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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...
Confusing visa laws have a ripple effect on SA's neighbours
Confusing visa laws have a ripple effect on SA's neighbours
When South Africa introduced new visa regulations to control the movement of children coming into the country, it was immediately felt by its...
Lies, public money and a redone DC-9 in Swaziland
Lies, public money and a redone DC-9 in Swaziland
Court documents indicate that Swazi Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini concealed the full truth when he announced King Mswati III’s personal jet was a...
Cash splash for Swazi king's wings
Cash splash for Swazi king's wings
The Swazi government is forging ahead with plans to acquire a second private jet for free-spending absolute monarch Mswati III, despite a...
Danger of embedded judiciary
Danger of embedded judiciary
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that in my home country, Swaziland, anyone in authority would stand up and admit to a terrible...
Court frees jailed Swazi activists
Court frees jailed Swazi activists
The president of the People’s United Democratic Movement (Pudemo), Mario Masuku, and the secretary general of the...
'Soft landing' for disgraced judge Ramodibedi
'Soft landing' for disgraced judge Ramodibedi
Rumours are flying in Lesotho that disgraced judge Michael Ramodibedi – considered a close ally of Lesotho’s new Prime Minister Pakalitha...

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