting logistical challenges. Especially so when filming six locations in four days, and covering over 1500 kilometres in the process.

 

And the great thing is, all proceeds from the video will go toward the African Parks Foundation of America. 

Enjoy the video.

 


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