Centres of Excellence

Lesotho – Mafeteng Urban Council

Mafeteng Urban Council is located in the capital city of Mafeteng in Lesotho. The South African border town to Mafeteng is Wepener. The town has a population of around 13,000. Economically the town lies in the centre of a wheat and maize growing area, and agriculture is the main industry. The council always ensures that […]

Lesotho: Thaba Tseka Urban Council

The council is working with  the Ministry of Gender in Thaba Tseka in order to see that the council is in line with gender national policy when they mainstream gender in their work. The council consists of 14 councillors; four are women while ten are men of which the mayor and the deputy are both […]

June 22, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Lesotho: Semonkong Urban Council

Semonkong urban Council is situated deep in the mountains of Lesotho in the district of Maseru. It is about 100km from the capital city. It is a peri-urban and has been made the urban council after the 2011 Local Government Elections. It is the area which attracts many tourists because of its beautiful scenery and […]

June 22, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Lesotho: Quthing Urban Council

Quthing Urban council   is located in the town of Quthing which is well known as Moyeni and also as the camp town or capital of the district. There are two of the most important sets of dinosaur footprints in the region. Domestically, it borders Mohale’s Hoek district in the north and Qacha’s Nek district in the northeast. The council has […]

Lesotho: Qacha’s Nek Urban Council

Qacha’s Nek urban council is located in Qacha’s Nek Lesotho. It capital town is Qacha’s Nek and is the only town in this region. Qacha’s Nek borders on the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and is the only practical entry point from this province. The council has worked very hard to see that Gender policy, action plan, GBV action plan were […]

June 22, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Lesotho: Mokhotlong Urban Council

Mokhotlong Urban Council is situated in the town of Mokhotlong district; is a city and seat of Mokhotlong District in the mountainous north-eastern part of Lesotho. It is the first major city with an airport along the road from South Africa across the Sani Pass, near the Maloti (Drakensberg in South Africa) Mountains. The name […]

June 22, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Lesotho: Mohale’s Hoek Urban Council

Mohale’s   Hoek Urban is situated in the district of Mohale’s Hoek Lesotho,the place is well known as horse racing   where people from nine districts come for horse racing.The population is around 19560 and Mohale’s Hoek joined COE process 2013.Their hunger is to fight gender based violence in their district. Although the council did […]

June 22, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Lesotho: Mafeteng Urban Council

Mafeteng Urban Council is located in the   capital city of Mafeteng in Lesotho. The South African border town to Mafeteng is Wepener.The town has a population of around 13,000. Administratively, it is within Mafeteng district Economically the town lies in the centre of a wheat and maize growing area, and agriculture is the main industry. […]

June 21, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Lesotho: Hlotse Urban Council

Hlotse Urban council is located in the   Leribe district and is a very important market town in Lesotho. It is situated on the Hlotse River, near the South African border. The town was founded in 1876 by a British missionary, Reverend John Widdicombe. It was a colonial center until Lesotho gained its independence. The […]

Lesotho: Botha Bothe Urban Council

Botha-Bothe   Urban council is found in the Botha-Bothe district in Lesotho. It has an area of 1,767 km ² and a population of approximately 15,627 Botha-Bothe urban council was the 2nd council to join COE in the Botha-Bothe   district and was the runner up for the 1st District Summit held. The council action […]

June 21, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance