• BIHL Acquisition of BIC Approved

    BIHL Acquisition of BIC Approved0

    Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) Group were this week in a jovial mood following the successful acquisition of a 50% indirect stake in Botswana Insurance Company (BIC). The transaction results in BIHL Group acquiring 50% of the shares in BIC through the purchase of shares in Teledimo (Pty) Ltd (BIC’s parent company). This follows the BIC acquisition

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  • Salepito To Be Laid to Rest

    Salepito To Be Laid to Rest0

    Former Okavango Member of Parliament Bailang Ovuya Salepito is no more.   The 88 year old Botswana Democratic Party senior member passed away yesterday after a long illnesses at Gumare Primary Hospital.   Confirming the sad news to The Voice, Chairman for BDP’s Ngami Branch, Kabo Kurusa, said it is a great loss for the

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  • Women Urged To Lead

    Women Urged To Lead0

    Vice President of the Botswana National Front (BNF) and Member of Parliament for Tlokweng, Same Bathobakae, has encouraged women to stand for leadership positions and raise women representation to international standards. Bathobakae who is the only female opposition MP told a star rally held at Mmasekou in Kanye in commemoration of the party’s 50th Anniversary

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  • Unions are irresponsible-Arone

    Unions are irresponsible-Arone0

      Member of Parliament for Okavango, Bagalatia Arone has labelled union leaders ‘irresponsible’ after a heated argument with one of the leaders over teacher’s working conditions that the legislator feels should be re-visited. Addressing a meeting in Kauxwi village in his constituency last week, Arone said teachers should work overtime even without allowance for the

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  • Thumb owner arrested

    Thumb owner arrested0

      Alert Voice reader tips the police A suspected thief who lost his thumb while trying to steal from a 65 -year -old man in Gaborone has been arrested after an alert Voice reader who saw a man with a bandaged finger quickly notified the police. Thoti Vandi, 44, was arrested at Jamataka village where

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  • BNF Celebrate Bathoen II

    BNF Celebrate Bathoen II0

    A Botswana National Front (BNF) fundraising dinner hosted in commemoration of the party’s 50th anniversary ended amid jubilation in Kanye as members came together to honour one of their iconic founding members, Kgosi Bathoen II. Party loyals gathered at Seepapitso Senior Secondary School in Kanye for the event where, among other things, party President, Duma

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  • BCPYL demands Motswaledi report

    BCPYL demands Motswaledi report0

      Botswana Congress Party Youth League (BCPYL) President Tumiso Chillboy Rakgare says Umbrella for Democratic Change leaders should release the report on the death of Gomolemo Motswaledi if they are to remain credible. Motswaledi died in a car accident on July 30, 2014. After his death UDC leader, President Duma Boko announced that their private

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  • Preschoolers sexually abused

    Preschoolers sexually abused0

      Five- year -old children poked in the vagina with an iron rod A preschool in Palapye is struggling to explain to angry parents how four girls were sexually abused recently while in the school care. Seething with anger, parents of the abused girls have lambasted Baby Lorne pre-school and pointed an accusing finger at

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  • Furnmart robbed

    Furnmart robbed0

    Thief steals P90, 000, leaves chicken in the safe Furnmart, Nzano branch in Francistown has been robbed of P90, 000 Two employees of the furniture store who reported the theft to management in the morning are being treated as suspects. There was commotion on Monday morning when the two women opened the safe and a

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  • Bar owner shot, loses P48 000

    Bar owner shot, loses P48 0000

      A 62-year-old bar owner from Lentsweletau, was on Sunday evening shot and seriously injured by thieves who also got away with P48 000 which was in his car. Samuel Mmadintsi who is currently recovering at Princess Marina said he was sleeping in his car outside the drinking hole when he was awakened by commotion

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  • Do Not Apologise- BONELA Support LSB Remarks

    Do Not Apologise- BONELA Support LSB Remarks0

    The Botswana Network on Ethics Law & HIV/AIDS (BONELA) have declared their support for the controversial Law Society of Botswana (LSB) address at the opening of the Legal Year on Tuesday. The address that was made by LSB’s Chairman, Lawrence Lecha, irked government so much that the Ministry of Defence Justice and Security, issued a

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  • UDC Promises To Invest In Technology

    UDC Promises To Invest In Technology0

      Leader of Opposition in Parliament Duma Boko has ridiculed government for failing to invest in technology. He said it was regrettable that not enough has been done to make Botswana a technology based economy, despite technology changing and improving lives. When responding to the budget speech on Wednesday afternoon, Boko described technology as a

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  • Man Slays Girlfriend and Hangs himself

    Man Slays Girlfriend and Hangs himself0

    Tragedy struck at Orapa mine camp when a 32-year old man murdered his 27-year old girlfriend and hanged himself with a wire yesterday morning. The man worked as a driver operator while the girlfriend was a security intern. It is alleged that the boyfriend hit his lover to death with a broomstick and a metal

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  • Government Demands Apology From LSB

    Government Demands Apology From LSB0

    The Ministry of Defence Justice and Security says it will not interact with the Law society of Botswana (LSB) in any capacity until the society’s Chairman, Lawrence Lecha, apologises for the ‘embarrassment he has caused members of the judiciary and the nation’. Lecha, it appears, rubbed government the wrong way when he announced that the

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  • LSB Castigates Judiciary

    LSB Castigates Judiciary0

    Chairman of the Law Society of Botswana (LSB), Lawrence Lecha, this week took a swipe at the country’s justice system as he pointed to administrative defects in the judiciary that he said left a lot to be desired. After expressing the society’s concerns at the failure by government to amend the Legal Practitioners’ Act that

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  • Nyeku Laid To Rest

    Nyeku Laid To Rest0

    Multitudes of mourners gathered at Maitengwe village this morning to bid farewell to Francistown Phillip Matante East ward councilor Shadreck Nyeku. The 57 year old former Francistown Mayor died after a short illness on Monday. Among the mourners was Gaborone City Mayor Kagiso Thutwe, former Members of parliament Oliphant Mfa, Tebelelo Seretse, Pono Moatlhodi, Minister

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  • KC12 adventures announces Hollywood trip winner

    KC12 adventures announces Hollywood trip winner0

      KC12 Season 1 will this weekend draw its final winner from nine eligible finalists who stand a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Hollywood, USA. The competition, facilitated through Mobile Enterprises robust SMS platform, ran for three months and this weekend one lucky entrant will start packing their bags for the

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  • Home of fire

    Home of fire0

      Monarch family troubled by mysterious inferno. The choking smell of burnt canvas, the spooky windowless house with stained walls and the grim look on the kids’ faces is a sight that greets you when you arrive at the Ramotswakae residence in Monarch Area 10 in Francistown. Fifty one year old Tanyaka Ramotswakae and her

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  • Unkind cut

    Unkind cut0

      Old man bites off thief’s thumb Old Naledi police are looking for a theft suspect whose thumb is currently kept in their laboratory freezer. The man lost his finger while trying to steal from 65- year- old Motseothata Sanka at Gaborone West Industrial site on Monday afternoon. Motseothata has opened a case of attempted

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  • ‘Nyeku saw his death coming’

    ‘Nyeku saw his death coming’0

      Civic leaders and associates of the late Shadrack Nyeku have hinted that the deceased councillor for Philip Mantate East had a premonition of his death the very same day he breathed his last. Nyeku, who was also the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) regional chairperson for Francistown region, passed away Monday evening at the

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