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The new ‘digital doctor’

MASERU-Growing up in Mohlakeng in Mohale’s Hoek in the 1990s, Rorisang Motlomelo never entered dreams of becoming a doctor or a lawyer like many girls her age. All she wanted

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Alcohol, tobacco levy up

MASERU-THE government will this year introduce an alcohol and tobacco levy at 15 and 30 percent respectively.This was revealed by the Minister of Finance, Thabo Sophonea, during his budget speech.

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Ministry bans import of bottled water

MASERU-LESOTHO, famous for its pure water, is losing M69 million every year importing bottled water mainly from South Africa.Now the government is putting a stop to that leakage.This week, the

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Mpilo Boutique shuts doors

MASERU-MPILO Boutique, one of Lesotho’s most high-end hotels, has shut down for good after failing to recover from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The hotel initially shut its

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Ministry bans fresh produce imports

MASERU-THE government has imposed a one-month ban on the import of selected fresh produce into Lesotho.The ban was conveyed through an internal memo issued by the principal secretary in the

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No more cheers for shebeen queen

MAFETENG-Shebeen queen, Mookho Taleng’s is distraught when she looks at her four children. She has nothing to put on the table for them, and the situation seems to be getting

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The designer who makes fruit juice

MASERU-THE old adage that when the going gets tough, the tough keep going summarises Bokang Matlosa’s business journey.Coming back home after completing an Honours Degree in Interior Design at the

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Vendors get M500 subsidy each

MASERU-The government on Tuesday distributed M500 each to over 5 500 Maseru street vendors to help them cope during the lockdown.Each registered vendor received the funds through his M-pesa and

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Street vendors fear the worst

MASERU-STREET vendors are worried that a fresh lockdown which kicked off last night will finally knock them out business.Tšolo Lebitsa, who is the chairman of the vendors association Khathang Tema

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Bank hands over new hall to centre

MASERU-STANDARD Lesotho Bank on Monday handed over a new hall to the Morapeli Disabled Centre in Motsekuoa in Mafeteng.The bank, which has been helping the centre with groceries for years,