Today, however, he wonders why young people are not keen to learn this dance, a dance that carries such a rich history for the Batswana people. He mentions how the Setapa dance originates from the Bangwaketse tribe but was later adopted by other Batswana tribes.
As he took us on a journey around a small village in the North West called Matlwang, we met Mma Maria Ditlhokwe, an elderly lady who showed us how to make Diphamphathana, sandals usually worn by men. She mentions how, due to the sad reality that people are moving away from tradition and culture, she had to find modern ways of making the sandal from materials such as car tyres. However, she does pride herself in still using the traditional antelope skin. On her feet were the female sandals called Dikhube, ones she made herself using skin you would get from the head of an ox. She also explains how with the sandals she would wear the Diphaenyana, a skirt usually worn to perform the dance. Thabang adds that while some males still wear animal skin with shin guards made from animal skin, others prefer much longer shorts called Motseto.