Synonyms for tlokweng or Related words with tlokweng

ramotswa              mbare              jwaneng              marondera              palapye              luveve              kahawa              mvuma              zvishavane              huruma              otjiwarongo              shamva              mahalapye              molepolole              chipinge              kilimani              chingola              mkushi              hwange              mutoko              mpika              francistown              shurugwi              phikwe              serenje              rusape              masvingo              ghanzi              isoka              majengo              lobatse              ruiru              gweru              willowvale              bwaise              ngara              thabong              umlazi              solwezi              kwekwe              senanga              babadogo              chegutu              chinhoyi              chivhu              chiredzi              chililabombwe              selibe              chimanimani              makola             



Examples of "tlokweng"
Tlokweng is associated with a main character in the "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith. The protagonist, Mma Precious Ramotswe, marries Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, born and raised in Tlokweng. J.L.B. Matekoni is the proprietor of a garage in Gaborone named "Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors".
In early 2005 church members hunted and dismembered a snake that they said was terrorizing a Tlokweng family.
The sub-districts of South-East District created as a part of National Development Park of the district are Ramotswa and Tlokweng.
Tlokweng is a village located directly adjacent to the capital of Botswana, Gaborone, in the South-East District. It can be considered part of the conurbation of Gaborone. Tlokweng stands on the other side of the river, and is on the road to the border with South Africa, the border post being just 15 km to the east. The population was 35,982 at the 2011 census. It is now part of Gaborone agglomeration, home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The tribe originating from Tlokweng is referred to as Batlokwa. Many people from across Botswana have come to seek permanent and sometimes temporary settlement in Tlokweng because of its proximity to the capital city where most jobs are.
Highways in and around Gaborone include the Trans-Kalahari Highway, A1 Highway, and the Cairo-Cape Town Highway. There are five major roads in Gaborone that go to Lobatse, Kanye, Molepolole, Francistown via Mochudi, and Tlokweng.
Tlokweng has three Primary schools and two Junior Secondary schools. The primary schools are Bogatsu Primary School, Thakadu Primary School and Mokalake Primary School. The Secondary schools are Kgosi Bodies Junior Secondary School and Motlhaputseng High School.
The first edition 1966, with participants including Tlokweng Pirates, Notwane, Black Peril, Queens Park Rangers and a team from Ngwaketse district. It is currently known as beMobile Premier League for commercial reasons.
The denomination has 6,000 members and 13 parishes with 50 house fellowships in 2 presbyteries and one Synod. The 14 churches are in : Muchudi, Muchudi East, Muchudi West, Sikwane, Gaborone, Tlokweng, Lobatse, Kgalagadi, Ghanzi, Maun, Makaleng, Selebi Phikwe, Boseja (Mochudi).
After Gaborone's death, the Bechuanaland Protectorate negotiated the return of the Tlokwa land from the BSAC, and created the Batlokwa Reserve. From the 1890s, Tlokweng had become known to British settlers as simply "Gaborone's Village", and the area on the opposite (western) bank to Tlokweng was given the name "Gaborone's Block". The name subsequently spread to the administrative headquarters of the area, and was corrupted from "Gaborone's" to "Gaberones". The town which developed retained the name "Gaberones" until 1969, when it was changed to Gaborone. Three years earlier, it had become the capital of the newly independent country of Botswana.
Gaborone is surrounded by the following cities: Ramotswa to the southeast, Mogoditshane to the northwest, and Mochudi to the east, and Tlokweng across the river. Most of them are commuter towns for Gaborone. Suburbs in Gaborone include Broadhurst, Gaborone West, The Village, Naledi, and New Canada. Phakalane, an affluent suburb, lies about 25 km north of the city limits.
In the North West the Batlôkwa settled in the region called Tlôkwe near the Potchefstroom, We also do find Batlokwa at Molatedi Village ( Kgosi Matlapeng, Letlhakeng-Montsana Village ( Kgosi Sedumedi), Tlokweng Village (Kgosi Motsatsi). They are part of the Setswana language grouping portion of the Sotho–Tswana. They arrived in the area in 1820’s and are not part of the Batlôkwa who had been led by Chief Sekonyela, as they had seceded at an earlier period. There is also scattering of the Batlôkwa found all over the North-West.
In its early years Popa played their games in dusty football grounds in Gaborone due to the lack of stadiums in Botswana. Only when the National Stadium was opened after Botswana's independence in 1966 did they start using the multipurpose facility. The stadium has then acted as the team's home ground. Since the 1960s, Rollers has trained at various facilities in Gaborone, including the Gaborone Station Fire Department field, a field next to the Special Support Group (SSG) in Maruapula, Gaborone, and the Botswana Youth Centre "Mma Masire" ground in Gaborone West, and the Botswana National Youth Centre headquarters at Fairgrounds. The club now trains in a modern lawn facility in Tlokweng.
