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M25 million agric census begins

M25 million agric census begins

THE M25 million agricultural census that was launched in July last year finally roars into life on Sunday, the Ministry of Development Planning has said.

Migrants should not come home – Majoro

Migrants should not come home – Majoro


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Street vendors yet to receive COVID relief packages

THE government is yet to receive data from a total of five districts in order for them to receive their COVID-19 relief…


Govt bemoans low maize production

Govt bemoans low maize production

Motlomelo builds a car in 29 days

Motlomelo builds a car in 29 days


Construction of Maseru hospital begins

Construction of Maseru hospital begins


All talk, no action

SUCCESS of the second phase of the National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP II) is in doubt as the government has shown little interest to ensure its progress since 2019.


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Trade unions want budget implemented accordingly

TRADE unions for factory workers are hopeful that the Ministry of Labour and Employment will implement the allocated bu…


Vodacom in limbo over Lesotho licence, hefty fine

VODACOM is still eagerly awaiting for the judgement over a hefty fine imposed on it, as well as the revoking of its lic…


Moshoeshoe 1 International Airport to be rehabilitated

THE government will rehabilitate the Moshoeshoe I International Airport so that it meets International Civil Aviation O…


Govt expenditure increases drastically

GOVERNMENT expenditure is projected to increase drastically to 60.3 percent of GDP against slower revenues while the fi…


Vodacom is holding us to ransom - regulator

’MAMARAME Matela, who heads Lesotho’s telecommunications watchdog, is on a drive to hold Vodacom accountable over alleg…


Manufacturing registers lowest employment levels

SINCE the first national lockdown that was implemented in March 2020, the manufacturing industry has experienced lowest…


Revenue drops by 7%

THE total revenue collection for the financial year 2021/22 is expected to decline by 7 percentage points, lower than t…


Construction of water tunnels at Polihali resumes

CONSTRUCTION of diversion tunnels at the Polihali dam has resumed after it was disrupted by heavy rains and high water …


Govt expenditure rises

LESOTHO’s tax revenue GDP ratio is high compared with those in Sub-Saharan African countries overall, but low in compar…


Lesotho share of agriculture GDP stagnant – SARDC

LESOTHO's share of agriculture in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in percentages from 2009 to 2013 seems be stagnant, the …


Halo Labs provides updates on Bophelo Bioscience

HALO Labs, a Canadian based international leading cannabis company that cultivates, extracts, manufactures and distribu…


PM leads trade economic session

WITH challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the manufacturing sector, Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro led a ses…


Mpilo Boutique closes shop

MPILO Boutique Hotel, an entity that has been operating for the past five years has been forced to close shop permanent…


Besieged WASCO boss fights back

EMBATTLED Lesotho Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) boss Futho Hoohlo, who has been under investigation since November…


Economy slightly opens

PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has relaxed lockdown restrictions, moving the country from the dangerous red colour c…


More spending goes towards social protection

DUE to shocks that stunned the country in recent years, Lesotho has a high social protection programme spending relativ…


Retailers worry about standards of local produce

THE decision by the government to ban the importation of selected fresh vegetables including tomatoes, green beans and …


Textile firms resume operations

EMPLOYEES of the Nien Hsing International Lesotho (Pty) Ltd factory are expected to resume operations on Monday after t…


CBL increases NIR target

THE Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) has increased the Net International Reserves (NIR) target floor from US$635 million t…


Seleke expected to rebuild LEC

THE newly appointed Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) Managing Director Mohato Seleke who was recently fired from the L…


SA wool market declines

WHILE South Africa’s wool market declined by of 0.5 percent last week, the industry’s players in Lesotho believe the lo…


Decision to sue govt unnecessary – PSFL boss

THE conclusion by street vendors to take the government to court challenging its decision to prevent them from trading …


2020 ends in frenzy for Motsekuoa orphanage

WHILE the year 2020 came with all sorts of challenges for many people, the end results were not as disappointing for th…


Lesotho in limbo after signing free trade pact

LESOTHO will have to wait for Botswana to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in order to star…


