Show simple item record Phafoli, Lehlohonolo 2017-02-13T09:02:28Z 2017-02-13T09:02:28Z 2015-06
dc.description.abstract The research on King Letsie’s III praise poetry is a joint venture between the National University of Lesotho through one member from the Department of African Languages and Literature and the Sesotho Academy. The National University of Lesotho granted funds to the sum of M42, 385.00 to Dr. Lehlohonolo Phafoli who became the Principal Researcher and the overseer of the whole process. The Principal Researcher worked closely with members of the Sub-Committee on Praise Poetry from the Sesotho Academy namely; Mrs `Malisema Makoa and Mr Molisana Kulehile. Mr. Relebohile Tanki was appointed as a Technical Assistant Researcher because of his expertise in technical skills related to the use of modern technology and was assisted by Miss Mpine Mokitimi. After the request to His Majesty’s office to conduct the research was granted by the National Entertainment Committee, tedious efforts were made to solicit funds but to no avail. Concerning the process of kick-starting the research, an administrative and constructive approach was proposed by the Principal Chief of Mokhotlong who advised the team to table the matter before the Principal chiefs in Senate to solicit their support and cooperation. That done, the team visited various areas to disseminate information to the chiefs. The activities related to the actual business was done through pre-arranged appointments which were followed by visiting areas and recording the praise poetry from capable poets identified by the offices of the Principal chiefs. With regard to accountability, the Principal Researcher made regular financial accounting of activities done that enabled the release of funds on a regular basis until the last cent. The team collected 37 praises from different areas within Lesotho. The praises were transcribed, typed and edited to a certain extent, and they are currently stored in both the soft and hardcopy. In conclusion, it could be said that the exercise was a success. The hardcopies have been spiralled in a form of booklet for further proof-reading and production of final copy. The main obstacle was that the funds dried up before further activities could be completed. It is hoped that the research team will find a donor to ensure completion of this research project. The major aim is to have King Letsie III’s praise poetry published in book form.. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship National University of Lesotho en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Lehlohonolo Phafoli en_ZA
dc.rights National University of Lesotho en_ZA
dc.title Report on the collection of King Letsie III’s praise poetry en_ZA
dc.type Technical Report en_ZA

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