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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…


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The Ultimate Blue Print of Hustling

I remember the first time I saw Mpinane. It was a chilly mid-June. I had earlier told my Personal Assistant to cancel and decline all appointments for that day.


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Growing The Entrepreneurial Acumen Of Basotho

Something spectacular happened in our country not so long ago. We now unapologetically have an economic indigenization agenda. Parliament passed a piece of legislation called the Business Licensing a…


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How Africa can manufacture to meet its own pharmaceutical needs

Why can’t Africa manufacture the medicines it needs? The COVID-19 pandemic exposed Africa’s inadequate capabilities and capacity to manufacture and supply essential drugs and personal protective equ…