Botlahle: Age 11 – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos

Poetry Inspiration – by an 11 year old South African girl:

Comment: She has to be one of the most beautiful persons I have ever seen in my entire life. Everyone in the world could learn a thing or two from this beautiful little girl. I encourage you to share this video so that we may give the world her her love, joy, courage and hope. She is an individual for sure and an inspiration to all. She brings hope for a better tomorrow to many. I’m just blown away……. Sandra Galloway, Columbia Missouri USA

More info on Botlahle: Download or view here: This is Botlahle

Botlahle – SA Got Talent 2012

…….   See her winning performance in the next video   

Botlahle – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012

…….  see her  semi-final performance in the next video

Botlahle: SA Got Talent 2012-The Madiba [NelsonMandela]  Poem


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  • de castro  On 02/14/2013 at 8:43 am

    talent comes in all sizes shapes and ages.
    Botlahle is such a talent.
    congratulations to the “winner” BOTLAHLE


  • Clyde Duncan  On 02/14/2013 at 9:43 am

    Please, let us get the name of this amazing prodigy correctly “BOTLHALE” … is her name!!! “BOTLHALE”

  • Dennis Ray LaBorde  On 02/14/2013 at 11:47 am

    I’ve got to admit, I sat through her performances with tears running, involuntarily, and unashamedly, down my cheeks. Clyde is absolutely correct, BOTLHALE is a name I shall never forget (BOT (silent L) HA – LÉ). What a girl, what an inspiration for ALL the youth of today ALL over the world – not only SA. Our own “Land of Hope and Glory” especially springs to mind.

  • compton de castro  On 02/14/2013 at 11:59 am

    I stand corrected…BOTLHALE …typographical error…my appologies ..

    maybe too emotively inspired…thanks clyde..
    the clue was in the pronounciation indeed.


  • Deen  On 02/14/2013 at 1:41 pm

    BOTLHALE is a name I’ll remember. And like you, Kamptan, I might have misspelled it. Thanks to Clyde for making us more aware.
    BOTLHALE is indeed a beautiful, charismatic and gifted child. As a poet, she is extraordinarily talented.I dabble in poetry writing, but I’m humbled by BOTLHALE’s powerful words and performance. I’m certain that BOTLHALE will continue to be dominant as a protaganist on the stage of poetry and life….not only in South Africa but worldwide.
    Congratulations BOTLHALE, you are indeed an inspiration to all of us….children and adults.
    BOTLHALE, you have my vote to be the winner of the competition. Best wishes for success

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 02/14/2013 at 5:29 pm

    BOTLHALE – a child, a poet, a bright light in the darkness we adults have spread across our world.

  • wycs  On 02/14/2013 at 8:13 pm

    BOTLHALE is a born Poet. I watched in awe with some astonishment at this 11 year old child’s recital and actions with such professionality. You can help us by having your poems published as early as possible as you are so gifted.You are like a star born as a shining light to the world. May the Almighty be your helper in your future endeavours. Thanks for making my day sweetheart.


  • Cell4Cell (@AMCo1)  On 02/21/2013 at 10:48 pm

    An inspiration to every young person not positively cultivating and using their God given talents.

  • Riveting purity of spirit

  • Florence Patterson  On 02/24/2013 at 3:59 pm

    Botlhale is that spirit that has entered this world to let youth and adults know the true of our being. She needs to come to America to share that which she has been gifted with.

  • Bridgit A Sam-Bailey  On 02/27/2013 at 1:00 pm

    Absolutely mesmerising!

  • Dayo  On 02/28/2013 at 7:57 pm

    This shows that there is still hope for our youths if only they will listen to their inner mind.Botlahle is absolutely fantastic.She is an inspiration to our youths.

  • Zena Eggough  On 03/01/2013 at 1:14 am

    What extraordinary talent! Bothale is a genius. She is a blessing.I pray that as she grows her talent grows with her! Zena

  • Olusoji Majekodunmi  On 03/01/2013 at 12:11 pm

    This little angel is an insipiration to humanity, may God keep and protect her May GOD surround her with good people to nurture her to stardom!

  • Ayo  On 03/01/2013 at 10:21 pm

    Hmmnnn,absolutely raw and pure talent that comes only from God. May God uphold this beautiful angel and keep her in His palms as she touches the very soul of people all over the world. I am so proud of this young lady and give kudos to her proud mum. Mwah!

  • Felicia  On 03/07/2013 at 8:48 pm

    She is AWESOME!!! I love her.

  • Pamela Vieira --- Venezuela  On 03/07/2013 at 11:58 pm

    I do believe that angels walk on earth. I´ve just witnessed one in action! God bless you Botlahle and may this impacting, unbelievable talent in one so young be an inspiration to both young and old everywhere.

  • Wilan Hamilton  On 03/09/2013 at 12:36 am

    What an inspiration you are. At eleven and so profound then I can only imagine what next!

  • Etta-mae  On 03/09/2013 at 3:43 pm

    The word of God declares ” and a little child shall lead u”. This is one such child. What a blessing. To God be the praise!

  • Lorna from Canada March 9th 4:55 pm  On 03/09/2013 at 11:56 pm

    Tears comes to my eyes while watching this little angel perform so proudly and confidently to the world. May u always walk in the light and bless ur mom for growing u in the right way.

  •  On 03/10/2013 at 4:45 am

    wow, fantastic….awesome, God-inspiring talent!

  • Geneva Neale  On 03/11/2013 at 12:19 am

    Super performance Botlahle. I like that you write about modern history. I have just published my first book of Poetry by i Universe at 72 it is the most wonderful experience for me to keep on writing poems. My life long dream turned into the most fruitful book which is being marketed in world wide book stores. 2013

  • Sandra Paul  On 03/11/2013 at 4:04 pm

    Jamaica and Jamaican men can learn a lot from this inspirational poem that was done by this awesome little girl BOTLAHLE our men must stop RAPING our children and let them become another BOTLAHLE. may God continue to bless her so that she may continue her good works. Special thanks to her Mother also for bringing her to us. blessed love .

