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Hundreds of mournes have gathered at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto to bit a final farewell to Kwaito legent Mandoza

The mood at the church is sombre as the funeral service gets underway.

A giant sized picture of Mandoza stands at the front on the stage and soft religious hymes are being played.

Those close to Mandoza including his widow Mpho who is dressed in all black fight to hold back tears.

Beautiful flower arrangements line the front of the stage.

Mandoza's casket was carried in by family members.

Ahead of the funeral service this morning the mood at Mandoza's house in Pimville was sad and tense, as family members broke down with emotion as Mandoza's body left to the church.

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Mandoza 1               The star produced multi-platinum hits like NkalakathaGodobaand Sgelekeqe, and collaborated with Danny K on Same Difference.

Mandoza started his career with Chiskop, a kwaito group formed with three of his childhood friends.

He participated in thekwaitodocumentarySHARP! SHARP!The kwaito story, directed by Aryan Kaganof and the 2006 rugby drama,Number 10 also he performed live at the Love Lesotho campaign hosted by Bam group of companies (BAM) at Morija 2015.

Last week his family confirmed he was beingtreated at home for a brain tumour.

Mandoza’s son Tokollo fought back tears as he spoke about his father.

“I think I'm just happy that my dad died a proud man because he had everything he wanted in life. Every time he'd tell me that he never got a chance to spend time with his dad‚ so all he ever wanted was to raise his children‚” Tokollo said.

Tokollo added that Mandoza told him to be strong.

When I’m gone one day I need you to be strong‚” my father always told me.

Mandoza died on Sunday after a long-standing battle with cancer‚ which had spread to his brain. It was confirmed by his family last week that doctors had detected a tumor in his brain‚ and that he was in a serious yet stable condition.

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Hydeia Broadbent was born with HIV in the ’80s, and by the time she was 6 years old, she’d already become a well-known activist and public speaker. Over the years, this formerOprah Show guest has inspired millions, including NBA legend Magic Johnson. Now, Hydeia opens up about her life all together and her nonprofit organization.

At birth, Broadbent was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant.  Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until age three. Now at the age of 32, Broadbent spends her time spreading the message of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, by: promoting abstinence, safe-sex practices (for people who choose to have sex), and HIV/AIDS Awareness and prevention.

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They come from almost every district in the country. Most of them is their first time to set their foot in Maseru.

Thanks to Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT). The 1000 + ex high school students are still adapting to Vasity life at the moment. They are excited, curious and on the look-out for their new life adventures.

Being admitted is a life time blessing. Yet the are challenges therein

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Indeed that they are disable does not mean they are unable, hence disability is not inability.

This will be proved at the up coming book launch come September 16, 2016. It is called The Sky is the Limit in the Art World. Written by high school pupils, the book was in celebration of an artist and former political activist, the legendary Meshu Mokitimi.

This was in a form of a competition earlier in March. Two St Catherines pupils scooped the top award. Meaning The Sky is the Limit in the Art World is their product. One is visually impaired and the other partly sighted. Add a comment

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DJ and presenter, MO Damane, now owns her own website that is meant to promote her brand and fragrance range.

The 28-year-old forayed into the world of luxury perfumes last November with the launch of her fragranceThat Gal Fragrance by Mo.Born Mosa Damane, MO has since launched a body lotion and men’s cologne range calledThat Guy.

In an interview with achiever Magazine, she stated that website  showcases her brand and product offerings beyond her locality. She further indicated that her website is sponsored by a South Africa firm called UniCon Productions who liked her dedication and hard work.

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The U.S Embassy as part of their celebration of 50 years of partnership with Lesotho will on the 8 September 2015 host presentation and discussion on Healthy futures for Basotho women by U.S HIV/AIDS Activist Hydeia Broadbent. Broadbent was abandoned at birth, diagnosed as HIV positive with advancement to Aids at age three, and has been an activist and public speaker since she was six years old. The age of 12 , she had appeared on US televisions programmers including Oprah, she has been featured in prominent publications including  New York Times , people and ebony and currently she speak round the world about her experiences living with HIV/AID to help prevent the spread of the disease and counter the stigma associated with it.

According to Elita Banda the Hub Manager The event complements Embassy efforts through the presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS (PEPFAR) to help Lesotho move towards an AIDS free generation.

