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Famous people from Botswana

Here is a list of famous people from Botswana. Curious if anybody from Botswana made it our most famous people in the world list? Read the aformentioned article in order to find out.

Amantle Montsho

Olympic Track and field Athlete

Amantle Montsho is a female sprinter from Botswana who specializes in the 400 metres. She represented her country at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, reaching the final at the latter edition. She has also competed at the World Championships in Athletics and the IAAF World Indoor Championships, and is the former World Champion over the 400m, winning in a personal best time of 49.56 in Daegu. A two-time African Championships gold medallist over 400 m, she has also won titles in the event at the 2007 All-Africa Games, the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup and the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Her Commonwealth win made her Botswana's first ever gold medallist of the games. Her personal best times are 11.60 seconds in the 100 m, 22.94 seconds in the 200 metres and 49.33 seconds in the 400 m. She trains at the High Performance Training Centre in Dakar, Senegal. She holds the national record for the 400 m both indoors and outdoors.

Seretse Khama

Politician

Sir Seretse Khama, KBE was a statesman from Botswana. Born into one of the more powerful of the royal families of what was then the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland, and educated abroad in neighbouring South Africa and in the United Kingdom, he returned home—with a popular but controversial bride—to lead his country's independence movement. He founded the Botswana Democratic Party in 1962 and became Prime Minister in 1965. In 1966, Botswana gained independence and Khama became its first president. During his presidency, the country underwent rapid economic and social progress.

Nigel Amos

Olympic Track and field Athlete

Nijel Carlos Amilfitano Amos is a Botswana middle distance runner. At the 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships, Amos ran a Botswana Junior Record time of 1:47.28. Further improving on his record, Amos finished fifth in the 800 metres at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics. In 2012 he improved his National Senior Record to 1:43.11 during a race in Mannheim. He became champion at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, finishing in a new championship record of 1:43.79. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, Amos won a silver medal in the men's 800 m race, the first Olympic medal for his country. His time of 1:41.73 established a new World Junior Record behind the new World Record set by David Rudisha and is tied with Sebastian Coe for the third fastest individual ever. Amos is from Marobela Village in the North Eastern part of Botswana. He went to Shangano Community Junior Secondary School in Nshakazhogwe and Tutume McConnel Community College.

Festus Mogae

Politician

Festus Gontebanye Mogae is a Batswana national who was President of Botswana from 1998 to 2008. He succeeded Quett Masire as President in 1998 and was reelected in October 2004; after ten years in office, he stepped down in 2008 and was succeeded by Lieutenant General Ian Khama. He is married to Barbara Mogae, and they have three children: Chedza, Nametso and Boikaego. Mogae is of Kalanga descent, from Serowe. This Kalanga group is called Badhalaunda, named after their king, Dhalaunda, and his native language is Kalanga/western Shona. Mogae studied economics in the United Kingdom, first at University College, Oxford, and then at the University of Sussex. He returned to Botswana to work as a civil servant before taking up posts with the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of Botswana. He was Vice-President of Botswana from 1992 to 1998. Mogae's party, the Botswana Democratic Party, retained power in the October 1999 general election, and Mogae was sworn in for a five-year term on 20 October 1999 by Chief Justice Julian Nganunu at the National Stadium in Gaborone. On this occasion, he vowed to focus on the fight against poverty and unemployment.

Dipsy Selolwane

Soccer Midfielder

Diphetogo "Dipsy" Selolwane is a Botswana football midfielder for South African Premier Soccer League club University of Pretoria. He has played as a striker in Major League Soccer. Selolwane first played for Gaborone United in the Botswana Premier League. After playing college soccer at St. Louis University and being named first-team All-American in 2001, Selolwane was drafted 36th overall in the 2002 MLS Superdraft by the Chicago Fire. Selolwane was traded to Real Salt Lake after the 2004 MLS season but failed to make an impact and was released during the 2005 season. In four years of limited action in MLS, he scored three goals. He returned to Africa, first to Botswana and then to the South African Premier Soccer League. His first PSL club was Santos, before moving to Jomo Cosmos, after having a very disappointing 2006-07 season. He signed with Ezenkosi for the 2007-08 season, but made only two appearances and joined Ajax Cape Town in early 2008. His PSL career flourished at Ajax, where he was converted to a midfielder and earned a July 2010 move to league champions Supersport United. Selolwane is also a significant player for the Botswana national football team. On 28 January 2012, Selolwane converted a penalty, which temporarily equalized the score in the 1:6 loss against Guinea. Thus, he entered the annals of history for Botswana, as this was the first ever goal scored by the national team in a major international tournament.

