• HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL?11

    17 YEAR OLD MISSING SINCE JANUARY A distraught sister of a missing 17 year old form four student is appealing for help. Tefo Semente was last seen on 9th January this year. 29 year old Matlhogonolo Semente revealed to the Voice that her younger sister Tefo a student at Parwe Secondary School in Mahalapye left

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  • WHEN THE STATE KILLS9

    DEATH SENTENCE DEBATED Last month Botswana rejected pleas from other countries to abolish the death penalty during the country’s appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The British High Commissioner Nick Tyle added his voice to the abolition of the death penalty campaign during the recent Ditshwanelo Film Festival when he stated

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  • GROVE IN THE GHETTO0

    GONGMASTER TO PERFORM IN GHETTO Gongmaster, popularly known as Tau Ya Koma is expected to headline the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) Charity concert scheduled for BDF Donga barracks in Francistown tonight. Gongmaster is expected to be at his best and rekindle his relationship with Francistowners. The Ranaka-born folklore singer will share the stage with the

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  • MINISTER BATSHU DISMISSES HOMOSEXUALS APPEAL7

    There won’t be any official Gays and Lesbian Association of Botswana (LEGABIBO) anytime soon. That is if the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Edwin Batshu who denied the organisation legal registration in the past can continue to have his wishes granted. In an answering affidavit in an ongoing court battle between government and LEGABIBO,

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  • BIG WEEKEND 31.05.130

    LAFF-A-LOT ON TOUR The tour kicks off in Palapye on 31st May at Cresta Botsalo Hotel. It will then proceed to Selibe Phikwe on 1st June at Cresta Bosele Hotel. The Grand Finale will be held in Gaborone at Cresta President Hotel on 7th June where invited comedians will be veteran Roni Modimola and newcomer

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  • FACING OUR FEARS0

    I did something last week that gave me a charge. I stood up on a stage with a group of singers and musicians and played a blues guitar solo in front of a live audience. I am quite proud of myself. I’m not proud because it was really good – it wasn’t – or because

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  • Banc ABC TO THE RESCUE0

    BancABC last week broke ground in Tonota and Mmandunyane to begin two community development initiatives earmarked for two families. The community projects include the construction of a three roomed house for 85-year-old Seanokeng Swaki and 18 members of her family, and the erecting of a fence and water for 71-year-old Motonki Moyo. BancABC Managing Director

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  • WAZHA LOPANG ATTENDS THIS YEAR’S CAINE WORKSHOP0

    Most people are aware of the Caine Prize, a prize for short stories written by African writers, but it’s likely less people know about the Caine Prize workshops.  Each year they hold a ten day workshop in Africa. The winner and shortlisted writers from the previous year’s Prize are invited as well as additional promising

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  • CHAMPIONS0

    It was just too easy.  Not just the 2-1 victory against struggling TASC Confidence but the whole season seemed a walk in the park for Orapa United FC. On Wednesday afternoon, the magnificent outfit from the diamond mining town of Orapa wrapped up the Debswana first division north league with two games to spare. Twelve

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  • LIGHT AT TH END OF THE TUNNEL FOR THE ECONOMY0

    Inflation to remain low in 2013 The Central Bank has said inflation will remain low throughout 2013 and fall within the medium term objective range of 3-6 percent later in the year. Bank of Botswana’s Head of Research, Dr Kealeboga Masalila, told the media this Wednesday that inflation rose slightly in 2012 due to response

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  • THIRD VICTIM OF SERIAL KILLER DIES IN HOSPITAL2

    HUNT FOR CULPRIT INTENSIFIES A Marobela woman who was battling for her life in Nyangabwe Referral Hospital after being attacked by the same man who killed her mother, passed away early this week. 50-year-old BagelaMojiwa was thought to have been a key witness and could have identified her attacker who has been responsible for a

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  • KENYA AIRWAYS LAUNCHES DIRECT FLIGHT TO ABU DHABI0

    Passengers from Botswana flying to Abhu Dhabi will have an opportunity to cut down the number of connections by flying to Nairobi then directly to the Middle Eastern paradise in the United Arab Emirates. This follows an announcement by Kenya Airways (KQ) of the commencement of direct flights to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of

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  • AGRA WELCOMES AU’S COMMITMENT TO AGRICULTURE0

    The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has welcomed African Union’s (AU) renewed commitment to the transformation of the continent’s agricultural sector. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the African Jane Karuku, President of AGRA, said: “We share the AU’s vision for an Africa that is free of hunger; an Africa

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  • READY TO RUMBLE0

    Member of Parliament for Palapye Moiseraele Master Goya has set tongues wagging with his challenge for the unions to carry out their threats not to vote for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party in 2014. Goya is the BDP man who had a lot of people talking in Palapye when as a political novice he went on to

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  • Over P4m approved for LIMID in NED0

    Funds amounting to a staggering P4 355 030.68 was approved for the implementation of the Livestock Management and Infrastructure Development (LIMID) II programme in the North East District (NED). This is despite the recurring foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) scourge in the better part of northern Botswana, NED council chairperson City Kealotswe announced last week during the

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  • CHILLIN’ OUT 31.05.132

    LITTLE MISS BOTSWANA Our former Miss Botswana Juby Peacock caught Shaya’s attention during the 1st Letlhafula Day held at Rileys Hotel in Maun. With an eye for juicy things Shaya could not help it but notice that the former Miss Botswana stunner had gained a bit of weight. With winter upon us most people gain

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  • THE LAST CALL0

    WE ARE LIKE A PEBBLE OF SAND I ANSWERED his call, in the middle of a meeting and whispered… I will call you back, I am in a meeting. After that meeting, another deadline and commitment arose. And I never made that call. I never knew what it was he wanted to say to me and

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  • MEN ARE DOGS5

    On a Saturday morning, The Voice cartoonist, LESOLE NTSHOLE boarded a bus bound for Gaborone from Mochudi and heard a conversation between two women passengers and a bus conductor. Woman in white T-shirt (To the woman in blue jeans as she boards a bus at Mmamashia): Where are you going so early in morning? Woman

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  • CLLRS TAKE A SWIP ON YOUTH EMPOWERMENT POLICIES0

    Francistown councilors have called on the government through the Ministry of Youths, Sport and Culture to use a broad based approach in implementing youths’ policies and ensure that young people get empowered. Responding to a presentation on the mandate and programmes of the ministry by its Deputy Permanent Secretary Jefferson Siamisang during a Francistown full

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  • Passionate about saving lives

    Passionate about saving lives10

    “ALCOHOL LEVY IS A GREAT INITIATIVE BY MY FAVOURITE PRESIDENT” Many would remember him as the energetic kid who used to present a talent show on Botswana Television. Even after years out of our screens, Kagiso Morebodi still has the same energy. He recently had a chat with Voice reporter Daniel Kenosi about his life,

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