King Mswati Iii

African leaders use anti-terror laws to silence journalists

Reporters in Eswatini, Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia and Cameroon have been arrested

Making media freedom in ESwatini is more than a dream

Magazine editor Bheki Makhubu, in spite of harassment from King Mswati and his cronies, is undeterred in his bid to expose the regime’s wrongdoings

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eSwatini says fake polygamy story ‘insult’ to king and country

The story, carried by the Zambian Observer said that Swazi men would have to marry several wives starting from June

Brutal evictions a blot on eSwatini

Hundreds of people are homeless and destitute, largely because they don’t have security of tenure

Swaziland’s name change challenged in court

Does King Mswati III have the authority to change the name of his country without consultation?

Swaziland’s leaders must stop eating all the grass

When King Mswati III celebrated his 50th birthday last month, he was apparently wearing a diamond encrusted watch worth an incredible $1.6-million

The life of Lungu: Mystery mansion raises suspicion

The plans for the president's eSwatini estate were leaked on social media earlier this week

The businessman’s murder that rocked the Swazi kingdom

Victor Gamedze was one of the most powerful men in Swaziland. But his death raises more questions than answers

After Mugabe, could King Mswati be the next strongman to fall?

​In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s fall from grace, commentators are rushing to ask: Which long-term African leader is next in line to hit the dust?

King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell

As the Swazi king takes the SADC chair, his vanity projects have come under scrutiny.

SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region

Besides being the last absolute monarchy in Africa, its people are desperately poor and money is being wasted on the king’s vanity projects.

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From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

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

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it