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SMMEs GET BARCLAYS FOOTING

SMMEs GET BARCLAYS FOOTING

Jul. 18 | WEALTH CREATION: Van der Merwe Barclays Bank Botswana has geared itself to go all out to provide the country’s small and medium businesses with the vital financial support to enable them to thrive. The multinational financial institution launched a...

UP AGAINST A STEEP HILL

UP AGAINST A STEEP HILL

Jul. 18 | RANNATSHE ON A BATTLE TO LOOSEN THE BDP’S TIGHT GRIP ON THAMAGA Kopano Rannatshe is in the thick of the political battle zone for Thamaga-Kumakwane constituency. The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Parliamentary candidate has expressed confidence...

UNVEILING CHIEF MENGWE

UNVEILING CHIEF MENGWE

Jul. 18 | EVENT ORGANIZER: Sergeant Mengwe Maitengwe Chief Moses Tibone Mengwe died in 1986. His tombstone however will be unveiled on Sunday in Maitengwe village in an event that is likely to be attended by both local members of the house of Chiefs and those from...

OLD NEWS REVISITED

OLD NEWS REVISITED

Jul. 18 | SHOCKER: Brazil 1 -7 Germany You know something I don’t. You know who won this year’s World Cup. I’m writing this column on Thursday the 10th of July and all I know is that Germany and Argentina won their semi-final matches so one of those teams...

CHILLIN’ OUT 18.07.2014

CHILLIN’ OUT 18.07.2014

Jul. 18 | “LEFT STRANDED” Free food and drinks was the order of the day during the launch of BDP’s Maun East candidate Kosta Markus. The launch started with a motorcade that brought the whole town to a standstill. Markus and his supporters showed their...

BOCCIM CONFERENCE FOR MAUN

BOCCIM CONFERENCE FOR MAUN

Jul. 18 | BOCCIM BOSS: Machailo -Ellis Botswana Confederatio of  Commerce Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) will hold this year’s National Business Conference in Maun on 23rd to 26th November.  The event will be attended by top government and business leaders...

FRANCISTOWN GEARS UP FOR INVESTMENT FORUM

FRANCISTOWN GEARS UP FOR INVESTMENT FORUM

Jul. 18 | WE’RE UP TO DATE: Toteng With only five weeks left before Francistown’s maiden Investment Forum kicks off, the organizing team this week rolled out several activities to get the city’s residents gear up for the event. “On Friday we will be meeting...

PASSIONATE ABOUT BRANDS

PASSIONATE ABOUT BRANDS

Jul. 18 | She’s recently been appointed Assistant Brand Manager by KFC.  Soon to be a new mom; this hard working lass found her passion for marketing while studying for accounts at the University of Botswana and has worked hard to live her passion. At only 25...

KOSTA LAMBASTS KEKGONEGILE

KOSTA LAMBASTS KEKGONEGILE

Jul. 18 | Botswana Congress Party Parliamentary candidate for Maun East, Goretetse Kekgonegile has been described as a rebel not fit for a leadership position. Speaking during his launch on Saturday at Boseja Primary School in Maun, Botswana Democratic Party parliamentary...

BQA DRAMA COMPETITIONS  INTENSIFIES

BQA DRAMA COMPETITIONS  INTENSIFIES

Jul. 18 | MARCHING ON: Tswelelo Brigade With just one leg remaining before the finals of the Botswana Qualification Authority drama competitions, drama groups are tussling to upstage each other.   The competition is getting stiffer for the eight drama troupes...

STANBIC PROMOTES YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

STANBIC PROMOTES YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Jul. 18 | CATCHING THEM YOUNG: Gabaraane Stanbic Bank Botswana this week stepped up its championing of financial literacy and entrepreneurship development amongst young Batswana.  The Bank has partnered with Ngwana Enterprises to sponsor the Regional Schools Entrepreneurship...

SELIBI-PHIKWE MURDER SUSPECT CHARGED WITH RAPE

SELIBI-PHIKWE MURDER SUSPECT CHARGED WITH RAPE

Jul. 18 | MURDER SUSPECT: Resetse Dipelaelo A young man charged with a single count of unlawful carnal knowledge of a middle-aged lady in the copper mining village of Dukwi early this month has turned out to be a murder suspect. When he was arraigned before court...

BIG WEEKEND 18.07.2014

BIG WEEKEND 18.07.2014

Jul. 18 | VOTE RANTAO AND ZEUS The African Music Magazine Awards Ceremony is just a week ahead. This means you have only a few days to vote for Kearoma Rantao and Zeus in their respective categories. Rantao has been nominated in the Best Female Southern Africa...

BR PROPERTIES LAUNCH NEW LOGO

BR PROPERTIES LAUNCH NEW LOGO

Jul. 18 | Br Properties has developed a new logo and brand identity, which was launched in Gaborone on Monday. The new logo came as a result of the company experiencing challenges while using the previous one, as it could not be reproduced on some of the corporate...

BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS DESPERATELY NEED CONDOMS

BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS DESPERATELY NEED CONDOMS

Jul. 18 | Educator: Rabantheng Students in boarding schools have resorted to using plastic bags as condoms it has emerged. The shocking revelation came to the fore during a Comprehensive Sexuality Education workshop attended by curriculum developers, NGOs and Civil...

TROUBLE IN CHESS PARADISE

TROUBLE IN CHESS PARADISE

Jul. 18 | PRESIDENT: Maruatona RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN DIVIDES BCF The FIDE elections are just around the corner, and already the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) are feeling the heat.  As part of the World Chess Federation (WCF) Botswana will have an opportunity to vote...

NO WOMAN NO CRY

NO WOMAN NO CRY

Jul. 18 | Men lament economic woes associated with girlfriends It is a cold winter evening and people are in a rush to jump into a taxi to go home. Voice reporter listens in on a conversation about women and the trouble they bring into a man’s life by two...

MAPANTSULA TO GUN DOWN ROBINS

MAPANTSULA TO GUN DOWN ROBINS

Jul. 18 | Bristol City F.C in town for ‘Friendship tourney’ LOVING THE EXPERIENCE: Joe Bryan English club Bristol City arrived this Friday morning for a week of football activities in the country. City or “The Robins” as the club is widely called by its...

ANDY NARELL AND LOUIS MHLANGA TO ROCK BOTSWANACRAFT

ANDY NARELL AND LOUIS MHLANGA TO ROCK BOTSWANACRAFT

Jul. 18 | FUSION NIGHT: Mhlanga STEEL PAN AND GUITAR NIGHT It’s a date. Friday 8th August could go down as one of the best nights at Botswanacraft.  Oliver Mtukudzi and Ringo Madlingozi have produced some of the most memorable nights at the country’s best...

LEA MOVES TO BOOST SMMEs

LEA MOVES TO BOOST SMMEs

Jul. 18 | TALKING GROWTH: Dr Matome NEW STRATEGIC MODEL TO BENEFIT ALL SECTORS Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) have every reason to smile as Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) embarks on a new strategy, inclusive of all sectors, that will run for the next...