Ministry introduces new marketing app

THE Ministry of Small Business and Cooperatives has introduced an urgent stimulus and backstop market access smart phon…


LCA introduces edge cutting telecom system

BOTH the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe …


CBL takes on bogus institutions

CENTRAL Bank of Lesotho (CBL) has taken a firm stand to prevent illegal and unregistered companies from violating finan…


Textile factories twist minister’s hand

AT LEAST 25 textile factories are still open after they convinced the Minister of Employment and Labour, Keketso Rantšo…


Mothae Mine halts operations

MOTHAE Diamond Mine which is managed by Lucapa Diamond, has suspended operations for 14 days in response to a nationwid…


SA Reserve Bank has excuses to cut rates again

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee has plenty of scope to pull the trigger again…


World Bank makes follow ups on its projects in Lesotho

THE Executive Director for Africa Group 1 Constituency, Dr Taufila Nyamadzabo says his visit to Lesotho this week is ai…


SA trade unions battle govt over salary increases

JOHANNESBURG - The battle between the government and trade unions over salary increases for South Africa’s 1.2 million …


Thousands of migrant workers could lose jobs

MASERU - Thousands of Basotho migrant workers, both formal and informal are at the risk of losing their jobs as they st…


Small-scale entrepreneurs want ministry dismantled

DISGRUNTLED members of the Micro, Macro and Medium Enterprises Association based in Berea, Leribe and Botha-Bothe have …


Inclusive governance and regional focus will help drive Africa’s industrialization

Dr Ibrahim Mayaki is the CEO of the African Union Development Agency- New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NE…


PM calls for support of small businesses

IN a move to enhance the sluggish economy and create employment, Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has called for the o…


Legal war shutters SA lucrative chrome mine

LIMPOMPO - A chrome mine in Limpopo, potentially one of the richest in South Africa, has sat idle while a series of arc…


Tiles made from Lesotho’s popular stones

NUL Innovation Hub scientists make tiles from Lesotho stones When they hit the markets, these will be some of the best…


Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift

… From poverty management to a development management approach. Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years,…


Illegal diamond dealers face arrest

DEALERS who will be found in possession of diamonds without proper documentation after January 27, 2021 will be arreste…


CBL warns public against buying illegal shares

THE Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) has warned the public not to buy shares in a company called Bohlale Ba Bohloa Ltd bec…


Lesotho’s obsolete airport gets new outfit

New security scanning equipment of international standard have been installed for use at Lesotho’s Moshoeshoe I Interna…


SARS tighten rules, traders suffer

ALL traders and individuals who are not registered with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) face complications whe…


Illicit Financial Flows

…It’s time to end the plunder of Africa’s resources The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) re…


Africa readying for free trade come January 2021

…Exciting times ahead for traders despite anticipated teething problems and COVID-19 One day in February 2020, Accra-b…


Corruption hampers economic development – DPM

DEPUTY Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu says it only through unity that Basotho can overcome issues of corruption whil…


Visa openness can boost Africa economic recovery

THE upward trend in African countries liberalising their visa regimes and welcoming African travellers continues, the 2…


Ex miners cry foul over delayed compensations

REPRESENTATIVES of scores of former miners in Lesotho are calling for the immediate release of compensations for miners…


LHWP construction picks momentum

CONSTRUCTION work at the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is in top gear despite a slow start in May due to the C…


LNDC boss challenges his sacking

THE Chief Executive Officer of the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) Mohato Seleke has filed an urgent ap…


Lesotho introduces enhanced strategies to promote trade

AS part of government’s initiatives to advance the country’ development for all investors both, domestic and foreign, t…


LRA launches online VAT-11 platform

THE Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) has launched an online VAT-11 certificate that will allow clients to apply online w…


New mining town to be built in Tlaeng

A NEW mining town financed to the tune of M1 billion by a local company - Paramount Equipment Lesotho will be construct…


Minister urges wool farmers to strive for sector’s growth

THE Minister of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing, Keketso Sello has encouraged small stock farmer…


