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Textile unions blast new minimum wage

MASERU – TEXTILE trade unions are unhappy with the wage increase announced by Labour Minister Keketso Rantšo which they feel is measly and a betrayal of an earlier pledge by

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Blow for mutiny suspects

MASERU – AN attempt by Major Pitso Ramoepane to block the Court Martial from prosecuting him for mutiny hit a brick wall yesterday after the High Court dismissed his application.

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Drowning sorrows

….Traditional beer finds a market in Maseru’s slums…. MASERU – IT IS midday on a Monday. Several men and women are gathered for a drink, singing and dancing in the

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MKM struggles to bury its dead

MASERU – MKM Burial Society is so broke that it cannot pay for funerals. The burial society was spared the chop when the Central Bank of Lesotho shut down the

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Rehab faces closure

MASERU – LESOTHO’S only rehabilitation center for drug and alcohol addicts, Blue Cross Centre, is at the verge of closing due to lack of funds. This follows the Blue Cross’s

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Mapesela speaks on dividend saga

MASERU – FORMER Trade Minister Tefo Mapesela this week told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) how he tried to block the Lesotho Flour Mills from extending the management contract of

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. . . As faction goes after Chief Justice

MASERU – MEMBERS of an All Basotho Convention (ABC) faction battling to take over control of the party from Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s group say they are planning to march

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‘This is no country for women’

MASERU – The lesson ’Makhomo Ramatlapeng must surely have learnt after two years of dueling against and losing to her brother in the courts, she ought to have known from

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700 workers fired

MASERU – THE National Clothing and Textile Workers Union (NACTWU) says 700 employees have been dismissed from work by Jonsson Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd, a textile firm in Maputsoe. This followed

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Fight over M100m tender

MASERU – A legal battle is looming over the government’s latest fleet management tender. The tender, worth a staggering M100 million over five years, was supposed to be finalized this