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THE JOEL IN THE CROW

THE JOEL IN THE CROW

May. 28 | HUMBLE PIE Those spectators especially from my former team, Township Rollers who said I will never lift a trophy ate humble pie. Chiefs I however have forgiven them for saying all the unprintables. The bottom line is I will always be a footballer...

NEWS BRIEFS

NEWS BRIEFS

May. 28 | SUMMIT TARGETS AFRICA The first ever Summit for Sustainability in Africa ends today at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) with its outcomes expected to be reflected in an envisaged Gaborone Declaration. The two-day summit that...

LIBERIA COURTS BMC

LIBERIA COURTS BMC

May. 28 | Liberia’s shattered economic landscape may well be on a recovery path, if what the West African country’s Minister of Agriculture said during her visit to Lobatse this week is anything to go by. FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Molebatsi with Dr Chenoweth Accompanied...

BAC EXPANDS FOOTPRINT

BAC EXPANDS FOOTPRINT

May. 28 | In a continuing effort to enrich the minds of those seeking to further their education, BAC early this week held an induction event for first year undergraduate programme students pursuing BA (Hon) Accounting & Finance, Business Enterprise and Tourism...

TURNING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

TURNING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

May. 28 | After being turned down by many companies because she did not have any qualifications, Gabosale Morokotso, 42 decided to open her own craft, weaving, painting, and curio business. ENTERPRISING: Morokotso with her children As she was equipped with knowledge...

MASCOM EMPOWERS YOUTH

MASCOM EMPOWERS YOUTH

May. 28 | Mascom wireless have ensured that youth in the rural areas are not left out in the information technology. KIND GESTURE: Mascom staff handing over the donated computers. The mobile network company has spent P7 million to encourage youth to get involved...

BIFM ON DELIVERY DRIVE

BIFM ON DELIVERY DRIVE

May. 28 | Botswana Insurance Fund Management (Bifm) CEO Tiny Kgatlwane has outlined a strategy that will bring more added value innovatively for the year 2012 following a successful performance during an economically turbulent 2011.   STRATEGIC: Kgatlwane In an...

CONSUMER’S VOICE 25TH MAY 2012

CONSUMER’S VOICE 25TH MAY 2012

May. 28 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I would like to ask why micro lenders give a lesser figure than the settlement amount when one asks for the balance of their loan. My balance is P20,000 but when I called to say I want pay up the whole balance, they said the...

METROLOGY DAY TARGETS ROAD SAFETY

METROLOGY DAY TARGETS ROAD SAFETY

May. 28 | World Metrology Day was celebrated last Sunday as more than 80 countries that are signatories to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) took time to observe the day. May 20...

SILLY MONEY AND THE BIG-D

SILLY MONEY AND THE BIG-D

May. 28 | Let’s talk money. DE-FENCE: Di Matteo de-livered No, I don’t want to look at the stock market or any other investment options; today I want to talk about silly money, as in professional football, and see if we can learn something from what is happening...

BEHEADED

BEHEADED

May. 25 | DECEASED: The couple in happy times Cops discover woman’s severed head in gruesome murder mystery A Molepolole family has been left deeply distressed following the discovery this week of the severed head of a young female relative whose gruesome murder...

ANGRY FIRE VICTIM SLAMS F/TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT

ANGRY FIRE VICTIM SLAMS F/TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT

May. 25 | FIRE A devastated Francistown man who helplessly watched as his parents farmhouse burnt to the ground has expressed anger at how the fire department failed to help him. Benjamin Louis Smit(29) said he called the Francistown fire department when the house...

LONDON 2012 FEVER CATCHES PALAPYE

LONDON 2012 FEVER CATCHES PALAPYE

May. 25 | HELPING HAND: Anderson With just over two months to go before the opening day of the Paralympic Games, the British High Commission in Botswana hosted a weekend of cycling activities in Palapye to mark this significant milestone in the countdown to London...

ASK GASE 25 MAY 2012

ASK GASE 25 MAY 2012

May. 25 | Last week we published two responses to questions we put to readers regarding Morongwa and Oduetse’s long distance relationship, which seems to have fallen apart after she found a picture of a nude girl on his cell phone. Morongwa’s letter: I need...

NKABITI IS AIMING WBU BELT

NKABITI IS AIMING WBU BELT

May. 25 | READY FOR WAR: Nkabiti The 2006 Botswana National Sports Council’s Sports Man and Sports Person of the year award winner Herbet Nkabiti will compete in the World Boxing Union (WBU) international title fight which will be staged in Gaborone in July....

THE DISPUTED BOREHOLE

THE DISPUTED BOREHOLE

May. 25 | An issue of community of property If a word could sum up the difference in outlook from the old to the new generation, it would I feel be the change of the pronoun ‘our’ into the singular ‘my.’ We are emerging from a social order where people...

CAT FIGHT LANDS WOMAN IN HOSPITAL

CAT FIGHT LANDS WOMAN IN HOSPITAL

May. 25 | EYE WITNESS: Moses A fierce cat fight has landed a woman from Ntondala settlement in the north east district in hospital and left her sparring partner seriously injured. Although it was not clear what caused the horrible fight between the two neighbours,...

POETAVANGO FESTIVAL ON FOR THIS WEEKEND

POETAVANGO FESTIVAL ON FOR THIS WEEKEND

May. 25 | Finally the Poetavango International Poetry Festival is on! Everything starts today (Friday) which is set aside for workshops for the participants. Workshops include one on “Money Literacy and Entrepreneurship” presented by Barclay’s Bank. Acclaimed...

KGAFELA PUT UNDER SCRUTINY

KGAFELA PUT UNDER SCRUTINY

May. 25 | With recent media reports that Bakgatla Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela is broke, the story became a topic of discussion at Duck Pond bar in Maun where a group of men who were braaing meat took turns to express their views about the matter. Voice Reporter, Daniel...

BOTSWANA TOURISM SHOWCASES AT INDABA

BOTSWANA TOURISM SHOWCASES AT INDABA

May. 25 | MARKETING THE COUNTRY: BTO staff at their stall In its quest to explore different avenues of marketing Botswana Tourism product to the world, The Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) facilitated for 44 local tourism companies to exhibit at the recently...