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Tshepo Mathibelle wins Soweto Marathon

Tshepo Mathibelle wins Soweto Marathon

The flag of Lesotho waved proudly at the Soweto Marathon as Tsepo Mathibele ended Ethiopia’s dominance at the event. The 24th Soweto Marathon took place in the Johannesburg township, Soweto, yesterday. The race boasts historic attractions such as Vilakazi Street, Morris Isaacson High School, and the 16 June Memorial Acre. The runner from the Mountain Kingdom crossed the finish line ...

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Minister Phamotse gives back to the community

Minister Phamotse gives back to the community

The Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Dr Mahali Phamotse yesterday gave out blankets to the elderly at different events held in the Leribe constituency. Addressing the elderly at Tlhakuli, Dr Phamotse said she had underestimated the number of the elderly living in the area; as a result, there was a shortfall of blankets. The Minister apologised to those who did ...

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Unforgettable adventure to Lesotho

Unforgettable adventure to Lesotho

A Girl Guide from Dunfermline, Scotland visited Lesotho to take part in an once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Niamh Ritchie, 17, joined eight other young Girlguiding Scotland members on an unforgettable trip to the Mountain Kingdom. During the 16-day-long service project she worked alongside members of the Lesotho Girl Guides Association to deliver training and activities to other girls. As well as volunteering, ...

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SADC decides on a much smaller stabilising force

SADC decides on a much smaller stabilising force

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) decided yesterday to send a force of just 250 troops to help stabilise Lesotho – far fewer than the 1,200 Lesotho had requested and expected. A “contingent” force will be deployed in Lesotho after several SADC countries meet on 10 November to finalise operational details. This is according to SADC Executive Secretary Stergomena Tax ...

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Chaos rock sitting of parliament after recess

Chaos rock sitting of parliament after recess

Tension ran high during the re-opening of the National Assembly on Friday morning when a Member of Parliament (MP) for Malingoaneng Constituency, Mr. Serialong Qoo accused the Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Sephiri Motanyane of being biased and influenced by the government. The accusation followed the Speaker’s ruling with regard to the statement in which Opposition MPs accused the Prime Minister ...

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Motion of no confidence still in the pocket after opposition fail to present it

Motion of no confidence still in the pocket after opposition fail to present it

A Member of Parliament for Malingoaneng Constituency and also Democratic Congress Spokesperson, Mr. Serialong Qoo says the motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister, Dr. Motsoahae Thabane is still on but could not be raised during Friday proceedings. This, Mr. Qoo said in an interview, following rumours from members of the public that the motion will be discussed in ...

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Thabane yearns for performance based civil service

Thabane yearns for performance based civil service

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane yearns for a delivery service performance based public service with appropriate salary structure and he wishes to see this will come into effect with the reformed civil service. Thabane was speaking during a Public Service games launch by Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund and Lesotho Football Association (LEFA) in Maseru on Thursday. He said Lesotho’s Public Service’s ...

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Mokhothu loses official status as alliance is not yet valid

Mokhothu loses official status as alliance is not yet valid

The Speaker of the National Assembly Mr. Sephiri Motanyane has on Friday during the opening of the Parliament delivered a ruling in favour of the government on the point of Order which was raised by the Minister of Forestry Mr. Motlohi Maliehe on July 14, 2017 and on the letter written to the speaker in connection with the formation of ...

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Troubled tax authority gets new board

Troubled tax authority gets new board

The Minister of Finance, Dr. Moeketsi Majoro inaugurated the new Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) Board of Directors in Maseru on Thursday. The new LRA Board has seven members and include Mr. Robert Likhang who is the Chairperson, Mrs. Lindiwe Sphumulo, Mrs. Ts’ireletso Mojela, Mrs. Libako Leisanyane, Mr. Bohlale Phakoe, Mr. Chabeli Ramolise and Mr. Lefu Mokaoane. Speaking at the event, ...

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Mphofe brings jobs, tenders in the palm of your hand

Mphofe brings jobs, tenders in the palm of your hand

STAFF WRITER MASERU – An open platform that allows people to advertise jobs, scholarships and tender opportunities, mostly for free – Selibeng.com – in collaboration with the Youth Career Assistant Association and Codepool, on Wednesday launched a new mobile application product, Spane App for Android mobile devices. Youth Career Assistant Association alias LesCAss, is an association of youth committed to ...

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