• FALLEN STAR29

    MUSIC’ TV SHOW PRESENTER NAMED AND SHAMED IN AAT EXAM SCANDAL Well known for announcing that aspiring music contestants don’t stand a chance of proceeding to the next stage, Btv’s My Star presenter Sethunya Sebadireng got a taste of her own medicine when the Botho College management suspended her for exam misconduct last week. Sebadireng an

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  • UNDER SIEGE4

    FORMER ROADS DIRECTOR The couple were detained last Thursday and released the following morning. Frightened Rasesa and Seleme residents were shocked and dismayed by the dramatic raid on the Kote family. They spoke to the The Voice in anonymity out of fear, claiming that the dramatic arrest of the couple was something the quiet villages

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  • EAGLES CRASH LAND1

    DIVISION ONE NORTH SIDE DEDUCTED 18 POINTS  Division 1 side, Eagles FC are bracing themselves for a bitter war with the division’s Executive Committee over claims of unprofessionalism in the way the league is being run. The club is appealing the decision to have 18 points deducted from them, leaving the team rooted in the

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  • BOSETU HOLDS ANTUSA GAMES0

    Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU), will host Association of Non Aligned Teachers Union of Southern Africa (ANTUSA) games at Mogoditshane Senior Secondary School over the Easter’s long week end. The sports games will be held under the theme “Well Remunerated Teachers in Safe Schools: A must for Quality Education in SADC Region” are part of the

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  • GLOBAL EARTH HOUR CELEBRATED0

    From Sydney to San Francisco, Brussels to Boston, citizens of the world have been hard at work implementing plans for this year’s Earth Hour, one of the world’s largest mass participation event. In a more local setting, parents and students of Northside Primary School this weekend commemorated the annual global event. The school celebrated Earth

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  • CHILLIN’ OUT 29.03.130

    WHERE IS MR TAGG Rumour mill has it that Afro pop star Mr Tagg is back in town after relocating to South Africa under a cloud of smoke. The talented artist of “Selemela” fame apparently found the going tough in Mzansi and decided to retrace his steps back to the city that made him. When

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  • ALCOHOL AND SAFE SEX0

    As we continue to recognize March as the “Month of Youth Against AIDS”, this week BOSASNet shares a few facts and tips about Alcohol and Safe Sex.   How and why alcohol affects sexual behavior? • Excessive use of Alcohol interferes with decision-making and lowers inhibitions about engaging in risky sexual behaviours, therefore making it

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  • ASK GASE 29.03.135

    MY DAD’S IDENTITY WASKEPT SECRET inset quote: I want to hate my mum for not telling me DEAR GASE, I’m a 40-year-old woman who’s had to live with the pain of not knowing her dad for 4 decades. I grew up telling myself I did not care who my father was because he did not

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  • GRANDAD RAPIST CONVICTED10

    A 67-year-old man who claimed his relationship with an eight-year-old girl was a mutual love affair, has been found guilty of rape. Kemoiponetse Olebile from Marapong was convicted on the overwhelming evidence of the state, and although he did not dispute having sex with the girl he insisted that she consented to the act. He

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  • POVERTY ERADICATION CIRCUS13

    Disgruntled local food vendors clash with event organisers The much-publicised Poverty Eradication event in Chanoga village got off on the wrong foot this week when about 20 angry small business operators clashed with the event organisers over the location of their stalls.   The vendors who hoped to cash in on the gathering that included

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  • THE PROS AND CONS OF GAY RIGHTS6

    Last week we featured a Real Life story of a homosexual young man, Obuseng Booster who told a heart-breaking tale of how he was beaten and bruised for his sexual orientation. Following the publication The Voice took to the streets of Francistown to find out whether as a country we are homophobic or not, and

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  • Engen Botswana boosts subsitence farming0

     Engen Botswana, a major fuels and lubricants supplier in Botswana, with 24% market share, has put its weight behind a government drive to boost subsistence farming with a unique competition in which four individuals can each win a tractor and plough. Called the Engen Farmer’s Dream Win-a-Tractor promotion, the competition was launched last week in

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  • LIMKO CONTINUES TO SHINE AT TEC FAIR0

    After many years of taking part in the Tertiary Education Council Fair, Limkokwing University of Creativity and Technology doesn’t seem to be shaken as they repeatedly keep on walking away with most awards. The trend continued last the weekend when they again scooped awards for Best Branded Stall Winning it for the 4th year in

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  • FACEBOOK FACE-OFF4

    NAGAFELA’S DAUGHTER TAKES ON PELOETLETSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA BOTSWANA Democratic party(BDP)national publicity committee member, MacDonald Peloetletse became the target of angry facebookers on Tuesday evening for allegedly spreading false propaganda about Letlhakeng West BNF candidate’s daughter on a private radio station. Peloetletse came under heavy fire for announcing on air that the BDP had welcomed

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  • THE RETURN OF THE DIVINE DIVA

    THE RETURN OF THE DIVINE DIVA1

    Popularly known as the Divine Diva, the undisputed queen of radio airwaves, One Rabantheng went off the limelight for some time. Recently she made a comeback by joining the Gabz Fm crew as the host of the mid morning show simply dubbed “Cruise control with One.” Not the one to shy away from controversy and

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  • NEW BUSINESSES GET LAB TEST0

    GBL to accelerate local entrepreneurship   Global Business Labs (GBL), a Swedish international business incubation model is expected to give start up companies a leap into international markets following its launch in Botswana recently   The GBL model that has a successful ten-year track record at the popular Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, is

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  • SCBB IN WATER AWARENESS0

    Standard Chartered Bank of Botswana (SCBB) last Friday joined the world in commemorating World Water Day. This event is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing global attention on issues associated with the usage and management of water. The national commemoration led by the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources was

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  • ABORTION CAN BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH0

    In the hot blazing afternoon heat silence in a taxi is broken by the ringing of a cell phone. Lady Taxi Driver: Hello! Hallo! Is everything and everyone at home fine? (pause) When was she admitted in the hospital? What are the doctors saying? (pause)  So there is nothing they can do? Nothing at all

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  • METROPOLITAN INVESTS IN UB STUDENTS0

    As part of their commitment to giving back and bettering local communities, Metropolitan Botswana has donated P25 000 to the University of Botswana Living and Learning Community (LLC). At an event held at the University’s Amphitheatre on Friday 22nd of March, a cheque was handed over to the organisation. The University of Botswana Living and

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  • WRONGLY LASHED ZIM MAN TO SUE6

    A Zimbabwean man who was wrongly lashed after he was mistaken for an illegal migrant was contemplating a lawsuit against the state for the unnecessary pain infliction and trauma. Khulekani Ndhlovu,26, from Tsholotsho had five lashes administered on the buttocks at Tati-siding customary court despite his pleas that he was not a border jumper. “The

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