Rising above the waves

MASERU – ITUMELENG Matlotlo, 27, had nothing but herself when she started a hairdressing business which is now registering steady growth. Hard work and focus on the goal have been her



I was planning to call this four-part column “Insults flying”, but my readers might have thought I was talking about bad behaviour by passengers on South African Airways. So, it’s


Sentiments do not put bread on the table

Has your wife ever told you that sentiments based on baseless patriotism won’t put bread on the table? Or kids do not eat sentiments for their lunch-break at school? Well,


May the best candidate win!

THE search for a successor within the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party appears to have gathered momentum this week with the party narrowing the search to two candidates. This


Transforming patiently

The gentleman in a blue suit slips on the footbridge and lands with a splash in the waters of the slipway. He slides some way on the concrete now green


How to read Uncle Tom

GATHER around the fire my people. Today Aunty Muckraker has a gripping tšomo to tell. Here it goes. Once upon a time, a famous Mokhotlong farmer decided it was time


The pleas of a desperate woman

BEREA – ’MANTSANE Nkome-Nyoni has uncontrollable bowel movements, has lost control of her bladder, is paralysed and her body is in pain almost all the time. The 45-year-old reckons she could

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A think-tank for Lesotho

ROMA – AT long last, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) is on the path to be what it should be – the think-tank for the Basotho nation. This, thanks to


The ultimate break-through

…………  New app that predicts climate trends to boost farmers…… MASERU – INNOVATE or die. That was the message from a local man who has come up with a fresh idea


Family seeks closure after son is swept away by river

MASERU – IT has been two weeks since Tšeliso Lekhoakhoa was swept away by the raging Mohokare River. His body is yet to be found and his family is struggling to