Jackie Phamotse is well known for her bestselling Bare series. Her books are embraced amongst her readers as they engage with the Bare hashtag, mobilising her influence and storytelling.
She is a vocal and vibrant social activist and philanthropist, using her narrative to raise awareness.
Treasure is a naive dreamer tossed into this unforgiving reality. Intent on supporting herself, she walks out of her dysfunctional family home in Westonaria and straight into the greedy heart of Jo'burg, disguised as the city of gold and black diamonds, to chase the illusion of fame and a happy ending. But living a life of luxury in a society of artificial human beings comes at a hefty price. She is wooed by a wealthy man who grooms her into a power-hungry machine... but is the pleasure worth the pain and endless sacrifices? What can she offer a man who has everything but a soul? As her life crumbles around her, can Treasure alter her fate before it's too late? This inspirational novel is for all those who see one side to life; it's time to open your eyes to both sides of the coin.
Controversial writer and activist Jackie Phamotse won the adult fiction award at this year's SA Book Awards for her book "Bare: The Cradle of the Hockey Club", a tell-all book about the dark underworld of blessers and slay queens. After finishing Grade 12 at a boarding - school in the Free State, Treasure Mohapi moved back home in Westonaria, a town in the west of Gauteng province. Home however wasn't where she wanted to be as she longed for uncomplicated friendships and her dysfunctional family couldn't offer her that. Her friend, Bianca encouraged her to become a model and pursue her dreams and with an intent of supporting herself, she left home and moved in with her other friend Lintle in a flat in Braamfontein. Welcomed by Lintle with open arms and a warm heart, Treasure oozed a bit with confidence that all will be well. But, building a life in a big city doesn't come easy and Treasure watched the tall buildings, fancy cars and well-dressed men and women zoom past as they drove north through the city. She thought designer shoes, beautiful dresses and weaves and asked how can she fulfil all that she desires when she hasn't started working. The words "relax; all you need is a Minister of Finance in your life - someone who will support your desires", came out of Lintle's mouth. Money is a weapon; its ammunition is pleasure. But is the pleasure worth the pain and endless sacrifices?
Tortured to the bone, Treasure Mohapi steps into a world that many haven't seen in Sandton; the new way of life filled with millionaires and quick cash scams doesn't come cheap. The young model seems too naive for Sandton and her bloodsucking master stops at nothing to prove his power. Treasure finds herself face-to-face with the Devil who controls ministers, doctors and policemen. A secret society like no other in the history of Africa comes alive once again. As she is drawn into supremacy, the chains of material slavery keep following Treasure and her best friend Lintle Kente. After years of sexual entertainment and high flying, can their master let them go? With the increasing number of dead bodies, drugs and cults, will this love affair prove to be a way of life for many? The wives of the rich and famous have deep, dark roots too.
Look closely around you. Have you ever asked yourself what happens to all the girls who are in the system? Girls that are orphans… The boys… The mothers in shelters… All the battered women… The downfall of the most powerful… How the agenda began… I’m leaving the agenda BARE for those who seek to find it. I have a story for you. No mercy… Back like I never left! The savage, senseless murders of children and the youth. It carries Treasure’s story from Book 1 and ends with the fight for life between Paul and Tim Morgan. We look at the disappearance of young people, human trafficking, cults and mental illness in men. This story is inspired by real-life events and researched data from global social ills and Jackie looks into SA political faces that have sex scandals as part of her research.
Jackie Phamotse digs deep into the climate of law and policy in the social media landscape. After a David and Goliath social media legal battle that saw many take note tweeting about her, the result is a brace, thought-provoking and remarkably detailed social media guide and personal narrative. A first-hand approach on beating public humiliation and cyber victimization, Phamotse combines personal anecdotes, hard data and compelling research to cut through an unjust system governed by the rich and famous. The author directly addresses the question of power and obsession related to social media influencers. Written with equal doses of humour, compassion and wisdom, I Tweet What I Like is an inspiring call to action, celebrating diversity and human potential. I Tweet What I Like will inspire you!
Childhood friends, Liwa Nile and Noel Glass grow up in Port Alfred bound by hope and pure love for each other. But their deep dark desires bring in sinister trails of lust, murder and unclassified sexual escapades to the heart of Melrose Arch. When Liwa loses her beloved father, hear dear friend Noel comes to the rescue. As they grow their architecture business, it emerges that Noel is no ordinary painter. Her love for darkness quickly turns Liwa's wet bed into a nightmare. With every break of dawn, a soul falls. More bodies are soon disappearing and their business is thriving. Tyson Manson seeks sexual pleasure. So when a love affair boils over, he discovers more than expected. As he digs deeper into their past, more worms fill in the missing pieces. Will his findings destroy the bondages of a long-standing friendship?
It's sports season at school. Liwa and Noel are best friends and all they want is to get into the first team of their favourite sport, tennis. Challenges arise when they can't keep up with the other girls during practice and they start thinking that they need to lose weight. They decide to take drastic measures to lose weight with terrible consequences.
It's the summer holidays and Liwa Nile and her sister Nomfie are looking forward to having fun without worrying about school work. Although they enjoy playing with their horses Sky and Blue on the farm, they hope that their father Moya has fun plans for the family. When the girls learn they are going to the beach for the holidays, Nomfie is excited to play on the sand, but Liwa is scared of the sharks and jellyfish in the water. They make friends on the beach, but it stops being fun when other kids start bullying them. Will they be able to stand against the bullies so they can continue chasing sunsets on the beach?
Liwa Nile is a 6-year-old girl who lives an idyllic life on the farm with her parents, Thandi and Moya, as well as her older sister Nomfie. She enjoys playing with her horse, Sky and loves the red apples that her mom always buys when she goes to the market. Liwa is uncomfortable when Uncle Siphiwe comes to visit. Although he smiles with the family and brings more red apples from the market, Liwa stops eating them. She becomes silent and sad because of Uncle Siphiwe's actions. Will she be able to let her parents know why she doesn't want Uncle Siphiwe's red apples?