Patayamatebele

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Patayamatebele
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Patayamatebele
Coordinates: 21°28′55″S27°46′37″E / 21.481874°S 27.776901°E / -21.481874; 27.776901 Coordinates: 21°28′55″S27°46′37″E / 21.481874°S 27.776901°E / -21.481874; 27.776901
CountryBotswana
District North East District
WardDitladi ward
Time zone UTC+2 (Central Africa Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (not observed)

Patayamatebele is a village in the North East District of Botswana near to the Dikgatlhong Dam.

North-East District (Botswana) District in Botswana

The North-East District is one of the administrative districts of Botswana. Its capital is Francistown. In 2013, North-East had a population of 167,500 people. The North-East District is predominantly occupied by Kalanga speaking people.

Botswana republic in southern Africa

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has been a representative republic, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections and the best perceived corruption ranking in Africa since at least 1998. It is currently Africa's oldest continuous democracy.

Dikgatlhong Dam

The Dikgatlhong Dam is a dam near the village of Robelela on the Shashe River in Botswana, completed in December 2011. When full it will hold 400,000,000 cubic metres (1.4×1010 cu ft). The next largest dam in Botswana, the Gaborone Dam, has capacity of 141,000,000 cubic metres (5.0×109 cu ft).

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Location

Patayamatebele is a small village of about 500 people, 81 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Francistown. The people belong to various groups such as the Bangwato, Basarwa, Bakhurutshe, Bakalaka and Babirwa. Patayamatebele lies between the Shashe and Tati rivers. The village was officially gazetted in 2007. It can be reached by road from Tonota via Ditladi. [1] It has been proposed that Patayamatebele, and the villages of Shashe Bridge and Ditladi, which today are in the Tati West constituency, should be transferred to the Tati East constituency. The reason for transferring Patayamatebele is its proximity to Matopi. [2] The village is serviced by Tonota Agricultural District. [3]

Francistown Place in North-East District, Botswana

Francistown is the second largest city in Botswana, with a population of about 100,079 and 150,800 inhabitants for its agglomeration at the 2011 census. and often described as the "Capital of the North." It is located in eastern Botswana, about 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-northeast from the capital, Gaborone. Francistown is located at the confluence of the Tati and Inchwe rivers, and near the Shashe River and 90 kilometres from the international border with Zimbabwe. Francistown was the centre of southern Africa's first gold rush and is still surrounded by old and abandoned mines. The City of Francistown is an administrative district, separated from North-East District. It is administered by Francistown City Council.

Shashe River river

The Shashe River is a major left-bank tributary of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe. It rises northwest of Francistown, Botswana and flows into the Limpopo River where Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet. The confluence is at the site of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area.

Tati River river in northeast Botswana

The Tati River is a river in northeast Botswana, a tributary of the Shashe River, which in turn is a tributary of the Limpopo River. The river flows through Francistown, where it is joined by the Ntshe River from the left.

Economy

The main economic activities in Patayamatebele are farming and gathering wild berries. The cattle in the area were destroyed due to foot-and-mouth disease in the 2002/2003 period. [1] In September 2012, Peter Siele, the Minister of Local Government, said Patayamatebele and nearby Matopi would be recommended for the Remote Area Service Allowance due to their distance from banks and shops and lack of public transport. Roads to the village are in poor condition. The village has a primary school. Medical services are provided by a mobile clinic. [4] The village does not have telephone service. [5]

Foot-and-mouth disease infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals and caused by apthovirus

Foot-and-mouth disease or hoof-and-mouth disease is an infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovids. The virus causes a high fever for between two and six days, followed by blisters inside the mouth and on the feet that may rupture and cause lameness.

Matopi Village in North East District, Botswana

Matopi is a village in the North East District of Botswana near to the Dikgatlhong Dam.

Before construction of the Dikgatlhong Dam began, in 2008 the government arranged for counselling services on AIDS to residents of the Mmadinare, Robelela, Matopi, Matsiloje, Chokwe and Patayamatebele villages. Preparations were made for additional demands for health and policing services. [6]

Mmadinare Village in Central District, Botswana

Mmadinare is a village that is located in the Central District of Botswana, 15 kilometers from Selibe Phikwe. The village is slowly growing into a town, with a population estimate of about 13 000 people of different tribes including Bangwato, Batalaote, Babirwa, and others. Mmadinare is located in the center of hills; like other villages in Southern Africa it was started during wars and hills were used as a form of protection from enemies, as they were able to see them from a distance.

Robelela Place in Central District, Botswana

Robelela is a village in Central District of Botswana. It is located south-east of Francistown, close to the border with Zimbabwe. The population was 471 in 2001 census.

Matsiloje Village in North East District, Botswana

Matsiloje is a village in the North East District of Botswana on the west bank of the Ramokgwebana River, which forms the border with Zimbabwe.

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