  • Kenny  On 03/12/2013 at 1:53 pm

    Grown men aren’t supposed to cry, so, I will not.

  • Winston  On 03/12/2013 at 6:14 pm

    That is just an awesome performance by Botlahle.

  • Prince Stephen Abara  On 03/12/2013 at 11:56 pm

    A rare gem! amazing, talented, inspiring and a modern, intricate and delicate plus Raw talent who is highly gifted from ‘Chineke'(God of creation). She is endowed with a beautiful soul, mind and wisdom like those of our ancestors. Thank you Girl.

    I am a writer, poet and spoken word Artists who loves writing about Africa. Her piece really touched me to continue and never back down. I am humbled for sure after watching her perform. Hope she could come to perform here in Canada some day.

  • Vero  On 03/13/2013 at 1:03 am

    All praises to this fantastic talented young lady. She is absolutely what our world needs today.Congrats from us all here in Bermuda.

  • Jade Jordan  On 03/13/2013 at 2:28 pm

    You inspire me beyond words. Don’t ever change.

  • Dennis  On 03/13/2013 at 3:48 pm

    Men don’t cry? How do you stop the moisture that comes to your eyes when you experience the pride and joy of watching this miracle “Out Of Africa

    The message that this little girl brings is not limited to her native land. The world needs her message. What awesome talent! Thanks also to her mother who is obviously bringing her up in a remarkable way.

  • Connie  On 03/13/2013 at 9:44 pm

    Wow..Young lady you just made my day.what a way to end my stressful day….very talented girl.just made me believe the job I do best . Mwah to your mother,for all that she has gone through ,that’s is one talent to make it feel well worth it.

    • Molly  On 09/04/2013 at 1:58 pm

      OMG! How sweet she is. Simply fabulous! GOD blessings to you young lady.

  • Beverly Labastide  On 03/13/2013 at 11:46 pm

    Beautiful child, so talented, she mesmerized us all. I could not hold back the tears.

  • Louise  On 03/15/2013 at 2:31 am

    This young lady is a bright light that shines to the world. She made me cry with joy .

  • kamptan  On 03/15/2013 at 7:10 am

    tears of “joy” or “sadness” are worth shedding…we are only “human” !

  • P.L. Jacobs  On 03/15/2013 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you Botlhale and thank you Mom. You caused many of us to take an introspective look and to hope for a better day, not only in S.A. but in every village, city or town where we had started to lose hope. Tomorrow will be a better day!

  • olat olat  On 03/16/2013 at 1:50 pm

    This little angel is extraordinarily amazing,not only to the youths of today,but to the world. I pray that she continue to grow in strength,knowledge & wisdom….BOTLHALE….I am a Nigerian,but still very proud of you….You’re indeed blessed

    Houston Texas

  • Premilla Pillay  On 03/16/2013 at 10:13 pm

    I witnessed BOTLALE’S poetry with excitement and waves of emotion. As a child of color born in the time of apartheid I celebrate the freedom and strength that this very young poet so beautifully expresses in her performance.
    Her light is a bright beacon of hope.

  • Bob Veerappen  On 03/17/2013 at 4:52 pm

    BOTLALE….You are the light of hope for South Africa….
    I am South African but live in Canada …We only hear of the VIOLANCE. and all the negative things”You are the bright light that will inspire all the youth of S. A.
    My greatest admiration to your parents who done such a wonderful job bringing
    you up…You have made not only your parents proud …But all South Africans.
    God bless you and keep up the great work..
    BOB Veerappen

  • Tony  On 03/18/2013 at 2:59 am

    Tonyh….This is awesome. This young lady brings tears to my eyes. I’m American and I love Africa! Viva South Africa!

  • Harold J. Newell Jr.  On 03/18/2013 at 4:10 am

    This is the future I will gladly leave behind. I can die knowing there is hope for mankind. I can still shed tears; tears of joy. Botlahle is MY daughter.

  • de castro  On 03/18/2013 at 9:56 am

    you must be so proud of your little girl…BOTLAHLE we are all humbled by her
    thoughts words and performance…”it is always better to live in hope than to die in despair” my grandmothers teachings as a child…congratulations to both you and mum…warm greetings from UK


  • wycliffe  On 03/19/2013 at 12:20 am

    very inspirational,magnificent,what a little lady.

  • Tosin - Canada  On 03/19/2013 at 3:48 am

    The hope for the younger generation. Way to go girl!

  • Eloise  On 03/19/2013 at 12:38 pm

    Oh My…Oh My…very inspiring young lady…keep up the good works’ll be going places.

  • Jody Miller  On 03/19/2013 at 7:22 pm

    Hearing your poetry Ms. B has just reminded me of the importance of appreciating our roots, no matter where in the world we are. I feel connected to you as a Jamaican and would love to meet you someday. Your words are inspiring, your craft is enigmatic and your heart is pure. Keep being a blessing to others as you are blessed.

  • kita  On 03/20/2013 at 2:02 am

    The girl is bad!…. Bad meaning good!

  • Shirley  On 03/20/2013 at 9:01 am

    with all the bad press about the youths of today this is an inspiration to all our youths and hope for all parents not only in South Africa but worldwide.

  • Jacqueline Alexis  On 03/20/2013 at 11:49 am

    OH MY WORD!!!! Every performance pulled tears from me.. absolutely God blessed!

  • NOWANA  On 03/20/2013 at 1:40 pm

    They should freeze her spirit her soul right now never to grow …. she is God sent a precious jewel… Amazing

  • EMMA  On 03/20/2013 at 4:08 pm


  • ziyanda mlunjwana (sister of emma  On 03/20/2013 at 4:15 pm


  • George Ibe  On 03/20/2013 at 10:02 pm

    Inspiration is hardley the word, truely a born leader among all nations of the world. George- USA.

  • elsa  On 03/20/2013 at 11:00 pm


  • Susan Briggs  On 03/21/2013 at 2:32 am

    My, my, my, what an awesome talent, and to top it off – she is beautiful!

