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Tshekiso Tebalo

Gaborone, Botswana
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About Tshekiso
Tshekiso Tebalo is a seasoned journalist based in Gaborone, Botswana, with a rich background in photojournalism and over a decade of experience in the field. His career has seen him collaborate with prominent news organizations, including local newspapers such as the Botswana Guardian and The Midweek Sun, as well as international agencies like AFP and Getty Images. Currently, he lends his expertise to Xinhua News Agency, where he continues to make his mark in journalism.

Tebalo's work is distinguished by his focus on the intersection of technology, infrastructure, and international cultural exchange. He has become known for his insightful coverage of the mining industry, human interesting, arts promotion, and telling Botswana story to world.

Beyond the mining, features and news Tebalo's journalism extends to healthcare and education, where he has showcased the impact of Chinese medical professionals in Botswana and profiled local educators' efforts in promoting Chinese language learning. His reporting on Chinese companies' involvement in Botswana's urban development, including infrastructure projects like the dredging of the Segoditshane bridge canal and the construction of the Digital Delta Data Center in Gaborone, underscores his commitment to exploring the multifaceted effects of international cooperation and technological advancement within local contexts.
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Confucius Institute celebrates UN Chinese Language Day in Botswana

21 Apr 2024  |  www.thestar.com.my
The Confucius Institute at the University of Botswana celebrated UN Chinese Language Day at Airport Junction shopping center in Gaborone, promoting Chinese language and culture and advocating for cultural and linguistic diversity. The event, which is the first of its kind hosted by the CIUB, aligns with the goals of UN Chinese Language Day, established in 2010 to promote the equal use of the UN's six official working languages and celebrate multilingualism. Activities and presentations showcased Chinese culture, and Pu Durong, the Chinese director of the CIUB, honored Cangjie, the mythical figure credited with inventing Chinese characters.

Botswana to host international expo with EU

05 Oct 2023  |  english.news.cn
Botswana will host the 17th Global Expo in Gaborone from October 11-14, 2023, in partnership with the European Union. The event aims to attract foreign direct investment, promote local goods and services, and is expected to generate about 30 million pula in business. The expo will include the launch of the EU-Botswana Business Forum and is organized by the Botswana Investment and Trade Center.

Chinese doctor brings hope to Botswana

15 Sep 2023  |  kmunews.co.kr
Dr. Taylor Zhang, a Chinese obstetrician-gynecologist from Fujian province, was dispatched to Gaborone, Botswana, in 2012 as part of the 13th Chinese medical team. After completing his three-year term, he decided to stay in Botswana with his family to continue sharing his expertise and experience. Patients Tumi Ontumetse and Gaone Moremi shared their positive experiences with Dr. Zhang, praising his patience and helpfulness.

Top 20 Largest Cobalt Producing Countries

08 Jun 2023  |  manilanews.ph
The article provides an in-depth analysis of the top 20 largest cobalt producing countries, highlighting the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) dominant position with a 68% share of global production in 2022. It discusses the significant roles of other countries like Russia, Australia, the Philippines, and Cuba in the cobalt market. The Faraday Institution predicts growth in cobalt production in Australia and Europe by 2030, mainly through mining and recycling. The article also touches on the importance of cobalt in battery production for electric vehicles and the need for ethical sourcing and environmental sustainability in cobalt mining. It mentions companies like BHP Group, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp, and Vale S.A. as key players in the industry. The article concludes with a list of the top 20 cobalt producing countries, based on data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Chinese Language Enriches Cultural Understanding for Students in Botswana

17 Mar 2023  |  english.news.cn
Goitseone Ishmael, known as Liu Weiwei in Chinese, is a Chinese language assistant teacher at Legae English Medium School in Gaborone, Botswana. She teaches approximately 350 students across 14 classes weekly. Ishmael's interest in Chinese language and culture began at the Confucius Institute at the University of Botswana and grew during a summer camp in China. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting her studies in China, she completed her degree online. Ishmael's teaching includes cultural activities like paper cutting and lantern making, alongside language instruction. She assists Zhang Lu, the main Chinese teacher from the Confucius Institute. The school's head, Basel Ncaagae, mentioned that Chinese language studies became a full-time program due to high student interest. Ishmael advocates for learning Chinese, citing job opportunities and cultural understanding. Students engage in various activities and competitions, with chances to represent their school in China.

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