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Sexual harassment survivor fired

Itumeleng Koleile A woman who worked for Alluvial Ventures, a sub-contractor to Letšeng Diamonds Ltd, a company majority-owned by the London Stock Exchange-listed Gem Diamonds, has been dismissed after pressing charges of sexual assault against her former supervisor. Sebongile Mokhele (29) believes her dismissal, allegedly on the grounds of insubordination, was an

Botswana rhino poaching worsens as government dithers

Oscar Nkala KASANE- Rhino poaching in Botswana is getting worse, and the government is not helping matters in any way due to its split attitude on the crisis. On the one hand, the government of President Mokgweetsi Masisi—in power since 2018—acknowledges the seriousness of the crisis but, when it suits it, the

We all aspire to go to Machabeng…

The Reflector Machabeng College, yet another institution of learning in this country under scrutiny for the wrong reasons as if our country’s educational system has not been through enough strain already. It’s that dream school for many of our children, even we parents aspire to send our kids there. Now, don’t misconstrue the

Fresh investigations into Machabeng corruption saga

Nicole Tau A day following our exposé on Machabeng College’s maladministration, loss of accreditation and membership to Council of International Schools (CIS), the school issued a meeting invitation to scholars’ parents. The meeting was held on Friday last week where the newly appointed board of governors announced its intention to launch an

Rushed airport contract scrapped

SA’s Acsa appointed amid fears that Moshoeshoe I could fail looming audit Billy Ntaote The Lesotho government appointed South Africa’s state-owned Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) as its adviser and supervisor in a hastily launched M500-million airport rehabilitation project – in breach of procurement regulations. The Transport Ministry was subsequently forced to

Govt seeking to fund drug trials

MATIISETSO MOSALA The government of Lesotho revealed its plan to raise M7-million to fund pre-clinical and clinical trials for the National University of Lesotho’s (NUL) drug compound, a potential treatment for Covid. The trials will evaluate whether the drug compound is safe for use in humans and determine if it can be

Fears of third Covid wave in Lesotho

MATIISETSO MOSALA Lesotho has just emerged from a terrible second wave of Covid-19 in which 309 people died – and now there are predictions that a third wave may be imminent. There are fears that a flood of Basotho workers returning from South Africa for Easter could trigger a new surge in

Mining company dumps workers unpaid as it packs up

MATIISETSO MOSALA Basil Read mining’s failure to meet targets at Liqhobong Mining Development Company haunts the mining company over unpaid retrenchment packages and compensation of more than 154 employees. The employees’ union, Lesotho Workers Association (LEWA), has filed an urgent application in the High Court accusing Basil Read of “unlawfully and unfair