Lifestyle

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.

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 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