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CONSUMER’S VOICE 21.12.2012

CONSUMER’S VOICE 21.12.2012

Jan. 28 | 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...

TOP KARATE COACH ACCUSED OF SEX ASSAULT

TOP KARATE COACH ACCUSED OF SEX ASSAULT

Jan. 27 | ACCUSED: Andrew Dobolo 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...

$100,000 IN THREE WEEKS SELF PUBLISHING

$100,000 IN THREE WEEKS SELF PUBLISHING

Jan. 27 | 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...

BH Botswana rally behind Zebras

BH Botswana rally behind Zebras

Jan. 27 | DRUMMING UP SUPPORT: BH motorcade 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...

CASHING IN ON THE ZEBRAS

CASHING IN ON THE ZEBRAS

Jan. 27 | 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. BUSINESS MINDED: Diane Piggybacking off the excitement and the buzz surrounding the Zebras...

WRITING DOWN THE VISION

WRITING DOWN THE VISION

Jan. 27 |   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...

FIRST PRIVATE CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPENS

FIRST PRIVATE CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPENS

Jan. 27 | NEW: Some of the school buildings (Inset) Bishop Nubuasah 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...

HIGH COST OF HEALTH

HIGH COST OF HEALTH

Jan. 27 |   Doctors engage BOMaid over tariffs NOT AMUSED: Some of the medical practitioners 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...

TIME FOR ANSWERS

TIME FOR ANSWERS

Jan. 27 | 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...

FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR FRANCISTOWN

FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR FRANCISTOWN

Jan. 27 | MUSIC MAKERS: Show organisers Cyril ( left) and Raffaele 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...

MILLIONAIRE IN THE MAKING

MILLIONAIRE IN THE MAKING

Jan. 27 | SOLDIERING ON: Lesang Magang 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,...

MOGODITSHANE MP UNDER FIRE

MOGODITSHANE MP UNDER FIRE

Jan. 27 | WORRIED: Banks Ndebele 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...

TALKING MEDICAL CARE

TALKING MEDICAL CARE

Jan. 27 | 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...

CONSUMER’S VOICE

CONSUMER’S VOICE

Jan. 27 | 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...

TSIMAKO APPLAUDS  FIGHT AGAINST CRIME CO-OPERATIONS

TSIMAKO APPLAUDS FIGHT AGAINST CRIME CO-OPERATIONS

Jan. 27 | HAPPY: Tsimako 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...

GRAVE MISTAKE

GRAVE MISTAKE

Jan. 27 | ANGRY: Koketso Baoki 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...

CHILLIN OUT 27/01/12

CHILLIN OUT 27/01/12

Jan. 27 | 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...

LANGUAGE REFORM

LANGUAGE REFORM

Jan. 27 | MOUTHPIECE: Phatshwane Kangangwane 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...

INCONVENIENT BY CHOICE

INCONVENIENT BY CHOICE

Jan. 27 | 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? TOUGH: Sometimes hard is better The reason I’m asking these seemingly silly...

PROTESTS SHUT DOWN UB TEMPORARILY

PROTESTS SHUT DOWN UB TEMPORARILY

Jan. 27 | DEFIANT: SRC President (white shirt), Khumoekae leading the students on strike 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...