Quett Masire

Politician

Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, GCMG was the second President of Botswana for the Botswana Democratic Party from 1980 to 1998. He stepped down and was succeeded by the then Vice-President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, who became the third President of Botswana. Prior to this, he was a leading figure in the independence movement and then the new government, and played a crucial role in facilitating and protecting Botswana’s steady financial growth and development.

Mpule Kwelagobe

Award competitor

Mpule Keneilwe Kwelagobe is a Motswana model and beauty queen from Gaborone, Botswana who was crowned Miss Universe in May 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago. Since being crowned Miss Universe 1999, Mpule has been recognized and honored as a human health rights activist, especially for her fight against HIV/AIDS and advocacy for youth and women to have greater access to sexual reproductive education and services.

Nia Künzer

Soccer

Nia Künzer is a retired German women's football player.

Phenyo Mongala

Soccer Midfielder

Phenyo Mongala is a Botswana footballer who currently plays for CS Don Bosco in the DR Congolese Linafoot.

Joel Mogorosi

Soccer Midfielder

Joel Mogorosi is a Botswana footballer, who currently plays as a striker for South African Premier Soccer League side Bloemfontein Celtic and the Botswana national team. He is noted for his fast play and quick feet. Mogorosi scored his first international goal by volleying the ball outside the box against the Togo on 4 September 2010. His second international goal was against Sweden on 19 January 2011. It was confirmed South African club Bloemfontein Celtic finally signed Mogorosi on a three-year deal after the two football clubs reached an agreement in July 2012.

Mogakolodi Ngele

Soccer Midfielder

Mogakolodi Ngele is a motswana footballer, who currently plays for South African club Platinum Stars and Botswana as a midfielder. He was a participant at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Jerome Ramatlhakwane

Footballer

Jerome "Jay-Jay" Ramatlhakwana is a Botswanan international footballer who currently plays for CS Don Bosco, as a striker.

Alister Walker

Man

Alister Walker, is a professional squash player who represented England. He now represents Botswana. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 12 in September 2009.

Modiri Marumo

Footballer

Modiri Marumo is a Botswanan footballer who currently plays for South African club Polokwane City. He signed with the South African side Bay United in August 2010, and previously played for the Egyptian side Haras El Hodood, moving there from Botswana Defence Force in February 2008. Marumo also plays for the Botswana national side. In May 2003, Marumo was sent off during a penalty shootout against Malawi in a 1/4 final of the COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup. He was the starting goalkeeper for Botswana in their maiden appearance in an African Cup of Nations tournament and played in all three group stage matches. Marumo retired from international football after the tournament.

Isaac Makwala

Olympic athlete

Isaac Makwala is a Botswana sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres.

Boitumelo Mafoko

Soccer Midfielder

Boitumelo Mafoko is a Botswanan footballer who plays for Santos in the South African Premier Soccer League.

Dirang Moloi

Soccer Midfielder

Dirang Moloi is a Botswanan international footballer, who plays for DR Congolese club CS Don Bosco in the Linafoot.

Quentin Chong

Martial Artist

Quentin Chong is a retired South African professional Muaythai martial artist, a trainer/coach and actor who has appeared in a number of American movies, local TV series, advertisements and magazines.

Mompati Merafhe

Politician

Lt. Gen. Mompati Sebogodi Merafhe is a Botswana politician who was Vice-President of Botswana from 2008 to 2012. He is a retired Lieutenant-General and was Botswana's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 2008.

Pontsho Moloi

Footballer

Pontsho Moloi is a Botswanan footballer who plays as a forward for Mochudi Centre Chiefs. He has been capped at international level by the Botswana national team.