  • BERTHELLA  On 03/21/2013 at 5:04 am


  • lynn ofori  On 03/21/2013 at 9:06 am


  • Godfred Gasor  On 03/21/2013 at 9:20 am

    In a typical Ghanaian parlance, we’ll say ” this girl is too much”. what a prodigy!! There is hope for Africa, i’m inspired. I’m “Bothaleid”

  • Norris  On 03/21/2013 at 11:39 am

    Any parent would be proud to have a BOTLAHLE. She is joy to any family and hope for our youth all over the world.

  • Dr Betty Schueler  On 03/21/2013 at 12:57 pm

    Absolutely amazing. Botlahle has a talent that staggers the mind. I will not be a bit surprised if one day she isn’t elected president of SA.

  • Beverly Finney  On 03/21/2013 at 6:18 pm

    Absolutely awesome, what talent this little princess has. God has blessed her to show other youths that they can follow their dreams.

  • Claudette Alexander-James  On 03/21/2013 at 7:45 pm

    Wow! What a talented little girl. I am amazed. I need her for our Black History brunch annual concert.

  • Esi Essaba Morgan  On 03/22/2013 at 4:54 am

    what a proud mother she has.eiii I can’t wait to gv birth to such a proud daughter I luv u gal I knw u won dis competition and im vry glad keep it up okkk

  • Dan from Boston  On 03/22/2013 at 11:31 am

    What a beautiful old soul in such a beautiful young girl.

  • John Jakasal  On 03/24/2013 at 7:42 pm

    Greatest talent in this little girl – I forsee her as another brilliant president – She reflects the inspiration and perseverance portrayed in what I encourage the young to do in the book “Grow your wings, fly away and build your nest” by John Jakasal, webpage, ( ) I would like you to read this book Botlahle, and give me some feedback! You are simply “INSPIRATIONAL”. Sincerely, John Jakasal.

  • Regina Guy  On 03/25/2013 at 2:37 pm

    She was just awesome. her performance was so moving. It brough tears to my eyes to see a child with such wisdom and passion.
    We all can learn from her. I can surely see her doing great things in the future. Regina Guy, USA

  • Elijah E. Taylor  On 03/26/2013 at 1:19 am

    A talent like this comes once in a millennium. This millennium has got its own in Ms. Botlahle.
    Elijah E. Taylor, USA

  • walter  On 03/26/2013 at 2:08 am

    With tears running my cheeks, listened…what a fantantic talent i felt so proud,so proud,I must see more of this gifted child.
    Walter Elliott, toronto Canada

  • Christine Harrington-Sturdivant  On 03/26/2013 at 3:40 am

    May God be with u where ever u go ms beautiful. Keep up the good work, u make me proud, u are awesome. love u.

  • francis jackson  On 03/26/2013 at 3:50 am

    A treasured gift sent to all of us from the almighty –

  • PEARL  On 03/26/2013 at 5:46 am

    Kenny a grown man can cry anytime any where his heart is filled with joy or pain. There is no shame in that emotion. This little Botlahle is so touched with god’grace. She made my heart sing with joy. god has blessed her with so much love and inspiration you would have to be made of stone not to feel it.

  • Clive  On 03/26/2013 at 11:47 pm

    What a wonderful, talented and inspirational human being. She is God’s gift to South Africa..nay…to the world. May she unleash her talents in a way that helps to change us for the better.

  • Elijah E. Taylor  On 03/27/2013 at 2:24 am

    Ms. Botlahle, one of God’s precious jewels, she shines and brings pride not only to her native South Africa, but to all of Africa as a whole, and an inspiration to the youths the world over.
    C. Taylor, Baltimore, USA

  • Ríonach Aiken  On 03/27/2013 at 7:37 am

    Reblogged this on Ríonach Aiken and commented:
    An amazing and inspirational young poet from South Africa.

  • LB McCaskill  On 03/27/2013 at 10:41 am

    WOW! Botlahle is a wonderful talent that makes me proud to be hurman. Her poems of South Africa is applicable to many other places in the world and I hope they serve as an inspiration to us all to better today that we were yesterday…..God Bless you Botlahle

    Waldorf, MD

  • Phyllis Shilling  On 03/27/2013 at 2:10 pm

    You are an inspiration to everyone.

  • C Manzano  On 03/27/2013 at 3:43 pm

    She is good. This girl is definitely good.

  • Frances A. Smith  On 03/27/2013 at 6:49 pm

    AWESOME!!!!!! Botlhale , what a magnificent gift from Almighty God. Continue to maximize your potential – God has given you a bright future – He has promised to prosper you, so utilize your talent, your gift to pave the way for you and your family and ultimately give God all the Glory. I am a Bahamian, living in the Bahamas, but our roots is in the Mother Land, Africa. I am so proud of you. Continue to allow the Lord to use you thru poetry. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

  • Ni-Ida Chenault  On 03/28/2013 at 3:19 pm

    PRAISE GOD!!! THANK YOU OH GOD FOR YOUR DAUGHTER BOTLHALE!!! Keep the wonderful work up!!! Sooo amazing!!! I am speechless!

  • Rixanne Wehren  On 03/28/2013 at 4:15 pm

    The Spirit that inspired Mariam Makeba has found a new outlet. Let it soar, Botlhale!

  • Tami O'Callaghan Canada  On 03/29/2013 at 2:58 pm

    My hope is that you will continue to tell your stories to show people how perfect they really are AND they can do anything they set their minds to doing…all they have to do is look and listen to you and feel the love that you show us!

  • Ann Hunt Smith  On 03/29/2013 at 3:32 pm

    What a great gift from God to edify man. She is definitely using the gift.

  • Pat Kline  On 03/31/2013 at 3:34 pm

    I cried thru each of her performances. She is truly gifted. I know without a doubt
    she won this competition. May God continue to bless this gifted child.

  • Anna  On 04/01/2013 at 9:54 pm

    I love you Botlhale! Your performance is beyond words.

  • Ahmed Hassen  On 04/02/2013 at 2:53 pm

    You are a great inspiration to all who live in South Africa you are a gift from GOD ALMIGHTY now I know for sure there is hope in this world when young people like yourself bring hope and joy to all of us.Keep up the great spirit may GOD be with you at all times.

