• MARGRET MOSOJANE…. THE LIVING LEGEND5

    When Margret Ludo Mosojane joined the tribal administration as a presiding officer 16 years ago, little did she know that her new job was a call from the Divine. She retired a few weeks ago at the age of 60, but during her tenure Mosojane became a household name and Tati-Town customary court was more

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  • HIV/AIDS FIGHTER7

    Unsung heroine She worked tirelessly to save lives of HIV infected and affected villagers “When you get to Otse, just ask where Mma Bome stays and they will direct you,’’ she said as I called her asking for directions to her house where we were going to have the interview, recently. Otse might be a

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  • ROCK OF AGES2

    Botswana’s oldest citizen gives her views on the old and the new “Seeing the funny side of life has kept me young” Without definitive data it is impossible to say for sure, but at 109 years granny Kebuang Tsebe is a contender for the title of oldest person in Botswana. When asked to reveal the

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  • THE NEWSMAKER0

    72 years old and still going strong to make sure Batswana are kept informed A nurse, journalist, publisher, member of Parliament, wife, mother, grandmother all describe Mme Mma Clara Olsen, a pathfinder and a pioneer who opened the gates of journalism and politics for Botswana women. Among her products is The Voice Publisher, Beata Kasale

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  • THE SINGING FINGERS0

    Elderly Sri Lankan pianist shares her love for music and food While her peers were playing with dolls and still trying to write their names correctly Assunta Isabelle Pillai was already perfecting her piano playing skills. And when she reached seven she sat for her first music examination and passed with distinction. Now 77, Pillai

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  • A PLEDGE TO NURSE TO LIFE5

    When 79 -year- old Jacobine Mokgele made the Florence Nightingale pledge during her graduation as a nurse in 1964 she was not only doing it as a normal routine but as a real lifetime commitment to care for the sick. And this is what she has been doing since then and even after her retirement

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  • WITH HIS PEN!3

    The man who built living memories Age is catching up with him and he can hardly remember most dates of events that happened in his life. But while his memory is slowly fading away he still has sharp eyes to read the newspaper that he founded some years back. Meet our pioneer for this week,

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  • IT PAYS TO PERSEVERE3

    Living the Phakalane dream Some years back his life was punctuated by adversity, ridicule, resistance, doors being shut on his face, perceived a day dreamer and even escaped death through the eye of a needle, things which could have  resulted in him throwing in the towel and giving up his dream but David Magang did

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  • CALLED TO SERVE0

    The true pioneer in the fight for gender equality When growing up Joyce Gainewe Anderson was socialized and taught that girls and boys are at par with each and other and deserve equal opportunities. It is this principle and belief that later made her fight for the rights of women and the girl child and

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  • KING OF THE AIRWAVES4

    Bishy Mmusi reminisces of yesteryears of Radio Tucked away in the woods about 10 kilometres from the Game City mall in Gaborone along Lobatse Road is a place called Crocodile Pools. In this place there is modest house, which might look ordinary to many. But this house is not home to an ordinary man. It

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  • MOTHER OF ALL1

    The Girl Guide who shaped lives of big and small She may not have one child she calls her own, but she is considered a mother by many in this country because of the role that she played in their lives. For years Sethokgo Sechele, popularly known as Matron Sechele or simply Mma Sechele, has

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