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From education to law, security, health, business, the arts and many other professions and sectors, women are playing a larger role, sometimes as leading role. Nonetheless, many women feel that they are still facing challenges, including sexual abuse and violence, restrictive social attitudes, lack of access to credit and de facto discrimination even where legal reforms have been carried out. As such various initiatives need to be strengthened I they are to play a fuller and equal role with men in social and overcome certain genuine impediments that remain if we to realize a more balanced and positive dynamic in our homes, organizations, Businesses and broader society.

Sesotho Media, the Morija museum, the Hub, Nala project, Embassy of the United States of America, Africa Women’s Agenda and Alliance Francaise de Maseru held a 10 day series of events to explore these issues as well as to celebrate all the women who have contributed to Lesotho.

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Born singer and song writter, Leomile Motsetsela, is set to launch her long-in-coming debut album titled Pula Molomo tonight at AVANI Maseru Hotel.

The Johannesburg-based singer will perform the tracks on the album along with an eight-piece band with guest performances from rappers Sadon and Futuristic as well as singer LJ Lehana.

Leomile revealed that she decided to launch the album in Lesotho where her music career started. She pointed that Lesotho is where it all began for her, and it is very close to her heart. She explained it was only befitting that she launched her first project in the nation she was born and raised.

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                                   Yemba Shungu                                             

Jean Pierre Yemba Shungu III has today dropped his debut single ‘Dear Jenny’.   

According to Shungu the song is a note to a lady by the imaginary name Jennifer, a long lost lover explaining to Jennifer how his life has been since they last spoke. He also sings about how life has been so meaningless without ‘Jenny’.

“This song is the first one under my independent label called Genuine Hype. I am super excited” said Shungu. Add a comment

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Youthful Tampose Mothopeng scoped Most Gender Focus Leader award. He is one of the 5 men for the first time to be awarded for considering both sexes, male and female, in their work by the Finite Wo-men Appreciation Awards.

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Lesotho National Committee on Wednesday gave a fool report of their journey from Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the challenges they faced and how they affected some of Team Lesotho Players.

According to Letsatsi Ntsibolane, the Rio 2016 games provided the best possible environment or peak performances. Athletes enjoyed world class facilities, including a superb village, all located in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, in compact layout for maximum convenience.

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One day to go before Moshoeshoe ll is set aflame. At the same time it will be a small heaven where all the goodies will be tasted.

Once more, eyes are glued to Finite Wo-men Appreciation Awards. Tickets are selling at a faster rate now that the event is almost at a ticking time.

Both women and men are contestants in the awards meant expose those who are empowering women folks in their work. It remains to be seen who would be the first men to work home with this appreciation pride.

That be, come one come all. Dress formal and arrive at or before 12:00

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5Damario and Fabrick are up for the big game come Saturday. Afro Jazz masters, Khotso Thahane and Tumelo Mokotjo will as well mesmerize our audience.

The said offences will be committed alongside the annual 5th Finite Wo-men Appreciation Awards @ Victoria Hall Moshoeshoe 2. As you read this, tickets are still being grabbed like hot cakes.

For the first time, most gender focused gentlemen in their deliberations will go back home holding appreciation awards. Some of the women categories are entertainment; beauty, elegance and confidence; media and philanthropy, religion and community building.

Thato Mochone, ex Ultimate FM presenter, will battle for philanthropy, religion and community building with two others. Puseletso

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The world over is concerned of challenges facing sisters and girls. But this Friday focus was on those from Lesotho via a living example.

Princess Senate Gabasheane Masupha told young ladies and men of her experience with legal battles; traditional norms and public perceptions in regard to her firm believe that she may be a princess, but she should be treated is would if she were a prince.

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They are young, beautiful, innovative and ambitious. Some of this youngsters were bred from not so well to do families.

A living example is Taoana Lerole. There could be no Moeling Community Radio station was it not of his creative mind. It is through his mind that there is one and only radio station in Botha-Bothe.

Our fellow is a primary school drop-out. Around five years back, he was a radio set repairer. He put together pieces of radio sets as the first move.

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Young and ambitiously innovative, sisters and brothers want to brand their names in the media. Be it a television or radio personality, celebrity featured in advertising projects or any other, they want to maximize their potential.

Bam Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy Maseru hosted yet another Young Leaders Forum of the young achievers in media at the State Library American corner. The forum was mainly to discuss about the young people who are making it in the media and share about their challenges and how they overcome them.

Lesotho Young Leaders Forum is a local version of U.S. President Obama’s program, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. 