  • Desmond Clarke  On 04/03/2013 at 10:37 pm

    What an enormous gift God has given to mankind, and boost to humanity, in the person of Botlhale.

  • Loretta  On 04/04/2013 at 12:46 pm

    You an inspiration to all. You are amazing!

  • BARBARA  On 04/04/2013 at 7:07 pm


  • Louise Jordan  On 04/05/2013 at 9:35 am

    This young lady was “raised” by beautiful parents who got involved. This young girl is a/the WINNER hands down. Louise

  • Janet  On 04/05/2013 at 3:09 pm

    I just watched this and I am so moved! What an awesome gift!

  • Williams Sanford  On 04/06/2013 at 12:26 am

    This young lady is so amazing, made tears come to my eyes, her performance applies to all … regardless of what country, she’s an American too!, she makes us black and proud.

  • Lorraine Shaw  On 04/06/2013 at 12:08 pm

    This is awesome No matter where we live this is God’s beautiful gift to every one and to me more than beautiful A message from God.
    People wake up be together and not apart unite and grow.

  • Carol Lewis  On 04/06/2013 at 4:06 pm

    She is an absolutely amazing little girl. We can all take lessons from her. God Bless and keep her.

  • Wilfred  On 04/06/2013 at 11:42 pm

    What a powerful performance. You are an inspiration to us all who are afraid young and old of our talent. Thanks for reminding us that we must not be afraid to show our talents as you show us yours.
    Thank you for moving us.

  • de castro  On 04/07/2013 at 2:53 am

    Mandela will live on in the minds and hearts of us all…
    in Botlahle a “lil Mariam Makeba”…if music be the
    food of love… on


  • Coleen Watson  On 04/07/2013 at 3:06 am

    Coleen Watson says… Wow , you are such an inspiration. I wish every child could get a chance to watch your performance. Continue to let your light shine.

  • Juneann Victor  On 04/07/2013 at 9:29 pm

    Botlahle, you are awesome, you are God’s chosen one to make a difference not only in the lives of the youth in your Country but throughout the World.
    You have not only made your parents proud but around the World. Keep up the ‘great work’. Much love to you my ‘Little Angle’.

  • james  On 04/08/2013 at 2:13 pm

    sometimes the ups and down of life make you think there is no hope.but people like Botlahle make you say ‘it will be arite’

  • brenda  On 04/08/2013 at 6:51 pm

    Botlahle, you are a great leader.I just love your spirit. Botlahle you are walking before the Lord anointing. You are blessed I thank the Lord for you (Botlahle). Brenda a mother from Los Angeles.

  • Carlton Bacon  On 04/09/2013 at 2:50 am

    This video should be watched by all and mandatory for pre-teens.

  • Vivienne DaCosta  On 04/10/2013 at 2:33 am

    This is absolutely mind boggling!!!Botlhale you are simply amazing! God bless you always.

  • Les McDonald  On 04/10/2013 at 12:40 pm

    What a remarkable young lady!, I hope the world will take note that there lies driven into the earth many children with similar talent that can only be uprooted by breaking down the walls of racism.

  • Maudeline  On 04/10/2013 at 4:30 pm

    Botlahle you are an inspiration to us all. Such courage! Thank God for you.
    Blessings always and keep up the good work.

    Maudlyn from Antigua, West Indies.

  • Joan  On 04/11/2013 at 1:43 am

    Never seen or heard anything like this. Is heaven missing an angel? This is awesome. I’m still teary-eyed. I pray that God will keep His Hand upon you, keep you from evil, enlarge your territory and bless you indeed !!!!! Love you girl

  • Jacqueline Nicholson  On 04/11/2013 at 10:33 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking!!! This pierces the soul my dear!! I hope we’ll all pay attention to life and its offerings and the keeper of our brothers and sisters!! May God prosper you my child.

  • Mindy Phillips Toronto,Canada  On 04/12/2013 at 1:30 pm

    It is true, God has sent His Angels to walk amongst us!!! Such an inspiration indeed!!

  • Sallie Ephraim McMillan  On 04/13/2013 at 6:28 am

    WOW!! What can I say!! God has blessed us with such beauty and talent through this young lady! She was Magnificent. God bless you Botlahle!!! Sallie Ephraim McMillan Birmingham, AL on April 13, 2013 @1:30a.m.

  • Lennox John  On 04/13/2013 at 11:11 am

    Lennox John from London. It is said that the little children’s our future. If you are that example, I feel safe; our future is in good hands with BOTLAHLE.

  • rosita katchay  On 04/14/2013 at 11:13 pm

    God blessed child she is yes truly blessed

  • Betty Smith  On 04/15/2013 at 12:51 am

    Botlahle, beautiful name, beautiful spirit, beautiful talent. Thank you for being such a blessing by using all God has given HIS glory.

  • George Fernandez  On 04/15/2013 at 3:49 am

    What a contract of the youth of today? Botlahle, you made my day. Hopefully, you will set the pace for today’s youth.

  • Julia Turner  On 04/17/2013 at 2:43 am

    Tears are streaming, what a gift, what a blessing. God bless you Botlahle, let Him use you to His Glory!

  • Christie Adejoh Onucheyo  On 04/17/2013 at 1:18 pm

    Riveting, mesmerising, tear-evoking, powerful performancing!!! WOW!!! God is great!!!

  • Nelcia Liburd  On 04/17/2013 at 3:56 pm

    MESMERIZE! Wow! What a talented, beautiful, girl. She is a blessing indeed. God bless her parents for the way in which they have raised her. She is an inspiration to all, especially the youths of today. There is hope for tomorrow. All is not lost. YES! YES! YES! May God continue to bless you my dear. Stay as sweet as you are. To God be the glory, continue to seek his guidance all the days of your life.

  • Nafeesa  On 04/17/2013 at 10:06 pm

    Beautiful beyond words! Please remember, her name is spelled BOTLHALE, the “L” is silent. We look forward to seeing more of this very talented young girl.

