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Archive for March, 2014

POLITICAL DIRTY TRICKS

POLITICAL DIRTY TRICKS

Mar. 31 | NOT AMUSED: Mbulawa Tawana beats up political rival’s cousin in alleged sex attack but was he set up? A young woman accusing Maun West MP and Batawana paramount chief Tawana Moremi of assault has denied claims that her violent encounter with the...

BMC REBRANDS

BMC REBRANDS

Mar. 28 | MAN AT WORK: Kganela showing BMC product In a drive to turn around fortunes for the country’s beef industry, Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) is re-branding itself as part of its two year strategy. The rebranding exercise is expected to improve the parastatal’s...

BRANDING BOTSWANA

BRANDING BOTSWANA

Mar. 28 | LEADING THE CAUSE: Gaorekwe After its first launch in 2007 there was furore surrounding Brand Botswana as most Batswana expressed discomfort about the then tagline ‘Opportunity and Tranquility Beckons’. The idea had to be thrown back to the drawing...

FROM FILM MAKER TO TRANSPORTER

FROM FILM MAKER TO TRANSPORTER

Mar. 28 | He has worked alongside big names in moving pictures such as Jill Scot and Desmond Dube as Line Producer for the international locally filmed movie ‘The No.1 Lady Detective’ and local drama ‘Re Bina Mmogo’ but Ndipo Mokoka has set TV production...

BIG WEEKEND 28.03.2014

BIG WEEKEND 28.03.2014

Mar. 28 | PP SINGS POVERTY ERADICATION Gilbert Seagile aka PP has been around. The founder of Gilbert Promotions which was instrumental in taking big brands such as, Culture Spears, Vee, Mingo, Slizer, Jojo and many others multitudes of people across Africa is...

BIHL EMPOWERS WOMEN

BIHL EMPOWERS WOMEN

Mar. 28 | BIHL Trust has increased its support for the women of New Xade in a project that began during the course of 2012. The Trust’s work with the women sees an effort towards empowering a group of ladies through provision of sewing equipment, encouraging...

THE GREAT ESCAPE

THE GREAT ESCAPE

Mar. 28 | MAN OF THE MATCH: Powe THE ONLY WAY IS UP FOR TAFIC Despite the mathematical realities stacked against them, Tafic will go into Saturday’s game against Centre Chiefs still believing a great escape is possible. Encouraged by an improved performance in...

FOOD SECURITY TO IMPROVE

FOOD SECURITY TO IMPROVE

Mar. 28 | Bumper harvest expected from the heavy rains MORE FOOD: A good yield The recent heavy downpours that covered most of the country have brought hope for an improved food security situation with Agriculture Minister Christiaan de Graaf promising good yields...

FROM THE BARRACKS TO THE FREEDOM SQUARE

FROM THE BARRACKS TO THE FREEDOM SQUARE

Mar. 28 | Meet Richard Moleofe a political novice from Mogoditshane.  He is contesting this year’s elections as an independent parliamentary candidate in the constituency. As a new comer to partisan politics we asked our readers to pose questions to him. This...

PHANE HARVESTERS URGED TO OBTAIN PERMITS

PHANE HARVESTERS URGED TO OBTAIN PERMITS

Mar. 28 | DELICACY: Mophane worm With the April harvest season for Mophane worm fast approaching, harvesters have been advised to obtain the necessary harvest and export documentation lest they face stiff penalties. The Ministry of Environment Wildlife and Tourism...

GHETTO SKY

GHETTO SKY

Mar. 28 | Samantha Following the successful launch of SKY in Gaborone last month, Galo Mall in Francistown hosted thousands for another launch over the weekend. Over 1500 teen girls from Francistown and surrounding areas turned up. SKY, which stands for ShapoKaYona...

JOSIE, A NEW NOVEL BY LEGODILE SEGANABENG

JOSIE, A NEW NOVEL BY LEGODILE SEGANABENG

Mar. 28 | Most people know Legodile Seganabeng as his alter-ego, the poet DreddX.  He is the chairperson of the very successful Maun-based Poetavango Spoken Word Poetry Movement which holds the annual Maun International Poetry Festival. He is a jack-of-many trades...

COPS NAB ROBBERY SUSPECTS

COPS NAB ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Mar. 28 |   IN CHAINS: Efedile appeared in court on Tuesday Police have arrested three of the four men suspected to have been terrorising Gaborone, following a spate of armed robberies on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday consecutively. Descriptions of a balaclava...

NDELU EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER POOR QUALITY POLICE UNIFORM

NDELU EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER POOR QUALITY POLICE UNIFORM

Mar. 28 | CHIEF AT WORK: Ndelu and the Police Commissioner The Minister of Defence Justice and security, Ramadeluka Seretse has said that the Botswana Police Uniform is of a poor quality standard. Answering a question from Francistown South MP, Wynter Mmolotsi...

Consumer’s Voice –28thMarch 2014

Consumer’s Voice –28thMarch 2014

Mar. 28 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I kindly request you to assist me with the business of old coal irons. I met people who call themselves agents of a company which buys that item at price of P10,000 each. When I came with those irons, they told me that they...

F/town police to crack down on dirty cops

F/town police to crack down on dirty cops

Mar. 28 | Police in Francistown have allegedly launched a manhunt to root out suspected bad cops within the Botswana Police Service (BPS), The Voice has learnt. Reliable sources say top cops are worried about criminal incidents often referred to as inside jobs...

Full Time Work

Full Time Work

Mar. 28 | ATTENTION: difficult, but necessary and rewarding Sunday is Mothers Day so this week I’m going to talk about raising children. That’s right, I want to write about parenting in a business column, and I don’t even intend to concentrate on working...

Why is everybody suddenly so angry?

Why is everybody suddenly so angry?

Mar. 28 | Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor 161 AD to 180 AD) once stated “How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” This is what I ask myself in this week’s column when confronted with angry parents whose own bad behaviour...

BOTSWANA RANKINGS IMPROVE

BOTSWANA RANKINGS IMPROVE

Mar. 28 | Botswana’s global ranking on ease of doing business continues to improve, says trade and industry, Minister Dorcas Makgato-Malesu. When presenting her ministry’s budget proposal for the 2014/15 financial year in Parliament on March 24, Makgato-Malesu...

MAUN ABBATOIR TO SUPPLY ANGOLA

MAUN ABBATOIR TO SUPPLY ANGOLA

Mar. 28 | HAPPY: Mothobi Farmers in the Ngami area have every reason to smile following a fruitful visit by Angolan businessmen who expressed their keenness to strike an import deal with Botswana Meat Commission. The abattoir’s Manager Mothobi Mothobi said the...