Author Archives: Admin2

Thabane launches national reforms programme

Thabane launches national reforms programme

MASERU (TNS) – Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane has launched the most awaited comprehensive programme aimed at implementing national reforms in the national assembly on Monday May 14. “We have no choice. We have no choice. We have no choice,” he told members of parliament as he invited them to at least once in their lifetime put the interests of ...

Read More »

SA intervenes after King was ‘mistreated’ at border

SA intervenes after King was ‘mistreated’ at border

Pretoria – South African senior government officials were on Tuesday, intervening to quell a diplomatic spat with neighbouring Kingdom of Lesotho after King Letsie III was “mistreated” at the border between the two nations. “I’ve just had a meeting now with the foreign minister of Lesotho. As you know, we are experiencing problems at the border. The king of Lesotho is ...

Read More »

Black Panther empowers African-Americans, women

Black Panther empowers African-Americans, women

Wearing a Zulu headband, a Xhosa necklace, and a Basotho blanket with a Ndebele pin, Veli Thipe walked into Forum 8 for a showing of Black Panther. Each accessory represented a tribe that was featured in the record-breaking Marvel movie that hit theaters earlier this month. Thipe is a Fulbright exchange student from South Africa who is getting his doctorate ...

Read More »

A hiking club with a purpose

A hiking club with a purpose

MASERU (TNS, PALESA MATSASA) – Sea Point and Stadium Area are villages within Maseru town found around the main bus stop area. These villages are characterised by loud music coming from public bars, home brewing, night clubs and street fights among others. The villages are popularly known as ‘lekeesheneng’ because of these characteristics which are not common in typical Basotho ...

Read More »

Two companies hold Matekoane licenses

Two companies hold Matekoane licenses

The first two matekoane (cannabis) production companies on the African continent have been given administrative approval by Lesotho’s Ministry of Health. The government decided to legalize the cultivation of medical cannabis with the hope of creating conditions that allow foreign investors to produce and export medical cannabis in Lesotho. In June 2017, Lesotho’s Ministry of Health granted South African medical ...

Read More »

AD increases numbers in parliament

AD increases numbers in parliament

… as another DC MP crosses MASERU (TNS) – A then opposition Member of Parliament (MP) for Tele constituency, Mr. Mothepu Mahapa, under the Democratic Congress (DC) led by former prime minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, said his crossing over to the Alliance of Democrats (AD) was more about the needs of the electorate of his constituency and not about political colours. ...

Read More »

College closed after students go on rampage

College closed after students go on rampage

MASERU – The Lesotho Opportunities Industrialisation Centre (LOIC) has temporarily suspended classes following a strike by students last week. This was disclosed by the LOIC Executive Director, Mr. Motloang Letete who said the students engaged in protest last week, adding that they would only reopen the school after deliberations with the school board as well as parents. The meeting is ...

Read More »

IMF, Lesotho 2017 Article IV Consultation concluded

IMF, Lesotho 2017 Article IV Consultation concluded

On February 14, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of Lesotho. While Lesotho has grown faster than its regional peers over the last decade, partly driven by capital intensive mining and infrastructure projects, high levels of unemployment, poverty, and inequality persist. GDP growth is expected to be around 3% ...

Read More »

‘Education a rewarding investment of all’

‘Education a rewarding investment of all’

The Chinese Ambassador to Lesotho, Dr. Sun Xianghua says education is the wisest and most rewarding investment in the world wild that should be given top priority. The Ambassador said this while speaking at handing over ceremony of Bursaries to Masowe and Lesia High Schools. The ceremony took place at Lesia HIgh School grounds in Maseru last Thursday. Dr. Sun ...

Read More »

LDF members charged with murder

LDF members charged with murder

Maseru – Three members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) briefly appeared before the Maseru Magistrate Court on Friday charged with murder of Mohau Qobete in an incident that happened at the Ministry of Education and Training Headquarters in February 1, 2015. Captain Litekanyo Nyakane, 38, of Corn Exchange Matholeng, Sengapha Kolotsane, 27, of Tsokung Mapoteng and Sele Mohobela, 27, ...

Read More »