Nellie Bowles

Swaziland’s Ngwenya mine extracts its ore and exacts its price

Since October 2011 Salgaocar has been mining the Malolotja Nature Reserve and shipping cheap, low-grade iron ore across the world.

Healers fill Swaziland medical gap

Professionals trained in traditional methods are rescuing patients abandoned by budget cuts, writes Nellie Bowles.

Aids orphans take charge

Orphaned by HIV/Aids-related illnesses at the ages of six and seven, Tandeka and Njabulo have looked after each other for 10 years.

The right royal revolt of Swaziland’s artists

Against all odds, Swaziland is producing ambitious, political and decidedly modern art from a fresh crop of young artists and savvy curators.

Galleries fuelling Swazi’s creative fire

New galleries are shaping Swaziland's art boom, and each has a very different explanation for the sudden rise of art in the Kingdom.

Mesuli Mamba: Prison warden collage artist

Mesuli Mamba (29) is a prison warden and collage artist -- roles he says complement each other well.

Khulekhani Msweli: Modern luxury designer

A young designer is redefining what it means to be authentically Swazi.

Ray Berman: Pine Valley’s painter

The painter, Ray Berman, a South African struggle exile in Swaziland, has become one of the country's best-know artists.

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