Feb 8th, 2012
Women in Swaziland are heavily discriminated against, both by law and by custom. According to the former, women in effect have the status of minors and cannot get a bank loan without the consent of their husbands. According to the latter, women can be fined for wearing trousers by traditional authori...
Nov 21st, 2011
Mbabane – A senior official in the Swazi palace Monday denied reports that King Mswati’s 12th wife Nothando Dube had been banished from the royal household after quarrelling with a guard. The disgraced queen, who has been under house arrest since being caught in bed last year with the jus...
Nov 15th, 2011
Mbabane – Cash-strapped Swaziland has pulled together enough loans from local banks and private businesses to pay government workers on time this month, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. The announcement came after emergency meetings to raise the $43m reportedly needed to pay civil servants. Gove...