Shoshong is made up of Bakaa (30 wards), Baphaleng (32 wards) and Kgamane (7 housesteads).  The Bakaa and Baphaleng both have their own kgosi and kgotla in addition to the village level customary court. In the 1970’s, not long after Independence, a system was agreed whereby the Mophaleng/ Mokaa chiefs alternated at the customary court, each serving an agreed term.
Following Kgosi Tshwene’s son, Mosinyi Tshwene Mosinyi, Lebelwane Mosinyi became kgosi of the Bakaa in 1957 until his death in 2005. In 2012 his son Mosinyi was inaugurated as the current kgosi.
However, in 2012, Kgosi Sediegeng Kgamane, the son of Setohile who was Governor of Shoshong until 1970, announced that the he was returning the overall chieftainship to the Kgamane family and installed Felix Kgamane as regent for his son Setohile.  This has caused much controversy in the village, and has led to appeals to the current President Lt Gen Seretse Khama Ian Khama (the great-grandson of Khama III) to intervene.
Independence day celebrations at the main kgotla (2013) and MP’s Duke Lefhoko and Philip Makgalemele.
Early morning funeral procession of cars accompany the coffin to the burial site (& copy Amelia Plant) and prayers taking place at the house.
Wedding celebrations in Shoshong - Old Shoshong is always a popular spot for wedding photos (© Jacob Knight)
B&W photo of a typical tapstand (not Shoshong) Michael Kahn c1980. Shoshong vacuum sewer during installation (Roediger Vacuum GmbH). Disused tapstand behind Mokaaesi plot, Bokaa ward (2013).
The road from Mahalapye to Shoshong was tarred in 1993.
Mains electricity reached Shoshong around 2000, but as of 2014 a large number of houses are still not connected.
An innovative vacuum sewerage system was installed around 2003, where sewage is pulled by vacuum to the ponds and treatment works to the east of the village. This is one of the first examples of a village level vacuum system anywhere in the world.
Shoshong Supermarket in 2014 (exterior and inside). Former “Bokaa Small Trading” store, and exterior and interior of the Shoshong Library (opened in 2001).
However, let us hope that Shoshong’s long and colourful history is not forgotten.
References email from Susan Keitumetse.
 Seretse Gasebalwe (2013) “Kgamane clears mist on Shoshong chieftaincy.” Mmegi Aug 9 2013