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Kast covers more ground in 1000km journey
Hip Hop artist, Kast, has made significant progress in his 1000km walk from Maun to Gaborone with loads of support from communities along the way. Speaking to The Voice this afternoon, Kast said he was starting to enjoy his walk despite the hurdles that he went through. “My other leg was in pain (...)
[The Voice] 21/02/2017

 
Botswana: Government sells stake in Botswana's sole beef exporting company
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana government has announced its intention to sell a stake of the country’s beef company to the private sector. Economy
[Panapress] 20/02/2017

 
Liberty Life partners with Orange
Liberty Life Botswana and Orange Botswana on Valentine’s day entered into a strategic partnership that will see the insurance company’s clients paying their policies through Orange Money. Speaking at the launch, Liberty Life Botswana Managing Director Lulu Rasebotsa said the partnership will (...)
[The Voice] 17/02/2017

 
Nkate’s next move
Jacob Nkate is no stranger to the limelight. His former roles include Secretary General of the Botswana Democratic Party, Minister of Education and CEO of BIDEA. In 2012 his future in politics appeared to be over when he became Botswana’s ambassador to Japan, leaving the country under a dark (...)
[The Voice] 17/02/2017

Hunter’s heat seekers gives away Polo GTI
Following Distell’s massive Hunter’s Heat Seeker’s party on September 10th of last year that saw them give away nearly 2000 tickets and threatened to revolutionise the night scene in Gaborone, they have contrived to one up themselves. Distell has now moved to benevolently give away a brand new (...)
[The Voice] 17/02/2017

BOTASH plans to explore untapped opportunities
Soda ash mine targets P300 million EBITDA by 2018 The largest producer of natural sodium products in the region, Botash (Botswana Ash) is looking at broadening its horizon and tapping into the vast possibilities that comes with the mining of soda ash. In a recent familiarisation tour of the (...)
[The Voice] 17/02/2017

Trinity Mpho makes it into GIMC Jazz line up
Plans for the popular Gaborone International Music and Culture Week are already under way. It looks like the host, Fish Pabalinga, does not like last minute deals as he has already started giving updates and hints on who will make the line up to the must attend show. Last year’s crowd favourite (...)
[The Voice] 17/02/2017

Fireworks ahead of bmd youth congress
Lobby lists shaped by Pilane/Mangole and Gaolathe/Mmolotsi axis The coming Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) Elective Youth Congress may be the defining factor in the power struggle that has characterised the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) breakaway movement. Dates and venue are yet to be (...)
[The Voice] 17/02/2017

Maun community joins Kast on his 1000km journey
Some members of the Maun community together with employees and customers of Pub 24/7 will on Sunday follow Tshepiso Kast Molapisi to join him on his 1000km #Tlatsalebala walk. Kast who by Friday (today) was walking between Phuduhudu and Gweta will be joined by other well wishers from Gaborone. (...)
[The Voice] 17/02/2017

Botswana: Botswana diamond mine placed under care, maintenance
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – A weak diamonds market price has forced Botswana’s diamond mine Ghaghoo to be placed under care and maintenance. Economy
[Panapress] 16/02/2017

Botswana: Met issues 2nd floods warning in Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s meteorological services department on Wednesday warned that a tropical cyclone, expected to hit the south-eastern coast of Southern Africa, will cause flooding in the country. Environment
[Panapress] 15/02/2017

Kast gets water for his walk
The Managing Directors of Balance Security in Maun, Paulos Phillimon and Alex Masale Maoto donated some water and energy drinks to the struggling Tshepiso Kast Molapisi. Kast as the hip hop musician is known, is walking 1000km from Maun to Gaborone as way of promoting local music and his (...)
[The Voice] 15/02/2017

Botswana: January inflation rise in Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s data authority on Wednesday announced that the country’s annual inflation rate in January was 3.1 percent. Economy
[Panapress] 15/02/2017

Botswana: Miners in Botswana adopt Canadian mining standard
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) has adopted the sustainability mining standard developed by the Mining Association of Canada to improve environmental and social practices in the mining industry. Environment
[Panapress] 14/02/2017

Botswana: Botswana launches project to promote industrial innovation
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - In a bid to diversify its economy away from mining, Botswana has started to promote and support the link between tertiary education and industry by offering academics research grants. Economy
[Panapress] 14/02/2017

Botswana: Private sector in Botswana pushes for more relaxed policies
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s private sector apex body has applauded government for putting in place the pro-private sector policies, and urged government to absorb more private sector expertise in addressing economic challenges. (...)
[Panapress] 13/02/2017

Akabulaleki Van Damme – ‘Birds’ supporters
SOCCER -‘AKABULALEKI Van Damme’ was the song Mbabane Swallows supporters were singing as they celebrated their 1-0 victory over Botswana side Orapa United.
[The Swazi Observer] 13/02/2017

