Barnabas Dlamini

Swazi king’s jet triggers turbulence

The origin of the costly "gift" -- a DC-9 aircraft -- is a mystery, but activists say it was bought for King Mswati III by Swaziland's government.

Protests in Swaziland amid govt crackdown

Swazi police fired tear gas to disperse activists who held anti-government protests for a second day on Wednesday, despite a call to stop the action.

Swaziland protests enter second day

Swazi activists vowed to stage new protests on Wednesday against King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch, after a day of mass arrests.

Swazi king’s aides meet with unions on protests

King Mswati III sent his top advisers to meet with union leaders in a bid to avert anti-government protests next week in the monarch, a leader says.

Mystery surrounds award for Swazi prime minister

Swaziland says its prime minister is receiving an award, but the group apparently bestowing the honour appears to be little more than a phone number.

Swazi PM warns of punishment for dissidents

Swaziland's prime minister said his government will consider punishing political dissidents by beating their feet with spikes, state media said.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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Do the research first; it will save money and time later

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