Ofentse Nato

Soccer Midfielder

Ofentse Nato is a Botswanan footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for South African Premier Soccer League club Mpumalanga Black Aces on loan form Bidvest Wits, and Botswana. He began his professional career at a Botswana local team Gaborone United. After spending four years at the club, he joined South African club Bidvest Wits in July 2012 on a two-year deal. Nato joined Mpumalanga Black Aces on loan for the 2013–14 PSL season.

Iain Grieve

Athlete

Iain Grieve is a rugby union back-rower for Bristol Rugby in the RFU Championship. Grieve moved to Bristol from Botswana at the age of 15, and joined the Bristol Rugby Academy soon after. He has represented England at U18, U19 and U21 level. Grieve become a regular first team player for Bristol during the 2008-09 Guinness Premiership and was appointed Playing Captain for the 2010-11 RFU Championship. Bristol Rugby Chairman Chris Booy announced that he would captain the club for the second time during the 2011-12 RFU Championship.

Elizabeth Mataka

Woman

Elizabeth Mataka was the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, as appointed on May 21, 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, replacing Stephen Lewis. She served in this position till 13 July 2012. Mataka is a national of Botswana and a resident of Zambia. She served as the vice-chair of the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Emma Wareus

Woman

Emma Wareus is a beauty queen from Botswana who placed first runner-up to Miss World 2010 on October 30, 2010 in Sanya, China. This is the highest placement for a woman from her country in the history of the pageant. And the highest placement of a Botswana beauty queen since Mpule Kwelagobe won Miss Universe 1999. She graduated from Rainbow High School in 2008.

Mosimanegape Ramoshibidu

Footballer

Mosimanegape Ramoshibidu is a Botswanan footballer who currently plays for Botswana Meat Commission. He has won seven caps for the Botswana national football team.

Roy Sesana

Academic

Roy Sesana is a Bushman activist who works together with the First People of the Kalahari for the rights of his tribe.

Tshekedi Khama

Author

Tshekedi Khama was the regent of the Bamangwato tribe in 1923 after the death of Sekgoma II.

Roddy Grant

Athlete

Roderick Robert "Roddy" Grant is a rugby union player with Edinburgh and Scotland sevens. During the 2008–09 IRB Sevens World Series, Grant took over as captain from the injured Scott Forrest and went on to captain Edinburgh at the start of the 2010–2011 Magners League campaign.

Innocent Ranku

Football player

Innocent Ranku is a Botswanan footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Uniao Flamengo Santos. He played for the Botswana national football team between 1997 and 2003.

Kazenambo Kazenambo

Man

Kazenambo Kazenambo is a Namibian politician. A member of SWAPO, Kazenambo was first elected to the 4th National Assembly of Namibia in 2005. Following the election, President Pohamba appointed Kazenambo as the Deputy Minister of Regional, Local Government and Housing and Rural Development behind John Pandeni. Prior to the 2009 elections, Kazenambo was placed 9th overall out of 72 spots on the SWAPO list for the National Assembly.

Phandu Tombola Chaka Skelemani

Politician

Phandu Tombola Chaka Skelemani is a Botswana politician who has served in the government of Botswana as Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2008. A member of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party, Skelemani is a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Botswana and a member of the Pan-African Parliament from Botswana; previously, he was Attorney-General of Botswana from 1992 to 2003.

Noah Maposa

Footballer

Noah Maposa is a Botswanan footballer, who currently plays for Gaborone United.

Patrick Motsepe

Footballer

Patrick Motsepe is a Botswanan footballer who has played for the Botswana national football team. Motsepe plays as a central midfielder for local club BDF XI.

Oteng Oteng

Professional Boxer

Oteng Oteng is an amateur boxer from Botswana who qualified for the 2012 Olympics. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi he lost to Benson Gicharu Njangiru and won Bronze. At the 2011 All-Africa Games he won the rematch and the Flyweight title but at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships he lost his second bout to eventual winner Misha Aloyan. He also won the 2012 African Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Oteng was defeated by Puerto Rican Jeyvier Cintrón in the first round with a score of 14-12.