Economy sinks before rebound

MASERU - The textile and mining industries - the two pillars of the domestic economy, are the main reasons behind the 6…


Economy opens as COVID-19 cases drop

ECONOMIC activities have finally been unlocked, with the government announcing on Sunday that the country is moving fro…


Kao Mine spends M28m on building new village

THE Kao Mountain Storm Diamonds (MSD) Mine has spent M28 million on the construction of 15 news houses belonging to res…


Kenrick Cockerill, Standard Lesotho Bank CEO dies at 56

DIED, 56, Kenrick Cockerill, the chief executive officer of Standard Lesotho Bank (SLB), died on 20 October in South Af…


Dark cloud on horizon if govt fails to address U.S. concerns

LOCAL trade unions have piled pressure on government to address issues of human trafficking, police brutality and other…


Factory workers suffer as MPs increase own salaries

THE decision by government to increase ministers’ salaries is indefensible and gives a wrong imprint about Dr Moeketsi …


Ministry seeks to regulate wool, mohair industry

THE Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing is in the process of establishing an independent…


WASCO CEO suspended

THE Chief Executive Officer of the Water and Sewage Company (WASCO), Futho Hoohlo has been slapped with a 28-day suspen…


Hotels finally get their dues

OWNERS of local hotels and guest houses whose establishments were used by the government as quarantine facilities final…


Majoro administration accused of nepotism

MASERU – Dr. Moeketsi Majoro administration has been accused of nepotism and advocating for police brutality following …


Govt loses over M3.5 billion fighting cancer

MASERU – The government has lost more than M3.5 billion in the treatment of cancer patients over the past seven years. …


Coal mining operations set to start in Qhalasi

LESOTHO’s first coal mine is expected to start operations in Qhalasi, Mohale’s Hoek before the end of the year, the Min…


Lesotho’s key economic sectors undermined – Finance Minister

THE Country’s key economic sectors have been undermined severely with agriculture expected to contract by 5.2 per cent …


New tasty sorghum beverage hits the streets

A NEW small plant called The Village Factory has been formed in Maseru, to manufacture Maritšoana – a tasty sorghum bev…


Hotel magnate, Thabiso Tlelai to be buried on Saturday

ESTEEMED Gauteng hotel magnate Thabiso Tlelai who died on Sunday in a horrific car crash together with his wife Ayanda …


Mon-Foods pledges to feed nation fresh chicken

MASERU - A 100% BASOTHOowned business called Mon-Foods, which runs a poultry farm and an abattoir, with the capacity to…


Lesana donates COVID-19 equipment to learners

MASERU - In a continued effort to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lesotho, Lesana Financial Services on Tu…


Tackling poverty with homemade beetroot beer

MAFETENG – Growing up, Mookho Taleng did not have a good education to help her secure a better paying job today, becaus…


Lesotho appointed chair of ICSOE

MASERU - The Minister of Finance Thabo Sofonea has demonstrated that fiscal consolidation and structural reforms are re…


Eskom’s quandary – load shedding or crippling charges?

JOHANNESBURG - IT is difficult to see how Eskom will continue as a going concern without enormous tariff increases desp…


Mon-Foods pledges to feed the nation fresh chicken

A 100% BASOTHO-owned business called Mon-Foods, which runs a poultry farm and an abattoir, with the capacity to produce…


Wool, mohair shenanigans continue

SHENANIGANS in the multi-million maloti wool and mohair industry continue, leaving the Ministry of Small Business, Coop…


Traders protest against sin tax

SCORES of disgruntled business owners have taken issue with the government on its intention to increase tax on tobacco …


BEDCO in deep slumber - PS Phapano

MASERU – THE Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Small Business Development and Marketing (MSDM) Tankiso Phapano has…


A breakthrough for Basotho in South Africa

BASOTHO nationals working and living in South Africa have teamed up to form an association that will help them fight th…


Natural resources fail to benefit ordinary Basotho – survey

BASOTHO believe that the export of their natural resources that include diamonds, water as well as wool and mohair do n…


