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Charities That Inspire Kids: The African Library Project

Charities That Inspire Kids: The African Library Project

Assisting in a charity has the potential to provide remarkable teachings and value to children.

The Vercruysse-Vandeputte famiy, left; and Christel Hyden's children, Leah and Daniel, sorting books, right.

The Vercruysse-Vandeputte famiy, left; and Christel Hyden’s children, Leah and Daniel, sorting books, right.

(New York Times; 2014)

Two families described their support for the African Library Project: Sofie Vercruysse-Vandeputte and her family, and Christel Hyden (New York Times; 2014).

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Riders Race To The Unmarked Finish Line

Riders Race To The Unmarked Finish Line

 

It’s no Durban July, but the annual Mehloding Heritage Event Horse Race in Mparane is one of the most exciting events in the country.

The annual horse races in Mparane, Lesotho, coincide with the Race to Rhodes bike ride from Pietermaritzburg to Rhodes in the Eastern Cape. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)

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Elegance Unveiled

Maliba Lodge Celebrates The Opening Of The New Main Lodge

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New Main Lodge: Entrance

 After considerable perseverance over the past 15 months, Maliba Lodge takes great pride in announcing the completion, and opening of the newly constructed Main Lodge.

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New Main Lodge: Deck

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Mountain Biking Takes To New Heights

Maluti Mountains – A Mountain Bikers Paradise!

 

Armand du Toit reflects on his experience at one of the Afriski MTB training weekends in Lesotho.

Excitement builds as we arrived at AfriSki to try out the new trails we heard they’ve been working on. Little did I know the guys had really smoked the innovative pipe and #boom, I was pleasantly surprised!

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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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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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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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