Botlahle: SA Got Talent 2012- The Madiba (Nelson Mandela) Poem – video

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

Botlahle Boikanyo – An 11 year old girl delivers a breathtaking performance on South Africa Got Talent in honor of the legacy of the Madiba, Nelson Mandela.

This is one of her performances for selection to the finals, which she won.

Botlahle: SA Got Talent 2012-The Madiba  Poem

Also check out her other performances at:

Botlahle – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 2 videos

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  • eusi kwayana  On February 26, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Fantastic! The hope of the world


  • June Higgins  On March 3, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Absolutely hopeful! Another of g’s masterpiece! Lovely!

  • Lloyd Bartholomew  On March 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    It is very inspiring to see this youth and may there be myriads of youths World Wide embracing the positiveness of a future World in Peace. Thanks Botlahle. May you inspire the World.

  • P.L. Jacobs  On March 7, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I can’t stop watching these inspiring videos of Botlhale! Are there more? I wish all our young boys and girls would take a leaf from her book

  • Carole  On March 11, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Powerful..Worth sharing world-wide

  • Jean Hastings  On March 13, 2013 at 2:52 am

    I have never seen anything like this! Botlahle, you are an inspiration to the world. I love you. If you are an example of what the future holds, then the world has a great and inspiring future.

  • John Still  On March 14, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Another gift from the heavens

  • Maureen  On December 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Is she the writer of this poem?

  • Maureen  On December 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Oooh wauw? Do you have the lyrics?

  • Mateuza  On December 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I cant stop watching this …I cry every time I listen to this poem

  • Ntombizodwa ntshumayelo  On January 8, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Iyoh botlhale i luv ur poem so much .i wish u can do poems 4 rest of ur life

  • Ntombizodwa ntshumayelo  On January 8, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Do u have any lyrics 4 those poems

    • guyaneseonline  On January 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      No we do not… all we have are the Youtube entries that are on the Blog.

  • Wellington Nyawo  On May 3, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Help me i have books and anthologies forMandela written since 2008. I want kids to present them. Browse my name WELLINGTON NYAWO for More Mandela poetry and projects. +27799514373

  • Kgadi aka KINGDOMPOET  On May 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I love it when people are passionate about poetry.not so many people take it seriously.i thank God for you @Botlhale.make us poets proud.

  • reumuk  On September 20, 2014 at 1:11 am

    God bless Africa

  • Marie G.  On February 8, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Bothale you where born a poet and that only came from Heaven ,May God continue to Bless your successful profession.

  • PAKO LEBITSA  On May 5, 2015 at 10:00 am


  • tshifhiwa  On July 14, 2015 at 7:11 am

    wow cho . i am also a poet [boy] she really inspired me to do more [14 years]

  • pako lebitsa  On March 1, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Her name suits her. I love her poem…#botlhale’s_no.1_fan

    • Lebo  On May 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      #she is the best

  • Tshwarelo sefora  On July 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Uhm also a poet{girl} she really inspired me to do more{16yrs)

  • Lebo  On May 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    U have a wonderful talent keep it up

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