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Lobatse beef festival raises bar

SHARE   |   Monday, 21 May 2018   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Guests preparing their meat at the Beef Festival Guests preparing their meat at the Beef Festival

Lobatse International Beef Festival (LIBF) promises to be bigger and better event this year.  The festival takes place on June 30 at the Lobatse Town Park.

Served on the day will be traditional favourites like mokoto, mokwetjepe and serobe as well as an enhanced experience for the entire family. 

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The event which was founded by among others Barolong Seboni in 2013 is on its 6th edition. Seboni said the event was meant to promote the beef industry in Botswana and its growth.

He said they will showcase of local meat favorites, vendors, popular local artists and even international acts to make the show even more attention-grabbing.

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He said they want to continue to promote Lobatse as a viable town for business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunities. Seboni said as a way of giving back in the community they recently donated computers to Lobatse Town Council including non perishables and toiletries.

“LIBF recognises Lobatse Town Council as a key stakeholder and therefore proud to be able to give back to the community in which it operates,” he said.

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He said they are committed to contributing positively to Lobatse, through creating an atmosphere that is conducive for a family fun-oriented festival that celebrates Botswana’s rich beef heritage and industry, promotes local artists and boosts community spirit.

“Giving back to the community of Lobatse is something we intend to. We are committed to ensuring we remain the storytellers of Botswana’s rich heritage. We hope to set the precedent for other major events to follow suit in the spirit of community upliftment,” he said.

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This year they have looked through the Lobatse Town Council’s Social and Community Development Department which deals with issues of children, women, the disabled and the most vulnerable.

“The LIBF also provides an opportunity for some students of Goodhope local district brigade to volunteer from an event management and coordination point of view on the day of the event.  This is a task they are awarded certificates of recognition and appreciation for and they are able to put these accolades into their profiles as they market themselves in their respective job seeking efforts,” he said.

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Communications partner Incepta’s Rebatho Mtonga-Tumagole said this year’s event will exceed expectations.

“Ticket holders will be spoilt for choice with options of bottomless pap (phaleche), sorghum (bogobe) and beans to compliment the sizzling steaks, warm and hearty soul food as well as innovative meat pairings on offer,” she said.  

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She said VIP hospitality marquees will give guests a VIP food experience prepared by celebrated local chefs while guests can also treat themselves to the bevy of beverages on offer from showcasing suppliers on the day.  



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