20 July 2018

Plot 10213,
Mafulo House,
Broadhurst, Gaborone.
T | +267 3952949
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E | info@bsa.org.bw

What We Do

Roles of the BSA

Improving the profile of the arts

  • Promotion
  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying
  • Raising awareness

Providing help and advice

  • Skills training
  • Links to services
  • Professionalism
  • Information dissemination
  • Research

Networking nationally, regionally and globally

  • Collaborating
  • Affiliating
  • Communicating


Current activities

Thabo Makgato accepted for six-month internship programme at Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).
Photographic Workshop 2:  Additional training relating to the skills needed for photography as a business as well as how to plan, select and display at an exhibition. Three consecutive weekends, with post-production using software on computer to link photography with the printing and advertising businesses.

9 Opening of photographic workshop exhibition, Alliance Française.
Lebogang Matsididi appointed Coordinator of the BSA Secretariat.

26 Annual General Meeting.  Executive Committee:

Chairperson: Felicity Leburu-Sianga: (prop: J Swartland sec: C Valarezo)
Vice Chairperson/
Photography: Ulf Nermark (prop: J Swartland;  sec: I Haworth)
Treasurer:  Ian Haworth (prop:  F Leburu-Sianga;  sec: J Swartland)
Secretary/|Curator:   Jane Swartland (prop: T Makgato;  sec:  F Leburu-Sianga)

Ordinary members

Thabo Makgato  projects (Business and Arts) (prop: Jane Swartland; sec:  Felicity Leburu-Sianga)
Kabelo Rapinyana         projects (Business and Arts) (prop: Jane Swartland; sec: Thabo Makgato)
Thabiso Mashaba*           Marketing and Publicity (prop;  Jane Swartland sec: Ulf 
* Resigned July                              Nermark)

Thabo Makgato begins six-month internship programme at Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).
21  BSA strategic plan review facilitated by LEAD Consultancy.

Government intern Ndaboka Baganetswe appointed to BSA Secretariat.

July - December
Series of weaving workshops using natural and recycled materials, facilitated by Camola Valarezo:
9 – 21 July:  at the Healing Art Gallery, Gaborone, for 12 out-of-work adults and artists
September/October:  weekly workshop over a six-week period for 35 junior pupils and art teachers at Thornhill Primary School
8-12 October:  Workshop for 14 teaching staff and house mothers at Camphill Community Rankoromane, Otse
November/December:  two-week workshop for secondary teachers from South East district cluster schools

November/December: two week workshop for Thornhill Primary school art students

January 2013
BABO presentation to the Executive Committee about the interim strategy of the project and for them to give a way forward on activities planned.
Thabo Makgato schedules meetings with key stakeholders for the project.

January 29th – February 8th
BSA and Camola hold a Tapestry weaving exhibition at Westwood international school with the official opening being on the 31st of January. The works exhibited were products from, Dukwi, Old Naledi, Camphill (Otse), Healing Art Gallery and South east junior schools teacher’s workshops.


March to April 2013
The BSA  collaborated on a project called Art For Change with Alliance Francaise and Reunion Islands where in the schooling aged kids will be afforded the chance to be trained in visual and perfoming arts for 9days resulting in the painting of monumental areas in old Naledi and a production and exhibition of the work produced at the end of the workshop. On the same note the workshops will be specifically targeted at joining hands with the community to fight social ills that exist such as substance abuse, HIV/AIDS amongst others and how they can motivate their kids who are talented in the creative arena to focus on that as future careers and leisure activities ultimately curbing the plight.

Past activities

BSA Strategy Review Workshop