Kabelo Dembe

Footballer

Kabelo Dambe is a Botswanan footballer, who currently plays for South African club Platinum Stars and Botswana national football team at 2012 Africa Cup of Nations as a goalkeeper.

Obakeng Ngwigwa

Man

Obakeng Ambrose Ngwigwa is a Botswana sprinter. He won the bronze medal over 400 metres at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics with a personal best and national junior record of 45.97 seconds.

Moemedi Moatlhaping

Soccer Midfielder

Moemedi "Jomo" Moatlhaping is a Botswanan footballer. He currently plays for Gaborone United and Botswana.

Gable Garenamotse

Olympic athlete

Gable Garenamotse is a Botswana long jumper, who has won two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games. In 1999 Garenamotse won the triple jump at the African Southern Region Championships, and participated in both long jump and triple jump at the World Championships. Having peaked at a 16.66 metres jump that year, a national record, he decided to concentrate on long jump from thereon. His first international medal was a bronze at the 21st Universiade in 2001. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester Garenamotse placed second. He competed at the 2004 Olympics, without reaching the final. He repeated the second place four years later at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, setting a national record of 8.17 metres. In August the same year he improved to 8.27 metres. He won the gold medal at the 2007 All-Africa Games. Gable Garenamotse did not reach the final at the 2007 World Championships, but finished fourth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, seventh at the 2008 African Championships and ninth at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Tshepiso Molwantwa

Soccer Forward

Tshepiso Molwantwa is a Botswana football striker currently playing for Notwane FC. He is a member of the Botswana national football team.

Stanley Tshosane

Coach

Stanley Tshoshane is a Batswana football manager. He was appointed to the position of Botswana manager in 2008, following a short spell as caretaker manager. He was sacked in October 2013. Critics suggested he was only offered the job because the Botswana Football Association could not afford to hire a better reputed "name". Previously he had been assistant to English manager Colwyn Rowe for the national team. Whilst working as an assistant for the national, he had also been manager of the Botswana Defence Force's football team BDF XI. As a player, he had also played for BDF XI Prior to his spell at BDF XI, he had been the manager of the national team previously in 2002.

Glody Dube

Olympic athlete

Glody Dube is a Botswana middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres.

Ayesha Quraishi

Musical Artist

Ayesha Quraishi, also known as just Ayesha, born 8 July 1981 in Botswana, is a Swedish performance artist. She also owns the recording company Aqueen Entertainment. She was born in Botswana to an Indian father and Motswana mother, and was raised in Hässelby in Stockholm. Quraishi has released an album called Jade Fever and participated in Melodifestivalen 2005. In the summer of 2006 she hosted an installment of Sommar, one of Sweden's most popular radio shows, and in 2007 co-hosted the music program Sommartoppen with Mogge Sseruwagi.

Othusitse Pilane

Soccer Midfielder

Othusitse Pilane is a Botswana footballer, who currently plays for Mochudi Centre Chiefs and Botswana national football team at 2012 Africa Cup of Nations as a midfielder.

Fanuel Kenosi

Olympic athlete

Fanuel Kenosi is a Botswana sprinter who specializes in the 200 metres. At the 2008 African Championships in Addis Ababa he won a bronze medal in the 200 metres, in a national record of 20.72 seconds, and finished fourth in the 4 x 400 metres relay. He competed in the 200 metres event at the 2008 Olympic Games, but without reaching the final round. In addition to his 200 metres national record, he also has 10.58 seconds in the 100 metres, achieved at the 2007 All-Africa Games in Algiers; and 47.09 seconds in the 400 metres, achieved in April 2008 in Réduit, Mauritius.

Itseng Kgomotso

Award competitor

Itseng Kgomotso is a beauty queen who represented Botswana in Miss World 2008 in South Africa. She studied for a degree in arts in the University of Botswana. In July 2010 she was the second princess at the Miss Universe Botswana beauty pageant. In October 2010 she won the Toyota Kickoff Soccerbabes model search, becoming the first citizen of Botswana to ever win the competition.

