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In this section we feature the latest Special Reports from Lesotho

Passports saga endangers lives

The ongoing passports fiasco that has seen the department of passport services failing to issue new travel documents except for emergency reasons, is putting in jeopardy the lives of many Basotho who are finding it difficult to cross into South Africa for medical attention. One of the victims of this government disservice, Lineo Setlabo*...
As a novice farmer in 2018, Teboho Mpholo (45) from Ha-Mants’ebo, south of Maseru, never thought he could employ four people and be able to support his family through farming. For someone whose only knowledge of agricultural production was  ploughing his parents’ field and a stint as a farm worker in the Free State...

2022 elections under threat?

By Majirata Latela The 2022 elections are only 22 months away, and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is worried that it might not have enough time to prepare for credible National Assembly elections due to the protracted delay of new commissioners to assume office. The erstwhile IEC Commissioners, Mahapela Lehohla, ‘Mamosebi...
The Parliamentary Social Cluster Committee has vowed to tighten the screws on medical cannabis licensing amid mounting concerns that alleged malpractices and corruption could contaminate and transfigure the country’s new found treasure-trove, with disastrous economic consequences. Lesotho became the first African country to legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes...
By Annie Kelly At one of the biggest garment factories in Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho, the managers never hired enough regular workers to complete the clothing orders that flooded in from Europe and the US. Instead, every morning, a few hours after the sewing machines had started whirring, a...