International Women's Day 2021 - Celebrating Botswana Administrator Tebogo Lebotse-Sebego"Pure Dynamite"
Today March 8 2021 it is all about women, women whose footprints left a permanent mark in their territories. As the celebrations continue, Africa, Africa Sports Ventures Group (ASVG) and the rest of the world turns the page of change in Botswana to celebrate Tebogo LebotseSebego.
In her own right, LebotseSebego is an embodiment of the #choosetochallenge IWD celebrations banner.
Diminutive in size but pure dynamite, LebotseSebego has dared to openly challenge patriarchy and masculinity in sport.
In 2016, she and a group of equally capable women launched a serious campaign for the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) National Executive Committee positions.
Under the #bokgonihela (loosely translated 'capability only') slogan, LebotseSebego and company took on the patriarchal system and challenged it to vote people on ability and capability only.
Before her tenure as the BNOC vice chairperson, LebotseSebego served as the president of Botswana Netball Association (BONA), president of Africa Netball and also served in the International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA).
Among her successes, during her reign as BONA president, Botswana successfully hosted the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup (NWYC2017).
NWYC2017 still remains Botswana's only world cup event and is also the first International Netball Federation (IFN) World Cup event in the African continent.
Ever an activist, LebotseSebego is also a huge proponent of women empowerment and a leading voice in the fight for equality within the Botswana sports scene.
She is the founder Basadi Bomme trust, a trust which mobilises and solicits resources for women athletes and women sporting codes in Botswana.
In recognition of her contribution to sports, LebotseSebego was awarded a Presidential Certificate of Honour (PCH) in 2018.
Africa, Africa Sports Ventures Group and the world thank you Tebogo.