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Meet the man who manages the Matpit farm

Meet the man who manages the Matpit farm

MATPIT Farm in Sehlabeng sa Thuathe, Maseru covers about 60 000 metres squared of land! At its peak this year, it produced 40 boxes of tomatoes a day and 60 packs of green, yellow and red pepper a day along with 160 litres of green beans a week.

Study reveals dire COVID impact on textile industry

Study reveals dire COVID impact on textile industry


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Credit unions want to control M50million credit scheme

CREDIT unions are willing to take charge of the M50million Partial Credit Guarantee Fund (PCGF) that was introduced by …


Farmers benefit from SADP initiatives

Farmers benefit from SADP initiatives

Workers union seeks court intervention in salary dispute

Workers union seeks court intervention in salary dispute


Development partners move to scale up agric

Development partners move to scale up agric


Wool farmers receive long awaited payments

WOOL and mohair farmers who did not receive payments for their fur since 2018 started getting paid this week, the Minister of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketin…


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Standard Bank introduces instant loans for SMMEs

IN yet another groundbreaking development, Standard Lesotho Bank has introduced instant loans for Small and Medium Ente…


Unions to petition Govt over dragging issues

TRADE unions have taken the government to task, accusing it among others, of failure to issue minimum wage increment in…


Gem Diamond announces new board member

SHORTLY after announcing Rosalind Kainyah MBE as the new non-executive director of its board, Gem Diamond on Tuesday al…


Ministry of Trade regenerates economy

LESOTHO will host a two-day International Investment Conference from June 30 to July 1.


Lesotho bans eggs from Gauteng

LESOTHO is the latest southern African country to ban poultry products from South Africa, after a second outbreak of av…


Fiscal boost to MSMEs can grow economy

MICRO and small business holders have a strong desire to grow and develop their businesses, but their ambitious motives…


FNB boss explains M17 million loss

AFTER announcing the biggest loss of M17.4 million about two weeks ago, the First National Bank (FNB) Lesotho has opene…


Majoro reopens borders to the world

LESOTHO has opened its borders to the world from Wednesday as the country remains in blue colour code, restoring most o…


LRA warns clients to comply with tax regulations

THE Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) has warned its clients to be tax compliant during the current filing season, which …


FNB spends M1 million to fund competition

THE First National Bank (FNB) Lesotho on Tuesday announced the top 10 winners of the COVID-19 business funding competit…


Shi acknowledges M10 million debt to govt

CONTROVERSIAL Chinese businessman, Stone Shi has signed an acknowledgement of debt in the amount of M10 530, 766 to the…


Bill to strengthen LRA against draconian SARS rules

THE Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) should be capacitated with necessary laws and regulations to be in a position to im…


Three shot in factory workers protest

THREE people were shot by police on Wednesday during a protest in which factory workers from Maseru demanded that gover…


Innovative financial systems can recover economy

THE informal sector, which supports a greater part of the population, is one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic, h…


Customs and Excise Bill adopted by parly

THE National Assembly on Monday adopted the Customs and Excise Bill 2021 following the motion that was moved by the Min…


Minister hands over M14k for Semonkong community development

SEMONKONG – The Minister of Tourism Advocate Lekhetho Rakuoane on Friday handed over a cheque worth M14 000 to the Semo…


Fading environmental ecosystem affects agriculture

LESOTHO’s environmental ecosystem has been deteriorating overtime, resulting in long-spells of droughts, floods and sei…


Tomato price increases since embargo

FOLLOWING the government’s decision to introduce a restriction on importation of commodities such as tomatoes, green be…


Govt receives M105 million for SMMEs

THE government has received a loan and grant to the tune of UA 7.22 million (M 105. 08 million) from the African Develo…


Mixed reactions as govt targets VAT increase on electricity

GOVERNMENT’s intensions to increase VAT rate on electricity to enhance revenue collection efficiency measures has been …


COVID-19 bizarre impact on global economy – Majoro

PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro says the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on countries' socio-economic balanc…


Trade unions demand answers

SIX factory workers unions have joined forces to highlight their great distaste for the workers’ salaries which have no…


Free African trade to enhance economic integration – SACU

THE Implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of Africa’s flagships projects for achieving …


Financial inclusion is central to the

FINANCIAL inclusion is central to the country’s strategies towards reducing poverty and unemployment while building a s…


Lesotho should diversify textile industry – Molapo

THE Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Thabiso Molapo says Lesotho should diversify the textile industry since the Afric…


Pension funds urged to comply with regulations

LEGAL action will be taken against entities or persons who fail to comply with the pension fund registration and licens…


FNB registers M17 million loss

WITH the challenges that came with the 2020 financial year due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, local commercia…


Govt slammed for budget estimates

THE Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has come out with guns blazing, slamming the government for budget …


LRA exceeds revised revenue target

NOTWITHSTANDING the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) has registered a…


