The last two years can be defined as a kaleidoscope of happy and best memories of my life, new friendship and relationships. I have found my new friends in terms of the people we have interviewed, people we have worked with, people we have interacted with on social media or our Facebook page, people who have worked day and night to make Botlokwa Online a success.
Over the last two years, Botlokwa Online has gone through massive challenges, we are lucky to have a team that were, and will always be our intellectual assets that have always stood by our side. Once again, I should say we are lucky to have such a fantastic team of dedicated and loyal employees.
Let us be the first to admit that there are also mistakes that we made along the way with our reporting of news, the best news is that we have learned from them and were we did such we came back and apologised to you our readers.
Botlokwa Online is a community paper, and it is because of you that we exist, that's why we work tirelessly to keep you our readers happy with what we report even though it is not always the good news. Our aim is to always keep you updated, we need an informed community.
We have new exciting things coming up this coming year, first you can notice that our logo has changed and we gave you the opportunity to vote for your favourite logo as this is your paper. We have also changed our website to make it more user friendly and suitable for any device as most users access the internet on their mobile devices.
Other sections of the website have been removed and we have also added/improved some such as "Di boya kae" section. We will also be adding Fashion/Technology section in the coming year to keep you updated on the latest trends on fashion and technology, we are not the fashion police but we will be watching you so don't be surprised if you find yourself on this section.
Pictures or "Ditshwantsho" section that's your area, if you have some nice pictures that you want to share with our readers you can send them to us, it can either be your wedding pictures, birthday party pictures or any event. If you want to advertise with us we also have a space for you.
We know that most of our people are struggling to find employment, our youth after finishing their school education are struggling to find employment or even internships. This is not just Botlokwa but a problem for the whole country, and therefore we will be putting such opportunities on the website, if you know of such things please do let us know so that we can spread the word to our readers.
Lastly there will be more competitions that we will be running for our readers and we will also be getting involved or organising more community projects to help Batlokwa "ba geso". Please continue to follow us as we embark on this new exciting journey Batlokwa, only us can make our community a safe and exciting place.