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CHILLIN’ OUT 04.04.2014

CHILLIN’ OUT 04.04.2014

Apr. 4 | KHAMA’S SIX YEAR’S OF COMEDY Dear President Khama. I just learnt this week that on April fool’s day you were marking your sixth year as the president of the republic of Botswana. Shaya had to look back and see what you have done in the office...

SUBSTANCES ON THE RISE: CRACK COCAINE

SUBSTANCES ON THE RISE: CRACK COCAINE

Apr. 4 | 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...

GHETTO TENNIS KIDS SHINE IN ZIM TOURNEY

GHETTO TENNIS KIDS SHINE IN ZIM TOURNEY

Apr. 4 | YOUNG STAR: Naledi Raguin on her way to winning the Under -10 girl Seven players from the Francistown School of Tennis travelled to Zimbabwe last weekend to take part in an international tennis tournament and came away with an impressive haul of five...

CHOBE LAND BOARD OUT OF LAND

CHOBE LAND BOARD OUT OF LAND

Apr. 4 | CONCERNED: Mokotedi Chobe Land Board has run out of tribal land to allocate for human settlement. The district which is home to the vast Chobe National Park and six forest reserves was only able to allocate a mere 540 residential plots falling short of...

YOUNG AND AMBITIOUS MEDIA CONSULTANT

YOUNG AND AMBITIOUS MEDIA CONSULTANT

Apr. 4 | STILL GROWING: Buzwani When she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology four years ago, Bridget Buzwani was determined to start her own media relations company. But before then she joined...

KHAMA’S POPULARITY GOES DOWN

KHAMA’S POPULARITY GOES DOWN

Apr. 4 | Despite his announcement of workers 4% salary increment   President Ian Khama’s popularity this week continued on a downward trend in The Voice opinion poll. The president scored 16% of the popular vote which brought him down by 1% from last week’s...

Consumer’s Voice –4th April 2014

Consumer’s Voice –4th April 2014

Apr. 4 | 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...

BDF MOVES TO CLIP ARTISTS AND ATHLETES WINGS

BDF MOVES TO CLIP ARTISTS AND ATHLETES WINGS

Apr. 4 | COMMANDER: Lt. G. Galebotswe Recording artists and athletes who ply their trade outside the army have been dealt a heavy blow by the Botswana Defence Force savingram prohibiting them from engaging in personal businesses. The savingram that was signed...

State of Mind

State of Mind

Apr. 4 |   Many people these days seem to be so busy they don’t have time to think. I’m very glad that I do not fall into that category, although I suppose it is possible I sometimes think too much. Anyway, one of the things I think about is happiness...

17TH TIME OF THE WRITER

17TH TIME OF THE WRITER

Apr. 4 | I was honoured 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...

POLITICS OF PATRONAGE

POLITICS OF PATRONAGE

Apr. 4 | Khama and Moitoi’s trump card President Ian Khama’s cabinet reshuffles are not only rare but when they happen they are never short of controversy, to be more precise they are bizarre and well planned. When Mr Ramadeluka Seretse faced corruption...

TWO BDP COUNCILLORS RESIGN IN NORTH EAST

TWO BDP COUNCILLORS RESIGN IN NORTH EAST

Apr. 4 | Ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has suffered a heavy blow ahead of the general elections later this year after two sitting councillors and three other members from the North East District Council (NEDC) resigned from the party. The two sitting...

DIACORE GABZ MARATHON SUPER SUNDAY

DIACORE GABZ MARATHON SUPER SUNDAY

Apr. 4 | OFF THEY GO: Participants last Sunday Runners,Zumba, hotdogs,smiles,music,sunshine,laughs and cheers. These are just a few of the many bright and wonderful aspects that Characterized the morning of March 30th 2014 at the Diacore Gaborone Marathon. As...

BIG WEEK 04.04.2014

BIG WEEK 04.04.2014

Apr. 4 | SERENADING THE CITY! Maikano Serenaders, one of Gaborone Finest Choral Choir will host South African Choral  Choir, North West University Serenaders on 3rd of May at Maitisong. The purpose of this show is to promote cultural exchange and most importantly...

MAITISONG RESSURECTS SERETSE KHAMA

MAITISONG RESSURECTS SERETSE KHAMA

Apr. 4 | CELEBRATED: Sir Seretse Khama Local theatre enthusiasts planning to attend the upcoming Maitisong Festival 2014 in April are set to be thrilled by a return of the theatre rendition of Sir Seretse Khama’s life-story; Blue Black & White. The play...

NO LICENSE BEFORE TEA

NO LICENSE BEFORE TEA

Apr. 4 |   SAFETY FIRST: Baumake 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...

PIRO’S ASSAULT CASE DROPPED

PIRO’S ASSAULT CASE DROPPED

Apr. 4 | OFF THE HOOK: Moloi Mochudi Centre Chiefs Captain Pontsho Moloi’s assault case has been settled out of court. The nimble footed player was supposed to appear before Urban Customary Court` to answer for a single count of assault this Thursday. Moloi...

PREPARING FOR PALIARMENT

PREPARING FOR PALIARMENT

Apr. 4 | He comes across as reserved and shy to field questions from The Voice newspaper. CANDIDATE: Sadique Kebonang But make no mistake this lawyer by training habours serious political ambition that he is determined to pursue vigorously this year. After stating...

UDC TO HOST CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

UDC TO HOST CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Apr. 4 | IN ATTENDANCE: Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) members Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) in Mahalapye East will host a workshop in Mookane for capacity building. Mookane councillor Timothy Mmipi says the aim of the workshop is to educate their...

TEAM BOTSWANA TO THE AFRICAN YOUTH

TEAM BOTSWANA TO THE AFRICAN YOUTH

Apr. 4 |   Nijel Amos GAMES PREPARATIONS SCALE UP With only 56 days to the Gaborone 2014 African Youth Games, Team Botswana Chef De Mission Mr Tshepo Sitale announced that Team Botswana preparation has intensified. The Team comprising of 20 sport, 204 athletes...