Mapesela urges farmers to buy govt tractors

THE Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Tefo Mapesela has encouraged Basotho farmers who are interested in govern…


Majoro highlights progress on govt projects

PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro says he is satisfied with the manner with which the government operates in monitoring…


LCA staffers hold shares in Vodacom – report

A group of Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) staffers is under fire and faces disciplinary action after the author…


Business loans, advances realise 0.9 % decrease

BANK loans and advances extended to business enterprises decreased by 0.9 percent in February, compared to a 0.9 percen…


Govt to settle M10m wool, mohair farmers debt

THE government has pledged to settle an outstanding balance of over M10 million due to the 2 710 wool and mohair farmer…


Mafeteng ceramic tile firm bounces back

THE Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Thabiso Molapo says the government is going to revive the ceramic tiles firm in M…


Govt to subsidise winter cropping

THE government is set to subsidise farming inputs for the upcoming winter cropping season with 60 percent, the Minister…


Letšeng develops strategic plan to develop Mokhotlong

LETŠENG Diamonds Mine is in the process of developing a five-year Corporate Social Investment Strategy from 2022 to 202…


Motor dealers cry foul of hiked licensing fees

MOTOR Dealers who sell imported Japanese vehicles are not happy with the decision by the Ministry of Trade and Industry…


STD Lesotho Bank invests heavily in small businesses

IN a move to promote local productivity and capacity to supply local market and for potential future exports, Standard …


Letšeng, LRA case set for August

THE case in which Letšeng Diamond Mine is challenging an amended tax assessment it was issued in December 2019 by the L…


Econet partners with Enrich stores

ECONET Telecom Lesotho has partnered with a locally owned chain store called Enrich Stores, through a point of sale int…


Govt spending widens fiscal deficit

INCREASE in government expenditure on wage bill and health care has widened the country’s fiscal deficit projected to r…


Mothae Mine expansion completed

THE expansion project at the Mothae Kimberlite Mine has been completed and the mine is set to operate at new expanded c…


Preferred bidders unveiled for 2,000MW of emergency power

AND the preferred are...! Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has unveiled the winning operators for projects that will plug…


Fostering economic growth through tourism - Rakuoane

THE Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture Advocate Lekhetho Rakuoane has embarked on an offensive charm to visit…


Letšeng sees M290 million royalty increase

DESPITE the significant uncertainty regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the diamond market, Gem Diamonds Limited - a co…


Aviation regulation, fees to be increased

AIR navigation fees and regulations of 2004 are on the verge of being repealed and replaced by the new 2020 regulations…


Science academy to address critical challenges

THE recently launched Lesotho Academy of Science and Technology (LAST) is expected to play a critical role towards addr…


Govt could pay ghost farmers

THE glaring disparity in the financial records between stakeholders in the wool and mohair saga is scary and may result…


Std Lesotho Bank appoints new CEO

ANTON Nicolaisen has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Standard Lesotho Bank effective from March 1,…


Basotho Meat Enterprise shuts down

BASOTHO Meat Enterprise (LTD) PTY has indefinitely shut down its operations, after three of the company’s shareholders …


Bumper harvest expected in Southern Africa

A bumper harvest is imminent in Southern Africa following the heavy rainfall the region has received during the 2020/21…


Scores needed to revamp Tele-Khunoana Bridge

THE M5.1million worth Telu-Khunoana Bridge whose refurbishment was officially launched last week is projected to recrui…


PM encourages more fruit farming

PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has appealed to Basotho to unite and engage in successful fruit farming in order to o…


Construction of mining town on track

THE Managing Director of Paramount Equipment Lesotho, Hubbard Monaheng says preparations are on track to build the mini…


Miners body slams use of ‘corrupt’ TEBA

TSHIAMISO Trust - a body which has been established to carry out terms of settlement agreement reached between six mini…


Informal cross border trade severely injured

INFORMAL cross border trade and commerce between Lesotho and South Africa have been severely reduced due to the restric…


Airlink resumes operations

PRIVATELY owned regional airline - Airlink, will resume daily scheduled air services between Johannesburg and Maseru fr…


Majoro advocates large scale production

PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has appeal to Basotho to consider producing their products in large scale as it is es…


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…


Migrants should not come home – Majoro

THE Lesotho Migrant Workers Association is vexed by the government’s decision that Basotho in the diaspora should not c…


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

POOR maize production in the past season has caught up with local farmers as they are failing to meet the demand requir…


Motlomelo builds a car in 29 days

WITH just a Standard Seven Certificate to his name, Maseru businessman Motlomelo Motlomelo took just 29 days to build a…


Construction of Maseru hospital begins

CHINESE contractor, Shanghai Construction Company will begin the construction of the state-of-the-art, 200-bed Maseru D…


All talk, no action

SUCCESS of the second phase of the National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP II) is in doubt as the government has show…


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…