August 28

  • Swaziland: 'Huge Drop in Numbers At Reed Dance' [opinion]

    Swazi Media

    At least 40,000 fewer young Swazi women are taking part in this year's annual Umhlanga or Reed Dance ceremony than in 2013 if newspaper reports in Swaziland are correct. Read more »

August 27

August 26

  • Swaziland: 'Misbehaving' Girls Face Public Whipping

    Swazi Media

    Girls who do not turn up for King Mswati III at the forthcoming annual Umhlanga Reed Dance in Swaziland will be publicly whipped. Read more »

  • Swaziland: Terror Charge for Shouting Slogan [opinion]

    Swazi Media

    Charged with terrorism for shouting 'viva PUDEMO' Read more »

  • Swaziland: Govt Maintains Tight Grip On National Broadcasters [press release]


    Swaziland minister for information, communication and technology Dumisani Ndlangamandla said the national TV and radio stations are primarily there to serve the interests of the... Read more »

August 25

August 22

August 20

  • Swaziland: Jailed Magazine Editor to Appeal

    Swazi Media

    The Swaziland magazine editor Bheki Makhubu, jailed for two years for writing articles critical of Swazi judges, is to appeal against his sentence. Read more »

  • Swaziland: No Let Up On Swazi Media Censorship

    Swazi Media

    The Swaziland Government will not let up on its control of state radio, Minister of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Dumisani Ndlangamandla said. Read more »

  • Swaziland: Swazi Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi Blasts Media - Times of Swaziland [press release]


    "The office of the chief justice takes this opportunity to warn the media from commenting adversely on cases pending in court," said a statement issued by the CJ's office,... Read more »

August 19

August 18

August 15

  • Swaziland: King Misleads On Agoa Withdrawal [opinion]

    Swazi Media

    King Mswati III is misleading his subjects and the world at large when he says he does not know why the United States is withdrawing a preferential trading status from his kingdom. Read more »

August 14

  • Swaziland: South Africa Expels Swazi Activists

    Swazi Media

    Three Swazi political activists who were denied political asylum in South Africa are expected to leave the country on Friday (15 August 2014). Read more »

  • Southern Africa: Nominate a Driver of Change [press release]

    Southern Africa Trust

    The Southern Africa Trust is calling for nominations from individuals and organisations who are changing lives or those who know of someone who is, for the Drivers of Change 2014... Read more »

August 13

  • Swaziland: Unions Demand Answers Over Agoa Loss


    The general secretary of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) says members will protest Minister of Labor and Social Security Winnie Magagula's appearance before... Read more »

  • Swaziland: 'Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Swaziland' - Report [press release]


    A new piece of research by a Masters student at the University of Pretoria says Swazi "citizens cannot freely express themselves on issues involving the government and the monarchy... Read more »

August 11

  • Swaziland: PM Withdraws 'Strangle' Threat

    Swazi Media

    Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini has apologised 'unconditionally' for saying workers' leaders should be 'strangled' for opposing his government. This followed an... Read more »

  • South Africa: Kukhama', Throttle Mandate Still in Full Swing [press release]


    Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini woke up to use the State owned media to say he 'unconditionally' withdraws a statement he made last week that unionists and human rights... Read more »

August 09

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