Plan to reduce medication error deaths unveiled

Until the age of 16 in 2004, Sekgabo Maruping was a normal child doing Form 3 at Tshegetsang CJSS in Molepolole, her home village. Yet when she graduated at senior secondary school five years later, she did so as a special needs student – because she had become completely deaf.


25th April 2017

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Another private hospital for Gabs

25th April 2017

Gaborone’s suburb of Peolwane (Block 7) will soon have a facelift as a new private hospital is set for the area to improve people’s functionality and quality of life.Sidilega Private Hospital, as it will be called, is a locally registered company currently setting up a 103-bed Multi-Specialty Care facility in the area north-west of Gaborone.



Kokorwe has no backbone - Boko

25th April 2017

Members of Parliament have expressed mixed views on the performance of the just ended Budget session. During the session, MPs were usually fighting over lack of quorum, attitude by colleagues towards others, abuse of the house by the speaker and executive and unsatisfactory answering of questions by ministers among others.



We’ve failed Batswana – MPs admit

25th April 2017

Members of Parliament have expressed mixed views on the performance of the just ended Budget session.During the session, MPs were usually fighting over lack of quorum, attitude by colleagues towards others, abuse of the house by the speaker and executive and unsatisfactory answering of questions by ministers among others.



Water tariffs to be increased

25th April 2017

Imposed water restrictions in Gaborone and surrounding areas remain in force, Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) Chief Executive Officer, Mmetla Masire has said.



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Plan to reduce medication error deaths unveiled

Until the age of 16 in 2004, Sekgabo Maruping was a normal child doing Form 3 at Tshegetsang CJSS in Molepolole, her home village. Yet when she graduated at senior secondary school five years later, she did so as a special needs student – because she had become completely deaf.


This is a young woman who for sweet 16 years had lived a bubbly and normal life without any form of disability. Her loss of hearing was a result of a medical mistake. Her ailment had only been the c...

25th April 2017


Another private hospital for Gabs

25th April 2017

Gaborone’s suburb of Peolwane (Block 7) will soon have a facelift as a new private hospital is set for the area to improve people’s functionality and quality of life.Sidilega Private Hospital, as it will be called, is a locally registered company currently setting up a 103-bed Multi-Specialty Care facility in the area north-west of Gaborone.


Kokorwe has no backbone - Boko

25th April 2017

Members of Parliament have expressed mixed views on the performance of the just ended Budget session. During the session, MPs were usually fighting over lack of quorum, attitude by colleagues towards others, abuse of the house by the speaker and executive and unsatisfactory answering of questions by ministers among others.


We’ve failed Batswana – MPs admit

25th April 2017

Members of Parliament have expressed mixed views on the performance of the just ended Budget session.During the session, MPs were usually fighting over lack of quorum, attitude by colleagues towards others, abuse of the house by the speaker and executive and unsatisfactory answering of questions by ministers among others.

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Electra Mining trade show billed for Sept. 12

The annual Electra Mining, Botswana’s mining, industrial, electrical and power trade show will this year take place on September 12-14th 2017 at the Gaborone Fairgrounds. Creating a platform to stimulate trade in these sectors, Electra Mining Botswana offers an excellent networking opportunity for local and international service providers, industry associations, government officials and mining, industrial and energy professionals. The exhibition demonstrates the very latest in technolog...

18th April 2017


BPOPF unveils new identity

18th April 2017

The country’s largest pension fund, Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF), officially unveiled its new brand identity to key stakeholders at a ceremony held at Gaborone International Convention Centre last week.


Anglo American sells Eskom-tied thermal coal operations in South Africa

18th April 2017

The Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations consist of the New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel collieries, as well as four closed collieries.
The transaction will result in Seriti becoming the second largest provider of thermal coal to Eskom, supplying almost a quarter of Eskom’s current annual coal requirements.


Liberty Life, Alexander Forbes form alliance

18th April 2017

Liberty Life Botswana Managing Director, Lulu Rasebotsa has urged burial societies to register with the Registrar of Societies and lean on Lerudi funeral scheme. This she said, will provide enhanced burial society offerings that will benefit members in terms of payouts and improve records management.
This follows a collaboration between Liberty Life Botswana and Alexander Forbes Financial Services Botswana that saw the two launching the Lerudi Funeral scheme last week.

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BOKA IN POLITICAL KUMITE

The Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) affiliates are expected to go into their weekend Annual General Meeting as a divided lot.


Despite recent international successes including the 2016 Zone 6 championship, the association is said to be at loggerheads as influential BOKA members are currently in a raging war for control of the national karate governing body. According to highly placed sources, BOKA   elders are wrestling for control of the association and the associat...

18th April 2017


League title race heats up

18th April 2017

In their 22nd week of the2016/17 BTC premierships season, log leaders, Township Rollers are poised to extend their lead in front of the Marauding Jwaneng Galaxy FC.


BOKA selection tourneys grow in popularity

18th April 2017

The Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) will have a packed schedule in the next month   as they are expected to select a national team to defend their championship at the 2017 Zone 6 games scheduled for Maputo, Mozambique.


Moyo leads Police XI’s offensive

14th March 2017

Former Gaborone United (GU) marksman Hendrick Moyo has received a new lease on life at BTC premiership outfit Police XI.

VIBE

Izaura clinches deal with fashion giant Macy’s

Local fashion designer, Mothusi Lesolle of Izaura creations is celebrating a major achievement. Over the past week news emerged that he has grabbed an exciting opportunity. The deal will see one of his latest creations being showcased by one of the popular international retail outlets namely Macy’s Metro Centre in Washington DC. Lesolle is one of two designers from the continent who were nit picked for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

The other designer hails from Malawi.&nb...

19th April 2017


Star-studded line-up for Mokolodi pre-launch party

19th April 2017

Local songbird, Charma Gal has released her latest album offering titled Ke Ya Mokolodi.  On Friday, she held a star-studded album pre launch party at the DUMA FM Grounds.


Rhumba Music on a sick bed as Franco releases latest offering

19th April 2017

Local rhumba genre seems to be on a sick bed as for a number of years artists of the genre have failed to drop albums which are enjoyed by their fans in the process ditching the genre in the dustbin. Local rhumba giants which includes Jeff Matheatau, Franco, Tumza and the big bullets and Alfredo Mos and Les Africa Sounds all seem to have lost the fire as supported by unavailability of hot Kwasa albums locally for a very long time.


Music piracy Propelled some local artists to international stardom

19th April 2017

Although music piracy has denied local and international artists their bread baskets for the past decades, VIBE has discovered that it has also propelled some artists to international stardom in countries that they were unknown.

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