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TOOTHLESS WOMAN GETS HELP

TOOTHLESS WOMAN GETS HELP

Jun. 29 | 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...

ASK GASE 29.06.2012

ASK GASE 29.06.2012

Jun. 29 | 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...

BUSH COMES TO BOTSWANA

BUSH COMES TO BOTSWANA

Jun. 29 | Former US President George W. Bush 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...

TALES FROM MATSHELAGABEDI

TALES FROM MATSHELAGABEDI

Jun. 29 | 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...

DRUG DEALER, THIEF OR INNOCENT?

DRUG DEALER, THIEF OR INNOCENT?

Jun. 29 | 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...

NORTH WEST COUNCILLORS CRITICISE IPELEGENG DIRECTIVE

NORTH WEST COUNCILLORS CRITICISE IPELEGENG DIRECTIVE

Jun. 29 | NOT AMUSED: Ledimo 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...

THE JOEL IN THE CROWN  29.06.2012

THE JOEL IN THE CROWN 29.06.2012

Jun. 29 | GOOD HEADER I scored a great header against ECCO in the Coke Cup. Ecco 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...

MY SHORT STORY DAY WORKSHOP AT PARWE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

MY SHORT STORY DAY WORKSHOP AT PARWE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

Jun. 29 | The 20th of June was Short Story Day Africa. LEARNERS: Parwe JSS students 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...

HELP ON THE WAY

HELP ON THE WAY

Jun. 29 | Lentswe la Batlhokapono will soon be able to buy the musical instruments they desperately need in order to do what they love; play music. TALENTED: Lentswe la Batlhoka Pono Zen Promotions in their spirited efforts dubbed the Ten Good Deeds have revealed...

BMD SG OPENS UP ON FINANCIAL WOES AND WOMEN IN POLITICS

BMD SG OPENS UP ON FINANCIAL WOES AND WOMEN IN POLITICS

Jun. 29 | FIRM: Binkie 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...

AT HOME WITH MPHO KUAHO

AT HOME WITH MPHO KUAHO

Jun. 29 | “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. STYLISH: Mpho in her lounge Hmmm, what a loud colour for...

GIVING A ROYAL WEDDING

GIVING A ROYAL WEDDING

Jun. 29 | Watson Ben has finally realised a dream he envisioned 14 years ago as a young man growing up in Sefhophe village near Selebi-Phikwe. ROYALTY: The chariot He used to dream owning a chariot that could be hired for weddings and funerals. In his dream, Ben...

TALKING DIAMONDS

TALKING DIAMONDS

Jun. 29 | Beneficiation and economic diversification were the buzz words at the diamond conference that was held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) last Thursday. Kgosietsile Buoyed by the prospects of turning Gaborone into a diamond capital...

MORE ‘GOLD’ FOR OLYMPICS TEAM

MORE ‘GOLD’ FOR OLYMPICS TEAM

Jun. 29 | Retail giants Choppies Super Store has joined the bandwagon to support team Botswana bound for the London 2012 summer Olympics. SUPPORTIVE: Otsile Marole The company joined the likes of G4S and British Council when they announced financial incentives...

NEWS BRIEFS

NEWS BRIEFS

Jun. 29 | 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...

SPARKLE OF HOPE

SPARKLE OF HOPE

Jun. 29 | 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. LAB TEST: Diamond sorting Last...

NIGERIANS FURNISH SCHOOL

NIGERIANS FURNISH SCHOOL

Jun. 29 | The Nigerian business community in Mogoditshane area donated 100 chairs and a photocopying machine to Moamogwe Primary School on Tuesday afternoon. The gift The primary school is located in Mogoditshane Township in the Kweneng District.Receiving the present,...

ECCO’S LAST STAND

ECCO’S LAST STAND

Jun. 29 |   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 CHANCE: Molapi Last week Chiefs knocked them out of the...

KEAROMA GETS HER TURN

KEAROMA GETS HER TURN

Jun. 29 | Local jazz artist Kearoma Rantao has just released her second album and debut jazz album called ‘When the music plays’. Kearoma The album was recorded at High Note studios and was produced by the acclaimed Tshepo Lesole or T Les as he is popularly...

BIGWEEKEND 29.06.2012

BIGWEEKEND 29.06.2012

Jun. 29 |  THUMBS UP TO CHARITY The first thing that gets one’s attention with this album is the attention seeking CD sleeve. Charity Yes; a sleeve is supposed to get a potential customer’s attention and Charity Boitshoko has done exceptionally well thanks...