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EXPOSED

EXPOSED

Mar. 30 | • BDF Soldiers sexcapades revealed • Sex starved wives break the silence • Shocked that husbands buy and sell sex ARMY WIVES: Some of the workshop delegates Sex starved army wives break the silence,learn soldiers buy and sell sex Revelations of...

HOLLYWOOD STYLE WEDDING FOR DUMA BOKO

HOLLYWOOD STYLE WEDDING FOR DUMA BOKO

Mar. 30 | BOKO'S BESTMAN: Rick Yune One of Botswana’s most eligible bachelors, the Botswana National Front President, Duma Boko’s bachelor days are numbered.  Boko who recently rubbished rumours that he was romantically linked to a cabinet minister...

SIX HEADS IN A BUCKET INVESTIGATIONS LANDS VILLAGE CHIEF’S WIFE IN COURT

SIX HEADS IN A BUCKET INVESTIGATIONS LANDS VILLAGE CHIEF’S WIFE IN COURT

Mar. 30 | ‎ CRIME SCENE: A Police officer showing where the bucket was found Mulambakwena village chief Matopi Sam Jorowe’s wife, Gladys Matopi is expected to appear before a customary court for obstructing and insulting police officers on duty. Matopi, 42...

GOVT’S PLAN TO BUY RADIOS FOR THE ELDERLY DIVIDES COUNCILLORS

GOVT’S PLAN TO BUY RADIOS FOR THE ELDERLY DIVIDES COUNCILLORS

Mar. 30 | SUSPICIOUS: Allen Sokwe Plans by the government to provide elderly people with radios have received mixed reactions from the North West District Councillors. A recent memo from the office of the president directed the council to assess all the beneficiaries...

NO PAY NO WORK

NO PAY NO WORK

Mar. 30 | Teachers Temporary teachers in the North West District caused commotion at the Ministry of Education Skills and Development’s Regional office in Maun last Friday while demanding their February salaries. There was no space in the offices as they filled...

WRITING IN THE HILLS OF FYNBOS

WRITING IN THE HILLS OF FYNBOS

Mar. 30 | For the bulk of this month I’ve been away being very writerly. I left Botswana on the 5th, heading for Cape Town and then to Hermanus for this year’s Caine Workshop. SCENIC: Waterfall at Volmoed It was held at the beautiful Volmoed, normally a Christian...

DEBT TRAP

DEBT TRAP

Mar. 30 |   Overspending pushes consumers into poverty   Batswana spend three times more than Americans Debt remains a major social problem among Batswana consumers as they keep falling prey to deceptive marketing strategies by retailers and financial...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Mar. 30 | I spend a fair bit of time watching sports on TV, but I don’t consider any of that time to be wasted. STOKED: Crouch strike was as good as it gets Okay, I can see how sports viewing can be addictive and limiting, especially for die hard supporters who...

ASK GASE 30 MARCH

ASK GASE 30 MARCH

Mar. 30 | I am a 34 year old lady and I am in love with a 24 year old guy. He did not tell me the truth about his age at the beginning. Later when I asked him again how old he really is, he told me he’s younger than I am, saying that the reason he didn’t tell...

CITY FATHER

CITY FATHER

Mar. 30 | For years, Haskins Nkayigwa’s political home was the ruling Botswana Democratic Party but last year he defected to the opposition Botswana Movement for Democracy as he felt democracy had been thrown out of the window. The move also saw him becoming...

THE RIGHTS AND WRONGS OF ORPHANED CHILDREN

THE RIGHTS AND WRONGS OF ORPHANED CHILDREN

Mar. 30 | Orphans This week I conclude the last in my series of articles to inform and warn readers on the thorny issue of inheritance. The story that follows involves orphans who became victims of a cultural practice that was set up with all good intentions,...

MOB CATCHES DODGY CATTLE RUSTLER

MOB CATCHES DODGY CATTLE RUSTLER

Mar. 30 | (1) MAN DOWN: Monametsi struggling to leash Lesedi (2) BLOW JOB: Lesedi receiving a punch (3) GIVING A HAND: Mob holding Lesedi down A dodgy cattle dealer who allegedly swindled Mochudi farmers of over P60 000 worth of cattle got more than what he bargained...

SACU COUNCIL MEETS

SACU COUNCIL MEETS

Mar. 30 | Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) council of ministers are meeting in Pretoria, South Africa today (Friday) to discuss amongst others, the issue of revenue. The SACU Council is comprised of Ministers of Finance, and Ministers of Trade and Industry...

LIVINGSTONE KOLOBENG HOLDS BUSINESS FAIR

LIVINGSTONE KOLOBENG HOLDS BUSINESS FAIR

Mar. 30 | Livingstone Kolobeng' Students Livingstone Kolobeng College held their annual ‘Entrepreneur Day concurrently with ‘Maths and Science fair last weekend. The business students spent the whole day experiencing what real business is like by...

SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE

SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE

Mar. 30 | Women talk children, birthday party expenses and dispossession After a long wait in the scorching sun, with aching feet, a lady driven taxi pulls up and passengers literally throw themselves in the vehicle. Coincidentally only women find space in the...

UNDER THREAT

UNDER THREAT

Mar. 30 | CONCERNED: Molatlhegi Othomile Troubled Maun fishermen appeal for Govt. help Government should serve fish for lunch to Ipelegeng workers instead of the suggested fat cakes because it would make for a healthier diet and a better workforce. The above suggestion...

NEWS BRIEFS 30 MARCH

NEWS BRIEFS 30 MARCH

Mar. 30 | BOTSWANA POST INCREASES TARIFFS BotswanaPost have announced an increase in postal tariffs with effect from April 1. The standard  letter will cost P3.20 from P2.60. According to BotswanaPosts’ communique, reviews are necessary to mitigate the...

TO CUT OR NOT TO CUT

TO CUT OR NOT TO CUT

Mar. 30 | Men and women discuss circumcision pros and cons The Ministry of Health is on a spirited campaign to get as many Batswana men as possible circumcised in an effort to curb the spread of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). But of recent...

CONSUMER’S VOICE MARCH 30

CONSUMER’S VOICE MARCH 30

Mar. 30 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I engaged a debt collection company to collect a debt for me. On Monday 12th March, I phoned them to check the status of my case. They told me that they were ready to serve a summons on Friday 9th March but they didn’t find...

IS POLYGAMYAN OPTION?

IS POLYGAMYAN OPTION?

Mar. 30 | Three weeks back I watched a very interesting reality show called “Sister Wives” in one of the BBC Channels. It was about the life of a man who is married to four wives and has several children.  This big family is constantly living in fear as they...