• THE JOEL IN THE CROW0

    HUMBLE PIE Those spectators especially from my former team, Township Rollers who said I will never lift a trophy ate humble pie. I however have forgiven them for saying all the unprintables. The bottom line is I will always be a footballer and win things. Sorry guys I am a winner where ever I go.

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  • NEWS BRIEFS0

    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 was co-hosted by the government of Botswana and Conservation International (CI) provided a forum for African leaders to design

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  • LIBERIA COURTS BMC0

    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. Accompanied by the Assistant Minister of Agriculture Oreeditse Molebatsi, Dr. Florence Chenoweth , the Liberian Minister of Agriculture visited the Botswana Meat

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  • BAC EXPANDS FOOTPRINT0

    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 Management. At the orientation, the Executive Director of BAC, Michael Lesolle, emphasised that the college offered

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  • TURNING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES0

    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. As she was equipped with knowledge that she got from her mother while she was growing up it was not a difficult for her to start the

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  • MASCOM EMPOWERS YOUTH0

    Mascom wireless have ensured that youth in the rural areas are not left out in the information technology. The mobile network company has spent P7 million to encourage youth to get involved in small medium enterprise that deal with communication through Kitsong Centers.This was said by the company’s communications and public relations officer Barbara Tshipana

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  • BIFM ON DELIVERY DRIVE0

    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.   In an address to stakeholders at a recent function Kgatlwane attributed the continued success of Bifm in 2011 to the pioneering efforts

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  • CONSUMER’S VOICE 25TH MAY 20120

    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 amount goes up! What is happening

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  • METROLOGY DAY TARGETS ROAD SAFETY0

    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 was chosen as the day to observe the science of measurements following the signing of

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  • SILLY MONEY AND THE BIG-D0

    Let’s talk money. 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 at the top of the beautiful game. I’m sure many of you watched the

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  • BEHEADED14

    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 has shocked the entire village. The 26-year-old mother of two, Lerato Botsang from Lekgwapheng ward was beheaded, cut into pieces and

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  • ANGRY FIRE VICTIM SLAMS F/TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT14

    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 caught fire on a Saturday morning but was told by the person who answered the

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  • LONDON 2012 FEVER CATCHES PALAPYE0

    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 2012. The cycling events were organised in partnership with the Paralympics Association of Botswana (PASSOBO) and

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  • ASK GASE 25 MAY 20120

    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 a shoulder to cry on. My boyfriend and I are both 23; we

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  • NKABITI IS AIMING WBU BELT0

    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 host of the fight is Botswana professional boxer Kgotla Baeti. Speaking to Voice Sport this week, Nkabiti said he

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  • THE DISPUTED BOREHOLE2

    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 talked in terms of ‘our child’, ‘our cattle

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  • CAT FIGHT LANDS WOMAN IN HOSPITAL5

    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, one of the women has claimed that she beat up her opponent and landed her in

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  • POETAVANGO FESTIVAL ON FOR THIS WEEKEND0

    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 poet and UB academic Barolong Seboni will run a workshop on “Writing Poetry for Publication and Challenges Faced by Poetry Writers

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  • KGAFELA PUT UNDER SCRUTINY5

    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 Chida who was also taking some time out for a

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  • BOTSWANA TOURISM SHOWCASES AT INDABA1

    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 ended Annual Tourism Indaba in Durban, South Africa. Speaking from the SADC Hall at the ICC, Durban where Botswana shared the platform with countries

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