• BDF CIRCUMCISION CAMPAIGN RAISES PUBLIC AWARENESS4

    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 propaganda in the BDF’s war against HIV. Some may feel that the tone of the advert in which the male member is compared to a

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  • TAFIC COACH QUITS0

    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 mentor is set to sign a two-year contract with the newly promoted club. Speaking to Voice Sport Changwe

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  • HAUNTED BY STEP MOM FROM THE PAST4

    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 his father’s past. Distraught Towotini Mpugwa listened in shock and disbelief as lawyers instructed by his 73- year-old step mother argued

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  • THE PROBLEM OF UNDERAGE GIRLS6

      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 being squeezed into a Selepa bound vehicle and overhears the following

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  • GETTING AWAY0

    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 things outdoors and being in touch with nature, and as I read about her adventures

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  • MAKGALEMELE SETS EYES ON POWERFUL BDP POSITION0

    “Some democrats have committed poll errors during national elections by voting for the opposition and were forgiven. Why can’t I be forgiven? Outspoken legislator Philip Dikgang Makgalemele is vying for the position of Secretary General in the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) central committee. This is the first time Makgalemele has shown interest in the position

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  • BCF GROWS RATE CARD0

    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 International Chess tournament in a bid to shrug off the low key tag and promote the game of chess in

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  • TWO-TWO-FIVE COUNT ON CHEWE0

    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, who has been in charge since the club gained the First Division North League status a couple of years ago. Two-Two-Five

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  • LIFE AND TIMES OF A PROFESSOR AND A LINGUIST0

    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 oldest and prestigious university, Oxford University in the United Kingdom. 

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  • YOUNG PEOPLE ARISE BCP YOUTH LEAGUE PRESIDENT TACKLES YOUTH MATTERS0

    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 on youth unemployment? What do you understand by youth unemployment? Expressed as a percentage

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  • HOLLARD LAUNCHES EXCESS BUYBACK COVER1

    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 Executive Paul Beka said the policy gives vehicle owners complete peace of mind. He said it removes headaches associated with sourcing

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  • BOBS ASSURES STANDARDS IN SMMES0

    The Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) Keeper Morgan has said standards create an environment of consistency and acceptability to one’s products. Speaking at the Second De Beers Vendor’s Day under the theme ‘Promoting Business and Service Delivery Linkages between Small, Medium and Large Enterprises’ last Tuesday, Morgan said at

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  • GROOVING IN THE GHETTO0

    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 internationally acclaimed gospel ensemble will be performing in the northern part

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  • CELEBRATION SHOUT OUT0

    SERVICE WITH A SMILE 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 even when she assists window shoppers. But it appears, as she take us through the

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  • SHARED CUSTODY – A LOVE DIVIDED0

    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 parties. There are power dynamics at play in the minds of

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  • TRAIN ACCIDENT VICTIM LAID TO REST2

    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- old Selemogwe who was given a military send off in his home village, Mochudi last weekend. He

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  • MORE HEADS ROLL AT AB1

    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 and Ground services. Two weeks ago we reported that the national airline suspended Lieutenant

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  • WALK FOR CHARITY0

    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 have ten people from the village who will walk for 5 km. She said their committee is

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  • SOUTH SUDAN CALLING0

    Visiting Minister woos local investors 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 economy than reminiscing on the more than 50-years of civil unrest. This week South Sudan’s Trade Minister Garanding Akiong who was part of a delegation

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  • De Beers MIGRATION TO BENEFIT BATSWANA0

    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 by the end of 2013. Carroll said in the company’s 2012 Operational and Financial Review that since Botswana accounts for approximately two-thirds

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