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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...
Swaziland: Promise to respect human rights must move from paper to action
Swaziland: Promise to respect human rights must move from paper to action
It’s a forgotten landlocked country in Southern Africa, one of the smallest in Africa. Bordered by South Africa and Mozambique, Swaziland, the last...
Cites: Everyone wants to stop species being wiped out, but don't agree on the solution
Cites: Everyone wants to stop species being wiped out, but don't agree on the solution
“A thousand game rangers have died protecting rhino and elephant in Africa – six in Swaziland.” Ted Reilly slowed down after this statement,...
King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
COMMENTFor King Mswati III, becoming chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) while hosting the organisation’s 36th...
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
The chair of this week’s annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit of heads of state and government is being transferred from the...

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