Motswana artist brings Nandos interior design to life

  • African Mall Nandos reopened and colorful
  • Artwork part of The Nandos Art Initiative which boasts over 11 000 pieces, some of which are showcased in over 1000 restaurants in over 24 countries.


Kenny Ketshotseng, a young painter from Molepolole demonstrated his brush skills in up cycling previously used chairs, with vivid colors at the reopening of Nandos restaurant in African Mall last week.
The opportunity for Ketshotseng to showcase his artistic skills arose when the Nandos, African Mall restaurant was due for a facelift.
“As a way to celebrate Botswana’s 50th Independence Anniversary, Nandos Botswana saw it fit that this restaurant be the one that engages a young Motswana artist to bring the interior design to life. The chair installation is now sitting pretty at the all new African Mall restaurant,” reads their press statement.
Nandos Botswana showed its commitment to the Art Initiative, a global project launched in 2001. The Nandos Art Initiative boasts a collection of over 11 000 pieces, some of which are showcased in over 1000 restaurants in over 24 countries.
The re-opening event, themed “Follow the Flame” introduced  stakeholders including suppliers, customers, members of the media, local artists and Nandos employees to its new location next to Timber Trading in African Mall. Nandos Botswana Chairman Abdulla Khan who spoke at the re reopening said, “Nandos is one of the many businesses that represent business and economic success that can only be achieved in a stable democracy like Botswana. We believe in a united and proud nation and we have over the years contributed immensely to the development of Batswana. Out of the 82 restaurant management positions in Nandos Botswana, 80 are filled by Batswana,” he said.
African Mall, the first Nandos restaurant in Botswana opened its doors to customers in September 1993. This restaurant, commonly referred to as “The Mother Store” by Nandos employees paved the way for 13 more restaurants in the group; making a total of 9 in Gaborone, 2 in Francistown and 1 each in Jwaneng, Maun and Mahalapye.