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Kicking the can down the road

Parliament is set to adjourn until September 13 this year in a move analysts say is meant to block a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. With Thabane’s back

Insight

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush

There is an old adage that says “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” What this proverb simply means is that it is better to have

Insight

Elections are inevitable!

I listened to speakers at the two rallies held by the All Basotho Convention (ABC) this past weekend and I sensed there is a looming motion of no-confidence in Prime

Local News

Hospital of horror

BUTHA-BUTHE – DEAD cockroaches, rodent droppings and a foul smell from the fridge. These are not the sights one would expect to see in a hospital kitchen. Yet, at Butha-Buthe Hospital,

News

Coalition partners push for ABC unity

MASERU – REPRESENTATIVES of two coalition government partners last week met with a faction of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) party aligned to Professor Nqosa Mahao as they sought to mediate

News

Is Shi pulling a fast-one on farmers?

. . . as opaque payment system triggers uproar…. MASERU – STONE Shi could be pulling a fast one on Basotho wool farmers through an elaborate payment system that looks dubious,

Local News

In search of one’s roots

MASERU – For someone so eager to reconnect with her Sesotho identity it is rather odd that the only way she can best articulate that zeal to embrace her heritage is

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Old age pensioners not paid since April

MASERU – OLD age pensioners in Semenanyana in the Semena constituency in Thaba-Tseka say they have not been paid since April. Semenanyana lies in a mountainous region of Thaba-Tseka that is

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PAC wants pension officials investigated

MASERU – THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for a thorough internal audit at the Pensions Department amid fears the fund was losing millions of maloti through dubious payments. In

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Moneylending firm fleeced of M4.9 million

MASERU – A local moneylending firm lost M4.9 million to a syndicate of 17 people led by some of its senior employees. Tšepo Financial Services (TFS) could be facing collapse as