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By thabo On 22 Mar, 2015 At 10:32 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
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  As Mafeteng textile firm closes shop next month after govt reneges on bailout promise Lekhetho Ntsukunyane Leading textile firm, Precious Garments, has announced the closure of its Mafeteng subsidiary, P and T, next month, leaving 407 breadwinners in the cold. According to Precious Garments management, the decision to shut down the factory on 16 […]

By thabo On 22 Mar, 2015 At 10:26 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 1 Comment
Vice Chancellor Professor Nqosa Mahao addresses the assembly  (2)

  Billy Ntaote Law Professor, Nqosa Mahao, was inaugurated the ninth vice-chancellor of the National University of Lesotho (NUL) during a colourful ceremony held at the varsity yesterday. Professor Mahao, who assumed office on 20 November 2014, succeeded America’s Sharon Siverts, who served the university from 2011 to 2013. NUL Chancellor, King Letsie III, who […]

By thabo On 22 Mar, 2015 At 10:34 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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  Limpho Sello THE recently released 2014 Lesotho Demographic and Health Survey (LDHS) preliminary report has revealed a marked improvement in maternal and child health, Ministry of Health Chief Statistician Mahlape Ramoseme has said. The 2014 LDHS, whose purpose is to provide up-to-date estimates of basic demographic and health indicators, was the third to be […]

By thabo On 22 Mar, 2015 At 10:21 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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  Letuka Chafotsa Mohale’s Hoek THE Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) held World Water Day commemorations in Tšenekeng and Ha Letšaba villages in Ketane Constituency to bring attention to the water and sanitation needs of the areas. The commemorations, which were held on Friday, have been observed globally every 22 March since 1993 following a United […]

By thabo On 22 Mar, 2015 At 10:55 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 1 Comment
BNP Secretary General Lesojane Leuta  (2)

  Tefo Tefo HIGH Court Judge, Justice Teboho Moiloa, on Friday reserved judgment to 20 April, in a case in which Basotho National Party (BNP) Secretary General, Lesojane Leuta, wants his suspension nullified. The BNP indefinitely suspended Mr Leuta on 26 February for allegedly submitting an unauthorised Proportional Representation (PR) list of the party to […]

By thabo On 22 Mar, 2015 At 10:40 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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  Thirty-five-year-old Paseka Melato left his white-collar job in the city and moved to his remote village of Malimongin Beria district to become a farmer despite his lack of knowledge about agriculture.  ’Mantoetse Maama He has always been passionate about running his own business and 35-year-old Paseka Melato from Malimong—a remote village in Berea district—has […]

By thabo On 22 Mar, 2015 At 10:57 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 1 Comment
Tourists

  Schoolchildren now threaten Lesotho’s money-spinning tourism industry and the authorities have decided to put a stop to this menace Limpho Sello The Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) on Wednesday embarked on a campaign aimed at preserving the country’s status as the ultimate tourist destination following social media reports that schoolchildren were harassing and even […]

By thabo On 15 Mar, 2015 At 02:18 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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  Billy Ntaote Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) leader, Mothetjoa Metsing, has lamented his party’s poor showing in last month’s general election but says the only consolation was the ouster of their erstwhile partners from government. Mr Metsing made the remarks during the LCD Women’s League’s prayer meeting held on Friday in Maseru, which also […]

By thabo On 15 Mar, 2015 At 02:39 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 1 Comment
President Jacob Zuma (left) with Prime Minister-elect Pakalitha Mosisili in this file picture.

  Letuka Chafotsa South African President Jacob Zuma will be the only head-of-state at this week’s inauguration of Democratic Congress (DC) leader, Pakalitha Mosisili, as Lesotho’s new prime minister. Dr Mosisili returns to power on Tuesday as head of a seven-party alliance after surrendering the premiership to All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader, Thomas Thabane, on […]

By thabo On 15 Mar, 2015 At 02:52 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
ABC leader Thomas Thabane with South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane yesterday at Makhoakhoeng

  Billy Ntaote All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader, Thomas Thabane, will hold a star rally in Abia today to thank Basotho for their support in last month’s parliamentary elections. The ABC won 40 of the 80 constituencies being contested, followed by the Democratic Congress (DC), Lesotho Congress (LCD) and Basotho National Party (BNP) with 37, […]