Lecholi hits local meat markets

MASERU - FIVE local farmers have pooled their resources together to form a company called ‘Lecholi’ in a bid to meet me…


Street vendors struggles continue

STREET vendors provide essential services in towns across the world, particularly in Africa where people rely on them f…


LNDC wins international investment project award

THE Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) has won the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) Investment Awards 2020 …


Transport operators continue with strike

TRANSPORT operators have accused government of disrespect following its announcement to temporarily suspend the operati…


Police send chilling warning to taxi operators

MASERU- Police have released a chilling warning to the public transport operators who will embark on a week-long strike…


‘Where is our money?’ – wool and mohair farmers

Unhappy Lesotho wool and mohair farmers disregarded minister’s dialogues resulting to non-attendance and poor attendanc…


Ramaphosa focuses on jobs

JOHANNESBURG – JOB creation is the focus of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan presented by President Cyril …


Small business ministry on data collection mission

THE Ministry of Small Business, Development, Cooperatives and Marketing has embarked on data collection process for str…


Hotels threaten action against govt

THE Lesotho Hotels and Hospitality Association (LHHA) is planning to take action against the government if it fails to …


Africa’s young entrepreneurs can help in post-COVID recovery

Africa’s young entrepreneurs can play a significant role helping the continent recover from COVID-19, according to Jaso…


IMF reviews global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund is projecting a deep recession in 2020 with global growth projected to be -4.4% in its …


Small businesses strictly for Basotho

THE government has introduced a new law which restricts foreigners from operating small businesses in Lesotho.


Semonkong vendors hard hit by COVID-19 effects

STREET vendors and hawkers working in the small rural town of Semonkong say the effect of COVID-19 has been devastating…


LCA cancels VCL license

THE Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) has revoked Vodacom Lesotho (VCL)’s unified license after the communications…


Call for drones’ surveillance on borderline

MASERU – Cross-border crime between Lesotho and the Free State Province is on the rise and police say stock farmers are…


Farmers struggle to market their beans

MASERU – Local farmers are struggling to secure market for Pinto and NUA 45 beans after their deal with the World Food …


Defiant VCL survives revocation

MASERU - Vodacom Lesotho (VCL) has been accused of deliberate non-compliance, dishonesty and lack of remorse towards th…


MMB avails free spent grain to farmers

MASERU – In a bid to meet local farmers halfway during these tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maluti Mountain …


Lesotho’s economy gone to the dogs

MASERU – Cross-border crime between Lesotho and the Free State Province is on the rise and police say stock farmers are…


Youths charge Lesotho border jumpers

STRICT border crossing regulations have created roaring business at the Maseru Border Gate for unemployed youths who ch…


Minister encourages small business development

THE Minister of Small Business, Development, Cooperatives and Marketing Keketso Sello has urged the local business comm…


Consumer body supports ban on import cars

MASERU - Consumers might interpret government decision to impose a suspension on the issuance of import permits for use…


No LRA without businesses - Khasipe

MASERU - The plummeting domestic and regional economic conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic is killing the principal…


Trade minister encourages business development

THE Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Thabiso Molapo has encouraged Basotho to venture into different types of busines…


Minister intervenes in wool shed dispute

Lesotho's Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Tefo Mapesela has strongly urged Teyateyaneng small stock farmers t…


Economic performance declines by 12.6%

THE incessant decline in economic activity in the textile and clothing along with construction and mining industries i…


SACU hosts virtual ministerial retreat

THE Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Secretariat this week hosted a virtual Council of Ministerial Retreat, which …


SARS hits Guptas with major tax bill

A tax audit has pried open new details of the money laundering structure used by the crime family to fund the infamous …


LRA urges clients to file tax returns

MASERU – With the deadline for filing Income Tax Returns fast approaching, the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) has urge…


Dysfunctional Commercial Court distresses economy

MASERU - Effective and efficient governance systems in the legislator, executive and judiciary are the backbone of any …


