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Hlotse students to march over embezzled fees

MASERU – HLOTSE High School students and their parents are up in arms against a former principal whom they accuse of embezzling their exam fees. The irate parents and students

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From accountancy to gardening

MASERU – AT college, Makoae Moremoholo and Atang Molieo studied accounting. But for a living, they are looking at accessories, gardening and farming. For the two young men, the allure

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The woman bus driver breaking barriers

MASERU – ’Manondlela Nyoni, the country’s only female long-distance bus driver, works in an industry where vulgar language and rogue behaviour are key to survival. Yet, the 49-year-old still conducts

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Keeping famo music alive

QACHA’S NEK – FAMO music, known to have originated from Basotho migrant workers who used to sing it during their leisure time, has grown into a massive brand over the

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Bishop Taaso steps down

MASERU – THE head of the Anglican Church of Lesotho, Bishop Mallane Taaso, who is stepping down from his position, bid an emotional farewell to his flock last Friday. The

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LMDA staff sharpen anti-fraud systems

MASERU – THE Lesotho Millennium Development Agency should strengthen anti-corruption systems, a senior Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) official has said. Christopher Williams, the MCC’s Senior Director for Anti-Fraud and Corruption,

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Fixing the tax sieve

MASERU – A tough job where you can’t hide. That is how Thabo Khasipe describes his job as the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General. That is because at the

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Ntsibolane says battle not over

MASERU – NEWLY elected Lesotho Association of Teachers (LAT) secretary general, Letsatsi Ntsibolane, has warned that teachers will resort to strike action if their demands are not met. Ntsibolane won

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‘Thabane has case to answer’

MASERU – THE police believe they have a strong case of accessory to murder against embattled Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. But they are yet to submit the docket to the Director

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Four arrested over illegal diamonds

MASERU – Four men, including a police officer and a soldier, were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly trying to sell illegal diamonds worth about M250 000 in Ha-Thetsane. Police spokesperson Superintendent