• CONSUMER’S VOICE 21.12.20120

    Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 Hope you will be able to help me with this one. In May 2012 we engaged a supplier based at the LEA factory shells in Gaborone to fix our sofas. We made a down payment of P3,600 upfront (cost being P5,600) and selected the material we preferred and expected the sofas to be

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  • TOP KARATE COACH ACCUSED OF SEX ASSAULT32

    Police are investigating allegations against well-known karate instructor Andrew Dobolo, accused of sexually assaulting two young girls in his charge during last month’s Botswana Games. Dobolo, a Presidential award winner and viewed as one of the country’s shining sports personalities, was the manager of the Gaborone karate team during the competition when the alleged incidents

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  • $100,000 IN THREE WEEKS SELF PUBLISHING0

    Last week self published author Joe Konrath posted his royalty statement from Amazon Kindle on his website. The statement was for three weeks and for the sixteen ebooks he self published using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) at Amazon. His royalties were $100,000 (USD). This has caused much discussion around the internet. Konrath is a huge

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  • BH Botswana rally behind Zebras1

    BH Botswana employees showed their support for the Zebras on Tuesday by drumming up support through a motorcade around Broadhurst Industrial. The spectacle which started two hours before kickoff was held in Gaborone as well as in Francistown.    The company’s Marketing Coordinator Chanana Sesame Morapedi told Voice Sport that more than 35 of their vehicles

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  • CASHING IN ON THE ZEBRAS0

    As the Zebras chase their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON ) dream in Gabon, merchandise and souvenirs bearing the national team colours continue to fly off the shelves. Piggybacking off the excitement and the buzz surrounding the Zebras at AFCON, Mooketsi Bushi Diane, a hawker whose stall is situated at the Main Mall says that

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  • WRITING DOWN THE VISION0

      Mothers’ 2012′ resolutions for the children Recently as I accidentally  flattened a toy on my driveway, it occurred to me that  If I received one pula every time I asked my boys to pick up their toys , I’d probably be  half-way to a down-payment on that Range Rover Evoke that I so wish

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  • FIRST PRIVATE CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPENS0

    Botswana’s first private Catholic secondary school opens its doors next week with an enrolment of 60 students. The Catholic boarding school which is located on a sprawling eight acre plot in Gerald Estate in Francistown is the answer to a long time plea of many catholic parents who have been yearning for a wholly catholic

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  • HIGH COST OF HEALTH0

      Doctors engage BOMaid over tariffs Botswana Medical Aid Society (BOMaid) subscribers may soon be forced to pay extra cash upfront when seeking treatment as the society engages in a tussle with medical doctors over health service tariffs. This week disgruntled medical doctors thronged the BOMaid head office in Gaborone to submit a petition suggesting

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  • TIME FOR ANSWERS0

    If 2011 taught us one thing it was that the way to effect dramatic change is not through corporate movements or through the ever slowing bureaucratic system. It was by direct action by the masses. Here in Botswana the bureaucracy is failing we the residence of this country when it comes to controlling crime. They

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  • FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR FRANCISTOWN0

    Ghetto set to rock this Saturday Local musicians under the Eqo Africa banner will this Saturday get together to put on a fantastic free music festival in Francistown. Eqo Africa is a cultural organization born in 2010 in Francistown from the friendship of local artist Cyril Ndolo and the Italian volunteers Daniela and Raffaele .

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  • MILLIONAIRE IN THE MAKING1

    The Magang family is a household name in Botswana mainly because of the affluent suburb of Phakalane, which they own. Started from scratch on virgin land, the suburb has blossomed to house the country’s biggest golf course, a hotel and commercial and personal properties. But it has not been all rosy for its founder, David

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  • MOGODITSHANE MP UNDER FIRE0

    Opposition councillors accuse Masimolole of poor representation Member of Parliament (MP)for Mogoditshane,Patrick Masimolole has come under fire for allegedly sidelining opposition party wards through biased representation in favour of wards held by his ruling party. At the recently ended Mogoditshane /Thamaga sub district  full council meeting, at  least three  dis disgruntled opposition councillors accused MasimololeMasimolole

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  • TALKING MEDICAL CARE0

    About 130 medical doctors are at loggerheads with Botswana Medical Aid Society (BOMaid) over balance billing, their preferred model of payment for health services. The doctors who include mostly specialists, almost all dentists and optometrists have stood up against  BOMaid in what they view as ‘acts of intimidation and bullying’ by the medical aid providers

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  • CONSUMER’S VOICE0

    Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I opened a store account in 2005. I was retrenched in April 2010 and went into arrears. I tried to pay but a month later a friend told me that you I should have registered for their account protection plan. I checked my statements and realized that all these years I

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  • TSIMAKO APPLAUDS FIGHT AGAINST CRIME CO-OPERATIONS0

    The police commissioner Thebeyame Tsimako has described crime levels in Botswana as “generally manageable.” Speaking at a two day crime prevention meeting in Francistown last week, Tsimako attributed the manageable levels of crime to the impressive and commendable cooperation that exists between the police and the civic society to fight crime. Tsimako however noted that

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  • GRAVE MISTAKE1

    Land board in dangerous plots allocation blunder Mogoditshane sub-land board plots allocation blunder has left 29 unsuspecting Gabane residents sitting on a possible disaster waiting to happen. The 29 residents who were mistakenly allocated plots on a 200 cubic  pressurised water pipe are facing eviction to avoid a calamity that could endanger people’s lives if

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  • CHILLIN OUT 27/01/120

    BTV’S KICK ON THE TEETH After sending out an SOS to the nation; worried that they will not be able to broadcast the 2012 AFCON finals, Botswana Television kicked those who responded in the teeth. Companies like Orange Botswana, BEDIA, DEBSWANA and Botswana Life forked out money to help with the asking price from Sport

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  • LANGUAGE REFORM2

    F/TOWN COUNCILLORS SUPPORT RECOGNITION OF IKALANGA All Francistown councillors have agreed to support the Domboshaba Cultural Trust (DCT) in its endeavor to have Ikalanga used as one of the main languages in schools. At the moment only Setswana and English are used as the main languages. The DCT delegation had asked councillors to assist them

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  • INCONVENIENT BY CHOICE0

    • MYOB
    • January 27, 2012

    Do you remember what you had for lunch yesterday? Do you remember if you even had lunch? How about supper? Do you know your wife or husband or best friend’s phone number? The reason I’m asking these seemingly silly questions is that I’ve just come across a fascinating – and possibly quite relevant for residents

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  • PROTESTS SHUT DOWN UB TEMPORARILY3

    Four students arrested and charged Five SRC members suspended VC says suspension of classes is for peace sake The University Of Botswana (UB) temporarily suspended classes on Wednesday after students clashed with police in a violent protest that culminated in the arrest of four students on Tuesday. Although the police spokesperson, Christopher Mbulawa would  not

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