GIRLS SEXED AT BOOT CAMPS

Boot camps are for academic excellence and discipline of students, not sexual entertainment spots with young girls, cautions boot camp operator and counsellor, Boyson Mokone also known as G’Word in musical circles. Mokone said reports that soldiers get intimately involved with female students during boot camps are disturbing, saying as the ‘shield of the nation’ and ‘disciplined’ cadres, the army men are expected to be the ones to protect the girls. Such liaisons deserve the strongest condemnation especially that they are done under the cloak of trying to develop a young person. He said when done properly, boot camps mould students.


15th May 2018

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Teachers headed for good times

15th May 2018

They say new brooms sweep clean. And hopefully, the new minister at Basic Education Bagalatia Arone may be destined to change the fortunes of thousands of the country’s teaching cadres. That is if words were deeds! Arone, a trained teacher by profession who says like Botswana’s second president, the late Sir Ketumile Masire, he is “seconded to politics,” and will go back to teaching, made a bold statement last week at Kgale Hill Junior Secondary in Gaborone that had teachers cheering and whistling in apparent joy. The occasion was the ground breaking ceremony to mark the construction of a special education unit at the school, courtesy of a US$ 77, 488 (P849, 187) grant contract under Japan’s grant scheme - Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects. Speaking at the auspicious occasion graced by Japan’s Ambassador to Botswana Kozo Takeda and deputy permanent secretary at Basic Education including the school’s headmaster Solomon Setswe and PTA chairman Maramba, minister Arone promised teachers that he was working tirelessly to ensure that they get time to rest when schools close. He said he could never understand why teachers don’t go for holidays but are kept in schools when they should be resting and meeting their parents. Under the current dispensation in which teachers are bundled with all other civil servants under the Public Service Act, teachers are required to fill leave days when schools close.



Saleshando unfazed by Mbulawa’s alleged P3million campaign budget in Maun West

15th May 2018

Botswana Congress Party (BCP) President Dumelang Saleshando is unfazed by recent utterances by Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Maun West candidate Reaboka Mbulawa that he is prepared to use more than P3million to grab the constituency from the opposition for Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). Mbulawa was beaten by Batawana paramount Kgosi Tawana Moremi who garnered 7271 votes against Mbulawa’s 5335 in the 2014 general election.



Saleshando unfazed by Mbulawa’s alleged P3million campaign budget in Maun West

15th May 2018

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has been praised by a local political analyst Anthony Morima following the recent sacking of the Director General (DG) of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) Colonel Isaac Kgosi in a surprise move which caught the spy boss off guard. Speaking to The Midweek Sun before Mokgweetsi Masisi’s ascension to the throne in a front page story titled, “MASISI MUST DUMP KGOSI” the analyst had said that for Masisi to gain back the confidence of Batswana he must set his own tone and drop the spy boss and other security oversight institutions and find his own suitable replacement to set a different tone altogether from his predecessor Ian Khama. Following Kgosi’s fall, Morima has praised the ruling BDP leader Masisi for taking the weakened ruling party on a positive trajectory albeit in a very short space of time.



No more worries for cheating spouses

15th May 2018

Cheating spouses together with side chicks and guys had a field day of jubilation recently when Judge Lot Moroka ruled in court that marriage wrecking laws in Botswana were archaic and outdated.



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GIRLS SEXED AT BOOT CAMPS

Boot camps are for academic excellence and discipline of students, not sexual entertainment spots with young girls, cautions boot camp operator and counsellor, Boyson Mokone also known as G’Word in musical circles. Mokone said reports that soldiers get intimately involved with female students during boot camps are disturbing, saying as the ‘shield of the nation’ and ‘disciplined’ cadres, the army men are expected to be the ones to pro...

