MASERU -The rising cost of living, largely initiated by economic troubles rocking neighbouring South Africa, has had negative ripple effects in Lesotho, whose loti is pegged at par with the rand. The clearest symptom of this unease has been the labour unrest rocking Lesotho, especially from around July until last month. At the beginning of July, thousands of workers took to the streets protesting government’s three-month delay in announcing the new minimum wage.
MASERU - The Lesotho Secretary Association (LSA) together with the International Renaissance Centre (IRC) awarded hardworking secretaries and personal assistants (PAs) to show appreciation and keep them motivated. The humbling event took place at Avani Maseru on Friday September 22 where the three African countries syndicates being Lesotho, Uganda and Kenya gathered.
MASERU - September 22 saw the Chinese Embassy in Maseru celebrate their 2018 Culture with a performance by the China Jinan Art Troupe that visited the country with a show at ’Manthabiseng Convention Centre. This ceremony, graced by the acting Tourism Minister Temeki Tsolo of Tourism, and Charge d’Affraires and Political Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Lesotho Mr. Song Changqing, as well as guest from the People’s Republic of China and Lesotho, was a breath taking ceremony.
MASERU -The fact that he did not progress far in his education did not stop him from dreaming big in life. For those whose lives have been channelled by the misfortunes of the past, little do they appreciate that from a small scale farm, he is making more cash than most people employed in a professional career.
MASERU – Lesotho PostBank in partnership with Unicef Lesotho this week hosted a presentation brief on the rights of children at a local hotel. The event, attended by scores of company executives, had a theme centred on Early Moments Matter Initiative - a programme by Unicef that seeks to promote the rights of children from infancy - in particular - the first 1000 days which are cited as the most crucial for a child’s development.
MASERU - The cost of living in Lesotho continues to rise, forcing people to resort to unusual tight budgeting as many struggle to cope on a daily basis. Food prices continue to rise, electricity has gone up and so has taxi fares. This cocktail of spiraling cost in living expenses is forcing many to live on a downsized budget.