  • Benjamin Kellyman  On 04/18/2013 at 6:04 pm

    Words are very difficult to express the wonder of this young girl who is so talented. I sat in amazement with eyes filled with tears. The words from her poems pierce through the heart like a lightening bolt, because her delivery is so powerful. May God continue to inspire, bless and guide her to higher heights.
    I know if “Botlahle” does not change, she is going to be a great lady. I do hope I will hear a lot more of her for many, many years to come. Love her as if she was my own child. Bless you my child; bless you.

  • Vereen Woolcock  On 04/21/2013 at 1:51 am

    Absolutely wonderful! continue to keep the creative spirit working. Thank God for your parents and keep as lovely as you are. You are just amazing and talented at such a young age. You are an inspiation. May God continue to bless you.

  • Cathy  On 04/21/2013 at 8:50 pm

    God has blessed you with great talent for one of the purposes of getting nations together. All hats off to you Botlahle !
    I am Cathy from the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago the most Southerly Island in the entire Caribbean and I am writing to encourage you and to let you know that your talent has reached to our shores as well as throughout the Caribbean and it will continue to spread worldwide. Botlahle, you are a beautiful child with “incroyable talent”. Hearty congratulations !

  • Real Imagesllc  On 04/22/2013 at 9:56 am

    Our shining Future looks so bright Ahead.

    • sandra paul  On 04/23/2013 at 1:35 pm

      God bless you my dear and may you continue to do well in your future endeavor, continue to SHINE

      On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Guyanese Online wrote:

      > ** > Real Imagesllc commented: “Our shining Future looks so bright Ahead.” >

  • christiana (cousin to emma and ziyanda)  On 04/22/2013 at 5:49 pm

    she is amazing,she is bright she is BRILLIANT BOTLAHLE!!! I am so proud to be south african/zim U RULE!!!

  • emma  On 04/22/2013 at 5:52 pm

    bothale u r the best i could have a little box of u for every emotion u r the sun of the earth .i am so PROUD TO HAVE U IN MY CONTRIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gail  On 04/22/2013 at 7:01 pm

    This is a child with a blessing and she hasa message for the people of this world. God has his hand on this child, look for great things to come.

  • Ve  On 04/23/2013 at 2:10 am

    Amazing! Bothale is Blessed. I pray that she continue to use her talent for the Lord.

  • pvpalmer  On 04/23/2013 at 11:10 pm

    Beautiful! beautiful! I think a tour around the world can help other youths to grow up a be another Botlhale. She can and will be an inspiration to others.

  • mark f  On 04/24/2013 at 11:07 am

    Mark from Canada. A truly inspirational and positive message for youth in our troubled times. Your mother has done an incredible job of raising you. Continue giving of yourself throughout life.

  • MIK E ALLEN  On 04/24/2013 at 2:33 pm


  • Hyacinth Delisser  On 04/25/2013 at 12:12 am

    Such remarkable inspiration from one so young, she’s awesome, magnetic and magnificent!

  • Ivonne Tappin  On 04/25/2013 at 4:51 am

    Bothale, made me so proud, she is awsome and she is such an inspirations May Bless and Guide her Footsteps.

  • Evelyn Stew  On 04/25/2013 at 12:03 pm

    Botihale you are a very special child in our sight. You are so talened, awesome, blessed, brings hope to the future generation. Your mom is doing a fatastic job.
    God Blessings on and your Mom.

  • Gloria Chan  On 04/25/2013 at 2:10 pm

    Beyond boundaries!!! She has truly touched hearts all over the world.

  • Carrie Mcintyre  On 04/25/2013 at 10:15 pm

    Botihale you are so very,very talented.Keep it moving girl!

  • Gladys Teske  On 04/26/2013 at 5:11 am

    I’m from Canada, but have worked in SA in their 1994 elections…I saw the new flag go up! I laughed and cried with the happy South Africans! Nelson Mandela has been my hero for a long time…I hope he saw this proformance…he would be honored, I’m sure. Long live South Africa!

  • Andre`  On 04/29/2013 at 11:56 pm

    Bothale. You are amazing. You’ve so touched many over this whole nation. There are many miles to go. Blessings to you, your mother and Africa. You inspire all people, races, and other cultures. Never stop. I will always remember your name and your beautiful face.

  • Sade Leon  On 04/30/2013 at 4:06 am

    I am from the Caribbean and felt touched by the beautiful spirit which lives in this child. So inspiring,… exceptional,…. hopeful,… awesome,… divine,… heavenly,… I could go on and on; yet I would be unable to truly describe the feelings I experience at Botlhale’s performance. Did I say performance??? Never performance…Truly a Message from God!!!1

  • Joe Gayton  On 04/30/2013 at 4:36 am

    Bothale, you are so special. God bless you…. keep up the good work.

  • J. E. Ellis  On 04/30/2013 at 3:51 pm

    I, like others, recognize and appreciate the gift that God has placed in Botlahle.I also pray that His hand of protection surround her and guide her throughout her life so her gift will grow and continue to inspire millions.

  • Blanca  On 04/30/2013 at 4:02 pm

    She is great, I will keep her and her family in my prayers and I pray that parents have their child or children look at this.
    God blessed you and keep up the good work.

  • Pernetta Deemer  On 04/30/2013 at 9:49 pm

    Wow! She is so beautifully free and on track and expressive and blessed and a blessing!

  • Carolyn Brooks-Burton  On 05/01/2013 at 5:09 am

    I am almost speechless and I will NEVER stop supporting our Young, Gifted, Black and ALL our Young People! This is real God Given Talent!

  • K. Mutara  On 05/01/2013 at 10:16 am

    Yoo! This is something else. When God created this amazing child, He gave it all. May He protect her from every kind of harm. The world needs her. She is a world citizen, not just a South African.

  • Julia  On 05/03/2013 at 12:08 am

    Amazing , darling of a child! So gifted, and beautiful. ..And a little child shall lead them…

  • Portia Walton  On 05/03/2013 at 4:26 am

    I am from Chicago, and like everyone else, I am in awe of this eleven year old girl. She is truly a talent that will soar to the heavens. Her humbleness and spirit is true and very real. God is blessing her and she has blessed us with her gift from God. We can expect great things from Botlahle.