15th May 2018


Teachers headed for good times

15th May 2018

They say new brooms sweep clean. And hopefully, the new minister at Basic Education Bagalatia Arone may be destined to change the fortunes of thousands of the country’s teaching cadres. That is if words were deeds! Arone, a trained teacher by profession who says like Botswana’s second president, the late Sir Ketumile Masire, he is “seconded to politics,” and will go back to teaching, made a bold statement last week at Kgale Hill Junior Secondary in Gaborone that had teachers cheering and whistling in apparent joy. The occasion was the ground breaking ceremony to mark the construction of a special education unit at the school, courtesy of a US$ 77, 488 (P849, 187) grant contract under Japan’s grant scheme - Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects. Speaking at the auspicious occasion graced by Japan’s Ambassador to Botswana Kozo Takeda and deputy permanent secretary at Basic Education including the school’s headmaster Solomon Setswe and PTA chairman Maramba, minister Arone promised teachers that he was working tirelessly to ensure that they get time to rest when schools close. He said he could never understand why teachers don’t go for holidays but are kept in schools when they should be resting and meeting their parents. Under the current dispensation in which teachers are bundled with all other civil servants under the Public Service Act, teachers are required to fill leave days when schools close.


Saleshando unfazed by Mbulawa’s alleged P3million campaign budget in Maun West

15th May 2018

Botswana Congress Party (BCP) President Dumelang Saleshando is unfazed by recent utterances by Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Maun West candidate Reaboka Mbulawa that he is prepared to use more than P3million to grab the constituency from the opposition for Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). Mbulawa was beaten by Batawana paramount Kgosi Tawana Moremi who garnered 7271 votes against Mbulawa’s 5335 in the 2014 general election.


Saleshando unfazed by Mbulawa’s alleged P3million campaign budget in Maun West

15th May 2018

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has been praised by a local political analyst Anthony Morima following the recent sacking of the Director General (DG) of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) Colonel Isaac Kgosi in a surprise move which caught the spy boss off guard. Speaking to The Midweek Sun before Mokgweetsi Masisi’s ascension to the throne in a front page story titled, “MASISI MUST DUMP KGOSI” the analyst had said that for Masisi to gain back the confidence of Batswana he must set his own tone and drop the spy boss and other security oversight institutions and find his own suitable replacement to set a different tone altogether from his predecessor Ian Khama. Following Kgosi’s fall, Morima has praised the ruling BDP leader Masisi for taking the weakened ruling party on a positive trajectory albeit in a very short space of time.

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Time Projects to erect new business hub in Setlhoa Park

Time Projects’ new office park in Setlhoa village in Block 10 will be the new business hub in Gaborone North with capacity to create about 100 jobs for citizens in its construction phase. The development, Pinnacle Park consists of customised 150-meter square to 600-meter square offices and showrooms that will be for sale and rental. The P150 million project is expected to commence beginning August and complete by July 2019. In an interview with the Business ...

18th May 2018


Women talk business over a cup to tea

18th May 2018

Women in business have been advised to maintain a firm and strong ground in operating and running their business enterprises. This is a necessary trait for an entrepreneur especially for women who amongst others face challenges that include; intense competition from male counter parts, and cultural norms that tend to constrain full female entrepreneual participation. This was a discussion sparked at the WIBA annual high tea held this past weekend where female stewards gathered to explore the theme; ‘Be empowered and being a rare gem.’ This year’s installment was designed to teach aspiring entrepreneurs about the fundamental skills, attitudes, and discipline it takes to be an entrepreneur, through inspirational stories from accomplished entrepreneurs.


Puma Energy provides convenience in Khawa

18th May 2018

Puma Energy Botswana continues in its mandate of fueling experiences. Over the weekend, the fuel and lubricants company, for the sixth consecutive year sponsored the 2018 Khawa Sand Dune Challenge that took place in Khawa from May 10 to 13. This year’s Khawa Sand Dune Challenge saw Puma Energy take their product to the small village. A mobile petrol and diesel filling station was set-up with fuel being sold and charged at local prices.


Ginger brewer prioritises customer satisfaction

18th May 2018

Though very new in the market, Imbir Homemade Ginger is already making an impact as its branding and bar coding allows it to be sold in retails stores, something that hinders local products’ entry into the retail market. Kealeboga Moleele of Imbir Homemade Ginger operates from Lenganeng in Tlokweng and tells Business Trends that the feedback that she has received so far in relation to her product is positive. “I started this business in 2017 and the feedback is excellent so far. I appreciate it and I am willing to match the demand. It is actually not how fast you build the house but how firm and strong it is, so I try my level best to be consistent in order to attract my customers,” said Moleele.

