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NUL future hangs in the balance

…as talks with gov’t hit a snag   Lerato Matheka The National University of Lesotho Vice Chancellor Nqosa Mahao has vowed business will remain suspended at the troubled institution pending a new decision by the school governing Council. The Council is expected to urgently sit on Friday May 11 to discuss the university’s

EU Ambassador speaks tough on Lesotho

Thuso Mosabala BREAKING: The European Union Ambassador to Lesotho Christian Manahl has called on Basotho to emulate their founder, King Moshoeshoe I, he commented for his courage to forgive his enemies, “without which the Kingdom of Lesotho would not exist today”. His Excellency Manahl was speaking at celebration of the Europe Day

NUL Exams in Limbo

…as Senate suspends business over dwindling subvention to corner gov’t for talks By Lerato Matheka The National University of Lesotho’s Senate today suspended all examination and academic activities owing to a pending plight over reduced subvention it receives from government. In a statement issued earlier today (May 7, 2018), the suspension is expected

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

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

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”

WASCO water quality under threat

By Mamello Mokaeane A recent alert of high levels of manganese in the Metolong Dam by the Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) has left consumers doubting safety of the water supply services from the same company. Metolong serves as a catchment for the supply of clean water in Maseru, Roma, Teyateyaneng and

Yan Xie Must Go: Analyst

By Prof Mafa Sejanamane Professor Mafa Sejanamane You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.― James Madison, The Federalist Papers Overview The relationship between the government and the people can be as simple as Madison’s, one of the founders of the United

Workers suffer brunt of ‘closed’ budget

By Billy Ntaote and Mamello Mokaeane Lesotho’s national budget is often a mixed bag of aspirations if not a wish-list by government in its pursuit of development of its people. In modern day budget formulations, expectations are growing among the ordinary citizenry to partake in the process, which has however been the

Voting begins in Qacha’s Nek

By Sechaba Mokhethi Qacha’s Nek – Despite minor challenges experienced ahead of polls, voting was able to begin smoothly with voters determined to make 85 percent target turnout possible. The Lesotho chapter of Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA Lesotho) was able to observe the election processes as they unfolded at Hermitage