Halo Labs boss relocates to Lesotho

HALO Labs, a leading global cannabis giant and owner of Lesotho cannabis manufacturer, Bophelo Bioscience and Wellness …


World Bank glances at first climate change action plan

THE World Bank says results from the recently concluded five-year Climate Action Plan make clear the group’s leadership…


Kabi discourages burning of pastures

THE Minister of Water Nkaku Kabi has warned the public to refrain from burning pastures as it destroys soil properties …


Lesotho intensifies recall of grape juice from shops

FOLLOWING the announcement made to recall all Liquid Fruit red grape juice in 330ml cans from local retail stores, heal…


Mothae Mine to start operations soon

THE Mothae Kimberlite Mine located in Thaba-Tseka will start mining operations between October and December following i…


COVID-19 widens gender, economic inequalities

MASERU - COVID-19 has widened gender and economic inequalities, leaving women and girls especially hurt by the resultin…


Edgars closes shop

MASERU - Edgars Stores based at the Maseru Mall has closed shop, leaving the upper-class shopping complex, already hit …


Liqui Fruit juice pulled from store shelves

THE Maseru City Council (MCC) has called for the immediate removal of Liqui Fruit red grape beverage from the shelves o…


SA on track to re-open borders soon

MASERU – With a view to help revive its tourism sector, the South African tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane say…


Eskom suspends ‘apathetic managers’

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom Group Chief Executive Officer André de Ruyter suspended two power station managers on Thursday in …


Agriculture best to eradicate poverty

MASERU – The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Tefo Mapesela says agriculture is essential in tackling the hung…


Fuel prices hike again

MASERU- Motorists will have to dig deeper into their pockets following an increase in petrol prices effective from Frid…


Street vendors’ COVID disbursement further delayed

MASERU - WHILE still maintaining their hope that the government will include them in the M410 million in Partial Risk G…


Adesina gets second term at AfDB helm

AKINWUMI Adesina, the eight president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been sworn in for the second term foll…


Stereotypes deny females access to ICT

MASERU - In terms of economic growth, 144 developing countries, Lesotho included, would increase their GDP by 8 trillio…


What has he done in 100 days?

PRIME Minister Moeketsi Majoro, head of Lesotho’s 10-party coalition (now nine after recently withdrawn) acknowledges t…


SADC approves Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-30

Southern African leaders have approved a long-term vision that sets out the aspirations of the region until 2050 as wel…


Undiversified economies, low intra-trade constrain SADC industrial drive

The quest to transform southern Africa into an industrialised region is being hampered by the declining level of intra-…


MMB welcomes new COVID-19 rules

MASERU – The Maluti Mountain Brewery (MMB) has welcomed the government’s decision to move the country to the purple lev…


Gov't to launch 'means testing' policy

MASERU - The government through the Ministry of Development Planning is set to launch a ‘means testing’ policy to cast …


STD Lesotho Bank spends over M1.5 m to fight COVID-19

MASERU - Standard Lesotho Bank has spent over M1.5 million in the 2020 financial year in an effort to assist in the fig…


Letšeng Diamond recovers high quality stone

MASERU – The Letšeng Diamonds mine located in Mokhotlong has recovered another huge stone, a 442-carat high quality typ…


Late rain forecast means more trouble for agriculture

MASERU - Food insecurity in Lesotho could take a further knock due to the late onset of rains projected ahead of the ne…


Illegal booze trade scores big via COVID-19 restrictions

MASERU – While consumption of alcohol in public places is prohibited under the COVID-19 restrictions in Lesotho, sellin…


MOTHAE LOANS DEFERRED TO 2022

MASERU- The ongoing inconsistencies in the global diamond market has forced Lucapa Diamond company, owner of Mothae Kim…


Why banks are lowering their rates...

