• St Louis Export Top 40 under 40 Unveiled0

    Monday 31stMarch 2014 saw the highly anticipated culmination of the St Louis Export Top 40 Under 40 2013 season, a project which commenced in January 2013. The Final 40, whittled down from up to 120 nominees, were announced before guests, receiving their official pins and certificates as a testament to their contribution as catalysts of

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  • 17th Time of the Writer0

      I was honored to be invited to participate in the 17th Time of the Writer Festival in Durban from the 17th – 22nd of March. The Festival is run by the folks at the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of Kwazulu- Natal. They also run a poetry and film festival as well.

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  • Who Will Go To First Division North Play Offs?0

    ……… as Mahalapye teams eye 2nd spot Whilst Premier League teams may well have to schedule trips to Maun next season, the fight for a play off place is likely to be confined to Mahalapye. With Maun based Sankoyo Bush Bucks likely to be playing in the elite league next season, the focus has shifted

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  • Should I ask my boyfriend for money?0

      Dear Gase, I have been in a relationship with a guy for 10 months now. We both live in Francistown and I am a student at one of the secondary schools here. From my upbringing I was not taught to depend on a guy to do everything for me, and that’s that. I don’t

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  • No License Before Tea

    No License Before Tea0

      Industrial Affairs Department will make it a requirement for companies to submit copies of signed Trade Effluent Agreement(TEA) for their licenses to be issued or renewed. This was said by Water Utilities Corporation SHEQ Manager Jonathan Baumake in a workshop last week in Francistown. TEA is an agreement which gives a company or entity

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  • DML gets P914 boost

    DML gets P914 boost0

      Discovery Metals Limited Company has announce that it has reached an agreement with Montsant Partners LLC (Montsant Partners LLC), an LLC Special Purpose Vehicle set up by a group of resource focused investment funds, for the recapitalisation of the Company to the amount of US$105 million (approximately BWP914 million). The funds will be used

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  • Substances on the rise: Crack cocaine0

      During month of April 2014 we will be looking at substances that are on the rise in Botswana. One of the substances on the rise is “crack cocaine”. “Crack” is the name given to cocaine that has been processed and transformed into a more potent, smokable, “rock” form. In BOSASNet we have seen an

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  • Tlokweng land tussle continues

    Tlokweng land tussle continues0

      The Gaborone High Court this week reserved judgment in a case pitting the Tlokweng Land Board against the Land Tribunal and 17 applicants. The Tlokweng Land Board was appealing against the decision of the Land Tribunal which was delivered last year in favour of a certain Thatayaone Matlapeng and 16 others. The applicants had

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  • President Ian Khama rearranged his cabinet on Tuesday afternoon.

    President Ian Khama rearranged his cabinet on Tuesday afternoon.0

      In the sudden and seemingly out of the blues reshuffl e Khama gave Serowe South Mp Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi leave for an undisclosed number of days from her ministry of Education Skills and Development. Venson-Moitoi has been appointed to undertake a special assignment within the same ministry she was heading. In a press statement Permanent

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  • BTCL Retrenches

    BTCL Retrenches0

      23 employees up for the chop Some employees at Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Limited (BTCL)have fallen by the wayside as the company’s privatization process gets underway. Following recent media reports regarding a possible retrenchment at BTC, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Taylor has denied that the job losses have been a result of the

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  • Miss Millennium this Friday0

      The annual Miss Millennium will take place this Friday at Millennium Jazz Restaurant. The annual event which celebrates the beauty of 40 year old women and above has become one of the events to look forward to every year. The crown does not just come with glittering prizes but a huge responsibility of being

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  • Man on Bail for Murder Kills Girlfriend

    Man on Bail for Murder Kills Girlfriend0

      Sehitwa Police are investigating a case in which a 34-year-old man of Somelo settlement in the North West District sneaked into his girlfriend’s bedroom and strangled her to death with a scarf on Thursday night. Basimane Basimane was granted bail earlier this year by Maun Magistrate Court for another murder he committed in December

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  • An ‘ordinary’ mp with a minister’s benefits

    An ‘ordinary’ mp with a minister’s benefits0

      Venson-Moitoi enjoys ministerial pecks outside cabinet Former Education and Skills Development Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi may have been indefinitely sidelined from her duties but she continues to enjoy the lavish lifestyle reserved for cabinet ministers. The vacancy of her seat in the National Assembly is yet to be communicated to the Speaker Dr Margret Nasha

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  • Where Ma Boy’s at?0

      They say politics is a dirty game. Well in Botswana is very dirty that even pigs don’t want to come near. I am very worried that the game got so dirty for my two politicians and they just disappeared. Do you still remember Armstrong Dikgafela, that young man who defected from BMD to Domkrag

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  • Chibuku Shakes Up Road to Fame0

      The inaugural Chibuku Road to Fame competition ended last Friday. But it was not a mere competition. People from all walks of life converged at the Francistown stadium for a fun day and business. It came and went. But the organizers of the event have promised a more thrilling experience during the 2015 Chibuku

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  • What’s love got to do with it?0

      Signs that you’re dating a gold digger. Replying to the letter from the young woman concerned about asking her boyfriend for money got me thinking about ladies who have earned themselves the title of ‘gold digger.’ Of course some men get a kick out of dating such a person it says something about their

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  • GU TO DUMP MOATLHAPING0

      ZEBRAS STAR SAID TO BE ON HIS WAY OUT THIS WEEK Gaborone United appear set to finally part ways with their troubled striker Moemedi Moatlhaping. After a lengthy debate over his future the much travelled 29-year-old will be on the look out for another employer four months after falling out of favour with the

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  • Consumer’s Voice –4th April 2014

    Consumer’s Voice –4th April 20140

    Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 Please Consumer Watchdog can you find out if this is a scam for me? I haven’t responded yet. I received an email from the Financial Intelligence Centre of the Republic of South Africa. The email says I have won 430,000 dollars via ATM card. It says the SA Minister of Finance

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  • The going gets tough0

      GU CAUTIOUS OF WOUNDED TAFIC League contenders Gaborone United will this weekend travel to Francistown to take on bottom of the log Tafic Football Club. Speaking to Voice Sport Tafic Coach Darlington Dodo said in their past 4-2 loss to Centre Chiefs, his boys played well. “We are playing good football. We went first half leading

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  • O Tsididi Launch Here0

      For the first time this year, Atlasaone Molemogi popularly known as A.T.I will be at the Francistown’s ultimate entertainment centre, Lizard Entertainment tonight (Friday) to launch his latest offering, O Tsididi. The popular A.T.I has been appealing to a number of fans whether old or young and the anticipation is that the club will

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