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BAA in nepotism quagmire

The Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) wish list for the 2018 Africa Youth Games team has sent shockwaves through the local athletics community. The controversial wish list has raised eyebrows after Elizabeth Mooketsi was submitted as the potential Team Manager. Elizabeth is wife of incumbent BAA president Thari Mooketsi. The BAA list was leaked to Sun Sports this week. The list is dated the 3rd of May 2018 and addressed to Botswana National Olympic Committee (B...

18th May 2018


Zapata wants Moloi in Kenya

18th May 2018

Former Gaborone United (GU) Headcoach Rodolfo Zapata is ready to snatch a number of players from the ailing Money Machine. Experienced attacking midfielder Dirang Moloi is reported to be a top priority in the Argentine coach’s wish list. Zapata who dumped GU a few weeks back in favour of struggling Kenyan giants AFC Leopards. This week, the outspoken coach said he had affection for GU players because they respected him and executed his instructions well on the pitch.


Sechele becomes bodybuilding royalty

18th May 2018

Botswana’s chiselled muscleman Gontse Sechele has finally cashed in on his million-pula physique following a resounding victory at the W.F.F Pretoria Classic in South Africa this past weekend. The hulking Sechele won in the extreme body (over 90 kg) and earned himself the lucrative Pro- Card. The prize means statuesque beefcake now becomes an elite bodybuilder with worldwide recognition. Appearing as if he was curved by Michelangelo himself, Sechele’s biceps, triceps and quads will now generate much needed revenue to power his international career.


Matebejana celebrate 20 years

18th May 2018

The BDF XI football development team Matebejana is celebrating 20 years of existence. The anniversary celebrations will be held at the national stadium on the 21st of July 2018. Addressing the team stakeholders and members of the press this week, Matebejana Chairman Onkemetse Masena said the team has grown with years and they look to the future with high hopes and a clear vision of what they want to achieve.

VIBE

Licky finally drops EP, album loading

Licky is a sensational singer/rapper who took the local music industry by storm a few years ago when she dropped Real Love. The song, that talks about the beauty of innocent unconditional love, played from every corner, and the unique R&B and hip-hop sound not familiar on the local scene, catapulted her to stardom. The sultry lass has been on a roll since then and even when she appeared to have disappeared from the limelight, it would seem that she was busy co...

18th May 2018


D-Nice makes a comeback with Mamelang

18th May 2018

Many will remember her as the larger than life lady with a lovely voice, who made a mark with her single Sunshine. She is now back with another hot single dubbed Mamelang. The single is already taking the music industry by storm and has been well-received by fans and music lovers. The Afro-soulful R&B singer tells Vibe that the single was inspired by life in general as well as the diva’s journey in the music industry. “We all know that life has its ups and downs and it is how one tackles these issues that brings out the best out of us. It is about falling, being able to pick yourself up and being strong in the process,” she explains. The talented diva says that she is grateful that the song has been well-received although it was only released a fortnight ago.


Dr Vom saves the day at Nata Cultural Day

18th May 2018

Matsosangwao traditional group caused a lot of pain for Nata residents who had thronged Nata Senior Secondary school for their culture day when they pulled a no show. The event, which was graced by Kgosi Puso Gaborone and other important dignitaries, was held in a bid to raise funds for the official opening of the school slated for September 2018. The group was contracted together with other prominent cultural groups including Dr Vom, Bana Bana ba Ntogwa and many others who did not disappoint as they honoured the contractual obligations.


Special moms wined and dined in style

18th May 2018

The big carnavous Mokolwane restaurant at the Grand Palm resort once more played host to the annual Mother’s Day activities. This year’s Mother’s day theme was “Mommy and me” and it saw mothers from all walks of life getting some of the best executive treats from the hotel staff. Grand Palm staff, who were dressed in powder blue and black gave mothers nothing but top care on a day solely created to celebrate them. Each guest was given a welcome drink at the entrance and led to the busy eating area of the restaurant, popular for its uniqueness in offering dishes ranging from authentic African to Asian cuisine. The mouthwatering dishes did not disappoint and most of the mothers pleaded for seconds of the yummy dishes.

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