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Factories Leave Trail Of Faeces, Chemically Polluted Water In Two Major Towns

 8 February 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi  This is the third part of a five-part investigation by MNN into how Lesotho’s textile factories operate with a disregard for labour laws and with apparent impunity as tests confirm that factories release toxic wastewater into water courses, including the Mohokare/Caledon River. This series is supported by [...]

Matekane’s M6.7b Letšeng Contracts Raise Alarm On Water Pollution

24 December 2022 by Pascalinah Kabi Bertha Foundation Fellow Letšeng Diamonds, Lesotho’s most lucrative mine, has awarded contracts worth M6.7 billion to MGC Mining, a company that is ultimately owned by Prime Minister Sam Matekane. The value of the contracts was disclosed in a 16-page response by Letšeng to a number [...]

Govt Departments In Blame Game Over Water Pollution

11 October 2022 by Pascalinah Kabi  Bertha Foundation Fellow Lesotho’s Director of the Department of Environment, Motsamai Damane’s bombshell admission that mining companies are polluting water sources that rural communities rely on has triggered a blame game in government.  While departments try to dodge being held accountable for not monitoring mining operations, [...]

Exposed: Letšeng Secretly Admits Contaminating Water Sources

16 May 2022 by Pascalinah Kabi Bertha Foundation Fellow A leading mining company in Lesotho, Letšeng Diamonds Mine, has admitted in confidential reports that its operations are polluting water systems that poor, rural communities rely on daily. But the company denies this in public. The Patising and Maloraneng communities live near [...]