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THE launch of the 2020 Junior Certificate (JC) final examinations on Monday by the Minister of Education and Training Ms Ntlhoi Motsamai brought a huge sigh of relief to the entire Basotho nation.


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Sunset for sexual harassment in textile factories

IF the current developments in the Lesotho’s textile industry are anything to go by, the country could be getting closer to ending sexual harassment and abuse of female employees.


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The plight of state corporations

THERE is war of words that has been escalated to the legal battle in the courts of law involving top officials of the state-owned Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) where the board of directors, the CE…


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The pros and cons of imports ban

THE government of Lesotho has announced restrictions on importation of tomatoes, green beans and peppers effective February 1. This is a bold step that has earned the government praises from local pr…


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Landslides pose a new threat to Basotho

LESOTHO has had its fair share of natural disasters since time immemorial and they have come in various forms. Every now and again, we experience heavy snowfalls in winter, which cause insurmountable…


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Why unconventional money collection is illegal

Some of us do not understand the business of Central Bank in regulating unconventional collection of money. Interfering in our ingenuity to make money while we do not rob anyone. After all, do we tak…


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Scarce jobs at risk

SINCE the first COVID-19 prompted lockdown in April last year, hundreds of jobs have been lost while more have been at risk. At risk because firms hardly got enough businesses and workers hardly got …


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Once bitten, twice shy

Official records show that there are almost 85 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2 million deaths globally. That would have wiped almost the entire population of Lesotho, while the confirmed c…


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The foreign aid game is changing

There are growing signs that the aid relationship between the Global South and the Global North is changing fast. Many traditional Western donors are re-evaluating the role of aid while keeping a clo…


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Alarm bells have begun to ring

We thank God Almighty that he graced us with more days in our lives and we have come to celebrate Christmas period once again. It’s a grace as some who celebrated last year are today no longer with u…