• BRING BACK THE MAN WHO DID THIS TO ME16

    *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 herself broke, heartbroken and desperate for justice 10 years later. Neo Pearl Motlhoki who had decided not to prosecute Ontiretse Johannes

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  • MOITOI DECLARES HER INTEREST FOR BDP CHAIRMANSHIP1

    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 who recently compared her tenacity to a pit bull is ahead on campaigns, using social media like Facebook to announce her intentions.

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  • NO BAIL FOR PHASE FOUR MURDER SUSPECT4

    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 has failed to furnish the defence with committal documents except for the charge sheet. The former Botho College student, Masilo,

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  • EMPLOYEE WHO RAPED BOSS’ DAUGHTER, 10, GIVEN 12 YEARS8

    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 magistrate found no extenuating circumstances for the sexual abuse of the young girl who had been trusted to his care. The

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  • CHILDCARE FOR ORPHANS DISCUSSED0

    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 annually since 2006 to enable Non- Governmental organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) to interact

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  • TOP 8 DOUBLE HEADER0

    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 Rollers in a replay of last year’s final. Mapalastina claimed the P1 million prize in the Tse Ditona

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  • ME AND MY BUSINESS0

    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 entrepreneur has taken advantage of the usually unsatisfactory service as well as strict legal

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  • FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC0

    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 for free. However for one local producer, Solomon Boitshoko, music is more than just

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  • BMC HALTS NGAMI EXPORTS0

    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 (BMC) Chief Executive Officer, Dr Akolang Tombale this week told a media briefing in Lobatse that the commission had resorted

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  • Consumer’s Voice – 22.02.20130

    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 international trip for himself and his children with what he thought was a reputable travel

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  • BIG WEEKEND 22.02.130

    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 was lacking was the will. However that

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  • WHO’S NEXT?4

    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 mistresses for marriage wrecking, and with a third in her sights, Maitumelo Timela is on a

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  • SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT0

    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 is the first of a network of “village entrepreneurs” in Botswana being supported by the Trust to introduce “green” and alternative energy products to the rural disadvantaged

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  • CHILLIN’ OUT 22.02.133

    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 to join opposition BOTSWANA National Congress. Apparently the young award winning presenter intends to stand for political office in Mogoditshane

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  • LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX TO BREAK HIV/AIDS STIGMA1

    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 discussed the topic. PASSENGER AT THE BACK: Life in Africa in

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  • PHOLA LE NNA SUNDAYS RETURNS0

    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 scheduled for Sunday 27 January at United Café Ex 10, I finally managed to get in touch with the organizers. And their response

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  • UDC TO BE LAUNCHED IN MAUN0

    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 spokesperson Moeti Mohwasa said  the presidents of the three parties that make up the umbrella will

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  • AFRICAN PUBLISHING NEWS0

    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 fi ction), Alibi (mystery and suspense), Hydra (sci-fi , fantasy[ and horror) and Flirt (young adult).

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  • FMRE INVESTS IN LOCAL INSURANCE0

    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 Indemnity, Directors and Officers Liability and Medical Malpractice. The training is held in conjunction with Tanzania National Reinsurance Company (TanRe). TanRe brings

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  • AFI’S MERCEDES BENZ FOR JO’BURG0

    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. This will reinforce Johannesburg as a world-class African city that serves as the global market’s gateway into the

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