Nchindo was born 30 November 1941 in Tlokweng, Botswana, and was educated in Molepolole and St Joseph’s College, Botswana. He went on to study medicine at University College London Medical School, but in 1964 quit the program to enroll at Balliol College, Oxford, receiving BA degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. As president of the university's Overseas Student Union, he became friends with a number of future Botswana notables, including later Minister of Mineral Resources and Water Affairs David Magang and future President of Botswana Festus Mogae.
Matlapeng died around 1880, and Gaborone, who was "already over sixty years of age", succeeded him as "kgosi". Four years after his accession to the chiefdom, three of his brothers left the tribe to make their own ways in the world, although this was not an unusual occurrence amongst the Tswana. Around the same time as his brothers left, Gaborone moved the tribe to what is now called Tlokweng, on the Notwane River. That land fell within the nominal territory of the Kwena, but Gaborone erased the previous ill-will between the tribes by sending Setshele a gift of money and cattle.
In 1895, Setshele's successor, Sebele, surrendered a strip of his land to the British, to be used for the construction of a railway by the British South Africa Company (BSAC). The land surrendered included Tlokweng. Rather than see their aging chief lose his land, the rest of the tribe determined that they would instead rent the land from the company until his death, at a rate of £150 per year. The company agreed that "the old chief should not be disturbed in his lifetime". Gaborone eventually died in 1931, at the estimated age of 106. He was succeeded by his grandson, his eldest son having predeceased him.
The village has a rich history of religious activities with the wide practice of Christianity. Tlokweng also has strong traditional and cultural religion. It is still widely common for ancestral practices (ditiro tsa Badimo) to be held within families in the village. Some of the mainstream churches in Tlokweng includes Transvaal Basotho Church (also known as RraBedi), Lutheran Church, Zion Christian Church (ZCC), Apostolic Faith Mission, Pentecostal Holiness Church, Roman Catholic Church, International Pentecostal Christian Church (also known as kwa-Modise) and a wide variety of traditional Zionist Churches. Since the early 1990's there has been a wide proliferation of charismatic Christian churches that in general calls for people to repent and be born again. Some of these churches include El Shadai Ministries and many others using temporary tents as the trademark church gathering facility. Some of the best known preachers in the village includes Reverend Thobedi of Lutheran Church, Reverend Tshinangwe of Pentecostal Holiness Church and the young generation of charismatic churches.
Silwerkrans is a village in Bojanala District Municipality in the North West province of South Africa. The village is occupied by the Batlokwa ba ga Bogatsu community. The Batlokwa are thought to have occupied this village around 1820. Kgosi (Chief) Mokalake Bennet Motsatsi of the village passed 18 September 2012. The village Tribal Athourity has still not appointed and inaugurated a new Kgosi for the village. His death was preceded by that of his brother Gabonewe William Motsatsi. Kgosi Motsatsi has a son who has been touted as his successor but to date he has not taken over from his late father. Tlokweng village has different sub-clans (makgotla) and amongst them the following; BaTlokweng ba kwa Masiana, ba kwa Mokgwa, ba kwa RaMoji, ba kwa RraMokgothu, ba kwa Monneng, ba kwa Siko, ba kwa RraSennelo, ba kwa RraMothibe and others.
In the 1880s, Kgosi Gaborone of the Batlokoa clan left the Magaliesberg area in the South African province of North West to settle in the southeastern part of Botswana and called the settlement "Moshaweng". There is an unrelated Moshaweng in the Kweneng District northwest of Gaborone. The city that Kgosi Gaborone founded was called first called " Gaborone's Village" by the first European settlers. It was later shortened to "Gaberones". Cecil Rhodes, a mining magnate and founder of the De Beers mining company, built a fort for colonial administration across the river from Gaberones. The fort was where Rhodes planned the Jameson Raid during the Second Boer War. The site of the fort became Gaborone and the city of Gaberones became Tlokweng.
Evidence shows that there have been inhabitants along the Notwane River for centuries. In more recent history, Kgosi Gaborone left the Magaliesberg to settle in the area around 1880, and called the settlement "Moshaweng". The word "Gaborone" literally means "it does not fit badly" or "it is not unbecoming". The city was then called "Gaberones" by the early European settlers. Gaberones, derived from Gaborone's Village, was named after Chief Gaborone of the BaTlokwa, whose home village, now called Tlokweng, was across the river from the Government Camp, the name of the colonial government headquarters. The nickname, "GC", comes from the name "Government Camp". In 1890, Cecil John Rhodes picked Gaberones to house a colonial fort. The fort was where Rhodes planned the Jameson Raid. The city changed its name from Gaberones to Gaborone in 1969.