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To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho

Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

By Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel reopens

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel has been re-opened with water already reaching the Saulspoort Dam in Bethlehem in the Free State...

9 Dec 2019

Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel to shutdown for maintenance

The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on residents in Gauteng to cut back on water usage during a planned shutdown of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel system for inspection and maintenance...

25 Sep 2019

SA bans livestock imports from Lesotho

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has banned livestock imports and their products from Lesotho into South Africa, following a report of a susceptible anthrax outbreak.

30 May 2019

Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced

Winners of the Rise in the City international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho were announced earlier this month...

20 Mar 2019

Facebook to launch Facebook Flex in Lesotho

Vodacom Lesotho has partnered with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex, which is a connectivity service allowing people to stay connected with news all free of charge...

11 Feb 2019

Vodacom Group launches commercial 5G service in Lesotho

Vodacom Group announced that it has created Africa's first standards-based, commercial 5G service in Lesotho...

29 Aug 2018

Lesotho authorities accuse MoAfrika FM of incitement

Authorities in Lesotho should immediately withdraw a baseless complaint of incitement against the privately owned MoAfrika FM radio station...

17 Aug 2018

Criminal defamation declared unconstitutional in Lesotho

The Committee to Protect Journalists has welcomed the ruling by Lesotho's Constitutional Court that criminal defamation is unconstitutional...

29 May 2018

Promoting free speech in Lesotho

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Lesotho's new-look website promotes the right to information and free speech...

14 Dec 2017

Katse Dam's deep flood of suffering

A Basotho pony is struggling up a cliff, burdened by jerry cans that have been filled up at a spring. Behind the animal, far below and out of reach, lies the fat gleam of Katse Dam...

By Alexander Matthews 31 Aug 2017

Matla a Metsi Joint Venture to supervise design and construction of Polihali Dam in Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The Matla a Metsi Joint Venture was recently announced the successful bidder on the design and construction supervision of the Polihali Dam - one of the two main water transfer components of phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project...

13 Jul 2017

Lesotho government takes two radio stations off air

Four days ahead of the commemoration of the World Radio Day on 13 February 2017, the government of Lesotho cut the broadcasting signals of two local radio stations…

16 Feb 2017

Education campaign by Lesotho land administration

A brochure campaign for the Lesotho Land Administration Authority…

16 Feb 2017

Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

The Vodafone Foundation announced a mobile-based HIV programme in Lesotho to treat those living with HIV...

9 Dec 2016

Lesotho TV to expand broadcast reach

Lesotho TV has gone fully tapeless with an Avid production and post production suite installed, and will now expand services beyond the capital, Maseru...

30 Aug 2016

United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho

United States concerned over escalating press intimidation in Lesotho...

19 Jul 2016

Lesotho TB, HIV, Aids campaign

TB, HIV and Aids awareness Z-card produced for Lesotho government...

12 May 2016

Mobile technology helps combat spread of HIV

Mobile technology used to provide access to HIV treatment programmes for thousands of affected children...

15 Apr 2016

Engen sponsors arts and culture festival in Lesotho

Engen Lesotho have contributed R100,000 sponsorship to the annual Morija Arts & Cultural Festival which runs until 6 October.

1 Oct 2013

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