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Frazer Solar stench points to Cabinet office

Frazer Solar stench points to Cabinet office

CABINENT’s Chief Legal Officer this week implicated former Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane’s personal aide and a secretary to the former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Temeki Tšolo as witnesses to the signature of the controversial agreement between the German company Frazer Solar and the Lesotho government.

Lesotho introduces own ‘Masimba’

Lesotho introduces own ‘Masimba’


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Lesotho asks SA court to intervene in solar dispute

THE Lesotho Government has filed an application before a South African High Court seeking an order to stop the German s…


Factory workers mull another strike

Factory workers mull another strike

Sexual harassment rocks construction industry

Sexual harassment rocks construction industry


STD Lesotho bank invests in agriculture

STD Lesotho bank invests in agriculture


Chamber of Commerce fears for weak business

LESOTHO’s business climate is mired in a myriad of challenges that make life extremely hard for the general population, Metro can reveal.


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14 % salary hike for factory workers

GOVERNMENT has finally released a minimum wage gazette that will see factory workers earn improved salaries for the fis…


BEDCO tenants vexed by relocation

TENANTS renting space at the Basotho Enterprise Development Corporation (BEDCO) complex in Sebaboleng, Maseru are distr…


Community stalls solar power project

ABOUT 150 residents of Ha Ramarothole in Mafeteng have stalled the construction of a multi-million maloti solar power p…


Mozambique utility renews contract to supply electricity to Lesotho

MOZAMBIQUE’s publicly owned Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), will for the next 12 months supply between five and 35 m…


German solar company pursues Lesotho assets

A GERMAN solar company is stepping up efforts to seize assets from Lesotho as it pursues the country for damages after …


Community fights over solar power generating project

THE community of Ha Ramarothole in Mafeteng is at loggerheads over a controversial solar power generating project situa…


Trade unions spoil for a fight

TRADE unions have vowed to deal with perpetrators who shot and killed two factory workers who were part of a series of …


M600 million lost to wool middlemen

AN estimated M600 million in Lesotho’s wool and mohair sales goes to the middlemen who sell the fibre on behalf of loca…


FNB donates hand wash stations to health ministry

IN a bid to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, First National Bank (FNB) Lesotho on Wednesday donated…


Farmers get market niche for beans

LOCAL bean farmers have secured a reliable market at Taste Food Packers in Maputsoe, Leribe, Metro has learnt.


LMWA embraces Diaspora policy

LESOTHO Migrant Workers Association (LMWA) has embraced the recently launched Lesotho's first Diaspora policy, saying i…


NUL student designs drawing machine

“THE car you see on the picture was not drawn by a human! No! It was drawn using a pen by a robotic machine I made,” sa…


CBL urges financial institutions to improve knowledge capacity

FINANCE service providers should do more to understand different business sectors in order to have a clear picture when…


Majoro launches diaspora policy

REMITTANCES have had a significant impact on Lesotho’s economy over the past years, at one point, accounting for 25.8 p…


Vodacom Lesotho appoints new boss

VODACOM Group has appointed Mohale Ralebitso as the new Managing Director of Vodacom Lesotho with effect from June 1.


CBL cautions public on unregistered pension businesses

MEMBERS of the public have been warned to stop investing with companies purporting to offer pension funds but not regis…


Winter cropping runs smoothly – agriculture ministry

says winter cropping is running smoothly as inputs which include seeds and fertilisers are readily available.


Proposed alcohol levy haunts MMB

ONCE again, the Maluti Mountain Brewery (MMB), with a value chain that supports 25 000 livelihoods, insists that the go…


Global economy shows signs of recovery – CBL

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) Dr Retšelisitsoe Matlanyane says the global economy has shown some si…


Adv Ramaili is LNDC new boss

ADVOCATE Molise Ramaili has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Lesotho National Development C…


Govt in 60-40 partnership with Coco-Cola

THE government of Lesotho holds 60 percent shareholding in partnership with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) after the…


CBL maintains repo rate at 3.50%

THE Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged, at 3.50 percent. Set at this level, the …


Still no gazette yet – workers unions

THE government has still not released the much awaited gazette for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 salary increment for fac…


Factory workers strike persists

FACTORY workers in Maputsoe remain in the dark as to whether or not to return to work, following their week-long demons…


Reserve Bank holds repo rate at 3.5%

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has again left the repo rate unchanged at …


PM lauds cannabis producer for developing industry

PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro has commended the Chairperson of Bophelo Bioscience, 'Maliako Mojela for her dedicati…


Accountability key to MCC Compact II success

ACCOUNTABILITY and strengthening of the financial management are key pillars towards the success of the second Millenni…


Workers unions happy with wage gazette

FOLLOWING a series of protests by factory workers in the past three weeks, the government has finally pledged to publis…


Vodacom registers over 12 % revenue drop

IN a year inevitably shaped by the devastating impacts of the global health crisis, Vodacom Lesotho has registered a 16…


Kobeli questions dubious investment climate

THE current state of trade and investment climate in the country are at a low web and have been exacerbated by the ragi…


Coca-Cola starts distributing products

AFTER acquiring Maluti Mountain Breweries’ interest in the soft drinks business, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has …


Ex SA tobacco firm worker fights LRA for refunds

A protracted legal scuffle in which a former representative of the British American Tobacco company (SA) in Lesotho Tha…


Factory workers protests intensify

PROTESTS continue to escalate in Maseru and Maputsoe as thousands of factory workers take to the streets, demanding the…


Deposit protection scheme on the cards

CABINENT has approved the introduction of the Deposit Protection Policy to protect depositors against the loss of their…


Employees of dissolved bank lose appeal on terminal benefits

FORMER employees of the dissolved Lesotho Agricultural Development Bank (LADB) have their appeal for payment of termina…


Majoro picks tourism as preference for development

Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has singled out tourism as one of his administration’s top priorities earmarked for econ…


Factory unions cancel demonstration

FACTORY workers unions have cancelled their demonstration that was scheduled for Friday, after police turned down their…


PM on untapped tourism sector

PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro says poor tourism product development is the main reason why the sector remains untap…


Farmers to be paid M6 million over counter

AT-least 1 951 wool and mohair farmers who do not own bank accounts shall be paid a total sum of more than M6million ov…


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 produ…


Study reveals dire COVID impact on textile industry

TROUBLES in the textile industry keep mounting, with the sector overshadowed by a chain of strikes while at the same ti…


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

IN a bid to improve agriculture in Lesotho, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has engaged in three key proj…


Workers union seeks court intervention in salary dispute

THE National Clothing Textile and Allied Workers Union (NACTWU) has approached the High Court seeking for an interventi…


Development partners move to scale up agric

THE agriculture sector in Lesotho remains subdued despite efforts by African development banks and partners to try and …


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 Minis…


Standard Bank introduces instant loans for SMMEs

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


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…