Seretse Khama 1921-1980by Neil Parsons, Willie Henderson, and Thomas Tlou (the first president of Botswana)
Memoirs of an African Democrat by Quett Ketumile Masire and Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. (the second president of Botswana)
A marriage of inconvenience by Michael Dutfield (the first president’s marriage and related political issues)
Seretse and Ruth by Wilf and Trish Mbanga (same marriage)
When rain clouds gather by Bessie Head
Maru by Bessie Head
Far and Beyon' by Unity Dow (the first female High Court Judge)
The heavens may fall by Unity Dow (ditto)
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Andrew McCall Smith (the first of a series of novels about the lady detective, Precious Ramotswe)
A snapshot of international schools in Gabarone, Botswana that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents, with the best visited and reviewed by The Good Schools Guide International.
Gaborone, (pronounced ha-bo-ro-neh with an ‘h’ that sounds like you are clearing your throat, although called the not-so-melodic “Gabz” by most ex-pats and many Batswana), is a small city of about 200,000 people and an unknown number of cattle and goats, named after the chief who donated the land.
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, The Good Schools Guide International offers the following guidance:
Determine the global situation and that of individual countries on government mandated school closures by accessing the UNESCO information on this link: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education-emergencies/coronavirus-school-closures.
For updates on the medical situation, go to the World Health Organisation website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports.
If you wish to contact one of our GSGI listed schools to discover their current status or any plans for alternate learning strategies, please go to our database to find email and phone numbers for each school https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/international-search.
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Gaborone, despite its relatively small size, has school options for everyone…not that there are a lot of schools addressing expat needs or issues, but choices exist.
Books and movies to check out before you relocate overseas, and after you arrive. Expert advice or just plain funny; for expats, ambassadors, parents and travelers. Chosen by GSGI editors.