Lesotho Commemorates International Youth Day
Maseru - Lesotho youth face several economic, social, political, psychological and cultural challenges. Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Gender and Youth at the commemoration of International Youth Day in Maseru today, the Deputy Minister of Education Honourable Liteboho Kompi said the theme for the event, "Mental Health Matters", is relevant to Lesotho and the country's youth. Honourable Kompi said challenges facing the youth are interlin ...
TV Lesotho Pressenters
Mzondase presents the news and current affairs programme Thahameso, which tackles socio-political and economic issues that concern Lesotho and Basotho. She is inspired by any woman, who wakes up in the morning to better their lives, even when odds are against them, including her mother. She describes herself as lively, humorous, sociable and open. Life keeps her motivated. She does not consider herself a celebrity because the only difference between hers and other people's jobs is that hers is on television. She opted to work on television to earn a living but is proud of the impact her work has on other people. Catching up on some sleep, hanging out with her crazy girlfriends and being with church people fill her spare time. She believes a presenter needs to be a quick thinker, who is firm, hard-working, determined, lovable and with a strong head on their shoulders. She advises those who want to emulate her to prepare for hard work, long and irregular working hours.
Celinah 'Mabotsutsu Leteketa
'Mabotsutsu works as a news producer and is inspired by any successful career woman who manages career and family well. She explains herself as hard working, friendly, well mannered, motivated self starter. She is motivated by her brothers for whom she pays school fees. 'Mabotsutsu does not consider himself a celebrity and fell in love with television because she loves current affairs. Watching news channels, reading newspapers and family trips are some of the activities she undertakes in her free time. Her advice to those who want to become presenters is to be prepared to work awkward hours with different characters.
'Mapitso enjoys heading news and current affairs programmes on television. Her two lovely kids greatly inspire her. She sees herself as entertaining, confident, social, short-tempered and inspiring. 'Mapitso's work and family keep her motivated. She does not consider herself a celebrity because according to her, there is nothing to celebrate. She has always wanted to be on television and spends her free time having a good time, touring and dancing. She says a presenter has to be good looking, confident and disciplined. She advises those who want to become presenters to be in the news world, someone needs to explore by reading, research and mostly out going and someone who knows how to present him/herself to other people.
'Maphats'oane enjoys television work as it makes her lively and keeps her alive. She is inspired to see the show interesting at all times. She says she is humble, keen to know more, lively, and motivated each day. Life itself keeps her motivated. She does not consider herself a celebrity and spends her free time chatting with family and friends, watching a variety of channels and reading. She fell in love with television because she saw it as a source of information for her viewers. She says a presenter needs to be prepared to learn and do a lot of research and advises prospective presenters to be prepared to work long hours, to read, listen and watch different media.
'Manthatisi works with news and her greatest inspiration is her son. Motivated, hard worker, loyal, loving and fascinating, are expressions she uses to describe herself. Her son's smile keeps her motivated. She does not consider herself a celebrity, but loves television because the media give her the power to change her world. She spends her free time with family and friends. 'Manthatisi has no idea what it takes to be a presenter, because she is not one, but advises those who aspire to be presenters to go for it.
'Makhesa Lucy Borotho
Lucy presents a show about women issues, Mots'eo. She is inspired by SABC3's Noleen Maholwana- Sangqu. She is humble, honest, self motivated and flexible. Seeing struggling business women grow keeps her motivated. She says while most people consider her a celebrity, she only sees herself as a role model. Meeting people from different places led her to fall in love with television. She spends her free time with her family, reading inspirational books and listening to gospel music. She says someone with a good smile and respect makes a catchy presenter and advises those who want to become presenters to be determined and self motivated.
Shato does everything in sports; produces highlights and organises interviews. He has a long list of people who inspire him, the greatest achievers in politics and business. He says he is an introvert, humane, sensitive, emotional and considerate. A desire to achieve keeps him motivated. He is not a celebrity and plays with his son at home in his free time. He loves working on television because it gives him the opportunity to travel and meet people of different calibers. According to Shato, a presenter has to be organised, considerate, accept advice ad criticism. He advises someone who wants to become a presenter to read a lot to be informed and to study and get a qualification. His best motivational quote is 'If you can look at yesterday without any regret and tomorrow without any fear, you are a real contentment.'
Mokoena Simon Moahloli
Mokoena's greatest inspiration is Steve Harvey. He describes himself as a positive minded person. Music keeps him motivated and he does consider himself a celebrity. His love for television was inspired by the personality of some radio presenters. Mokoena spends his free time listening to United States urban radio stations and believes a presenter has to be a vibrant person. He advises someone who wants to become a presenter to be willing to try out new things at all times, believe in themselves and be up to date with music and news about fans' favourite artists.
Nts'epase is one of Lesotho Television's news producers. She is inspired by her son, who also keeps her motivated. Sociable, determined, cooperative, and honest as well as hard working, are some of the attributes she uses to describe herself. She does not consider herself a celebrity, but fell in love with television because she wanted to be famous. In her free time she watches news and reads magazines. According to Nts'epase, a presenter needs to be someone who can work different characters and advices anyone who wants to become a presenter to like the job and be ready to work with different characters.