Lesotho’s unemployment, poverty and income inequality and other social ills remain pervasive in the face of non-inclusive growth. In the past two weeks, thousands of Basotho youth were seen in long queues at the ministry of home affairs and police headquarters nationwide applying for jobs. Youth unemployment rate in Lesotho...
Development planning, Selibe Mochoboroane (SM), has been crisscrossing the country to inspect the state of government projects, in line with the mandate of his ministry which is the focal point for coordination, implementation of national policies and plans aimed at achieving both the national and international initiatives. The ministry has...
Lesotho has always hosted large numbers of Chinese nationals since independence in the 60s and the number had grown almost exponentially in recent times. This has also meant that Chinese involvement in the Lesotho economy has increased at a rapid rate. The virtually monopolistic ownership of the textile firms that...
There has always been a dearth of women leaders in Lesotho and the Southern African region, but this has slowly but surely been changing in recent years. Political firebrand ‘Machere Seutloali is one of those female luminaries that have consistently proved their mettle in the unforgiving patriarchal world of...
The government recently appointed a new board of directors to steer the out-of-sorts Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC), which has been hounded by reports of mismanagement coupled with allegations of being in financial dire straits. For instance, the company’s general manager appeared before the Maseru Magistrate's court on charges of...