• KNYSA- THE SCENIC PLACE WHERE GOD WOULD CHOOSE TO LIVE0

    Hidden within the beauty of the Garden Route, in South Africa’s Western Cape and regarded as a place where God would choose to live by Nelson Mandela in his book, Conversations with myself” is a little paradise known as Knysna. Though small, covering about 58.35 square kilometers and located between George and Plettenberg Bay, Knysna

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  • QUEST TO VISIT HIS GRANNY LANDS MAN IN JAIL3

    A Zimbabwean national, who broke into a tuck-shop and stole goods worth more than P1 000 in a bid to raise bus fare to visit his ailing granny, landed in hot soup when he was on Monday slapped with a two-year jail term. Remorseful Nqobile Sibanda , 28 was convicted on his own plea of

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  • IS IT FANI OR SEBEGO?0

    Battle lines are once more drawn in the football community. For the second time after the fierce battle between Phillip Makgalemele and David Fani another big football battle will divide the country this coming Sunday. Both men running for the top post sounded confident ahead of the Botswana Football Association Annual General Meeting this Sunday. David

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  • LIVING IN PAIN12

    Woman with a balloon stomach tells her ordeal A bulging stomach has left a 30- year -old woman from Boseja in Maun bedridden and hopeless as no help seems to be in sight. Setho Diwanga’s problem started last year in January after she gave birth to her fifth child who later passed away in December. The

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  • PROMOTING PEACE THROUGH SPORTS0

    Botswana Defence Force 2 Infantry Brigade hosted Zimbabwe National Army in sports bilateral games over the weekend. BDF won in only two sports codes volleyball and netball while ZNA won endurance, football to become the overall winners. The theme of the event was ‘Embracing bilateral military co-operation to strengthen sub regional defence and security. Speaking

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  • MAN ABUSED BY GIRLFRIEND COMMITS SUICIDE6

    Police in Maun are investigating the death of a 26- year- old man from Shashe ward whose lifeless body was found hanging from his roof rafters last week. Nyamadhoa Kavuro did not leave a suicide note but speculations have been rife among his grieving friends and work colleagues that he could have ended his life

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  • FNBB SUPPORTS AGRICULTURE0

    First National Bank of Botswana (FNBB) is committed to helping farmers in Botswana thrive by offering innovative solutions designed to help them manage the production, marketing and incidental risks associated with a farming business. The Bank says it recognizes the importance of agriculture in economic diversification and its contribution to poverty eradication and food security.

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  • THE CASH DUO0

    This could perhaps be the hottest team to ever grace our local screens, both in looks and television appeal. The duo of Pako “Pacman” Matlhare and the stunning Thamani Thote will grace local screens every Tuesday evening to present the popular ‘Voice Lucky Newspaper” beat where thousands of pulas are won every week. Voice reporter

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  • PUBLISHING AT THE AMAZON- THE JOURNEY SO FAR0

    As you know from previous columns, I’ve published three books in my Kate Gomolemo Mysteries series at Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) at Amazon. This is free to do except for whatever costs you might incur for editing your manuscript and hiring a book cover designer. I decided to price my books at the lowest possible

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  • JWANENG MINE STILL CLOSED0

    Mining activities at the Jwaneng Mine have been stopped until investigations into last month’s fatal accident are complete. The mines General Manager Balisi Bonyongo told a media briefing  last Friday that until the cause of the June 29 tragedy that claimed the life of  Motshwari Raseiteo was established, operations would continue to be suspended. So

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  • SNAKE HANDLING TRAINING ABANDONED0

    The Ministry of Youth and Culture has ordered soldiers to abandon the snake handling training, which was due for the young people who are gathered in Kang village under the Youth Empowerment scheme (YES). The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Peter Mongwaketse revealed in an interview Wednesday evening. “It is true, they were to

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  • NWDC BANKRUPT0

    North West District Council is having serious cash flow problems and this has forced the Chairman Lathang Molonda to plead with councillors to come up with ways that can help them in generating more revenue.
Molonda told a special full council meeting last week that some of the projects that were supposed to have kicked off

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  • OBESITY IN CHILDREN0

    WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW Parents born in village setup will agree with me that eating healthy is by “default”. By this I mean that there are no fast foods outlets at their door step.  So whether you like it or not you will have to prepare a meal for the family from what is available

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  • STANBIC SUPPORTS Y-CARE0

    Stanbic Bank Botswana Staff and Management took time during the Presidents Holiday to raise funds for Charity through the Y-Care Makgadikgadi Pans Walk. The Stanbic Bank 14 member team participated in the 110km charity walk over three days, raising a total of P97, 500 through the initiative. The team left on Friday 13th July and

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  • SEX PEST ON TRIAL6

    Pakistani man accused of abusing  9 -year-old girls A Pakistani man accused of sexually abusing two primary schoolgirls by inserting his penis between their thighs has pleaded not guilty to the charge. 42-year- old Sumer Chad, denied in court on Wednesday that he had inserted his penis between the two nine-year- old girls’ thighs and

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  • GUNNERS’ CRUCIAL INDABA0

    Most residents of Lobatse and surrounding areas agree that there are only three institutions in Lobatse that make up that town. The three are the old High Court, Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital and of course Extension Gunners Football Club. The Lobatse side is however one of the underachievers of local football despite their large following. After winning

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  • BNSC DISPPOINTED WITH GOVT0

    The unavailability of the National stadium and the closure of the Lobatse stadium is of great concern to the Botswana National Sports Council. Giving a Chairman’s report Solly Reikeletse expressed his disappointment with the way the issue of the National stadium is being handled. “This issue is really worrying for me because it is a commercial

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  • ORANGE-UPENN PARTNERSHIP COMES OF AGE0

    Orange Botswana this week celebrated more than four years of its involvement in the provision of m-health services at Consumer Fair 2012.  Since February 2009 Orange has embarked on a project with Botswana-UPenn Partnership to provide a mobile health and telemedicine solution for Botswana. The decision to enter into this partnership came after it had

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  • RUNNING SCARED23

    Man who questioned Khama fears for his safety… A man who publicly questioned President Ian Khama ‘s decision to pardon soldiers that were convicted for murder has expressed serious fears for his life. 37-year- old Samora Motlhagodi of Pilane village in the Kgatleng district has been so afraid for his safety that he has since approached two SADC

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  • CHILLIN OUT 27.07.20120

    KHAMA’S SWAGGER President Ian Khama is not well known for accessorizing. The only thing that H.E is known to carry is his afro hair pick. Well the number one citizen has added a bracelet to his collection. It is a fine looking piece of art and it looks local too. I’m not really into this

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