MultiChoice Botswana hosts a celebratory event detailing their contribution and commitment to the country of Botswana
05 March 2020. Gaborone, Botswana. In 1992, before digital satellite TV had even launched in Africa, MultiChoice Africa and local Batswana shareholders joined forces to bring next-generation TV to Botswana. 28 years later, with multiple milestones passed, MultiChoice Botswana gathered staff, customers, media and other entities which have helped shape and mold this proudly Botswana business, to a celebration of the MultiChoice Botswana story.
“Rooted in the soil of Botswana and nurtured by the hopes of a nation, MultiChoice Botswana was born with the vision of proactively contributing to the country’s economy and playing a major, positive role in Botswana’s future,” said MultiChoice Botswana Managing Director, Katlego Matlhodi Arnone at the event hosted at Thapong Visual Arts Center. “Throughout this time, ‘enriching lives’ has been our driving principle and we continue to honour this promise through the employment opportunities we create, our corporate social value initiatives and putting our customers at the heart of every decision each of us make every day.”
Guests at The MultiChoice Botswana story event were delighted to various stories of how MultiChoice Botswana has positively impacted the lives of Batswana from various walks of life, as told from those affected themselves.
Speaking on how the opportunity to be at the helm of the first locally produced reality TV show impacted his business and created a spin-off effect for him and the young creatives he employs, Onkabetse Reikeletseng of Motion Blur commented, “Producing and filming Date My Family Botswana was equally one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my career.
I had to learn quickly what it takes to create content that could take Botswana to the rest of the region. Words cannot express how much I learned from this experience, how grateful I am for how it advanced my career and how it ignited a fire in those that I refer to as my team members.”
Other speakers included Ruth Tsheko, an employee at MultiChoice Botswana’s Gaborone branch who has been with the business for over 20 years, Serena Mmifinyana, Class of 2018 alumni of the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy in Lusaka, Zambia and Carol Kgafela; a passionate DStv subscriber who detailed how her TV time with DStv has become an integral part of her life.
The MultiChoice Botswana Story event also featured a locally curated art exhibition which featured photos taken by local photographer, Batho Motlhake, and visually detailed the 28 year journey MultiChoice Botswana has been on. The title of the exhibition was aptly called: #ReMoTeng.
Whilst taking guests through this visual journey of the contributions made by this locally run business, Arnone commented, “I can only say that I truly hope our people, the people of Botswana, are cognizant of how passionate we are about being a Botswana brand. We have a saying that we live by and it’s “Re Mo Teng.” This saying is what keeps us going every day in doing our part to show how committed we are to enriching the lives of Batswana.