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Deadline for Lesotho nationals to get special permit extended to 30 September 2016

Deadline for Lesotho nationals to get special permit extended  to 30 September 2016

The Department of Home Affairs has extended the closing date of applications for the Lesotho Special Permits to 30 September 2016. Unregistered Lesotho nationals living, studying or running businesses in South Africa have now been given an extension of three months to get their documents in order and take advantage of the Lesotho Special Permit (LSP).   To date, only ...

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Free maternal healthcare saving lives in Lesotho

Free maternal healthcare service in Lesotho introduced by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is drastically curbing deaths during labour and delivery. According to the World Bank, Lesotho has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world with estimates ranging from 600 to 1 200 deaths per 100 000 live births. The deaths are often due to complications around delivery that ...

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Basotho can now get Lesotho ID in SA as LSP deadline looms

Basotho can now get Lesotho ID in SA as LSP deadline looms

Joint SA-Lesotho campaign launched to help Basotho get documents in order   Bloemfontein Imbizo: VFS Global’s Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) Officials assist Basotho people with their LSP applications in Bloemfontein earlier this month. The LSP is a special dispensation to Lesotho nationals living in South Africa, allowing them to work here legally.   June 17, 2016: UNREGISTERED Lesotho nationals living, ...

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Aranda backs Basotho blanket-wearing tradition at Lesotho Winter Festival

Aranda backs Basotho blanket-wearing tradition at Lesotho Winter Festival

June 10, 2016: South African-owned Aranda Textile Mills is honoured to be an integral part of the Lesotho Winter Festival to promote the tradition of Basotho blanket-wearing, it said today ahead of the festival on the weekend.   This event, LETOFE (Lesotho Tourism Festival), is organised by the Alliance Francaise and Aranda is the main sponsor. This festival is part of ...

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Z-card weapon to attack TB, HIV an Aids pandemics

Z-card weapon to attack TB, HIV an Aids pandemics

Lesotho’s Health Education Department has launched a campaign to raise health awareness about TB, HIV and Aids awareness, using a Z-card information booklet to reach communities across the country. According to Lesotho’s chief health educator, Khabiso Byron Ntoampe, the Z-card’s  were distributed to Lesotho’s general public via various means, including parliamentarians, senators, government ministries, non-governmental organisations, district administrators, TB and ...

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Giving lifeline to vulnerable mountain children

Giving lifeline to vulnerable mountain children

West Bay Rotarian, Deborah Hitchings, cofounder of Qholaqhoe Mountain Connections (QMC), recently returned from Lesotho, southern Africa where she worked with children who are facing the consequences of a dire drought. Qholaqhoe Mountain Connections is a small, non-profit that works with AIDS orphans and high school students in the remote Qholaqhoe Mountain region of the country. Founded in 2009, its ...

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Building the diamond road in Lesotho

Building the diamond road in Lesotho

A job site in Lesotho represents one of the most extreme and challenging projects to some key Italian firms of the last 10 years. The project was certainly different from the norm. It involves building a road in the mountains, some 200km from the capital Maseru, with the work being carried out by the Cooperative of Building and Cement workers ...

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