Source: Baha'i World News Service
On March 14, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Half a century ago, because of apartheid restrictions, the Baha'is of Botswana had to meet under the cover of darkness. But now the community receives effusive public praise. The minister of local government of Botswana, Margaret Nasha, commended the activities of the community when she addressed its golden jubilee held 10 to 12 December 2004. Dr. Nasha said the Baha'i community, with its systematic training courses, was seeking to 'further the development of Botswana along moral and ethical lines.' Listening to her speech were jubilee participants who had come from as far away as Australia, Canada, Chile, India, and the United States."