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17 Jun 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

For the LGBTQI community, the recent landmark judgement decriminalising same-sex sexual conduct between consenting adults finally opened doors to the freedom they had always longed for.

10 Jun 2019

BY RUTH KEDIKILWE

At the turn of the century liberation movements across the Diaspora encouraged women to be bold, political and protest the loudest against patriarchy.

An expression propagated by men was conceived: “Women are no longer in the kitchen pregnant and barefoot like their mothers but they are now in bars drinking and smoking like their fathers’.

10 Jun 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Every day girls are determining their self-worth from Instagram likes, Facebook posts, Snapchat images, advertising videos and texts from friends.

07 Jun 2019

By Ruth Kedikilwe

26 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

“What was she wearing?” “Why was she walking alone so late at night?” “Well, she shouldn’t have drank that much.” These are the most likely questions and remarks even among Botswana’s politically correct chattering classes whenever discussions veer to cases of rape and assault.

26 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Almost every reading this article has either gone to bed pouting over a friends new acquisition or woken up jealous and cranky because a friend’s life seemed to be going better than theirs. Most can relate to that stomach churn when a friend shares with them their good news.

26 May 2019

A University of Botswana lecturer is being investigated for distributing pornographic video that he filmed at the entrance of Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino.

20 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Type Mopakwana on your Google search engine and the response you are likely to get is: “Your search -Mopakwana - did not match any documents.” This is internetese for “Mopakwa what?”

20 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Almost every Motswana of consenting age has a story to tell about the battle of the sexes. Often times the bedroom is the most vicious battle field and men are the usual casualties.

20 May 2019

BY RUTH KEDIKILWE
  

13 May 2019


BY MPHO KUHLMANN

“Big boys don’t cry”, “suck it up”, “Act like a man”, “Don’t act like a girl”. All of us has either heard one of these phrases or uttered them.
 
This pretty much sums up the extent to which the Botswana traditional society puts pressure on men to bottle up their emotions and suffer in silence.

13 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN
 
If there is any one incident that brings the conflicting emotional socialization of men and women to a head, it has to be the loss of a baby through miscarriage. This can be one of the most devastating things to happen to a couple. Women tend to grieve in solitude while their partners either detach or hit the bottle hard.

08 May 2019

An exhibition by Karabo Maine and Tebogo Cranwell
 

08 May 2019

BY RUTH KEDIKILWE

08 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN
  
Almost every Motswana has a friend or a relative whose romantic relationship that involve children has ended and the estranged couple is grappling with how to raise the children.

08 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN
 
A Smart Alec once issued an instructive piece of advice to women: “Never come between a man and his mother.” A number of Batswana women who have ignored the wise counsel have learnt the hard way.

29 Apr 2019

On becoming Vice President straight from the Botswana Defence Force where he had been commander for 10 years, Lieutenant General Ian Khama, set off a craze among other (meaning impressionable) cabinet ministers.

29 Apr 2019

BY RUTH KEDIKILWE
 

29 Apr 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN
 
Say “love child” and Malebogo Sethebe cannot make sense of the “love” part. All the mother of four can think of is betrayal and heart-ache.

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