MASERU - Lesotho, like the rest of the world is experiencing tough economic conditions, mainly due to the prevailing CO…


Small stock farmers have wool rights – PM

MAFETENG - Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro (pictured) says small-stock farmers have full rights on where to sell thei…


Young entrepreneur emerges with chilies business

MASERU - A study conducted at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences shows that people who eat spicy foods six to seve…


Public debt to increase in two years

MASERU - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Lesotho’s public debt is projected to rise over the next…


NUL student in online business

MASERU - For Lebona Mosala, 20, venturing into online business and balancing it with his studies is not a big deal. Thi…


New financial instruments to develop private sector

MASERU – The Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) has launched development finance instruments aimed at deve…


LEC’s tariff hike denial could spell more disaster…?

MASERU - Challenges ranging from dilapidated electricity networks as well as unplanned power cuts are set to continue a…


Finally, a sigh of relief for farmers!

MASERU - The government has finally bowed to wool and mohair farmers’ pressure by allowing them to sell their product t…


Thought Leader with Advocate Ndumo

Likeleli Monyamane is the Head of Strategy, Project Management and Innovation at the Alliance Insurance Company. She is…


Pension Fund and its roles

MASERU - Life after retirement may be an exciting moment and interpreted as an achievement by most employees across the…


Govt skeptical on Mothae’s diamond sales proposal

MASERU - Significant pressures in the diamond industry, some caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, have taken a toll on Moth…


Tough times ahead in Lesotho’s economy

MASERU - Tough times lie ahead of Lesotho’s economy as the rate of inflation is expected to keep rising until 2022. Tha…


Consumer unit calls on govt on surging food prices

MASERU - Local retail outlets mainly run by Chinese and other Asian nationals, should be brought under control by the M…


Prime Minister raises hope for local farmers

MASERU - The government has once again solemnly pledged to buy grains from local farmers to ease the grip of hunger and…


Basotho miners dying of Covid-19 in SA

MASERU - Basotho miners working in South Africa have started to die due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reports have shown. M…


Tobacco price doubles

MASERU – Scarcity of tobacco has attracted skyrocketing prices amid Covid-19 impact on the business between Lesotho and…


Lesotho attempts to scale-up beef production

MASERU – The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in collaboration with Kerchin consultancy recently held a virtua…


Liquor businesses urged to comply with regulations

MASERU – The Maluti Mountain Brewery (MMB) in collaboration with Independent Basotho Off-sales Association (IBOSA) and …


900,000 Basotho in dire poverty

MASERU - The economy of Lesotho has plummeted with some 900 thousand people across the country living in poverty due to…


Over M260 million approved for local cannabis buy-in

MASERU - The Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) has given the green light to one of the leading global cannabis giants, Halo…


2nd industrial wage subsidy disbursed

MASERU – The Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) has following the announcement made on Monday rolled out t…


Petroleum fund warns of looming fuel shortage

MASERU - The next few days are set to be the hardest in the energy sector in Lesotho as the nationwide truck drivers’ s…


Frustration mounts as shearing season nears

MASERU - There is a mounting frustration among wool and mohair farmers as the shearing season nears, starting next mont…


PM calls on farmers to increase production

MASERU - Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro, has called on farmers to increase local production so as to tackle hunger a…


Bank denies Covid-19 case in its staffers

MASERU – Standard Lesotho Bank has denied allegations of a confirmed case of Covid-19 amongst its staff members. The ba…


Post Bank receives 44 new interns

MASERU - The Ministry of Finance through the Apprenticeship Programme has deployed 44 young people to the Lesotho Post …


Qholaqhoe shearing shed officially opened

BOTHA-BOTHE - Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro on July 2 officially opened the Qholaqhoe Shearing shed, one of 22 shea…


Lesotho diamond of Cullinan class

A diamond that features prominently in the British Crown Jewels may have originated from very far below the Earth’s sur…


Post Bank approves M100,000 grant to vendors

MASERU – The Lesotho Post Bank has set up a start-up grant towards uplifting the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (S…


RSDA assists the needy against COVID-19

MASERU - The Coronavirus pandemic is having profound consequences on communities, especially the rural poor who were al…


SMEs targeted for business growth support skills during Covid-19

MASERU – The Covid-19 pandemic is negatively affecting economies around the world and Lesotho is not an exception. The …


Lesotho cannabis exported to Israel

An Israeli company has received approval to import indoor grown cannabis to Israel from Canada and is already importing…


Lesotho, SA agree to establish cross-border benefit pact

MASERU – Lesotho and South Africa could soon come out with a template that might resolve Africa’s long awaited vision o…


Postbank lowers prime lending rate

MASERU - Lesotho Post Bank has lowered its prime lending rate from 8.75 percent to 8.25 percent effective from May 27.


