Eric Ganamotse:
"Podipomba - The travels of a Nigerian artist who became a victim of his art."

Osego Ookame:
"Sunny Boy is a traditional doctor who spend most of his time in the jungle preparing medicines. He is a mad looking man who is scary."

Gaone Moloko:
"Makgolela is a traditional healer living in Southern Botswana. He is disabled and needs to walk with a stick."

Andrew Mbulaasa:
"Nswazwi was a great king of the Bakalanga tribe in the Northern parts of Botswana"

Mpokisang Mojalemotho:
"James is my best friend in Botswana. He is a tall and friendly guy and a very good 100m runner. This doll represents how I value my friendship with him."

" Mr Ball - Soccer's Spirit"
Mogape
(means: adopt)
Eric Ganamotse:
"Podipomba - The travels of a Nigerian artist who became a victim of his art."

Osego Ookame:
"Sunny Boy is a traditional doctor who spend most of his time in the jungle preparing medicines. He is a mad looking man who is scary."

Gaone Moloko:
"Makgolela is a traditional healer living in Southern Botswana. He is disabled and needs to walk with a stick."

Andrew Mbulaasa:
"Nswazwi was a great king of the Bakalanga tribe in the Northern parts of Botswana"

Mpokisang Mojalemotho:
"James is my best friend in Botswana. He is a tall and friendly guy and a very good 100m runner. This doll represents how I value my friendship with him."

" Mr Ball - Soccer's Spirit"
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names
for their stories,
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Podipomba
He died poor but rich in other words, because he was an artist. Who couldn't be recognised at that time or in his lifetime, his works would be placed in museum but never gain anything.

Due to the fact that Podipomba was said to be an artist who believed strongly in Christianity I organised him a cross, and a coat to symbolise that he was a Christian.
I also organised an apron and some paints to show his passion on art.  The feathers included symbolises the brushes used to paint.
Sunny Boy
... is still remain the way he is but last week he had been seen designing some clothes with some hides in the bush. We still waiting to see him in his clothing as a traditional healer.

... is know waiting for his customers. Fully prepared with his bones as we can see him sitting on a lether skin mat.  He was motivated last week by his forefather as the best traditional heala after he managed to cue one disease of his customers.
Makgolela
Andrew - It has been a great challenge to me when Makgalela came across my life. His disabilities and the power he posses in the community is unbelieveable. He has made I to learn to appreciate disabled people in our society. I decided to make a funky trouser and shirt for him, so he could look more comfortable.
James
James is a best friend since I found him naked I just  decide to buy him a coat so that he can protect himself  from colds. He still locking for some clothes which can  suith him as a sports man: some more changes still have  to come to James.

When I first met him he was wearing a coat.  I decided to send him to the Olympics since he is a good athelete / sportsman.
I then replaced his coat with a sports attire.  He was on his way to glory, to win a gold medal for his friend and country.
I hope James will be successful in this event where different cultures come together.
Mr Football
Mpokisang Mojalemotho - Mr Ball is considerate to be a football ancestor so what happened is, I took him and cover his body with a cloth so as to make people aware that he once survived. I didn't want to change shape of his body so that the roundness of the ball can be felt and can also be seen from a distance. I also added eyes, nose, mouth and ears even though he is an ancestor. This would encourage combing generation to take this game serious.
Nswazwi
King Nswazwi was a grate warrior who used to protect his people against enemies even though the cercomstances forced him to stay under the command of another king, Nswazwi, that happened after he was defeated by Tshckadi thats when he decided to live under the protect of King Mzilikazi. King Nswazwi is now symbolized with a shield and a spear, in memory of his power.

At this time I designed an attire which is symbolic for the troubled king.  The yellow colour on the coat symbolize power, but the red stains in his attire symbolize the bloodshed of his people in the war between him an Tsekedi. I wrote this short poem for him:

I Nswazi the great,
King of the Bakalanga-Baka-Newazwi
I will not stand and watch my flock being terrorised
I will not fight a bloodshed war but peaceful war
I will fled with my people to another place,
When a hen hides with it's chicks doen'st mean it is a coward, it only protecting its chicks.
I am protecting my people too
And I will rise against my enemies.