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Lesotho Telecommunications Set To Boom

Vodacom Launches LTE Connectivity In Lesotho

 

Vodacom has launched the Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in Lesotho. According to Vodacom, the service will bring high-speed mobile internet to the people of the Mountain Kingdom as well as address the relative scarcity of fixed line connections in the country.

According to Vodacom, the service will bring high-speed mobile internet to the people of the Mountain Kingdom as well as address the relative scarcity of fixed line connections in the country (IT News Africa; 2014).

According to Vodacom, the service will bring high-speed mobile internet to the people of the Mountain Kingdom as well as address the relative scarcity of fixed line connections in the country (IT News Africa; 2014).

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Lesotho Ultra Trail Ready To Go!

It’s a full house for LUT2014

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The 2014 Lesotho Ultra Trail will see a full field of 180 runners toe the start line on Saturday 29th November as runners from all over the world sign up for the second edition of “Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®”.

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Lesotho Sky Mountain Biking: Entries are open for 2015

COVETED LESOTHO SKY 2015 ENTRIES ARE OPEN

There has been much talk about the rather ominous yet extremely well reviewed Lesotho Sky recently. After its 4th successful event just a few weeks ago, entries to the event will open on 07 October 2014.

Event director Darol Howes says:

We are excited about opening entries again, it is exciting to see who comes back and which new names take up the challenge of coming and riding 6 awesome days in the Adventure Kingdom.

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School Meals In Lesotho Get Good Review From Visiting Dignitary

School Meals In Lesotho Get Good Review From Visiting Dignitary

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A top official from South Africa sees for himself the impact of his country’s donation on hunger relief in Lesotho and, in particular, the big difference it has been making for school children.

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On The Horizon

Maliba Main Lodge Going Well!

 

With the roof completed the focus turned to completing the building and the finishing touches.

 

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New light for the Bearded Vulture

New Bearded Vulture hide opened at Giants Castle in attempt to limit risk to this critically endangered species

 

The critically endangered Bearded Vulture.

The critically endangered Bearded Vulture.

The urgent need to mitigate the risk of extinction of the highly threatened Bearded Vulture species in South Africa, has led to various initiatives by conservationists to safe-guard existing vulture populations. These attempts include the construction and management of Bearded Vulture hides to create safe feeding areas, provide greater public awareness of the threats they face; and to conduct essential research into the species.

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Recipe of the month: Dehydrated salami with avocado and goats cheese salad

Dehydrated salami with avocado and goats cheese salad

Dehydrated Salami with Avocado and Goats Cheese Sala

 

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Things to see in Lesotho – Katse Dam

The Story Of Katse Dam

 

The Katse Dam, built high in the Maluti Mountains and named after a revered man who once lived at the site, is at the heart of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. This is the land of the “blanket people”, who ride their sturdy ponies, build picturesque houses and greet visitors with a dignified salute (Go Lesotho; 2014) . 

Basotho pony and rider at Maliba Lodge, Lesotho.

Basotho pony and rider at Maliba Lodge, Lesotho.

All the major rivers of landlocked Lesotho are well-stocked with the finest trout, and with the exception of the Tugela, flow west into the Atlantic Ocean. (The Orange River starts as the Senqu River near Cathedral Peak). The Lesotho Highlands Water Project has changed all this, with water now being diverted north by gravity (Go Lesotho; 2014). 

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Lamb With Lentils, Feta & Mint

Lamb With Lentils, Feta & Mint

(Taste, 2012)

(Taste, 2012)

Lentils are a useful (and filling) way to help balance the proportions of meat to non-meat on your plate. This lamb recipe uses the robust flavours of sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and salty feta and olives to make every mouthful exciting.

Ingredients
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (80g) kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 x 200g lamb backstraps, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 150g reduced-fat feta, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves

 

Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 4
 
Directions
Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Step 2

Toss tomatoes in 2 teaspoons oil, season and place on a baking tray. Roast for 15 minutes until soft, adding olives for final 5 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, rub lamb with rosemary and 2 teaspoons oil. Season, then cook in a frypan over medium-high heat for 4 minutes or until browned. Turn and cook for a further 3 minutes for medium-rare, or until done to your liking.

Step 4

Rest the lamb, covered loosely in foil, while you warm lentils in a small pan of simmering water for 5 minutes. Drain lentils and toss with lemon juice and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season.

Step 5

To serve, scatter lentils on plates, top with slices of lamb and scatter with feta, tomatoes, olives and dried and fresh mint.

 

Taste. (2012) Lamb with lentils, feta and mint, http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/30879/lamb+with+lentils+feta+and+mint?ref=collections,lamb-recipes. [03 Sept 2014].

The Maliba Mobile Clinic

To Cultivate Community Strength

A report on the Maliba Mobile Clinic by Daniel Ts’osi our Trust manager.

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The purpose of the Maliba Mobile clinic is to help mobilize health services nearer to the people, and works in conjunction with the St Denis Clinic nurses. There are three outreaches which are St.Felix, Tiping and St Denis bus stop. The Maliba Mobile Clinic visits each outreach once a month and this serves three big communities close to Maliba Lodge, which are Ts’ehlanyane, Pela Ts’oeu and Kota le  Kotanyane.

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