• A CRY FOR HELP3

    A 66- year -old man from Natale village who lost almost everything when his house was gutted by fire recently is appealing for help in cash and kind. Morgan Masalila lost everything he accumulated in his life when his three bedroom house caught fire which was started by his grandson. The fire started in the

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  • FORMER BDP YOUNG TURK SPILLS THE BEANS ON PARTY ROT0

    Gaphatshwa ward councillor in the Kweneng District, Kabelo Mokgalajwe, recently resigned from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). The vocal councilor says he was pushed out by some people in the BDP leadership whom he also accused of corrupting the police and influencing the law enforcement officers  against him. Although rumours are rife that the

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  • FASHION WARS1

    Grace Mugabe vs Elizabeth Tsvangirai For their first joint public appearance, First Lady Grace Mugabe and Elizabeth Tsvangirai brought contrasting fashion styles to the National Heroes’ Acre at the recent Heroes Day and Defence Forces holidays. The second Monday in the month of August is Heroes’ Day in Zimbabwe, to honour the country’s war dead.

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  • JAPANESE AMBASSADOR TO OFFICIATE AT DOMBOSHABA CULTURAL FESTIVAL0

    Japanese ambassador to Botswana, Hiroyasu Kobayashi will this year be the guest speaker at Domboshaba Ikalanga annual festival of culture and history to be held towards the end of September. Since Japan has strong cultural believes and documented history the festival’s organising committee found it befitting to invite Kobayashi to officiate at the event which

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  • LOCAL GROUPS SEEKS FUNDS TO TRAVEL TO LONDON1

    Ikalanga music sensation Bana Bana Ba  Ntogwa have revealed that they are in desperate need of financial help so that they can be able to be part of the Botswana Independence celebrations in London. Speaking to Voice Entertainment last week the group leader Allah Teedzani Ntogwa said the group wants to take their Ikalanga music

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR0

    IS KILLING ELEPHANTS NOT A BLESSING IN DISGUISE? Dear Editor For the past few weeks including in your last issue of The Voice there have been stories of people losing their lives in the North West district to animals especially members of the big five. If I am not mistaken you recently ran a story

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  • FEEDBACK0

    NURSING WOUNDS The story of a 36 year old mother who gave baby alone as the nurse literally slept on the job has open a can of bitter nurse memories by readers: Connie Patiko: Ijoo, nurse can sleep. I remember when I was admitted in hospital that I was the only person up in the

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  • GAY AS A DAFFODIL2

    A Motswana man speaks candidly about being born a homosexual Following a recent media workshop on how to report positively on gay issues, one gay man, Caine Youngman spoke candidly to Real Lives about being born gay and how he tried in vain to be straight. This is his story as told to FRANCINAH BAAITSE. “I

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  • COLLEGIUM LAUNCHES SPONSORSHIP0

    Collegium Publishers last week launched its two year sponsorship of Botswana Association of Social Studies Central Region Fair in Tonota. The lucrative sponsorship of P80 000 which was a welcomed gesture demonstrated Collegium’s commitment in developing the skills of students in secondary schools. “As stakeholders in the education system we desire to make a positive

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  • FRUSTRATED DAD3

    In this weeks column Ma Mosojane responds to a reader’s question THE QUESTION “I am young man of 30 years old. I have a baby girl of 22 months. I started staying with her when she was 2 months and hired a maid to look after her when I’m at work. Things started to change

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  • BARCLAYS BANK DONATES TO MOTHERS FOR ALL0

    Barclays Bank of Botswana recently donated more than P 280 000.00 to Mothers for All to support an enterprise skills development project for caregivers of orphaned and vulnerable children. Mothers for All was formed to alleviate the profound challenges faced by people caring for Botswana’ orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs). Its main aim is to

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  • ORAPA UNITED LAUNCHED0

    Orapa teams have finally seen though their initiative of merging together all the teams in Boteti to form one solid club that will challenge for honours in top flight football. First division north league Committee Chairperson Eatametse Olopeng called on teams to merge last year. This weekend the team will be launched officially at Orapa’s

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  • NWDC send eight players to COSSASA games0

    North West District Council has sent an eight member team of pupils to represent Botswana at Confederation of Schools Sports Association of Southern Africa (COSSASA) in Namibia. The eight have been selected to represent Botswana after participating in Botswana Primary School Association (BOPSSA) National competitions where their teams scooped second and third positions in different

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  • PRIVATE SECTOR SNUB MOKALAKE0

    Minister Lebonaamang Mokalale has expressed disappointment at the low turnout from members of the private sector at the one day Pitso organized by his ministry to solicit the views on how land in the country can be optimally utilized as a way of driving economic diversification. “I find the low turnout from the private sector

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  • BOTSWANA’S 18 YEAR OLD MILLIONAIRE0

    London 2012 800m silver medalist Nijel Amos has continued to cash in with his new found fame. The Marobela born sprinter has instantly become a wealthy young man as he continued to rake in gifts that includes money and farm animals. Bayport became the latest company to acknowledge Amos achievement with a P14 173 cheque

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  • TAKING PULE TO THE TOP0

    Pule Group popularly known as Pule Funerals is reshaping to be at the top and at the helm is Chief Executive Officer Ned Phatshwane from Marapong village. Having worked for government institutions all his previous career, Phatshwane is setlling well in the private sector. He talks to Archie Mokoka Tell us about yourself I am

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  • THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT0

    *League likely to be delayed further Security Systems Football Club is set to fight tooth and nail to save their Premier League status. The league rookies lost their case against Botswana Football Association on Wednesday and have vowed to appeal Judge Isaac Lesetedi’s ruling. The clubs’ court application to be reinstated to the Premier League

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  • BREAKING NEW GROUND0

    The annual national agriculture fair this week moved to its new and permanent home near the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. The new agriculture fair ground sits on an 81 hectare plot that was allocated by the Ministry of Lands following a decision to relocate from the congested Fairgrounds. Adding to the excitement of the

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  • FOOTBALLER CUM ARTIST0

    For a man who loves challenges and can go all out to do what others might see as a non-achievable, Ben Ngwato has beaten all odds to live his dream for performing arts. From Reetsanang Drama group to a Rehearsal Director of radio drama Makgabaneng, Ngwato is now Producer of Mareledi, a TV serial, which

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  • PIRO’S CORNER 31/08.20120

    SEROWE/FOKOTSA DINO CAMPAIGN  This past weekend I was involved in the Fokotsa Dino Campaign in Serowe. I must say it was such a successful event. It was bound to be with yours truly, Mmoloki ‘Smallboy’ Mothibi and Township Rollers FC gracing the event. People of Serowe were so amazed by the turn out. We arrived

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