  • Delvin  On 05/03/2013 at 5:34 pm

    She is simply AWESOME, one of God’s gift to man
    Be blessed Botlhale.

  • Harriett H. Gilchrist  On 05/04/2013 at 2:42 am

    OMG! I praise the Lord for such a beautiful gift as Botihale! What a beautiful, talented, spirit-filled gift to this world. I pray God’s blessings and protection as she cotinues to be used by God to bring real love, joy and peace to this world. What a talented gift!!! Hallelujah!

  • Raquel Murdock  On 05/05/2013 at 4:10 am

    Wow Botlahle! You broke loose every emotion possible inside me as I watched this all the way in Jamaica! There is hope in our young ones!

  • Syble  On 05/05/2013 at 8:45 pm

    Botlahle! I Praise God, for your beauty, talent and spirit filled gift that you share. Continue to lead us…

  • paulette  On 05/06/2013 at 12:53 am

    Botlahle, Botlahle, BOTLAHLE, O.M.G You are an inspiration , I wish i could bottle you and then dispense you to all our youths across the nation GOD bless you my child along with your entire household

  • Josephine  On 05/06/2013 at 12:14 pm

    I am amazed! Thank God for Botlahle!

  • eloyce carywright  On 05/07/2013 at 2:10 am

    How awesomely wonderful to see an 11 year old acknowledging her giftedness from God.

  • Sandra Hannon  On 05/07/2013 at 2:26 pm

    Gratifying! I visited Robin Island a few years ago and those memories came flooding back. Yes, President Mandela made us proud and I know he’s proud of this young lady. I wish her God’s speed and I hope she can enroll in Oprah’s school for girls!!! Blessings!!!!!!!

  • Marion Frances  On 05/10/2013 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You gave me inspiration when I needed it most. I dabble in poetry but could never find the courage or trust to use it for anything but greeting cards and obituaries. Keep spreading your wings and soar!

  • Jerushia McDonald -Hylton  On 05/13/2013 at 9:08 pm

    The Cry from African’s are getting louder!
    Can hear the Cry…Can you feel the labor pain?

  • Nancy Sutherlin  On 05/14/2013 at 1:05 am

    You may not see this ever. Please look at the blessing of God or your spiritual being of who you are. Life will have so much in store for you, do not waver, you can be a leader for people of all nationalities. Go forth and server who ever God, earth and the planet is for you. You are an inspirations in a very dark world. My blessings to you

  • PEARL  On 05/14/2013 at 3:57 am


  • de castro  On 05/14/2013 at 8:41 am

    Please please commentators …refrain from the God thing in comments
    We all accept an explanation that God inspires but to “praise” God for her
    Talented performance is a bit OTT (over the top) ….BOTLHALE is a very
    talented child…the child of caring and loving parents…that’s what will
    influence her in her lifetime…if that includes the belief in a God the choice
    will be hers…que Sera Sera…am sure her family and friends will also influence
    her in the decisions she will have to make.

    Sorry if my comments offend but it was necessary.


  • E V AUSTIN  On 05/14/2013 at 12:36 pm

    I am from Pennsauken Nj Botlahle!You are an inspirations Keep spreading your wings Botlahle!YOUR Spirit is true and very real.Young, Gifted, Black. ALL our Young People!Need To See Her….

  • odewale odesanya  On 05/15/2013 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you for sharing these with me. I am putting it in my archive for inspiration when needed at anytime, and will be sharing it with other friends and family, surely my kids and wife must watch it today.

  • Jose Kelly  On 05/16/2013 at 6:37 am


  • jennifer Paul  On 05/19/2013 at 10:08 pm

    she is awsome, love you Botlhale, I am sure you are loved by all, what an inspiration

  • Lillet Hall  On 05/20/2013 at 7:01 pm

    May God continue to pour his rich blessing on you now and for ever more. You brought tears of joy and appreciation to my eyes.

  • Marva Marcelle  On 05/21/2013 at 6:26 pm

    Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars .All God’s blessings be upon you.

  • LV Wyse  On 05/21/2013 at 10:57 pm

    This is another one of Gods gifts to us. She brings tears to my eyes. God bless her. Atl,GA.

  • Jarro.  On 05/22/2013 at 3:54 am

    To GOD be the Praise, the Honour and the Glory Botlhale! GOD has Blessed you with the creativity you possess. May you continue to do great things in your poetry, performances and recognition that it IS your Creator GOD that has made you what you are. AMEN! You make the Mother continent PROUD!!!!

    Jarro. USA.

  • Dorothy Riddell  On 05/22/2013 at 1:10 pm

    To God be the Glory for he has done a Great and Marvelous thing in this Divine Creation. May all children and adults be inspired by what we can be. Thank you Botlahle for not allowing this great and beautiful gift to go to waste, thank you for sharing/

  • Rev. Dr. DLC Boyce Let's Talk w/Dr. DLC Boyce  On 05/23/2013 at 2:05 am

    PRAISE GOD!!!! AWESOME!!!! The Bible says a child will lead. Bless you for following God’s leading — leading us back to our foundation and heritage.

  • GEORGETTE de Marke  On 05/23/2013 at 1:46 pm


  • Lucille W Charles  On 05/24/2013 at 7:12 pm

    She is truly an angel from God with such talent. I will keep her in my prayers. Her parents are to be commended for nourishing her all-round growth. She brought tears to my eyes. She makes not only South Africa a better place – she makes the world a better place.

  • Ban Hock, Lee  On 05/28/2013 at 1:49 pm

    I have watched few talent shows from around the world. This one is exceptional. I hope she could spread the beauty of poetry throughout the world with her gift and love for God. Carry on Botlahle. With Love. From Singapore.

  • Michael  On 05/29/2013 at 1:00 pm

    This little girl is like no one and nothing i’ve ever seen. God knew what he was doing when he created her. Botalhe keep up the great work God is truely the head of your life he empowered U to touch the lives of millions. love u

  • Dr. R. C. Fraser  On 05/31/2013 at 6:41 pm

    I have the video of BOTLHALE “action… looked several times and I cannot get enough of FANTASTIC

  • Mrs. Annie Gregory  On 06/01/2013 at 1:50 am

    Thanks Botlahle.Stay in tthe presence of the Lord. I love you.

