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James Hall

James Hall

    Swazis may face even worse food crisis
    Swazis may face even worse food crisis
    What happens to a nation whose people depend on the largesse of international donor agencies for their existence, once support is withdrawn?
    Questions abound over Swaziland food crisis
    Questions abound over Swaziland food crisis
    A substantial increase in the number of Swazis requiring food aid has raised some questions in this Southern African country. Why the rise, and how...
    Swaziland's water troubles go beyond delivery
    Swaziland's water troubles go beyond delivery
    The main religious ceremony of the Swazi people is the "Incwala" (Festival of the First Fruits), held in late December. Dressed in traditional...
    Despite sewage progress, Swazis still use septic tanks
    Despite sewage progress, Swazis still use septic tanks
    Located on the outskirts of Swaziland's commercial hub, the state-of-the-art Manzini Waste Treatment Centre was built to end the city's sewage...
    Swaziland faces another year of declining growth
    Swaziland faces another year of declining growth
    How is a small country to compete in a global marketplace where size is rewarded? Case in point is the tiny Southern African country of Swaziland,...
    Reporting on Aids orphans a balancing act
    Reporting on Aids orphans a balancing act
    The plight of Aids orphans in Swaziland, currently labouring under the world's highest HIV prevalence rate, is an issue that demands coverage....
    Sugar daddies -- the bitter truth
    Sugar daddies -- the bitter truth
    "People who don't know me see this stylishly dressed young woman driving a nice car, and they think, 'Isn't she lucky? She has a rich man as a...
    Why Swaziland's maize pricing needs a revamp
    Why Swaziland's maize pricing needs a revamp
    While Swaziland's soaring HIV prevalence and the spending habits of King Mswati III are issues that often land the country in the headlines,...
    New Swazi ad campaign targets teenage HIV rates
    New Swazi ad campaign targets teenage HIV rates
    A new advertising campaign aimed at curtailing teenage HIV rates by promoting abstinence is using a combination of traditional and modern values in...
    Home-Grown Electricity Needed
    Home-Grown Electricity Needed
    A media scare in Swaziland about an imminent cut-off of the country's electricity by foreign suppliers has highlighted its near-total dependence on...
    Making a bull market for Swaziland's cows
    Making a bull market for Swaziland's cows
    When is a cow considerably more than the sum of its parts? When the animal happens to live in one of a good many developing countries, probably --...
    Swazi SMEs a recipe for big hopes
    Swazi SMEs a recipe for big hopes
    For a country struggling with a stubborn unemployment rate of more than 40%, the development of small and medium-sized enterprises seems a welcome...