Khama endorses Ndaba in UDC leadership saga
President Ian Khama believes Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) leader Ndaba Gaolatlhe should be president of the coalition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). He says Gaolatlhe was cheated out of the top position in the recently launched UDC coalition inclusive of the Botswana Congress (...)
[The Voice] 12/02/2017

‘Birds’ supporters predict a 2-0 score
SOCCER - Mbabane Swallows supporters are confident that they will triumph over Botswana side Orapa United and have predicted a 2-0 score.
[The Swazi Observer] 11/02/2017

Scramble for F-town jazz tickets
Early-bird tickets for the 8th April Francistown Jazz Festival are selling fast according to promoters. Tickets went on sale last week Monday in various selling points in Francistown, Phikwe Orapa and Gaborone. Tickets are on sale at Webtickets, Street Horn Music shop in Gaborone, Orapa Jazz (...)
[The Voice] 10/02/2017

For the love of film
Due to his role as a Setswana newsreader on Botswana Television, Kabelo Kgakololo has become a familiar face (and voice) to many of us. The much-loved news anchor re-joined BTV in 2014 as an assignment editor having spent the previous three years as a commercial farmer. The 39-year-old Rakops (...)
[The Voice] 10/02/2017

Low-cost carriers scramble for local skies
The long-suffering and the near-demise of Air Botswana (AB) may have tremendously dented national pride, but the scores of operators scrambling to fill the vacuum suggests the country’s aviation could still have some life left in it. Voice Money has been reliably informed that various players (...)
[The Voice] 10/02/2017

Grey imports flood Botswana
Largely attributed to affordability, the demand for used vehicles recorded a sharp increase quarter-on-quarter during 2016. During the second quarter thus from April, May and June of last year, a total of 9 829 used vehicles were imported into the country. In the quarter under review, thus (...)
[The Voice] 10/02/2017

BCP confident of claiming Rasesa ward
Two weeks ago we spoke to the Botswana Democratic Party’s Daniel Molokwe, who will be standing in Saturday’s Rasesa by-election. This week, The Voice journalist Onneile Setlalekgosi caught up with the Botswana Congress Party’s representative for the ward’s vacant councillor position, Tshenolo...
[The Voice] 10/02/2017

Riding against cancer
The annual ChainRing Cycling Cancer Awareness and Fundraising ride will start on the 30th of April in Maun and end on the 6th May in Gaborone. The world commemorates international World Cancer Day this coming Saturday. The 1000km cycling ride’s aim is to raise funds and purchase a motor vehicle (...)
[The Voice] 10/02/2017

BMD denies Ridge and Fisher link
North West District Chairperson for Botswana Movement for Democracy, (BMD) Isa Phoi has dismissed allegations doing rounds that the party was actively courting the former Member of Parliament for Maun West, Ronald Ridge and former Commander for Botswana Defence Force and ambassador of Botswana (...)
[The Voice] 10/02/2017

Chess foundation on the cards
Former chess talent Sledge Chidzhala is working on introducing a chess foundation, which he believes will help the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) develop the sport. Speaking to Voice Sport, Chidzhala explained his objective was to achieve ‘chess for all’ – thus he will be targeting the...
[The Voice] 10/02/2017

Rollers ready to conquer Africa
The best of Botswana meets the crème of Madagascar when Township Rollers take on CNaPS Sports in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League on Saturday. The game, which kicks-off at 14:30 local time (13:30 here), marks the start of Rollers African adventure – Popa’s reward for winning last (...)
[The Voice] 10/02/2017

Botswana: Three Botswana soldiers perish in plane crash
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Three members of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) have died in a plane crash, according to an official communique issued on Friday. Society
[Panapress] 10/02/2017

Botswana: Botswana to start market surveillance project
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Business Botswana, the country’s business apex body, has announced plans to set up a Market Intelligence Information System (MIIS).` Economy
[Panapress] 10/02/2017

Elphas leads Swallows delegation to Botswana
SOCCER - NATIONAL Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) executive committee member Elphas Ngcamphalala will lead the Mbabane Swallows delegation to Botswana.
[The Swazi Observer] 09/02/2017

MP Davids bashes BDP
Kgatleng East Member of Parliament (MP) Isaac Davids, today had no kind words for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) as he accused them of plundering the country’s resources and blatantly abusing power. In a brief response to Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo’s budget speech, Davids took (...)
[The Voice] 08/02/2017

MP Davids rattles Parliament
Kgatleng East Member of Parliament (MP) Isaac Davids, today did not have any kind words for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) as he accused them of plundering the country’s resources and blatantly abusing power. In a brief response to Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo’s budget speech, (...)
[The Voice] 08/02/2017