  • ThomasTate  On 06/01/2013 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you BOTLAHLE, you are truly a gift from God.

  • stephanie  On 06/02/2013 at 10:44 pm

    Wow, what a queen full of self knowledge!!

  • Gloria crawford  On 06/03/2013 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks Botlhale, I was mesmerized by your performance with a big sigh of joy and a awesome mouth opening SMILE !!!!!!! You are the greatest !!!!!! GLOWGREEN Bklyn, New York USA

  • S. Rouse  On 06/03/2013 at 7:46 pm

    As I listen, I feel the energie rushing in my body and tears of joy to see a great poet. May God lead you to the top!

  • Dr. Royce Thomas  On 06/06/2013 at 4:13 am

    May God richly bless this little lady, and her parents. What an inspiration to the world! You, my dear, have already won … the hearts of millions around the world.
    Dr. Royce Thomas, St. Petersburg, Florida USA

  • Evelyn Hamilton-Harris  On 06/06/2013 at 6:14 am

    I can’t find words befitting this AMAZING child. I am so proud of Botlhale. Watching her is a gift to all my senses. Thank you and may God bless her to continue with her astounding talent. She gives us all hope!

    Evelyn Hamilton-Harris
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA

  • Stacy Johnson  On 06/07/2013 at 2:23 pm

    Imagine turning on your computer at work and going through your daily ritual of checking work emails. After weeding out the unimportant stuff, you click on a link. After clicking the link, the most beautiful and angelic face appears. Wow! Yes, South Africa has talent. I’ve seen so many of these shows; however, I must say that Botlahle wowed me. Tears hung on the fringes of my eyelids as I held my breath. Never have I witnessed such a powerful performance in one so young. I, too, must give the Almighty Creator (God to those of you who wonder about such things) for her genuine talent. Believe me when I say that all talent is a gift from Him. In and through Him, Botlahle is destined for greater heights.

  • Marlene Amelo (@marleneamelo)  On 06/09/2013 at 7:22 pm

    BOTHLALE I admire you greatly. No word suffice to describe you.

  • Marian Boone  On 06/10/2013 at 2:43 am

    BOTHLALE, you are really a talented young lady. Your are gifted by God with an abundance of talent. You are certainly an inspiration to all youth!!! I wish that you had been one of my students. Please keep up your splendid performances.
    I love your poetry and your dramatizations. You’re a little angel. May God continue to bless you with an abundance of talent. Your poem dedicated to President Nelson Mandela brought tears to my eyes.

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Marian BNoone

  • marcia masina  On 06/10/2013 at 9:59 am

    wow im speechles gal u rock ma world

  • Susan R.E. Kumadi  On 06/10/2013 at 9:01 pm

    How can I reach her,please! I am indeed speechless.

  • T.A. ODUNO  On 06/12/2013 at 9:58 pm

    Bmt. Texas, is where we. i learned this extraordinary level of above the summit, is available to me when i am obedient to the stars. This BOTHLALE is soring as our Native People lives, in the heights of the reaches of the Eagle, yes she is. A salute to Mother, Father, family community, and to the AZANIAN People, politically known as South Africans. May “NKULUKULU”, ALMIGHTY, Noble Ancestors, rightly guided Elders, and others; continue to nurture this SPIRIT of the ages in LOVE, that flows through , Bothlale’s reawaken God self. Your Poem to President for life Nelson R. Mandela; adds to the greatest of the GOD in all of us who receive; and i am vibrating to this day. Africe Will be liberated of all traducers, outwardly, inwardly, and any other ways of the CREATOR’s will. The Hon.Marcus M. Garvey’s departed this week on June 10, 1940; he and all the liberators are smiling at the returning of this wonderful, vibrant SPIRIT of the TRUTH, in LOVE. i am your Obedient Servent, Bro. T. A . ODUNO, WDC/USA

  • Patrick  On 06/13/2013 at 8:45 am

    As I am speechless, my tears are running through my face seeing a youngster like Bothale performing THAT GOOD(!), with all forms of dignity without hatred and glory, I do believe in the existing of the All Mighty within all of us! Seeing Bothale and taking good notes of her words outspoken, I feel very much confident that there is still hope for our youngsters to grow up like balanced civilians… Thank you Bothale, thank you God for sending this Spirit for providing us the hope we were lacking…
    God bless you all!

  • Eudora Eudora  On 06/15/2013 at 4:26 am

    To God be the glory! Great things he has done.

  • veronica jones  On 06/17/2013 at 10:30 pm

    Young lady you have moved me to tears. What a great talent you are and i believe because of you all children of south africa have hope.

  • Vimalathevi Perumal  On 06/19/2013 at 11:18 am


    Vimalathevi Perumal

  • Hui Qin  On 06/20/2013 at 8:47 am

    Bothale is the embodiment of the TRUTH of who we all are , each and everyone of us as she said in her poem! She is the divine universal love that is present in all of us ! Thank you for coming to wake us all up! Love you much xx

  • Dennis Nichols  On 06/22/2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’m from Guyana; visited S. Africa for a week in 2000, & something has been pulling me to go back there; now I know – it’s Botlhale, the most recent of my ‘adopted’ grandchildren – with beauty, intelligence, charisma, talent, and a spark of the divine will that lies dormant in so many of us – the will to shine, the fearlessness to expose, and and acknowledge, the child inside each of us. Shine on, little lady!!

  • Brenda King  On 07/09/2013 at 4:08 pm


  • Greta  On 07/10/2013 at 12:50 pm

    Botlhale, you are GOD-SEND! Keep on shining my dear. You are so blessed. Not only S. Africa is very proud of you, but we are too here in Curacao.

  • Michel Dumas III  On 07/16/2013 at 5:27 pm

    This baby touched my soul. God bless her and those who inspired her.

