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Boitumelo Foundation reaches out to Ramotswa

Boitumelo Foundation on recently reached out to Ramotswa community with a donation of 250 blankets. The Foundation, which is the brainchild of Choppies co-founder, Ramachandran Ottapathu, donated the blankets which will be shared among Bamalete Lutheran Hospital, Ramotswa Centre for the Deaf and clinics in Mogobane and Otse. Speaking at the handover ceremony in Ramotswa […]

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FNBB Foundation and KPS Hygiene start fumigation of public places

First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) Foundation in partnership with KPS Services yesterday (Friday) started the fumigation of public places at Old Naledi in Gaborone. Earlier this month, the bank announced that it will be disinfecting public spaces in partnership with the local cleaning company, KPS Hygiene and has injected P360, 000 in the project. Having […]

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Blue Jacket Street photographers charged

*American based Motswana pays P1100 police charge

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Uncle rapes niece, 12

A 27-year-old mentally ill man reportedly raped his 12-year-old niece at Masebosebo lands near Gakgatla village last Sunday afternoon. The girl had been playing near the road with the other four at around 2pm when the mentally challenged uncle who stays in a different yard passed by and she requested him to give her 50 […]

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Man remanded for stabbing girlfriend

A 25-year-old Shashemooke man has been charged with a single count of unlawful wounding after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend multiple times. The suspect, Thuso Obonye appeared before Francistown Magistrate Court last Thursday, where his plea was reserved. It is alleged that three days earlier, Obonye repeatedly stabbed his lover, Gobuamang Motshegetsi with a knife, causing […]

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Thabang pleads not guilty to ‘common nuisance’

Jazz musician, Thabang Garogwe, has this morning maintained his innocence in a common nuisance charge leveled against him. Garogwe appeared before Old Naledi Customary court this morning where the charge sheet was officially read out to him. According to the charge sheet the 40-year-old jazz musician is said to have on the 27th March at […]

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Drowned fishermen retrieved

The bodies of two fishermen who drowned at Letsibogo dam in Mmadinare over the weekend have been retrived. Station Commander, Meshack Pulenyane confirmed that they retrieved the first body last night while the other was found this afternoon (Thursday). He said the two men aged 44 and 46 originate from Zimbabwe. “One of them has […]

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BoB maintains the Bank Rate at 4.25 percent

After slashing the bank rate by 50 basis points from 4.75 percent to 4.25 percent at the end of April, the central bank has at its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting held on Thursday, decided to keep it at that level. The bank had in April reduced the rate in order to boost economic activity […]

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Siviya Community hands over Covid-19 project

Siviya residents have been hailed as a perfect example of what people can achieve when they put their minds together for a common good. Speaking at the handing over of a six station hand wash basin at the school, Kgosi Louis Siviya said he was overwhelmed by what his community had done. Kgosi Siviya thanked […]

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Tutume hospital accused of corruption

A Francistown businessman has leveled his frustrations at the Management of Tutume Primary Hospital and accused them of corruption. Managing Director of Proper Way (PTY) Ltd, Keolopile Simane, 40, who signed a two year contract last year to supply the health facility with cooking gas has accused the hospital management of systematically aiding his failure […]

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Dr Vom steals the show at son of the soil

Kangangwani Magocha popularly known as Dr Vom in the music industry brought life to Son of The Soil (SOTS) cultural event over the weekend at Staywell Gardens in Rasesa. 13-years after its release, Dr Vom’s hit Tsaya Thobane proved to be the people’s favourite Dikhwaere song. Director of ceremony Lesego Kgajwane from Radio Botswana asked […] (The Voice)

Where do you belong Brigadier?

Brigadier Kgokgothwane has been one busy man trying to please all his masters. The Alliance Progressive cadre has been spotted around the BPF patron, former President Ian Khama’s entourage as SKI does his charity work. This does not end there. Kgokgothwane has a duty to be with his party President, Ndaba Gaolathe, but information reaching […] (The Voice)

Local Transman Wedding hurts many

One of the founders of Rainbow Identity Association -you know the organisation that defends rights of transgender and intersex persons in Botswana- Skipper has recently tied the knot with his Lesotho transgender sweetheart. Part of the ceremony took place recently in Gaborone . However a little birdie has told Shaya how the rainbow association members […] (The Voice)

Got you by the B***$

The above pictured man must be luckiest guy alive. While many men can only fantasize about Limpopo songbird Makhadzi, he can boast about ramming his lean waist into her exposed backside during a sensual dance move that rose temperatures at the Mahalapye Home Coming Concert last Saturday. The man who was called upstage by Makhadzi […] (The Voice)

