As much as we complain about outsiders exoticising our cultures for financial gain, Lineo Segoete writes, sometimes our complacency has laid the groundwork for it.
The tiny, landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho has been giving the region a chronic migraine, way out of proportion to its size, for a long time. Last week the Southern African Development Community (SADC) finally had enough and put its foot down
This weekend, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will convene a double troika summit in Mozambique to receive the report of its commission of inquiry into ‘disturbances to peace and stability’ in Lesotho. The 10-member commission, led by Botswana High Court judge, Mpaphi Phumaphi, was deployed in September and concluded its work in early November. The inquiry was established following the SADC summit that took place in Pretoria in July.
In case you missed, Lesotho held a general election over the weekend and TIA looks back at some of the concerns facing the nation leading up to February 28
Last week the organization I work for – the Consumers Protection Association – published a joint report with Oxfam that shows how a health public–private partnership (PPP) is draining the budget of the Ministry of Health and diverting scarce resources away from primary healthcare services in rural areas, where death rates are rising and where three-quarters of the population live.