• Age ain’t nothing but a number

    Age ain’t nothing but a number0

      “Life is a blast,’ says 102- years -old man as he prepares to marry. At the ripe old age of 102, Samuel Lumbala, a Jamataka resident is excited about life and planning a wedding! Being of Lozi by origin, Lumbala was born in a small village called Lungu in Zambia. He arrived in Bechuanaland

    READ MORE
  • TB is not a death sentence

    TB is not a death sentence0

      A harsh, seemingly endless, debilitating cough. Sudden, drastic, energy-sapping weight loss. The noticeable darkening of skin tone. All are the dreaded symptoms of Tuberculosis (TB) and can reduce once strong, healthy beings to quivering wrecks. Sadly, it can also earn sufferers the scorn and derision of their workmates and friends. Indeed, cruel snubs and

    READ MORE
  • Dream come true0

      BancABC builds home for 86-year-old granny Mother luck can still smile on the old as it happened to 86-year-old Seanokeng Swaki of Molebatsi ward in Tonota. After living the rest of her life in a desolate, crowded and tiny shack, Swaki can now smile after Banc ABC built her a four (4) roomed house.

    READ MORE
  • Desperate measures

    Desperate measures0

      Retired sex worker forced to launch a career comeback A retired Francistown commercial sex worker has been forced to contemplate a revival of her profession after she was recently thrown out of the family home at Somerset East. 44-year-old Rosinah Phiri who called it quits as a sex worker, almost 10 years ago because

    READ MORE
  • My mother ruined my life

    My mother ruined my life0

      Boy raised in an orphanage regrets meeting his mom He spent 11 years at an orphanage in Gaborone yearning and pinning to meet the woman who brought him into this world. He wanted a heart to heart conversation with her and hoped that the discussion would lead to a lifetime experience of what a

    READ MORE
  • British dad battles for access to his Motswana daughter

    British dad battles for access to his Motswana daughter0

       Last year we carried the story of the broken bond between four-year-old Toni and British father, Richard Benjamin of Kanye. Her father claimed that Toni had been ‘orphaned’ by her mother when she forcibly moved the child from Gaborone to her niece’s home in Phikwe, while Richard battles for his right of access to

    READ MORE
  • The pain of love

    The pain of love0

      Heartbroken lover publishes a book When he caught his fiancée having sex with his best friend, Kebaneilwe Garebatho decided to take matters into his own hands. So he took a paper and a pen and wrote a book. While most men would have beaten the daylights out of the cheating couple or even worse,

    READ MORE
  • The face of poverty

    The face of poverty0

      Homeless Ramadi laments her plight as she sends out an SOS for a house Maonyana Ramadi of Maseetsele in Moshupa was born to be poor. A daughter of poor parents with no education and nothing much to call their own, Ramadi, 55 already had her destiny cut out for her. For all her life

    READ MORE
  • SAVE US FROM OUR EVIL SON0

    Mother whose violent child has terrorised the family makes plea for him to be locked up “He even boasts that a whip can only kill a rat.” Had it not been for a technicality, 22- year- old Poloko Pese would be rotting in jail right now. Instead wayward and violent Pese got away with a P200 fine

    READ MORE
  • RECIPE FOR SUCCESS0

    “CAKES ARE LIKE A GIRL, WHEN SHE IS BEAUTIFUL SHE DOESN’T NEED SO MUCH MAKE UP” The Curry Puff–an amazing snack sized butter pastry stuffed with a variety of curried fillings commonly found in Singapore is slowly becoming a hit in the local market. Introduced by Sheila Damodaran, a Singaporian who has lived in Gaborone

    READ MORE
  • REAL LIVES MY BABY FOR A JOB8

    MOTHER OFFERS CHILD FOR ADOPTION IN EXCHANGE FOR EMPLOYMENT They are her darlings, they are all she has in the world, but she can’t keep them both. 22-year-old Kedibonye has just given birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy. But even as the youngster suckles from her breast, the impoverished mum is prepared to let

    READ MORE
  • AS OLD AS THE HIILS1

    “ IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT” GRANNY, 109 SAYS ABOUT HUBBY AS SHE WALKS DOWN MEMORY LANE” The Guinness World Records recently named Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman who celebrated her 115th birthday last month as the oldest woman in the world. But much closer to home,Bogadi Koosentse at the ripe old age of

    READ MORE
  • WAR AND PEACE2

    When Heidi Jansen left Chicago for Botswana as a US Peace Corp in 2009 all she had on her mind was to do her term and head back home to finish her education. She had no idea she would find love. “I think this is the best thing that has happened for me”, she told

    READ MORE
  • SEXUAL ORIENTATION BEATEN AND BRUISED, BUT STILL FIGHTING FOR HIS RIGHT TO BE GAY2

    For 21-year-old Obusitse Booster being gay and dating men is ‘just normal,’ and as far back as Standard 3 the attraction has always made his heart skip a beat. Up to now he has only had to endure the odd abusive comment, stares and giggles, but last week embracing his sexual orientation took a more

    READ MORE
  • GRANNY, 96, HANGS HERSELF OVER MONEY PROBLEMS6

    WHEN AGED KELEOFILE SIWANE ENDED HER TROUBLED LIFE LAST WEEK SHE BECAME THE OLDEST PERSON ON RECORD IN BOTSWANA TO COMMIT SUICIDE, AND THE 50TH PERSON THIS YEAR TO DO SO. BUT BEHIND THE SORRY STATISTIC LIES AN EVEN SORRIER TALE. 96-year-old Keleofile Siwane took a rope, tottered onto a chair using some bricks to help

    READ MORE
  • WHO’S NEXT?4

    Fed up with the heartbreak of being married to a serial cheater, Maitumelo Timela has twice taken the marriage wreckers to court and is determined to make future mistresses pay THE PRICE Having successfully sued two of her husband’s mistresses for marriage wrecking, and with a third in her sights, Maitumelo Timela is on a

    READ MORE
  • “IT WAS A CALL FOR HELP, I NEVER MEANT TO KILL MYSELF”19

    THERE HAS BEEN A DISTURBING RISE IN TEENAGE SUICIDES AS YOUNG PEOPLE STRUGGLE TO COPE WITH LIFE’S DEMANDS – LECHANI MOKGOSI, 16, WAS NEARLY ONE OF THEM She couldn’t take it anymore. The unkind laughter, name-calling, and finger pointing that tormented her as she turned the corner or walked down the school corridors. With almost

    READ MORE
  • STROKE AMBASSADOR1

    Stroke survivor launches war against the disease A touching story of Bakhwi Kablay, a Motswana woman who battled a stroke attack and is now on her way to full recovery is a true testimony that where there is a will there is  way. 39- year- old Kablay’s determination to get recover from the throes of

    READ MORE
  • CALLING ALL GOOD SAMARITANS2

    Bedridden stroke survivor seeks help for operation restore dignity A woman who was left paralyzed from her waist down after suffering a stroke has pleaded with members of the public to assist her restore her dignity. Bophelo Gabaeme, 42,decided to make the plea after she got fed up of living in unhygienic conditions with no

    READ MORE
  • GAY AS A DAFFODIL2

    A Motswana man speaks candidly about being born a homosexual Following a recent media workshop on how to report positively on gay issues, one gay man, Caine Youngman spoke candidly to Real Lives about being born gay and how he tried in vain to be straight. This is his story as told to FRANCINAH BAAITSE. “I

    READ MORE

Latest Posts