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The world is a small place whereby everyone wants to make it big. Question is how does one get there? what makes a good mentor?

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The Alliance Française and Morija Museum will host the third in the lecture series Speak up 4 Lesotho this Friday. The theme this month is “Strategic Convergence between Business, NGOs and Government”.

 The presenters for the lecture this Friday will be:

- Lehlohonolo Chefa, Lesotho Consumer Advocacy Group 

- Sofonea Shale, Development for Peace Education

- Ntsane Lepholisa, Secretary to the Minister of Development Planning

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Now in its 7th year, the Rising Stars Careers Expo has been inspiring young people in South Africa, specifically high learners,matriculants, tertiary students & unemployed graduates to realize their fullest potential over the years. This one-day event will give students and unemployed graduates in Bloemfontein,Durban & Port Elizabeth an opportunity to meet their desired employer and find out more about careers that interest them, internships, mentorships, recruitment offerings in various industries.
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Mathapelo Api, also recognized as Tipzy, is one elegant and classy young woman of 23. Keeping that unique and fabulous look is her goal, and now she explains her love and passion for African attire fashion.  You meet her on the street, school or mall and you see that real definition of an African lady, rocking her doek “tuku” or that cute hairstyle.

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Thabo Brian Motṧoane is the new kid on the block. He is popularly known from his debut track titled “Bo mme le bo ntate” released in December 2014.

Bomme le bontate hit maker is signed under the famous S jizzlebeats. So far Jiro has managed to release two tracks namely “walk up to” featuring Kopano and “no time” also featuring Dirty and Kopano. A recent release is “I’m going in” produced by S.jizzile.

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As part of Achiever Magazine’s digital re-branding, the magazine has unveiled its new blog making it a first for BAM Media and Achiever Magazine. http://Bloggers.achievermagazine.co.ls/  will feature immersive storytelling and actionable tips from the fashion and beauty industry. With its informative, crisp and stylistic content, Edutainment, contributing pieces, celebrity gossip are features sure to keep you entertained and #trending. The blog is both desktop and mobile-friendly.

Comments are highly appreciated,

Achiever Team 

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The social networking sites turn out to be the major part of civilization, its influence is rapidly taking over the internet world like flash. People share their deepest feelings,it is a great podium to keep in touch with family members, friends and loved ones. It is a modern way to meet new people in the web.

It is easier to make friends and meet new people on social networks, one can communicate with more people with lowest prices, look at application like watsapp, you communicate with as many people as possible with low prices, thank you to social networking. Social networking sites are products of technological advancements.

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PeerpressurePeer pressure is an influence that a peer group or an individual exerts that encourages others to change their attitudes, values, or behaviors to conform to those of the influencing group or individual. Peer pressure can be positive or negative, but in most cases we hear of the negative peer pressure more especially on teens

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ADDICT PICDrug addiction is a complex illness. The path to drug addiction begins with the act of taking drugs. Over time, a person’s ability to choose not to take drugs is compromised. This in large part is a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning, and thus on behavior. Addiction, therefore, is characterized by compulsive, drug craving, seeking, and use that persist even in the face of negative consequenes.

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YRSEarlier last week reviewed newest local hip-hop boy group “Young Rebellious Stoners” commonly abbreviated as YRS. The group is composed of TsepangMohale aka Gabi The Greatest , Thebe Nkhasi aka Young Lion and TefoChakela also known as Stevie Joe. They have nothing but good reputation and most expect nothing but success from them in the future.

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Young MosesLebohangLibaba, better known by his stage name, Young Moses, is known as one of the artists leading the local music industry.Relax invited him to share a little about being an artist and a music producer.

Young Moses has been in the music industry number of years. He explained that growing up,he was influenced by hisfriends;his group of friends grew up listening to hip-hop music. He is signed with his own record label, Smart One’s Own It Productions. Young Moses was made popular by his track ‘Wonder women’, in which he featured his business partner,Guffy.

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Pearl LawrenceA 21 year old Pearl Lawrence from Teyateyaneng also known by her stage name “Pearlucci”released her single track What you talking ‘bout onValentine’s Day.

In an interview with Relax Pearlucci said that the idea behind the track is about assuring love towards partners and not involving the third party. “This is a song of love, the song is simply about a partner who doubts the love of his/her partner’s so the reply is what are you talking about I love you and appreciate you so much”. She added.

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