• VERY UPSET1

     Alternative governance a dream  How can ‘opposition’ hang their linen in public  BDP laughing all the way to an election Victory My hopes for an alternative government are dashed. We thought in our lifetime we would see an alternative government. In vain. It is time for the parties  not in governance to change their name

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  • WANTED21

    RUSSIAN BLONDE BEAUTY NAMES NCHINDO AS BABY’s DAD, LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR HIM Controversial in life and controversial in death. That describes the late Louis Goodwill Nchindo, the former Managing Director of Debswana Diamond Mining company. This week Nchindo made headlines again, but this time around in the far away Eastern Europe Republic of Belarus where

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  • AN OLYMPIC MIRACLE0

    Nigel Amos’ athletics history if there is any at all is something of fairy tale. The 18 year old boy from Marobela has only been running for the past four years but has already achieved what other seasoned athletes can only dream of. Amos is the youngest member of the London 2012 Olympic bound team,

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  • CONSUMER’S VOICE – 27TH APRIL 20120

    Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I bought what seemed a quality Soviet t-shirt from people who sell stuff on the streets. Unfortunately it just lasted for two months and its value and colour were gone. It costed me P250 and I didn’t return it because there was no guarantee. Unfortunately I suspect there’s not a lot

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  • TRIBAL WAR BREWING IN SHOSHONG7

    *Royals accuse Kgamane of imposing son,threaten to cause mayhem A heated discussion about Kgosi Sediegeng Kgamane’s controversial decision to install his son as chief has ended with threats of separation of Bangwato and the other peoples of Shoshong. A disgruntled royal from Phaleng ward, Modiko Mosinyi who expressed anger that Kgamane, a prominent Mongwato royal

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  • COUNCIL DEPUTY CHAIR IN TUCKSHOP ROW3

    Kweneng District Council Deputy Chairperson, Tshepiso Lesope’s bitter fight with a local farmer for a tuck shop has culminated into an P18 500 lawsuit launched by the coucillor against the farmer. Lesope, a Botswana Democratic Party councillor for Moshaweng village told The Voice in an interview that the farmer he is suing, 49- year- old

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  • PHIKWE BORN DONATES TO CHARITIES1

    Phikwe Born, an organization formed by Selibe Phikwe unemployed youth recently donated clothes to orphans and vulnerable children. The beneficiaries of the donations were orphans from Phikwe, Mother for All and Humana people to people organizations. They were given clothes and playing toys. According to the founder of the organization Letitia Woodman they formed the

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  • MMOPANE SCHOOL HIT BY SHORTAGE OF FURNITURE2

    Tau-Manthe primary school pupils in Mmopane village sit on  the floor for lessons because of shortage of furniture plaguing the school, the district council has heard. Speaking at the Mogoditshane /Thamaga sub council meeting on Tuesday ,the deputy school head who was summoned to the council to explain why both lower and upper classes sit

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  • MONEY IN THE TENT1

    Me & my business Despite the low keynote at this year’s Youth Expo in Francistown a few first time business people felt the urge to show case their enterprises and what they have to offer. One such enterprise was Gabain Tents owned and managed by a young reporter turned business woman  who has temporarily swoped

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  • THE CHALLENGES OF SINGLE MOTHERHOOD1

    Voice reporter, FRANCINAH BAAITSE recently visited one of the hair salons in Gaborone. As her stylist worked on her hair, another hairdresser wearing a Polka dot top struggled to find BTV channel in vein. Three other hairdressers waited in anticipation because they wanted to watch the “Itshereletse programme” repeat. A woman wearing skin-tight jeans walked

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  • CHILLIN’ OUT 27 APRIL 20122

    MANTO 7 NOW A DJ After reports that the kwasa-kwasa star intends to run for political office in the 2014 General elections, Chris Manto 7 has now added deejaying as one of his many talents. The Zwakapresa hitmaker was snapped in Maun last weekend where he mesmerized revelers with his mixes. With kwasa kwasa sales

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  • UP IN ARMS2

     Tour operators demand collection of firewood in parks Threatens to retrench if proposed fees go in place The Director of Department of Wildlife and National Parks issued a directive in mid 2010 about cessation of firewood collection in all National Parks and Game Reserves. The move has now rubbed mobile Safari operators the wrong way

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  • PHIKWE MARATHON ON 0

    The Annual Mascom Phikwe marathon will be held on the 5th of May 2012.  The dates have been pushed to an earlier date due to the 2012 London Olympics.  Mascom Phikwe is International Athletics Association Federation (IAAF) recognized race. According to the chairperson of the Local Organising Committee Oganeditse Gaokgethelwe, Mascom is “sponsoring the marathon

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  • OPPORTUNITY FOR WRITERS0

    A Workshop The Farafina Trust in Nigeria will be holding a creative writing workshop in Lagos from the 14th to the 24th of August. The workshop is run by award winning author Chimamanda Adichie author of Half of a Yellow Sun. Other teachers include Caine Prize winner Binyavanga Wainaina, who is likely best known for

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  • MOVING WITH THE TIMES2

    Public transport cards set to be introduced A local company, Signarite Investment has introduced a public transport card which will be used by commuters instead of the current scenario of paying cash per trip. Introducing the card to the press on Wednesday company’s Chief Executive Director and founder, Pule Raiyane Jr. Mogotsi said it would

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  • 13 YEARS IN JAIL FOR 13 FATAL KICKS5

    A Francistown man who kicked another man to death has been sentenced to 13 years in jail Matsoma Bishop Gabamorare, 49, was convicted of manslaughter and sent to the slammer for viciously kicking another man 13 times in the chest until he died in a fight over sugar. Bishop Gabamorare and co- accused Gorileng Koba

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  • WRONG GENEROSITY14

    SCHOOL HEAD GIVES TEACHERS MEAT MEANT FOR STUDENTS The Headmaster of Sedie Junior Secondary School (SJSS) in Maun, Mophotholodi Raditsi was last week forced to apologise after diverting part of the meat that was donated to students by Botswana Meat Commission (BMC). Raditsi wrote a letter to BMC recently requesting to be assisted with 100

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  • SELLING FEAR0

    A newsboy was walking down the street selling papers and yelling, “Hot off the press. Fifty people swindled! Fifty people swindled!” A concerned, community minded citizen stopped and bought a newspaper and then flicked through the pages. Finding nothing scandalous – evidently the paper was not The Voice – the man said, “There’s nothing in

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  • TATI NICKEL MINES DONATES TO BOTSWANA POLICE1

    Tati Nickel Mining Company (TNMC) this week donated a cabin to the Botswana Police Service to use as a satellite police station in Molapo Estates. The company hopes that the initiative will lead to a decline in crime which doubled in the past year in the affluent residential area and surrounding areas. “This worrisome phenomenon

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  • TB JOSHUA GETS THEM TALKING4

    Controversial TB Joshua may be thousands of kilometres away in Nigeria but if our Feedback messages are anything to go by then he is a household name in Botswana viewed with both admiration and disdain. Thapelo: I want to let people know that TB Joshua is not trying to be Jesus but healing people of

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