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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015, Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®, established itself further as one of Southern Africa’s premiere trail races this past weekend. Hosted at the tranquil Maliba Lodge in Tsehlanyane National Park, this year’s event attracted a field of 160 athletes for the final race of the South African Skyrunner® Series. Sponsored by The North Face and Metropilitan Lesotho, the race was described as world class by many of its participants.

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9 Wonderful Benefits Of Travelling

9 Wonderful Benefits Of Travelling

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If there was one piece of advice I have for people today to experience more joy in life, it is to travel more. I don’t mean taking vacations or going on pre-planning trips, I mean making the journey out to somewhere you’ve never gone before with an open schedule, to let life show you what opportunities were waiting for you that you couldn’t have even imaged before (Lifehack; 2015).

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13 Interesting Facts About Lesotho

Lesotho is a landlocked country, nestled between the Drakensberg and Maloti mountain ranges and entirely surrounded by South Africa. The country is of similar size to Belgium or Israel and has a population of 2 million inhabitants (The Travelling Chilli; 2015).

13 interesting facts about Lesotho mountains

Lesotho is mostly visited as part of a South African trip by tourists and hardly ever more than two days are spent in the country. Yet there is quite a lot to discover and to experience in Lesotho. During the last years I have visited mainly the western part of Lesotho. So it was time to explore the rest of the country and for more than two days this time. On this trip I discovered that there are quite some interesting facts about this beautiful mountain kingdom which most people do not know (The Travelling Chilli; 2015).

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The Road To Mats’o….

The Road To Mats’o….

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The Maliba Mobile Clinic made a trip to Mats’o Village. Due to the road conditions the Mobile Clinic caravan was unable to travel and the members of the Clinic were forced to use a Bakkie rather to transport the nurses and medical supplies.

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These 2 Basotho Creatives Are Leading The Way In Lesotho’s Design Scene

 

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‘Maleeto Monyau & Phutheho Ranooe of House of Thethana (The New Age; 2015)(Photo: Lineo Segoete)

In Lesotho, where fashion is still a relatively young industry, two Basotho designers have identified a space in the creative scene. Phutheho Ranooe, 29, and ‘Maleeto Monyau, 30, are House of Thethana, a textile design duo who specialise in an innovative assortment of futuristic prints for men and women.

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Treatment For All Ages

Treatment For All Ages

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The Maliba Mobile Clinic made its second trip to the Kota community since the repair of a bridge which was preventing access.

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To Kota, Finally!

To Kota, Finally!

 

The Maliba Mobile Clinic was able to travel to the Kota community for the first time since a damaged bridge has been repaired.

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Dinosaur With Bones Shaped Like A Cross Gets Sesotho Name

Dinosaur With Bones Shaped Like A Cross Gets Sesotho Name

 

According to Senior Researcher Jonah Choiniere, Ph.D. of the University of the Witwatersrand Sefapanosaurus would have looked similar to Aardonyx. Image by: Nobu Tamura/http://spinops.blogspot.com via Wikipedia

 
 

South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have named a 200 million year old dinosaur from South Africa‚ “Sefapanosaurus”‚ from the Sesotho word “sefapano” (Times Live; 2015).

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German Varsity Launches Students’ Empowerment Project

German Varsity Launches Students’ Empowerment Project

 
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The Leuphana University in Germany (Leuphana; 2015)

 

The Leuphana University in Germany has, in collaboration with the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) and the Lesotho National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), launched the Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) (Public Eye; 2015).

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Homework goes mobile for secondary school pupils in Lesotho

Homework goes mobile for secondary school pupils in Lesotho

Trial project in southern African country sends lessons and quizzes to children and enables teachers to monitor progress (The Guardian; 2015)

 
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The Sterio.me system has more than 1,000 questions across the school curriculum, covering maths, English, geography and agriculture. Photograph: Alamy

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