K Knight 360 drops ride for me

25- year -old Karabo Fologang aka K-Knight 360 has just released a single titled Ride for me. K-Knight 360 prefers to call his brand of music Afro-swing, also known as Afrobashment, or less commonly Afrobbean or Afro-trap. It is a genre of music that developed in the UK during around 2010, derivative of dancehall and […] (The Voice)

Ghetto DJs for rock the block colour fest

The Dinokeng Block Party planned for the 11th of April will feature two Francistown based DJs. DJ Chronic and DJ Deuce will rock the party in Ramonaka alongside some of the best in the industry. An event organised by Modiri “Mod Mo” Mokgothu and Thuto “DJ Stu” Thebe from Gold Vinyl Tainment and Labrious Entertainment […] (The Voice)

Makhadzi at Pabloz

Revellers of Pabloz Executive Lounge should brace themselves for an electrifying performance from Limpopo’s rising star Makhadzi. The ‘Matorokisi’ hit maker became an overnight sensation since teaming up with Master KG in 2019. The two are allegedly also romantically involved. The singing sensation will be in the country for the second week in a row […] (The Voice)

Kid Pablo makes an entry with party won’t stop

Pappie Theodore Molefi going under the name Kid Pablo has broken into the entertainment industry with a hip hop jam called, Party Won’t Stop. The Mabalane artist features Oneal James and was produced by Rawk Bouy and recorded at Shmir Records. The young talented fella will hopefully impress and make a name for himself with […] (The Voice)

Mlesho kai 1 drops E Suge hit

Mlesho kai1 has released another sizzling House House single called, ‘E suge.’ The fast paced track will keep revellers on their toes and may even surpass Hlomela hit, which catapulted the Magotlhwane born artist to stardom. E suge was recorded at Zolasko Lab and produced by Zolasko. Before festive he did release, Ba e Batla, […] (The Voice)

Mdala ka tje to host night of laughter

One of Botswana’s consistent comedy shows brought to you by Major Moves, The 1st Friday Comedy is back again with another night of laughter featuring, Thapelo Malani, Rekunde, Roy and Ackim from Zimbabwe. The host will be none other than, Mdala Ka Tje of Ditori tse serious fame. The show will be held at Cresta […] (The Voice)

Thabas Aim to Rekindle Marriages

[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -Ashley Thaba says her and her husband's desire is to make marriages fun whilst strengthening the core foundations of what marriages are set on. (AllAfrica)

Maun Residents, WUC Clash

[The Patriot] Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) has continued with their mass water disconnection of unpaid domestic bills in Maun ignoring a request by the Maun East Member of Parliament, Goretetse Kekgonegile for the exercise to be postponed. (AllAfrica)

Passenger Train Not Profitable

[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -The Director of Business Development at Botswana Railways (BR), Mr Stephen Makuke says the passenger train service is not profitable. (AllAfrica)

AfDB Supports Botswana Development Finance Agency With U.S.$80 Million

[The Exchange] The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) signed a Line of Credit (LOC) totalling $80 million to help scale up key investments in Botswana. (AllAfrica)

IDM Offers Career Development Opportunities

[The Patriot] The Institute of Development Management (IDM) offers short courses that cut across various disciplines for employers and their employees to grow in their professional careers through robust training opportunities to optimise output. The courses are held in a period ranging from one week to six weeks. (AllAfrica)

Ministry Orders Mandatory Recall of 400g Canned Pilchards

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Ministry of Health and Wellness is in receipt of communication from the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications, South Africa, with regards to the recalled canned 400g pilchards in tomato sauce and 400g pilchards in chilli sauce, with immediate effect. (AllAfrica)

Continuous Research Vital in Elections

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Continuous research in the area of elections is critical in providing insights into electoral functions, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson, Judge Abedinco Tafa has said. (AllAfrica)

Masisi Welcomes Mnangagwa in Maun

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -President Dr Mokgweetsi Keabetswe Masisi this afternoon welcomed his Zimbabwe counterpart, President Emerson Mnangagwa at Maun airport . (AllAfrica)

Five Represent Botswana in South Africa

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Members of the Pan African Parliament are in Midrand, South Africa for the organisation's permanent committee sitting. (AllAfrica)

Zim-Bots to Conclude, Operationalise Credit Facility

[The Herald] Zimbabwe expects the on-going 2nd Session of the Botswana-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission (BNC) indaba here to conclude and operationalise the one BWP 1 billion private sector loan facility, which would help unlock private sector potential and stimulate trade between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Electra Wins Best Africa Bound Exhibition

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Electra Mining Botswana continues to set the pace as Africa's leading mining, industrial and occupational health. (AllAfrica)