Swaziland

 
Swaziland’s leaders must stop eating all the grass
Swaziland’s leaders must stop eating all the grass
When King Mswati III, our reigning monarch, celebrated his 50th birthday last month, he was apparently wearing a diamond encrusted watch worth an...
Clash of the cultures: The absolute monarchy and the music festival
Clash of the cultures: The absolute monarchy and the music festival
Change comes slowly to eSwatini. The nation formerly known as Swaziland — and still labelled as such at border posts, on road signs and on...
The businessman’s murder that rocked the Swazi kingdom
The businessman’s murder that rocked the Swazi kingdom
It was a warm Sunday evening on January 14, still light, when Victor Gamedze pulled into the petrol station that was about to become the scene of...
Exiled Swazi editor speaks out
Exiled Swazi editor speaks out
In mid-December, Zweli Martin Dlamini received a tip-off. As a professional private investigator and editor of the independent business newspaper...
After Mugabe, could King Mswati be the next strongman to fall?
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?...
‘Hey Google, our breasts aren’t sexual’
‘Hey Google, our breasts aren’t sexual’
Nobukhosi Mtshali felt a little lost when she first arrived in Johannesburg. She was beginning a degree in education at Wits University, and...
​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Swazi children rent dingy, unfurnished rooms in Mpumalanga so that they can attend school because the cost of...
SA schools boot out Swazi, Moz children over missing IDs
SA schools boot out Swazi, Moz children over missing IDs
Schools close to the Mozambique and Swaziland borders in Mpumalanga are refusing to admit hundreds — and possibly thousands — of...
Swazi parents in matric panic
Swazi parents in matric panic
When a rural high school in central Swaziland recorded a whopping 73.25% failure rate during the 2016 junior certificate external exams, the...
Bad boy sugar does some good
Bad boy sugar does some good
“This job is my way out,” says Nosisa Maseka. She does the books for the Sikuvile Farmers Association, based next to Swaziland’s northeastern...
Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland
Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland
“We prayed. What else could we do?” Thulani Simelane says and smiles. Everyone in Swaziland seems to smile as they talk. But he then looks away...
A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
Pitting themselves against conservative religious institutions, a few dedicated activists in Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa are working to...

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