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Trading football for music

Trading football for music

Daniel Musetsi It’s not just his outstanding goalkeeping prowess that made his female fans go weak at the knees. His vocal abilities also leave musicians panicking and audiences begging for more. “Casion Pee”, as Molefi Ramahlape is affectionately known among his peers in the music circles, is one of the few talents that switched football for music. Like most local ...

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‘Pick up where Mafura left off’

‘Pick up where Mafura left off’

Maseru – Different sporting associations have put newly appointed Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation Dr. Mahali Phamotse under immense pressure after being sworn in to fill the void left by the late Minister, Mr. Kabelo Mafura. Mr. Mafura died on December 24 in Bloemfontein, South Africa following a short illness and Dr. Phamotse was moved from the ...

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Matsepe High School to host Moshoeshoe Day commemorations

Matsepe High School to host Moshoeshoe Day commemorations

Mafeteng – The community of Mafeteng and Public Servants will gather at Matsepe High School to commemorate Moshoeshoe’s Day on March 11. The activity is aimed at honouring the founder of the Basotho, King Moshoeshoe I, who died on March 11, 1870. Activities of the day will among others include a parade by the Lesotho Mounted Police Service and singing ...

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Drive to promote mushroom, JUNCAO grass business

Drive to promote mushroom, JUNCAO grass business

Maseru – The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr. Nthabiseng Makoae says the country has achieved a number of milestones through China-Lesotho JUNCAO Technology Cooperation Project. This, she said at the promotion seminar of China-aid JUNCAO held at the Chinese Embassy in Maseru on Friday with the aim to promote mushroom and JUNCAO grass production under the auspices ...

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The menace of rolling dice

The menace of rolling dice

LERIBE (TNS) – Mokhethi Makalo is one of the many civilians who have lost their lives to gambling, which has distressed the Maputsoe community over a long period. He died early this month from stab wounds inflicted in the chest by a fellow gambler following an argument over the setup of the often lethal game. According to a police report, ...

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‘Remove politics from workplace’

‘Remove politics from workplace’

Mokhotlong – The Mokhotlong District Administrator (DA), Mr. Serame Linake strongly appealed to Kenco Mining to consider people and their skills rather than focus on their political affiliation. The DA made this remarks on Saturday at the public gathering at Mangaung, in the Moremoholo Valley where Kenco Mining have been prospecting diamonds at the Lithotobolong Mine for the past two ...

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A shot in the arm for the disabled

A shot in the arm for the disabled

Mohale’s Hoek – The Minister of Social Development, Mrs. Matebatso Doti on Thursday presented wheelchairs and groceries to people with disability (PWD) of Mohale’s Hoek. The wheelchairs were handed over at a public gathering held in the Siloe Community Council to two people – one from Taung and another from Kubake. Six people from Taung received groceries that comprised maize ...

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Thetsane challenges Public Service Commission

Thetsane challenges Public Service Commission

MASERU (TNS) – The decision by the Public Service Commission to retire the former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Leaba Thetsane from the public service has sparked a legal battle between him and the Commission. A letter addressed to Thetsane from the Public Service Commission states that Thetsane’s retirement commences “with effect from January 17, 2018”, a decision that prompted ...

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Lesotho Electricity Company buys power from Mozambique

Lesotho Electricity Company buys power from Mozambique

The electricity companies of Lesotho and Mozambique have signed an agreement under which Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) will sell Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) between 10 and 30MW of power between January and December this year. The sale is expected to earn EDM $7 million, and will pave the way for a further agreement covering a longer period. The EDM chairperson, ...

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NGO formulates a peace-building collaboration in the Philippines

NGO formulates a peace-building collaboration in the Philippines

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international peace NGO headquartered in South Korea and accredited by the UN ECOSOC, is carrying out peace projects in the Philippines, starting with a peace agreement with local representatives of Mindanao. Along with Chairman Man Hee Lee’s 8th visit to the Philippines, the organization sought peace-building measures through the meeting with ...

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