  • claudette  On 07/18/2013 at 1:47 am

    you make us black proud all over the world.

  • 0FENTSE POO  On 07/19/2013 at 9:21 am

    BOTLHALE means inteligency so her name identifies what she really is.congrats nana keep it up,your future looks bright nd you are going somewhere in life.hope what you have done motivate other upcoming children.hip hip whoraaaay!

  • chadwickjames03  On 07/29/2013 at 10:27 am

    The young girl seems full of courage, joy and hope. We need to spread her message because she is an inspiration for all.
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  • Mohenjo  On 08/01/2013 at 12:54 am

    Reblogged this on James' World 2.

  • Jean Mullen  On 08/06/2013 at 7:39 pm

    Bolahle , I look forward to see you go to University and to reading some of your books.

  • calson sampson  On 08/09/2013 at 1:30 pm

    With tears in my eyes, briefly I think I experience The god effect.

  • G. D. Gilchrist  On 08/16/2013 at 8:52 pm

    As a writer myself, I can conclude, this is a blessing from the only wise God our savior.. To be admonished always. She is definitely a inspiration…. G. D. Gilchrist

  • Rajni  On 08/28/2013 at 1:32 pm

    Absolutely brilliant !

  • chew su lian  On 08/29/2013 at 1:24 am

    She is really blessed by God. She is God messenger to bring good news to the world. There is hope every where. Chewsl

  • Advani RH  On 09/02/2013 at 11:07 am

    BOTLAHLE. What an inspiration . God bless you !

  • Dr. Nathan Ganapathi  On 09/02/2013 at 4:50 pm

    She is a Genius, just amazing. I am lost for words. At 11 years she awesome.
    May the lord be with her and may she shine and be an inspiration to the whole world
    DR.Nathan (Monash University in Malaysia)

  • Anna  On 09/02/2013 at 7:31 pm

    I hope Mr. Mandela can see this. This is the beginning of the reaping of the seeds of hope he has sown. This is his legacy. May God continue to Bless you Mr Mandela. Thank you BOTLAHLE

  • Victo Cooke  On 09/12/2013 at 2:14 pm

    Victor Cooke from Barbados. BOTHLAHLE is a gift sent from God to take us through these difficult time. Let us savors this breath of fresh air a hold her up as an example our youth. Thanks to Botlahle’s Mum.

  • Dawn Marshall - Bermuda  On 09/12/2013 at 6:16 pm

    Incredible. She is an amazing person. Her words should be an inspiration to all people. Well done

  • Hermine Croal  On 09/12/2013 at 7:50 pm

    The good Lord will continue to favor you and your mom. Your performance should be a compulsory part of all primary school curriculum. hc

  • Lalo Kebba  On 09/16/2013 at 8:08 am

    can someone just write for me all these three episodes in a Lyric way, so that I can understand them more please ?

  • daki daki sa  On 09/18/2013 at 7:14 am

    my young sista you are very talented may God bless you with may ideas to feed .im playing you poetry joh i cant hold this tears

  • palakrishnan  On 09/19/2013 at 12:17 pm

    Absolutely fantastic performance by a 11 year old with such maturity and open heart! The world needs more people like you

  • Mangai  On 09/26/2013 at 12:27 am

    OMG! I am not S.African but you brought the tears flowing down my cheeks. Dear little one I wish I could hug you but anyway here is a BIGGG hug for you. Bravo!

  • de castro compton  On 09/26/2013 at 7:17 am

    Mandella re-incarnate…life unfolds

  • Rudolf Neuhauser  On 10/13/2013 at 2:25 pm

    There are just no words in the dictionaries yet to be able to describe BOTLHALE’S talent in poetry and performance. My tear canals need a tube insertion to train the tears which that pretty young girl’s magical and angelical performance produced. R

  • chuksy  On 10/18/2013 at 8:53 am

    Without missing words, I know the White House will love to see something like this presented to them one of these days. OMG, this girl is a punch of talent, I cant wait for my President to invite her to recite some of her words of love to our people

  • Quintus  On 10/23/2013 at 11:35 am

    Absolutely stunning! I kept crying for a while even after the video is done. What an amazingly blessed angel she is!! God bless her!!!

  • Lylette Parkyns  On 11/01/2013 at 9:37 pm

    Amazing! I sincerely hope that Bothale can play a bigger role in the massive change that is happening (oh so slowly) in S Africa

  • Betty miller  On 11/09/2013 at 3:38 am

    She is an amazing talent,bringing joy to ones heart.

  • Yvette  On 11/16/2013 at 1:31 am

    O dear, what an inspiration. My God continue to keep your feet in the straight and narrow pathway.

  • Patricia  On 12/08/2013 at 5:02 pm

    Botlahle, you are such a marvelous example of one who is fearfully and wonderfully made by our God. I pray that God continues to use your gifts and talents to minister to the world. You are soul stirring! I am seeing these clips for the 1st time today. Father Mandela passed this past Thursday. Listening to your tribute to him brought tears of joy to my eyes. I thank God for blessing me to be able to be blessed by your breath taking talents!
    Miss Pat

  • gigi  On 12/15/2013 at 6:36 pm

    Today I saw a young girl and found inspiration in her voice, her message, her vision…

  • Eugene Clemen  On 01/15/2014 at 3:43 pm

    I really enjoyed the performance by this little girl…what talent she has….but i would like to know what happened to her ?….it is now 2014.

  • Darius Martinez  On 02/23/2014 at 7:24 pm

    I have never seen such amazing talent, this young lady will grow up to be one of South Africa’s great leader.

  • lufuno nelufhangani  On 09/07/2014 at 12:23 am

    i love da girl

  • Charity66  On 10/11/2014 at 5:41 am

    I like bohlale boikanyo

  • Andrea  On 01/14/2015 at 11:44 am

    There are no words to describe how this beautiful young lady has inspired, invigorated and invoked with her powerful words and performance. Thanks for having the courage to share your amazing gift with the world.

  • thembi  On 02/23/2019 at 1:33 pm

    What a good inspiration Bothlale.
    I wish I was you, but anyway I am proud of you and you are my hero.

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