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Swazi parents in matric panic
Swazi parents in matric panic
When a rural high school in central Swaziland recorded a whopping 73.25% failure rate during the 2016 junior certificate external exams, the...
Bad boy sugar does some good
Bad boy sugar does some good
“This job is my way out,” says Nosisa Maseka. She does the books for the Sikuvile Farmers Association, based next to Swaziland’s northeastern...
Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland
Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland
“We prayed. What else could we do?” Thulani Simelane says and smiles. Everyone in Swaziland seems to smile as they talk. But he then looks away...
A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
Pitting themselves against conservative religious institutions, a few dedicated activists in Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa are working to...
Swaziland: Promise to respect human rights must move from paper to action
Swaziland: Promise to respect human rights must move from paper to action
It’s a forgotten landlocked country in Southern Africa, one of the smallest in Africa. Bordered by South Africa and Mozambique, Swaziland, the last...
Cites: Everyone wants to stop species being wiped out, but don't agree on the solution
Cites: Everyone wants to stop species being wiped out, but don't agree on the solution
“A thousand game rangers have died protecting rhino and elephant in Africa – six in Swaziland.” Ted Reilly slowed down after this statement,...
King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
COMMENTFor King Mswati III, becoming chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) while hosting the organisation’s 36th...
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
The chair of this week’s annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit of heads of state and government is being transferred from the...
Swaziland’s King Mswati III as SADC chair will ‘institutionalise dictatorship’
Swaziland’s King Mswati III as SADC chair will ‘institutionalise dictatorship’
The prospect of Swaziland’s King Mswati III becoming chairperson of the South African Development Community (SADC) was worrisome as such an...
Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
The riveting political events of the last month in the wake of the Constitutional Court’s sanction of President Jacob Zuma have been most...
Amos Mbedzi was wrongly convicted
Amos Mbedzi was wrongly convicted
When Oscar Pistorius goes to the high court in Pretoria for sentencing on April 18, spare a thought for another South African – one serving a...
Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
While African Union chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was extolling the virtues of empowering women on the continent at the African Union summit...

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