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Making media freedom in Eswatini is more than a dream
Making media freedom in Eswatini is more than a dream
The role of dissenting journalists in Eswatini is more crucial than ever before. But the grimy reality is that critical journalists left in...
Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, musician
Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, musician
In death, the artist begins the process of becoming a collective ancestor for South Africans and others around the world whose lives have been...
Zuma tells Zondo commission: ‘Ramatlhodi was a spy’
Zuma tells Zondo commission: ‘Ramatlhodi was a spy’
Former president Jacob Zuma accused Ngoako Ramatlhodi, the former minister of public service and administration, of being a spy in his...
eSwatini says fake polygamy story 'insult' to king and country
eSwatini says fake polygamy story 'insult' to king and country
The government of eSwatini on Tuesday angrily denied viral online reports that King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch who has 14 wives,...
On the horns of a dilemma
On the horns of a dilemma
Legalising the rhino horn trade could inject R60-billion into the South African fiscus, but allowing the trade could backfire at the expense of...
eSwatini fights for free political expression
eSwatini fights for free political expression
King Mswati III of eSwatini has been criticised for clamping down on critical voices who challenge his authoritarian rule. Many of the activists...
Basic education is failing the economy
Basic education is failing the economy
The desire and expectation of any parent, society or government is that children should receive a good education to enhance their personal...
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
New name, same flaws in eSwatini election, say critics
New name, same flaws in eSwatini election, say critics
Political parties cannot be involved, there are no campaign rallies and the king wields absolute power, choosing the prime minister and cabinet: a...
Swaziland’s name change challenged in court
Swaziland’s name change challenged in court
In a crucial test of the powers of King Mswati III, the Swazi High Court has been asked to strike down the king’s unilateral change of Swaziland’s name to eSwatini earlier this year....
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...

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