Friday 23 June 2017
(News24 03/13/13)
Johannesburg - A Lesotho man appeared in the Taung Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of being an undocumented migrant, North West police said. Police spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said the matter was postponed to 20 March and referred to the department of home affairs for further investigation. Bongani Masito, 40, was arrested in Taung on Monday for being in South Africa without the proper documentation. Police suspected he was also connected to three murders committed in Lesotho. One of the murdered men was a United States citizen. No further information on the murders were available. Ngubane said the man was arrested on Monday evening by local police. Officials from the US consulate and the Lesotho police went to Taung to...
(ABC News 03/13/13)
Founded by two Saints fans in 2005, Kick4Life uses football to deliver health education, HIV testing, life-skills development and support into education and employment for vulnerable young people. Lesotho has the third highest HIV prevalence in the world and more than 100,000 children have been orphaned by the disease. To reach their destination in Lesotho, (a small country landlocked by South Africa and is just over 30,000 km2 in size), the group travelled for 24 hours via Johannesburg airport arriving at their Kick4Life destination exhausted but looking forward to the experience! The timetable was packed with a range of educational workshops, equipping the team with the skills to support the Kick4Life programme, as well as a number of football sessions,...
( 03/13/13)
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – London-listed Gem Diamonds was in the process of establishing an in-country manufacturing facility for its flagship Lesotho-based Letšeng mine to further develop downstream activities. The facility, which was expected to process certain categories of the mine’s rough diamond production, using proprietary diamond processing technology, would be completed during the second half of 2013. The mine would, as part of the development of Letšeng's downstream activities and capabilities, ramp up to full production by 2014. This followed the scaling back of the company’s Project Kholo – an expansion programme initiated at Letšeng in 2011 to double production capacity. Gem Diamonds wrote off $1.4-million after the group re-evaluated the project in 2012. “The project management team is actively investigating...
(Allafrica 03/05/13)
Botswana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) over the weekend to explore the possibility of getting water from Lesotho. The MoU was signed by ministers responsible for water in Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa. Speaking during the signing ceremony in Gaborone, the South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa said that the collaboration was an effort to assist Botswana with water for socio-economic development. Botswana and the two countries are member states of the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) and can benefit from the utilisation of the river. The three countries have signed a SADC protocol, which provides a forum for consultation and coordination between the states to promote integrated water resources management and development. "We share rivers...
( 02/28/13)
Prince Harry is making a return trip to the southern African kingdom of Lesotho where he has long-standing personal charity interests. Seven years ago the prince helped set up a charity to support vulnerable children affected by HIV/Aids, working with the brother of Lesotho's king. Prince Harry will visit two local projects on Wednesday. He will first go to a centre for the deaf near the capital Maseru then to a school for visually impaired children. He will be accompanied by Prince Seeiso, the younger brother of King Letsie of Lesotho, who first helped to foster Prince Harry's interest in Lesotho. Familiar with hardship The BBC's Peter Biles, in Lesotho, said Harry had become a welcome visitor to Africa's mountain...

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