Phuthadikobo Museum is a Bakgatla ba Kgafela community owned museum registered as a Trust with the Deeds Office in 1976. The establishment of the Museum was spearheaded by Sandy Grant after consultations with Kgosikgolo Linchwe II, Kgatleng District Council and the community of Bakgatla ba Kgafela. The Museum operates from the Bakgatla National School building built by the community under the leadership Motshwarelela Kgosikgolo (Regent) Kgosi Isang, from 1921 to 1923. Prior to the establishment of Phuthadikobo Museum, the building served as primary and secondary school as well as Council Chambers. The museum is managed through a Board of Trustees representing different interests such as those of Kgosikgolo of Bakgatla ba Kgafela, the Government of Botswana through the Department of National Museum and Monuments and the District Commissioner of Kgatleng as well as Kgatleng District Council and the community of Bakgatla ba Kgafela, all elected for a period of 3 years. It showcases the cultural ways of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in the olden days and in the contemporaries. The Museum is a rich source for research and education on the traditional initiation ceremonies of Bakgatla ba Kgafela.
Phuthadikobo Museum is operated through a Board of Trustees, which serves for a period of three years. The Board of Trustees is comprised of the representative of the National Museum and Monuments; Representative of Kgosikgolo Kgafela II, representative of the District Commissioner, representative of Kgatleng District Council, three people elected by community members and the Director who acts as the Secretary to the Board.
Prof. John Christian Makgala
Dr Keletso Gaone Setlhabi
Representative of Kgosikgolo
Representative of District Commissioner
Mrs Lydia Keatlholetswe
Kgatleng District Council
Hon Daniel Molokwe
The day to day operations of the Museum are overlooked by management led by the Director, who also acts as the Secretary to the Board.