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Slight decline in IEB matric pass rate

Private schools writing IEB exams obtained a 98.82% pass rate, a fractional decrease from last year

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

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

Basic education is failing the economy

A second-class system for the majority poor population entrenches social and economic inequality

Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions

Affordable housing is one of Kenya’s development priorities. But how does it aim to achieve this when it continues to render thousands homeless?

New name, same flaws in eSwatini election, say critics

Opposition activists in the tiny southern African country formerly known as Swaziland say Friday's election is a mockery of democracy

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

Clash of the cultures: The absolute monarchy and the music festival

The Bushfire festival is one place where Swatis can let their hair down and be themselves, and it is slowly sowing the seeds of change

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

Exiled Swazi editor speaks out

Zweli Martin Dlamini’s nemesis — a powerful businessman — was murdered in Mbabane, but the controversial journalist is still too scared to go home

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’

The multinational’s restrictions on videos of Reed Dancers sexualise cultural practices, say critics

​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns

Children rent rooms in South Africa so that they can get an education – and a meal a day.

SA schools boot out Swazi, Moz children over missing IDs

Learners who have attended certain Mpumalanga schools for years are now being turned away when they attempt to enter high schools in the province

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