Karabo Modise

Cricketer

Karabo Modise is a Botswana cricketer and currently plays for the Botswana national cricket team.

Draztik

Record producer

David Balsher, better known by his stage name Draztik, is a record producer, composer & rapper. Draztik was born in Botswana and was raised up in Sacramento, California. He now is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Draztik is CEO and Label Manager for independent hip hop record label, Unreleased Records. Draztik has produced for various South African, Botswana and US hip hop artists. Draztik won the best producer award at the Botswana hip hop awards in 2005. Draztik is one of the original members of South African hip hop group Cashless Society. He along with fellow member Gemini produced their 1st studio album "African Raw Material Vol 1". He went on to produce their biggest single "Hottentot Hop Bantu 1,2". In 2005 Draztik went on to produce Young Nations 1st studio album "Nations Uprising". He also produced Young Nations biggest song from the album "Zwakala Emzansi". The song samples legendary South African group Stimela's "Zwakala". His production credits includes Cashless Society, Young Nations, PDotO, Blaklez, F-eezy, Pro Kid, Zuluboy, Whosane, Flabba, HHP, Maggz, Silence Dem All, Doey Rock aka Mean Doe Green, Imbube, Oracle, Nomadic, Zeus, Apollo Diablo and Stagga.

Mompati Thuma

Footballer

Mompati Thuma is a Botswanan footballer. He currently plays for the Botswana Defence Force XI in the Mascom Premier League.

Tebogo Sembowa

Footballer

Tebogo Sembowa is a Botswana footballer who plays for the Botswana national team.

Ndiapo Letsholathebe

Footballer

Ndiapo Letsholathebe is a Botswana footballer who plays for Police XI in the Mascom Premier League.

Lemponye Tshireletso

Footballer

Lemponye Tshireletso is a Botswanan footballer, who currently plays for BMC and Botswana national football team at 2012 Africa Cup of Nations as a midfielder.

Tshepo Motlhabankwe

Soccer Midfielder

Tshepo Motlhabankwe is a Botswanan footballer who plays for Centre Chiefs in the Mascom Premier League. He is originally from a small village of Digawana just a few kilometers from Lobatse. Talk-Talk as he is commonly known rose up the ranks from amateur football in Digawana, playing for a small outfit called "Dacara". He then moved to Kanye to play for a second-division outfit, Southern Pirates. It was during his short stint in Southern Pirates that he impressed scouts of Extension Gunners and shortly afterwards he received a call-up to the Botswana national team, the "Zebras". Talk-Talk's debut for the national team in a 4-1 win against Lesotho. He then cemented a regular position in the national team. He also featured in Stanley Tshosane's squad which played the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Michael Mogaladi

Soccer Midfielder

Michael Mogaladi is a Botswana footballer. He currently plays for Centre Chiefs in the Mascom Premier League.

Itumeleng Duiker

Football player

Itumeleng Duiker is a Botswanan former footballer who played as a midfielder. He played for the Botswana national football team between 1992 and 2000.

Sekhana Koko

Footballer

Sekhana Koko is a Botswanan soccer player.

Onalethata Thekiso

Footballer

Onalethata Thekiso is a Botswanan footballer. He currently plays for the Township Rollers. He has won four caps for the Botswana national football team.

Mmusa Ohilwe

Footballer

Mmusa Ohilwe is a Botswanan footballer who currently plays for Botswana Meat Commission. He has won twenty-six caps for the Botswana national football team.

Barolong Seboni

Author

Barolong Seboni is a poet and academic from Botswana. He received his BA from the University of Botswana and his Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has translated Botswana proverbs into English. He also had a column in The Guardian and has done work in other mediums like radio.

Mpho Mabogo

Soccer Forward

Mpho Mabogo is a Botswana footballer. He currently plays for Centre Chiefs in the Mascom Premier League.

