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Nkesi’s pipe dream comes to pass

MATHATISI SEBUSI

MASERU–Life could not be harder for 53-year-old ’Maseromo Nkesi of Ha Motloheloa, Maseru who lives in a one-roomed windowless corrugated iron shack with her five children and seven grandchildren.

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Spotlight on polygammy in the modern day

’MATHATISI SEBUSI

Like thousands of other African girls who were forced into loveless marriages for different reasons ’Mantsieng Nkhahle, then aged 16, married her husband as a naïve teenager whose parents were keen to make a fortune from the man’s wealthy family which was ready pay a lucrative sum of lobola.

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Challenge of finding identity in a different gender body

MATHATISI SEBUSI

MASERU – From an early age, Tšepo* had always felt and behaved differently from other boys.

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WINDS OF CHANGE WHET QUEST TO STUDY

TSITSI MATOPE

MASERU – There is a certain wind blowing in Lesotho, which has caused many young people to embark on a search for alternative sources of knowledge outside their home country.

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BASOTHO VEND THEIR WAY OUT OF POVERTY

LITHA MOTSAMAI

MASERU – Five years after leaving high school, Thabiso Mokhele, now 22, is still looking for his first formal job.

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Forced labour in the Zama-Zama underworld

’MATHATISI SEBUSI

MASERU - Thabo*’s dreams were shattered when he realised that the work he had hoped would change his life and that of his family for the better was actually a scam that would later pose a serious threat to his life and cause him ceaseless nightmares.