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BDF CIRCUMCISION CAMPAIGN RAISES PUBLIC AWARENESS

BDF CIRCUMCISION CAMPAIGN RAISES PUBLIC AWARENESS

Jun. 28 | ON THE MARCH: BDF launch their circumcision campaign in Francistown The image of two attractive young female soldiers cleaning their AK 47’s and proclaiming: “We like our rifles clean – so we encourage men to circumcise’ – is the latest...

TAFIC COACH QUITS

TAFIC COACH QUITS

Jun. 28 | NEW LOOKS; Orapa United CHANGWE SET TO JOIN ORAPA UNITED Tafic Sporting Club coach Dominic Changwe has parted ways with the club at the end of a turbulent and troubled season. Matjimenyenga’s loss will be Orapa United’s gain as the Zambian...

HAUNTED BY STEP MOM FROM THE PAST

HAUNTED BY STEP MOM FROM THE PAST

Jun. 28 | Towotini Mpugwa Divorced woman 73, secretly remarries dying ex husband, evicts old man’s son from family home An unsuspecting Francistown man recently found himself in an unexpected bitter property fight with a scheming step mother from...

THE PROBLEM OF UNDERAGE GIRLS

THE PROBLEM OF UNDERAGE GIRLS

Jun. 28 |   It’s a busy Francistown Friday and the taxi rank is bustling with end of week activity. Commuters anxious to evacuate the city and get home before the evening chill sets in are scrambling for taxi and combi space. Our reporter is amongst those...

GETTING AWAY

GETTING AWAY

Jun. 28 | POSTED: bored at the border I got an e-mail last week that reminded me of many of the things I miss about living in Botswana. Bureaucracy and miserable government officials, by the way, aren’t on the list. My friend talked about having free time, doing...

MAKGALEMELE SETS EYES ON POWERFUL BDP POSITION

MAKGALEMELE SETS EYES ON POWERFUL BDP POSITION

Jun. 28 | “Some democrats have committed poll errors during national elections by voting for the opposition and were forgiven. Why can’t I be forgiven? THINKING BIG:Phillip Makgalemele Outspoken legislator Philip Dikgang Makgalemele is vying for the position...

BCF GROWS RATE CARD

BCF GROWS RATE CARD

Jun. 28 | MOUTHPIECE: Kaisenge Buoyant Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) has set its sights beyond Gaborone, Selebi-Phikwe and Francistown in terms of talent identification as well as spreading its wings across the country. BCF has introduced an ambitious Maun Open...

TWO-TWO-FIVE COUNT ON CHEWE

TWO-TWO-FIVE COUNT ON CHEWE

Jun. 28 | TAKING CHARGE: Chewe Ambitious and relatively mega rich Debswana First Division North League side Two-Two-Five FC have appointed Zambian gaffer, Mulenga Chewe, as their new head coach.  43-year-old Chewe takes over from the club’s founder Rivonia Makwate,...

LIFE AND TIMES OF A  PROFESSOR AND A LINGUIST

LIFE AND TIMES OF A PROFESSOR AND A LINGUIST

Jun. 28 | For one to become a Professor, one must go through an epic journey of hard work, failure and successes in academics.  Professor Thapelo Otlogetswe takes The Voice through such a journey of how from a humble background, he made it to one of the world’s...

YOUNG PEOPLE ARISE BCP YOUTH LEAGUE PRESIDENT TACKLES YOUTH MATTERS

YOUNG PEOPLE ARISE BCP YOUTH LEAGUE PRESIDENT TACKLES YOUTH MATTERS

Jun. 28 | BCPYL PRESIDENT: Keorapetse In the light of the June being the month of youth we spoke to the Botswana Congress Party president Dithapelo Keorapetse on an array of issues affecting young people in the country. 1. As a youth leader what are your views...

HOLLARD LAUNCHES EXCESS BUYBACK COVER

HOLLARD LAUNCHES EXCESS BUYBACK COVER

Jun. 28 | TALKING INSURANCE: Beka Hollard Insurance Botswana introduced Excess Buyback Cover in Francistown recently. An excess is the amount that clients have to contribute towards each and every claim under their motor policy. Speaking at the launch Hollard Operations...

BOBS ASSURES STANDARDS IN SMMES

BOBS ASSURES STANDARDS IN SMMES

Jun. 28 | BUSINESSES AT WORK: Vendors who attended the De Beers Vendors Dayshowing their products The Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) Keeper Morgan has said standards create an environment of consistency and acceptability...

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

GROOVING IN THE GHETTO

Jun. 28 | SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR TO ROCK PALAPYE Lovers of the harmonic gospel music will next Saturday get the treat of their lives as the award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is expected to serenade revelers at the Majestic Five Lodge in the central village of Palapye. The...

CELEBRATION SHOUT OUT

CELEBRATION SHOUT OUT

Jun. 28 | SERVICE WITH A SMILE BORN TO SERVE: Muzila Our celebration shout out for this week goes out to Builders Warehouse sales consultant, Thuto Muzila. The 29-year old lass from Makaleng village near Francistown says she is a hard worker who takes her job seriously...

SHARED CUSTODY – A LOVE DIVIDED

SHARED CUSTODY – A LOVE DIVIDED

Jun. 28 | In judgments involving shared custody I have often needed the Wisdom of Solomon to guide me at the customary court. Sadly there have been times when the idea of ‘cutting the baby in half’ seemed to be the only compromise that wouldsatisfy the warring...

TRAIN ACCIDENT VICTIM LAID TO REST

TRAIN ACCIDENT VICTIM LAID TO REST

Jun. 28 | R.I.P: Selemogwe A Botswana Defence Force North Band saxophonist Lance Corporal Kagiso ‘Lephatshwa’ Selemogwe who recently died in a train accident has been laid to rest. Hundreds of mourners braved the cold to pay their last respects to 28- year-...

MORE HEADS ROLL AT AB

MORE HEADS ROLL AT AB

Jun. 28 | Air Botswana has suspended another senior director for failure to perform. The latest head to roll, adding to the statistics of two former Botswana Defence Force senior officers who were suspended two weeks ago, is Robert Mpabanga the Director of Customer...

WALK FOR CHARITY

WALK FOR CHARITY

Jun. 28 | CHARITABLE: Johwa Botsogo Pitso Committee has organized a sponsored walk to raise funds for Sebina Village clinic. Due to continuous power cuts, they decided to buy a generator for maternity ward. Speaking to Voice this week Margaret Pabalinga said they...

SOUTH SUDAN CALLING

SOUTH SUDAN CALLING

Jun. 28 | Visiting Minister woos local investors SELLING SUDAN: Minister Akiong withMakgatho –Malesu As the world’s youngest democracy, South Sudan, prepares to celebrate its second anniversary in a week’s time, the focus is more into revamping the country’s...

De Beers MIGRATION TO BENEFIT BATSWANA

De Beers MIGRATION TO BENEFIT BATSWANA

Jun. 28 | CHAIRPERSON OF DE BEERS GROUP: Cynthia Carroll The Chairman of De Beers Group, Cynthia Carroll has said she expects Batswana to derive value from the diamonds when the migration of the company’s sales activities from London to Gaborone is completed...