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Clampdown on rogue money lenders

By Lekhetho Ntsukunyane and Mamello Mokaeane The Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) has embarked on nationwide investigations aimed at rooting out illegal financial institutions and money lenders, the MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (MNNCIJ) has learned. This follows disturbing reports of how clients were being treated by rogue money lenders who, among

Challenge damns Lesotho water project

Basotho companies claim they are being prejudiced and want the high court to intervene. By Billy Ntaote The critically important Polihali Dam in Lesotho could be delayed by a consortium of Lesotho contractors, who claim Basotho contractors have been unfairly prejudiced and have petitioned the Lesotho High Court to halt the awarding

Call for investigative story pitches

Ongoing: The Centre is broadening its scope of work, towards this end, it hereby makes a call to journalists to pitch story ideas and engage in practical investigative journalism with the Centre. This call for investigative story pitches is part of our Centre’s project on “Running a functional and influential investigative

MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism has a temporary position on offer starting in January 2018.

(First Published Dec 15, 2017) Job Description: Multimedia, Website and Graphic Designer Department: Production and Web Services Reports to: MNNCIJ Editor/ Publisher Position Summary Function include analysing functional and systems requirements, design, validating data acquisition and output media/formats, designing user interfaces, developing and maintaining websites, interactive applications, simulations, video and audio editing and streaming.

MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism has a temporary position on offer starting in January 2018

(First Published Dec 15, 2017) OFFICE ASSISTANT POSITION Duties and Responsibilities Provides efficient messenger services focusing on achievement of the following results: ·        Collection and delivery of mail and other materials as required from and to the post office, government agencies and other institutions; ·        Sorting, delivery and pick up of mail from various offices

MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism has Internships on Investigative Journalism starting from January 2018.

(First Published Dec 15, 2017) The MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (MNNCIJ), with financial support from Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), invites applications from print and broadcast journalists aspiring to undergo a three-month intensive investigative reporting internship with the Centre. This project is meant to cultivate, enhance and promote investigative

MNNCIJ three months hands-on fellowships on investigative journalism

The Centre, with financial support from Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), is running a three months fellowship for print and broadcast journalists. This project is meant to cultivate, enhance and promote investigative journalism in Lesotho. The interns are  learning, through practice with the Centre, skills and tactics of handling

Gov’t in drive to lessen climate change effects

By Mamello Mokaeane Lesotho is among countries that are working on mitigating the harsh effects of climate change that have rendered life for the rural poor unbearable, these were sentiments shared at a workshop on strengthening climate services. The workshop was led by the Ministry of energy and Meteorology with the support of Global Environmental

Of Alcoholics, Trojan Horses and Fatsos

  …As we bid farewell to Mama Winnie In the wake of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s death, the discourse has been about how women have been vilified and struck off the history books of the years, in the words of her daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, “it has become clear that South Africa and indeed

Lawyer demands M5m from LCD

Lekhetho Ntsukunyane Prominent attorney, Khotso Nthontho, has demanded a whopping M5 million from the opposition Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) jointly with its spokesperson, Teboho Sekata, for alleged defamation. Nthontho claims during a press conference organised by the LCD on March 7, 2018, Sekata insinuated the lawyer had drafted “a bogus summons”

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