Archive for April 29th, 2007

Vee to be a father

source: The Midweek Sun

by Sun reporter

4/22/2007 10:00:09 AM (GMT +2)

Odirile Vee Sento is a proud father-to-be. The pint-sized kwaito-kwasa artist, who has been riding the crest of the wave in music circles, is also proving to be enjoying success off stage.

Vee as popularly known by his fans is expecting a son soon. He could not hide his excitement when contacted for comment by The Midweek Sun. He was over the moon and said it was the right time to experience such growth in his life.

“I am thrilled to be a father, it is high time I had to grow up at some point,” he said. He added that he should have an heir to enjoy the fruits of his sweat. “Ke tshwanetse go nna le mojaboswa,” he said with a giggle.

The mother of his child, is his girlfriend of five years, the 20 -year- old Kagiso de Klerk.

The 24-year-old Wamampela had a short stint in South Africa in 2005 where he cooked up his third album, Ntja Mme with [continue reading]

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Suppliers meet in SA
27 April, 2007

GABORONE – Southern African textiles and apparel producers and buyers are expected to meet in Johannesburg next month to foster trade links.
The two-day business to business event will be held from May 29-30.

It would bring together more than 40 company representatives from the African continent and buyers from Africa, Europe and United States .

A news release from Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub says the event presents opportunities to source textile, apparel and trim products from producers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

During the event, more than 300 meetings would be arranged between the participating companies.

The event is organised and supported by the USAID Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub based in Gaborone. BOPA

source: The Botswana Gazette

Botswana Television will have shortage of staff and end up relying on unskilled personnel due to the resignation of reporters The Gazette has learnt . Inside sources say more than five reporters will be handing over their resignation letters at the end of April and others will begin serving their notices. And some may leave immediately.

The Gazette understands the majority of the employees at BTv are unhappy with the way the station is being run. Their main complaint is said to be against one of their managers, who they claim has dictatorial tendencies and does not give them a chance to contribute towards the running of BTv. The other concern is that the reporters are not allowed to be news presenters and the manager in question prefers to use freelance newsreaders even though they are more expensive than in staff news people.

The Gazette is informed that the English news anchor, Reginald Richardson, and field reporter Linert Habana may be joining ETv in South Africa. John Motsatsing, who was transferred to Serowe, has left. Motsatsing was one of the vocal reporters who questioned the criteria used by senior government officials to choose reporters to accompany President Mogae on international trips.

Beauty Mokoba, who made news headlines when she was arrested and detained in Zimbabwe last year for allegedly filming a story without permission, will be joining the Water Utilities Corporation as Public Relations Officer. It is not yet clear where Janet Mudongo and the Jwaneng based reporter, Archibald Ngakaagae, are going but they are also rumoured to be part of the exodus.

Contacted for comment, BTv?s General Manager Banyana Segwe said she was not aware of any resignations from BTv. ?May be they are still planning to leave. All the resignations pass by my office before they go to the Director,? she said. Segwe said she is only aware of people who want to change roles within the department. She said another problem is that of lack of resources which they as management are also concerned about.