South Sudan: JMEC chair expresses dismay at endless fighting in South Sudan
Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The Chairman of South Sudan's Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), former president Festus Mogae of Botswana on Wednesday opened the Commission's monthly plenary in Juba expressing concern and dismay at the outbreak of fighting in South Sudan since the (...)
[Panapress] 08/02/2017

Botswana: Opposition tells Botswana govt to do more to attract investors
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s leader of the opposition, Duma Boko, has said the country’s efforts to attract investors were hitting a brick wall. Economy
[Panapress] 08/02/2017

Botswana: Met issues floods alert in Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s meteorological services has issued a floods alert, saying the country’s Gantsi district in the western part bordering Namibia could be affected. Environment
[Panapress] 08/02/2017

Botswana: Botswana teachers condemn low education budget allocation
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) has slammed the government for not making adequate allocation to the education sector in the 2017/18 budget proposals. Society
[Panapress] 08/02/2017

Botswana's growth to almost double as commodity sales rebound
Botswana's growth to almost double as commodity sales rebound
Botswana's economy will grow by nearly double in 2017 compared to the previous year as Africa's largest exporter of diamonds shakes off a slump in global commodity prices and electricity shortages.
[Africa Report] 06/02/2017

 
Botswana: Electricity high on Botswana’s agenda
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has allocated the largest share of the country’s proposed development budget for 2017/18 towards electricity generation and supply. Economy
[Panapress] 06/02/2017

Botswana: Govt. plans to amend tax law in Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana plans to amend the country’s fiscal legislation, hoping that the changes will help government deal with current financial challenges and the volatility of the custom and exercise revenues, according to the country's finance minister, Kenneth Matambo. (...)
[Panapress] 06/02/2017

Botswana: Opposition Unite to Challenge Khama for Power
[allAfrica] Opposition parties, in what is often referred to as one of Africa's most stable democracies, have decided to form a coalition to challenge the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), according to Mmegi Online. The moves comes as parties prepare for the nation's 2019 (...)
[AllAfrica] 06/02/2017

Boko vows to take Guma, Khama and Masisi to prison
*Rasesa election this weekend Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President, Duma Boko, says he will not hesitate taking corrupt politicians to prison should his party win the 2019 general election. Buoyoed by last week’s alliance with Botswana Congress Party (BCP), Boko who now leads a (...)
[The Voice] 06/02/2017

Botswana: President Khama Hails Farmers
[Botswana Daily News] Mosinki -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has said farming communities just like residents in towns and villages deserve to be appreciated for their efforts.
[AllAfrica] 06/02/2017

Kgatleng residents march against murder
Hallelujahs and Amens echoed through Mochudi streets this morning as members of the Evangelical Fellowship of Botswana, together with the police, mobilised the public in a march against murder. Following disturbing statistics that saw 64 people losing their lives in separate murder incidents (...)
[The Voice] 04/02/2017

Botswana: Botswana, Zambia cement bilateral relations
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu is scheduled to visit Botswana’s President Ian Khama on Monday to strengthen relations between the two countries. Society
[Panapress] 04/02/2017

The budget speech should address basic education needs- BOSETU
The Botswana Sectors of Education Trade Union (BOSETU) has called on the Minister of Finance Kenneth Matambo to allocate a bigger share of budget to basic education needs. This they believe will come a long way in assisting the already “fumbling’ education system in Botswana. When addressing the (...)
[The Voice] 03/02/2017

An eye on the future- Letshwiti talks development
BFA looks at La Liga and Real Madrid for youth development Botswana Football Association (BFA) President, MacLean Letshwiti says FIFA’s decision to increase the number of teams at the 2026 World Cup to 48 challenges the country to step up its development for the benefit of the Zebras. In an (...)
[The Voice] 03/02/2017

Gabz divided
Popa vs Moyagoleele Derby day returns to the capital this weekend as inner city rivals Township Rollers take on Gaborone United at the National Stadium. Meetings between these two fierce rivals are typically closely contested, incident packed encounters, with the tradition expected to continue (...)
[The Voice] 03/02/2017

GU confirm Kgaswane’s last minute transfer
Midfielder beats transfer deadline to register for Baroka FC In scenes reminiscent of Arsenal’s capture of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in the dying minutes of the 2013 transfer window, former Gaborone United attacking midfielder Mpho Kgaswane was cleared to play for Premier Soccer League side (...)
[The Voice] 03/02/2017

More baby joy for Sebego
They are counted amongst the power couples in Gaborone and are regularly featured in local newspapers. Now it appears loved up couple Mr and Mrs Sebego are expecting another baby. A radiant Mrs Sebego recently posted a picture of herself cradling a very visible baby bump. Known for joking about (...)
[The Voice] 03/02/2017



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