• FAMILY OF MAN GUNNED DOWN IN DRIVE BY SHOOTING DEMAND ARRESTS8

    THE family of a young man who succumbed to gun injuries sustained in a drive by shooting in Gaborone two weeks ago have demanded arrests. 26- year- old Marco Mpatane died on Sunday after a week in intensive care unit at Princess Marina Hospital following the hit and run incident. At a funeral service that

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  • “I ‘LL DIE AND COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU”21

    EVICTION ORDER LANDS GRANNY 95, IN HOSPITAL PENSIONER MADE HOMELESS IN PROPERTY ROW THREATENS NEW TENANT An ailing 95-year-old granny who became homeless and sick following an eviction court order out of  her family home has threatened to come back and haunt new tenant after death. The distressed old woman, Mosarwe David Chale who was

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  • CONSUMER’S VOICE 20.01.20130

    Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I saw on Facebook that someone was offering Windows and Microsoft Office and lots of other software. When I contacted them for prices they said they could give me the version of Office 2010 with Microsoft Access for P280. Can this be true? Is this legitimate? ANSWER No, it’s certainly NOT

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  • MAKING ENDS MEET2

    BDF NEW HAIRSTYLE REGULATIONS RUIN BARBERS The Botswana Defence Force new hair regulations have hit barber shops businesses in Francistown where it hurts the most, in the pocket. Speaking to Your Money on Wednesday, many barbers said  that  the new dispensation which requires soldiers to keep their heads full of hair instead of their former

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  • DEVELOPING HUMAN RESOURCE0

    The Human Resource Development Advisory Council (HRDAC) is an interim structure to drive the implementation of the National Human Resource Development Strategy (NHRDS). The approval of this strategy has called for the establishment of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) and the rationalisation of the mandates of Botswana Examination Council (BEC)

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  • MINE ACCIDENT FLATTENS MAN TO DEATH2

    A 32-year- old employee of Discovery Metals Mine in Toteng Village  has died in a mine accident. Alloy Lelaka from Seleka village in Tswapong area was crushed to death by a machine which was being towed out of the pit for repairs. He was  trying to loosen some chains in an effort to pull out

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  • FREE AT LAST0

    – Jamali corruption case dismissed in court The sun has finally set on the marathon corruption case involving property magnate Sayed Jamali and Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Housing, Victor Rantshabeng. After all legal jargon was decoded and interpreted, last week, Court of Appeal judge Justice Isaac Lesetedi permanently brought to

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  • A POLITICIAN AND A PASTOR0

    Motlatsi Molapisi opens up to Dubani- Wa Dubani  on why he turned down UDC presidency, why Minister Mokaila should have resigned over his facebook sex scandal and how he mixed preaching with politics over the years. Good afternoon Sir and thank you for taking your time to talk to us. It’s always a pleasure talking

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  • ROBBING THE DEAD0

    Voice Reporter Dubani-wa-Dubani on Monday whilst hitching for a ride at Naledi Motors, Francistown heard a conversation on how people steal from accidents scenes instead of helping the injured. Fat Lady:Sometimes I feel ashamed to be a Motswana. If I did not love this country so much I would switch citizenship. Girl in Cap: How

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  • BIG WEEKEND 25.01.20130

    FLAVOUR DOME ROCKS For quite a while now I thousands of Batswana and have always complained about lack of local content in our radio stations Botswana television. Music programs like Flavour Dome, were dominated by western music and the expense of allegedly “substandard” local videos. However a lot has changed recently ; RB 1 has

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  • HORN FREAKS OUT RESIDENTS0

    Monarch residents in Francistown looked on with shock and disbelief as a horn draped in beads and animal skin was discovered near Phatlhogo Primary School on Wednesday morning. The mysterious horn which was also wrapped with a black cloth and prickled with needles was first seen by pupils who were rushing to school in the

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  • LEGALWISE COMES TO BOTSWANA0

    South Africa based legal expenses insurer, Legal Wise has opened a branch in Gaborone. The insurer specializes in offering its members the power to enforce and defend their rights through professional legal representation. LegalWise Botswana is a wholly owned subsidiary of LegalWise South Africa. Speaking during the launch on Tuesday, Divisonal Head of LegalWise Botswana,

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  • BDP MAN IN DRUNKEN DRIVING CHARGES0

    Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s North West Regional Coordinator, Bushi Rammuso has been sentenced to six months imprisonment or a P3000 fine  for drunken driving. Rammuso also had his driver’s licence revoked for a year despite his attorneys,  Luwanda Antonio and Legal partners’ spirited efforts for  him to retain the document. Details of the case are

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  • PPADB HOLDS WORKSHOP TO SHARPEN SKILLS AND IMPROVE TRANSPARENCY0

    It is important for bidders to know why their tenders fail and therefore in all procurement activities all bidders must be debriefed to enhance the value of transparency. This was said by Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) Executive Director, Idah Marumo at a three -day  capacity building workshop that was held in Francistown

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  • GRAVE YARD DISASTER0

    Woman buried at home as rain floods graveyard A Maitengwe woman was on Sunday buried in her family home  backyard after the torrential rains which fell in most parts of the country flooded the village cemetery. Mourners had to dig another grave at the late Bataya Phuthego’s home after  the grave they had dug at

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  • CHILLIN’ OUT 25.01.20131

    100% NO FLOODS News reaching Yours Truly has it that upon hearing rumours of floods, that were supposed to sweep Gaborone away this past weekend, a certain television station had its reporters and camera crew on standby; supposedly to capture the devastating moment. Well what we experienced is nothing but some showers to  cool us

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  • MISS BOTSWANA MAUN AUDITIONS FLOP0

    The new man at the helm of Miss Botswana Pageant Mosupi Tops Masole is still optimistic that this year’s Miss Botswana auditions will attract record numbers. This is despite the fact that only seven girls turned up for the auditions at Rileys Hotel over the weekend. Tops, as Masole is known in the entertainment industry

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  • REVAMPED SHAA PROJECT LAUNCHED0

    A Tlokweng woman was beaming uncontrollably early this week as she helped break ground at the site of her new home to be built by a revamped SHHA project. Thuto Monageng, 44, will become the first of 142 beneficiaries  to turn the key in April when her house built under Botswana Housing Corporation’s SHHA Turnkey

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  • CONFERENCE WARNING0

    I’m not a big fan of conferences, they’re usually just an opportunity to spend your employer’s money on having a quiet day or two in a hotel conference room and getting a free lunch. They’re also a way people think they can make a lot of money. Sometimes they do this by neglecting certain things.

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  • DOPING IN SPORT0

    DOPING in sport has become a global topic of conversation since the cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted to using prohibited substances in an effort to increase his sporting performance. So why the fuss? Why is everyone so upset? The use of drugs or blood products to enhance performance is cheating, and athletes are regularly tested and

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