Lesotho experiences further economic slump - Majoro

MASERU- While there has been a contradicting figure on the projected economic slump for the year 2020, a true reflectio…


Mpilo Boutique Hotel closes down

MASERU – One of Lesotho’s top-notch hotels - the Mpilo Boutique has been forced to close doors and retrench all its emp…


Health inspectors lambast Jonsson Factory

LERIBE - The Manager of Jonsson Factory in Maputsoe has admitted that the factory failed to align with some of the COVI…


Alliance Group announces 6 month debt relief

MASERU- Alliance Group Investment Holding policy holders will enjoy a six-month premium reprieve, thanks to a bold deci…


Vodacom records revenue growth

MASERU- While Vodacom Lesotho was faced with a number of challenges towards the end of the 2019/20 financial year; the …


Local meat traders cry foul

MASERU – Local meat suppliers have raised concern over a beef supply tender offered to a foreign enterprise named El To…


Fresh bid to revive livestock market

For many livestock farmers, the past two years have been the most difficult mainly due to three factors: outbreak of fo…


Will Africa’s economies buckle under the coronavirus?

Africa has so far been relatively resilient with regard to infections, but the opposite is true for economic effects. …


LHDA to provide essential services during lockdown

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) says it will continue to provide essential services delivery during …


LHDA sensitises Mokhotlong communities on enterprising

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA), an implementing and management arm of the Lesotho Highlands Water P…


Minister asks businesses not to inflate prices

MASERU - The Minister of Trade and Industry Halebonoe Setšabi has strongly appealed to businesses which will be operati…


Non-compliant liquor users to be penalised

MASERU – Patrons and liquor establishments that fail to comply with a new alcohol business curfew, which runs between 1…


NUL’s Dr Nkhabutlane wins a big UN innovation award

There were 60 competitors - from esteemed institutions all over Africa in Round 1, in a competition called "Innovation …


Tšehlana concerned about unclear wool sales

MASERU – The national wool and mohair liaising officer, Lehlohonolo Tšehlana is concerned about the perpetual uncertain…


LHDA on awareness campaigns

MASERU - The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) in partnership with the Smallholder Agricultural Developmen…


WB boosts Lesotho’s energy supply

Lesotho’s rural and industrial areas’ access to electrification that will include Belo in Butha-Buthe, Bera, Mokhotlong…


Mokhotlong communities get enterprise development training

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) in partnership with the Smallholder Agricultural Development Project…


First UK-Africa Investment Summit signals post-Brexit plans for continent

The British government promoted the first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit held in London in January 2020 as an opportu…


Changing face of agriculture in Lesotho

In recent years, Lesotho has seen growing interest in the number of foreign investors interested in investing in the ag…


Africa’s Free Trade Area: What we must do for a smooth take-off on July 1st

Trading in Africa’s free trade area is scheduled to begin on July 1. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) S…


NUL innovation hubs’ Moiteli ready to hit markets

Composting your kitchen waste will never be easier. The product itself is not a compost, however, it helps you make a c…


Government mulls next minimum wage level

The public is expected to voice its opinion on the anticipated setting of new minimum wage for the year 2020. The Labou…


Malicious and nuisance cyberattacks worry Lesotho

While the growth in connectivity and convenience for hundreds of the people in Lesotho are making the life easier, the …


How ready is Africa for 4th industrial revolution?

Africa is not only ready for the fourth industrial revolution. It is set to outdo the achievements of the developed wor…