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BRING BACK THE MAN WHO DID THIS TO ME

BRING BACK THE MAN WHO DID THIS TO ME

Feb. 22 | HAIR RAISING: Motlhoki’s burnt scalp *Maimed woman pleads with police to find ex- lover in SA *Demands P1m compensation from the elusive abuser A devastated Ramotswa woman who survived third degree burns inflicted by a jealous lover has found...

MOITOI DECLARES HER INTEREST FOR BDP CHAIRMANSHIP

MOITOI DECLARES HER INTEREST FOR BDP CHAIRMANSHIP

Feb. 22 | IN CONTENTION: Moitoi Serowe South Member of Parliament and Minister of Education and Skills Development Pelonomi Venson Moitoi today declared her interest to take over the Chairmanship of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party 2013/15. The Minister...

NO BAIL FOR PHASE FOUR MURDER SUSPECT

NO BAIL FOR PHASE FOUR MURDER SUSPECT

Feb. 22 | HIDING FACE: Masilo under escort No bail was granted for the phase four murder accused Thabo Masilo on Wednesday when he appeared in court. His lawyer Samantha Mbikiwa stated  that the defence could not file their bail  application because prosecution...

EMPLOYEE WHO RAPED BOSS’ DAUGHTER, 10, GIVEN 12 YEARS

EMPLOYEE WHO RAPED BOSS’ DAUGHTER, 10, GIVEN 12 YEARS

Feb. 22 | CONVICTED: Buka outside court after hissentence last week A man who claimed that he was in a romantic relationship with his employer’s 10-year-old daughter has been jailed for 12 years for rape. Chakalisa Buka was convicted of the crime after the Francistown...

CHILDCARE FOR ORPHANS DISCUSSED

CHILDCARE FOR ORPHANS DISCUSSED

Feb. 22 | COORDINATOR: Mokgachane The Department of Social Services held its third forum for stakeholder organizations providing care and support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) at the Gaborone Sun this week. The National Childcare Forum has been held...

TOP 8 DOUBLE HEADER

TOP 8 DOUBLE HEADER

Feb. 22 | DEFENDING CHAMPIONS:Rollers The Macom Top 8 tournament gets underway this weekend with a double header at Molepolole Sports Complex. Ecco City Greens will travel to Molepolole Sports complex to battle it out with reigning Mascom Top 8 Champions Township...

ME AND MY BUSINESS

ME AND MY BUSINESS

Feb. 22 | ENTREPRENEURE: Moagi BARTENDER ON THE MOVE For those who frequent some of the most colourful cocktail parties and dinners around Gaborone, Odumetse Gordon Moagi, may be a familiar face or his products a familiar taste. At the tender age of 26, the youthful...

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC

Feb. 22 | Solomon Boitshoko The music industry is among the most stressful in the country especially if one is dependent on it to put food on the table. Hundreds of recording artists have surrendered in defeat and watch helplessly as their products are being consumed...

BMC HALTS NGAMI EXPORTS

BMC HALTS NGAMI EXPORTS

Feb. 22 | Zim and Angola markets stalled indefinitely  Beef exports from the Maun abattoir have been suspended after the newly established Angolan and Zimbabwean markets were temporarily frozen due to transportation and protocol logistics. Botswana Meat Commission...

Consumer’s Voice – 22.02.2013

Consumer’s Voice – 22.02.2013

Feb. 22 | This week’s a little different. Both these stories are failures. Readers asked us to intervene, we did our best but unfortunately in both cases we haven’t yet got things fixed. The Non-travel travel agent A reader booked an extensive long-distance...

BIG WEEKEND 22.02.13

BIG WEEKEND 22.02.13

Feb. 22 | COME LEARN JAZZ This is probably the best news I have heard this year as far as development of arts is concerned. I have always wondered why the University of Botswana did not have a fully fledged band. They have the talent and the resources and all that...

WHO’S NEXT?

WHO’S NEXT?

Feb. 22 | DETERMINED: Maitumelo Fed up with the heartbreak of being married to a serial cheater, Maitumelo Timela has twice taken the marriage wreckers to court and is determined to make future mistresses pay THE PRICE Having successfully sued two of her husband’s...

SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT

SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT

Feb. 22 | TRUST MEMBERS: Otewng Mokowe,Patrick balopi, Meshack Sechele and Robert Hanna SWAP moves to empower communities Abigail Macala (38) is working with the SWAP Trust (Sanitation Water and People) in Botswana which is a Barefoot Solar Power Distributor. She...

CHILLIN’ OUT 22.02.13

CHILLIN’ OUT 22.02.13

Feb. 22 | Chillyboy TOO BROKE CHILLY?  MacDonald Tumiso Rakgare, popularly known as Chillyboy was pictured counting loose change recently. The talkative Duma FM sports anchor famous for shooting from the hip recently dumped the ruling Botswana Democratic Party...

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX TO BREAK HIV/AIDS STIGMA

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX TO BREAK HIV/AIDS STIGMA

Feb. 22 | Voice correspondent recently got a lift from Dukwi Refugee Camp to Francistown. In the car he heard a  conversation about the stigma associated with buying condoms in a retail shop. There was not a dull moment on the 100km journey as the three passengers...

PHOLA LE NNA SUNDAYS RETURNS

PHOLA LE NNA SUNDAYS RETURNS

Feb. 22 | BEATIFUL SCENES: Pholas revelers The popular Sunday outings dubbed Kasilamlaobitsa Phola le nna Sundays are expected back this March. After receiving multiple inquiries about the sudden cancellation of the Kasilamlaobitsa Phola le nna Sundays that was...

UDC TO BE LAUNCHED IN MAUN

UDC TO BE LAUNCHED IN MAUN

Feb. 22 | DUMA BOKO Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) will be launched in Maun  tomorrow (Saturday.) The launch will be the third to take place after Gaborone and Francistown where the newly formed party was launched last year. Speaking in an interview UDC...

AFRICAN PUBLISHING NEWS

AFRICAN PUBLISHING NEWS

Feb. 22 | New Random House Imprints Traditional publishers are finally paying attention to the power of ebooks. Random House has launched four new imprints exclusively for manuscripts that will be published only as ebooks. The four are Loveswept (romance and women’s...

FMRE INVESTS IN LOCAL INSURANCE

FMRE INVESTS IN LOCAL INSURANCE

Feb. 22 | PRINCIPAL OFFICER: Rimai FMRE Property and Casualty (FMRE) this week kick-starts a two-day market training session for various players within the local insurance and reinsurance industry. The training will focus on the following specialist lines Professional...

AFI’S MERCEDES BENZ FOR JO’BURG

AFI’S MERCEDES BENZ FOR JO’BURG

Feb. 22 | From 7-9 March, African Fashion International (AFI), in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, will host the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ) at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown Cultural Precinct with two other shows on off-site venues to be confirmed....