• TOOTHLESS WOMAN GETS HELP4

    Happy that she will finally eat meat A GABORONE based private dentist has offered to donate a set of dentures for a toothless woman who made an appeal for help through The Voice last week. The Dentist, Dr Kethamile Mabaila of Agape Dental Clinic, made the commitment in response to Sephiwe Rembu’s plea for artifi

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  • ASK GASE 29.06.20120

    Our recent casebook was about Ellen, who’s struggling to come to terms with her parents’ divorce and her dad’s new life. The story in short Ellen’s parents are divorced and she’s not taking it very well. It seems she does not approve of her father’s relationship with his new partner and tries to interfere in

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  • BUSH COMES TO BOTSWANA4

    Former US President George W. Bush will visit Botswana next week to launch a programme that will expand an important initiative related to women’s health. “The United States Government and President Bush are pleased to join together to announce a $3 million (about P22m) project in Botswana to scale up an innovative program that will

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  • TALES FROM MATSHELAGABEDI1

    The story of a Matshelagabedi married man suspected to have killed his  mistress for ditching him for a younger man became a topic of discussion at a beauty salon recently.This is how the conversation unfolded. Lady in black: hela mma is it true an old man from your village killed his small house? Blue Jeans:

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  • DRUG DEALER, THIEF OR INNOCENT?1

    Court still to decide after three years A defence lawyer expressed his anger at the State for further delaying a theft case over goods valued at P68 when a key witness failed to appear. The matter has dragged before the Francistown Magistrate’s court since 2009. Voicing his frustration Moabi Madandume told the court: “A postponement

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  • NORTH WEST COUNCILLORS CRITICISE IPELEGENG DIRECTIVE3

    North West District Councillors have strongly criticised the government’s decision to employ destitute people permanently on Ipelegeng, a drought relief programme. A saving gram from Acting Director at the Department of Social Services announcing the decision to make all able bodied  destitute  persons enrolled under the Ipelegeng Programme permanent was met with stiff resistance by

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  • THE JOEL IN THE CROWN 29.06.20120

    GOOD HEADER I scored a great header against ECCO in the Coke Cup. I saw it coming nobody was going to touch if I couldn’t have connected it. I was ready to pounce more so that the defender was short. It was a very nice goal because it brought us back. I also missed a

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  • MY SHORT STORY DAY WORKSHOP AT PARWE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL0

    The 20th of June was Short Story Day Africa. As part of the celebrations the organisers are holding two writing competitions, one for under 12’s and one for 12-18 year olds. I was lucky to have the opportunity to work with students at Parwe Junior Secondary School in Mahalapye on their stories for the competition

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  • HELP ON THE WAY0

    Lentswe la Batlhokapono will soon be able to buy the musical instruments they desperately need in order to do what they love; play music. Zen Promotions in their spirited efforts dubbed the Ten Good Deeds have revealed to the Voice that help for the former Donald Botshelo band mates is on the way. The Voice

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  • BMD SG OPENS UP ON FINANCIAL WOES AND WOMEN IN POLITICS0

    The Botswana Movement for Democracy’s (BMD) Secretary General, Binkie Kerileng says despite BMD’s financial woes the party is well on track to winning the next general elections in 2014. In a recent interview, Kerileng talked about being a woman in politics as well as what the BMD is doing to prepare for 2014. Q. You

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  • AT HOME WITH MPHO KUAHO2

    “You won’t miss the house because of its bright yellow paint,” says Mpho Kuaho as she gives me directions to her house in Block 7 where we were to meet for our Sunday afternoon appointment. Hmmm, what a loud colour for a house I say to myself, anyway designers are ‘crazy’ people so what can

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  • GIVING A ROYAL WEDDING0

    Watson Ben has finally realised a dream he envisioned 14 years ago as a young man growing up in Sefhophe village near Selebi-Phikwe. He used to dream owning a chariot that could be hired for weddings and funerals. In his dream, Ben says he would visualize the business but he never  had any clue on

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  • TALKING DIAMONDS0

    Beneficiation and economic diversification were the buzz words at the diamond conference that was held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) last Thursday. Buoyed by the prospects of turning Gaborone into a diamond capital following an impending relocation of the Diamond Trading Centre from London, Co-ordinator of the Diamond Hub Jacob Thamage exhumed confidence

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  • MORE ‘GOLD’ FOR OLYMPICS TEAM0

    Retail giants Choppies Super Store has joined the bandwagon to support team Botswana bound for the London 2012 summer Olympics. The company joined the likes of G4S and British Council when they announced financial incentives for medal winners at the games. Marketing Manager Otsile Marole unveiled the incentives on Tuesday at Maharaj.Addressing the media Marole

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  • NEWS BRIEFS0

    HARVEST DAY FOR CHOBE The Chobe District through the Pandamatenga Commercial Farmers Association (PCFA) will be hosting a two-day Harvest Day from today and tomorrow (29th – 30th) at Ian Cumming’s farm in Pandamatenga. The event is expected to take the form of an agriculture show and organisers are anticipating a large crowd with some

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  • SPARKLE OF HOPE0

    As Botswana continues to closely monitor threats of a possible double dip recession posed by problems in the Eurozone, a new diamond sales agreement between the government and De Beers has ushered in renewed economic confidence. Last week a Diamond Pitso held under the theme, ’Botswana: An Emerging Diamond centre: Opportunities and Diversification’, provided a

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  • NIGERIANS FURNISH SCHOOL0

    The Nigerian business community in Mogoditshane area donated 100 chairs and a photocopying machine to Moamogwe Primary School on Tuesday afternoon. The primary school is located in Mogoditshane Township in the Kweneng District.Receiving the present, Mogoditshane/Thamaga Chairperson, Driver Motlokwa noted that the present came at a time when the schools in the District were plagued

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  • ECCO’S LAST STAND0

      Battle with Chiefs continues Ecco City Greens will be hoping to make it third time lucky when they meet Mochudi Centre Chiefs again in the Mascom Top 8 Cup in Molepolole on Saturday. Last week Chiefs knocked them out of the Coca-Cola cup in a 3-2 thriller despite taking the lead. The game followed

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  • KEAROMA GETS HER TURN1

    Local jazz artist Kearoma Rantao has just released her second album and debut jazz album called ‘When the music plays’. The album was recorded at High Note studios and was produced by the acclaimed Tshepo Lesole or T Les as he is popularly known. Rantao is a member of the ever growing Women of Jazz

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  • BIGWEEKEND 29.06.20120

     THUMBS UP TO CHARITY The first thing that gets one’s attention with this album is the attention seeking CD sleeve. Yes; a sleeve is supposed to get a potential customer’s attention and Charity Boitshoko has done exceptionally well thanks to Xtreme Bumper Stickers who designed the sleeve. The album O etla where she features Disciples

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