Donald Thobega

Football player

Donald Thobega, often known by his nickname Boboza, was a Botswana footballer who played as a midfielder. A sergeant in the Botswana military, he last played for Botswana Defence Force XI. Between 1999 and 2006, he won a total of five caps for the Botswana national football team. Thobega started his career in the Botswana lower leagues before transferring to Mogoditshane Fighters in 1998. He was a patron of the Test For Life campaign. On 28 March 2009, Thobega died three weeks after being involved in a car accident near Lobatse. He was buried in his home village of Ramotswa on 4 April 2009.

Malepa Bolelang

Football player

Malepa Bolelang is a Botswanan footballer who currently plays for Motlakase Power Dynamos. He has won 20 caps for the Botswana national football team.

Malebogo Marumoagae

Award competitor

Malebogo Marumoagae is a beauty queen who represented Botswana in Miss World 2007 in China. Marumoagae graduated from university with a bachelor’s degree in economics and population studies.

Phalana Tiller

Actor

Phalana Tiller is an actress.

Michael Dingake

Man

Michael Kitso Dingake is a Botswana political activist and writer.

Joseph Legwaila

Politician

Joseph Manson John Legwaila is a diplomat and politician from Botswana. Legwaila studied politics, history and international relations at the University of Alberta in Canada and taught there for a time. He was Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly for three sessions in total. He has represented Botswana in the Security Council and presided for one month during 1995, as President. He has further held a number of diplomatic functions for Botswana in the Americas. Amongst these was as ambassador to Cuba and as Consul General in Jamaica. He worked on several missions of the UN in Africa. Legewaila has led the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea since September 29, 2000 as a particular agent of the Secretary-General in Eritrea and Ethiopia. Legwaila is married and has three children.

Abednico Powell

Soccer Midfielder

Abednico Powell is a Botswanan footballer who currently plays for Mogoditshane Fighters

Keitumetse Paul

Football player

Keitumetse Paul is a Botswanan former footballer who played as a midfielder. He played for the Botswana national football team between 1995 and 2002.

Galabgwe Moyana

Footballer

Galabgwe Moyana is a Botswanan soccer player.

Leetile Disang Raditladi

Deceased Person

Leetile Disang Raditladi was a Motswana playwright and poet. He was born in Serowe and got his education in Tiger Kloof, Lovedale and Fort Hare University. He was banished from the Bangwato Reserve in 1937 after Tshekedi Khama, the Bangwato regent accused Raditladi of adultery with his wife and an attempted murder. After that Raditladi served as a colonial service clerk before being appointed Batawana Kgosi Moremi III's Tribal Secretary in 1944. In 1958 after his return to Serowe Raditladi founded the Bechuanaland Protectorate Federal Party, although he played almost no part in later politics. Raditladi wrote several historical plays, love stories and poems. In 2008 a large impact crater on Mercury was named Raditladi after him.

Charles Thembani Ntwaagae

Politician

Charles Thembani Ntwaagae is the Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Botswana. He took office in July 2008.

Munjuku Nguvauva II

Politician

Munjuku Nguvauva II was a Namibian traditional paramount chief and leader of the Ovambanderu people, a subtribe of the Herero. Nguvauva was also deputy chief of Namibia's Traditional Leaders Council.

Ntesang Simanyana

Soccer Midfielder

Ntesang Simanyana is a Botswanan soccer player.

Rod Freedman

Film Director

Rod Freedman is an Australian documentary filmmaker. He was born in Botswana in 1951 and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rod's grandparents were all Jewish Lithuanian and his parents, Sylvia and Mendy, were born in South Africa. The family found living under the racist Apartheid system abhorrent and migrated to Australia in 1965. As a teenager, Rod adapted quickly to life in Sydney, appreciating the new sense of freedom, equality and democracy and attending Vaucluse Boys High School. After completing a Bachelor of Economics at Sydney University, Rod changed tack and studied Film and Television Production Techniques, encouraged by a friend of the family who was a filmmaker. He joined Film Australia as a production assistant. Here he learnt about the film industry, working on a wide variety of films as 1st Assistant Director, Location Manager, Production Manager and Assistant Editor. Inspired by the Challenge For Change program at the National Film Board of Canada which used video as a tool for social change, Rod helped to start Film Australia's first video production unit, called Video Dialogue. Rod directed and shot a series of videos about young people leaving school and looking for work, called Unemployment Is Not Working.

