Archive for June 5th, 2009

source: Mmegi

The Botswana Tourism Board is again playing a major role in the Toyota 1000

The event was officially opened by the chief executive officer of the Botswana Tourism Board Myra Sekgororoane at a recent gala function at Game City, the race headquarters for the event in Gaborone. A cocktail function was also held where the organisers of the event, the 4 Wheel Drive Club of South Africa, paid tribute to the pivotal role sponsors and partners play in making the Toyota 1000 Desert Race one of the most popular and successful events on the annual motorsport calendar.

“Along with Toyota we work very closely with the Botswana Tourism Board and other government departments,” said Clerk of the Course Skean Drummond. “The club has been involved with the event since its inception, and over nearly 30 years the race has developed into the biggest annual sporting event in Botswana.

“A major part of the success of the race is the good relationship we have with the Botswana Tourism Board and the other [continue reading]

source: ANGOP
6/4/09

Luanda – Angola may propose a co-operation with Botswana in the domain of local administration power on Thursday here announced the deputy minister of Territory Administration for electoral issues, Edeltruddes Costa, Angop has learnt.

According to a press note from the Angolan embassy to that African country, the deputy minister was speaking at the end of a visit to Botswana, on June 02-04.

Edeltrudes Costa said that he got positive experience during the two-day the Angolan team stayed there and that it will be very useful in this time that the Angolan authorities are engaged in a programme of reform of local administration.

He considered as important the setting up of [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
Naomi Antony
4 June 2009

The “One Laptop per Child” (OLPC) scheme, which has sent over a million US$100 laptops to children in the developing world, has been criticised by researchers who found that, unless they are introduced with care, they become little more than distracting toys in the classroom.

The study, conducted in Ethiopia, revealed that students wanted more content on the laptops and teachers were not adequately trained on how to make use of them.

The OLPC scheme was launched in 2005 to provide each child in the developing world with a low-cost laptop to encourage “self-empowered” learning.

More than one million laptops [continue reading]

source: News24
2009-06-04

Johannesburg – Possibly the oldest woman in the world – a South African claimed to be 135 – has died, Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale said on Thursday.

Moloko Temo, possibly born July 4, 1874, died on Wednesday.

“One of the proudest moments we remember about her was when she voted in the April 22 general elections. This makes her a democrat at heart and one of the defenders of our freedom,” said Mathale.

“Limpopo province was her home, and we are thankful to her family for having allowed her to share the remaining part of her life with us”.

Temo leaves behind her only [continue reading]