Africa: Reintroduced

To define Africa as a whole makes it necessary to look at it from the outside. But constantly doing so results in tropes that undermine the perspectives of those that live on the continent.” – Nancy Kacungira, Winner of BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for Africa – Why I cannot tell ‘the African Story’.

Talking about Africa has become increasingly popular these days where Africa is normally referenced as a single homogeneous entity. Continue reading

There is so much more to science

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Ruth Tiyembe is a Biochemistry student at the University of Botswana. She is passionate about the “out of the box” thinking that the sciences have to offer, and the breadth of career choices possible. She shares her take on sciences. 


How did you come to love science?
Coincidentally, I always wanted to do law while in high school. Continue reading

Prepare for the future you want

Many people dream of success, but only a few achieve the level of success they want. The future belongs to those who dare to prepare for it. As much as we seem to be uncertain about our futures, the decisions we make now will influence the future. Continue reading

Do I dare to become a Mechanical Engineer?

IMG-20160808-WA0006Atang Monicah Koboti is my name. I am a Mechanical Engineering Student at the University of Botswana, currently in my final year of study. Why did I choose mechanical engineering? I was very inquisitive as a child, and of course, my mother was present to answer these questions on the stars, the galaxies and whatever else I could come up with. She loved to read and she would, patiently, pass on her knowledge to me. Once I was able to, I would read more on the topics I was curious about and impress her with my knowledge. Continue reading

My aspiration for Agriculture in Botswana

Meet Ms. Thobo, Ms. Kandondi and Ms. Marang, aspiring scientists in agriculture in Botswana. They tell us their stories and aspirations for agriculture in their country.

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Ms. Marang, Ms. Kandondi and Ms. Thobo at the interview


Miss Kapweke Kandondi – Soil and Water Engineering

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Ms. Kandondi

The person and the career:
I am Kapweke Kandondi, from Etsha in the northern part of Botswana. My undergraduate degree was in BSc. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering at Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, where I was the best student. I am currently pursuing an MSc. in Soil and Water Engineering focusing on conservation agriculture. I chose to do engineering, since I have always enjoyed science. Continue reading

My Passion – Geology

Ms. Keketso Patricia Kabi, a final year student of Geology at the University of Botswana, originally from Lesotho, tells us about her passion in geology.


Geology_by_KeketsoWho I am, Why I chose geology  and why I still want to do it.
I fell in love with geology from watching National Geographic and the Discovery Channel on television in primary school.  My sister always thought I was joking but I knew what I wanted to do. Continue reading