Ditaola Ditaola

Football player

Ditaola Ditaola is a Botswana footballer who plays as a striker for Police XI. He played for the Botswana national football team between 1998 and 2002.

Thato Siska

Football player

Thato Siska is a Botswanan former footballer who played as a striker. He played for the Botswana national football team between 2003 and 2007.

Edwin Disang

Football player

Edwin Disang is a Botswanan footballer who plays as a striker. He played for the Botswana national football team between 1999 and 2001. He currently coaches boys varsity soccer at Melbourne Central Catholic High School in Florida. He won a regional championship there in 2013, going to the state final four. It was recently announced that Disang will be appointed head girls varsity coach at Melbourne Central Catholic.

Boiki Mothibi

Football player

Boiki Mothibi is a Botswanan former footballer who played as a striker. He won one cap for the Botswana national football team in 2004.

Khumo Motlhabane

Football player

Khumo Motlhabane is a Motswana footballer. He currently plays for Uniao Flamengo Santos FC in the Mascom Premier League.

Karabo Sampson

Woman

Karabo Sampson is the reigning Miss Botswana and Miss World Botswana 2011. She was crowned Miss Botswana on first July 2011 at the Gaborone International Convention Center. Karabo, the only daughter and last-born of three siblings, originates from Herero Ward in Tsabong, and she is a Herero/Mbanderu descendant whose ancestors fled to Botswana from Namibia during the Battle of Waterberg in 1904. Karabo, earned her self a title of "Beauty with Brains" from all corners of Botswana after her striking confidence and well defined intelligent answers during final interview session of the Miss Botswana Pageant. She was crowned the Winner by her predecessor, Miss Botswana 2010 and the Miss World 2010 1st runner-up, Emma Wareus. A well groomed beauty queen, Karabo was once crowned Miss Little Botswana First Runner-up in 2002 at the age of 12. She is fluent in English and Setswana.

Ontse Ntesa

Footballer

Ontse Ntesa is a Botswana footballer who currently plays for ECCO City Green.

Tebogo Mothusi

Football player

Tebogo Mothusi is a Botswana footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder for TASC FC. Between 2003 and 2005, he also played for the Botswana national football team.

Talinda Nyathi

Football player

Talinda Nyathi is a Botswanan footballer who currently plays as a defender for ECCO City Green. He played for the Botswana national football team in 2004.

Jackie Mothatego

Soccer Midfielder

Jackie Mothatego is a Botswanan soccer player.

Kagiso Tshelametsi

Football player

Kagiso Tshelametsi is a Botswana footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Notwane FC. He won 12 caps for the Botswana national football team between 2000 and 2006.

Phazha Butale

Football player

Phazha Butale is a Botswana footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Notwane FC. He won seven caps for the Botswana national football team between 2003 and 2004.

Reuben Mosweu

Football player

Reuben Mosweu is a Botswanan former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He played one match for the Botswana national football team in 1999.

Tlhalosang Molapisi

Man

Tlhalosang Molapisi is a sprinter from Botswana. Competing mostly over 100 metres, his personal best is 10.44 seconds. Molapisi won this event at the 2002 Africa Military Games and the 2005 African Southern Region Championships.

John Kamyuka

Olympic athlete

John Kamyuka is a Batswana swimmer who represented Botswana at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, competing in the men's 50m freestyle event. At a height of 175cm and a weight of 72 kg, he was one of the first two Olympic swimmers from his landlocked country. Although he failed to swim the 50m race in the required time, he was able to go to the Olympics as a wild card. Swimming in the fifth heat of the 50m freestyle qualifications, he finished with a time of 25.54 seconds, completing the race sixth in his heat and seventy-second overall. He did not advance to the semifinals.

Phineas Maimela

Football player

Phineas Maimela is a Botswana former footballer who played as a midfielder. He played for the Botswana national football team between 1997 and 2000.

Edwin Olerile

Soccer Defender

Edwin Olerile is a Botswanan footballer.

Pako Lekgari

Soccer Defender

Pako Lekgari is a soccer player.