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About 1,000 parents and teachers were stopped 500m from parliament yesterday (18 July 2012) and told they could go no further. They were calling on the Swazi Government to find a solution to the indefinite teachers' strike over pay that has been
April 2012 analysis Disproportionate force and intimidation are widely perceived as the normal response of the Swaziland government in dealing with public protests as illustrated by its reactions to 60 odd demonstrations in the country last year. The
Lutfo Dlamini found that workers at Nhlangano-textile firm Juries Manufacturers were being fined if they talked to one another without permission; that they not allowed paid sick leave and they worked in dangerous conditions. He also discovered that
New rules for students presently being drafted state that 'at its discretion', the Scholarship Selection Board can terminate a scholarship 'when a student is a member, supports or furthers the activities of a banned entity'...Students in Swaziland
The Acting Swaziland Auditor General Phestecia Nxumalo, in a report found that E434,000 of 'petty cash' and E654, 000 in the ambassador's travel allowances could not be accounted for. The 'petty cash' went missing over a three-month period in 2009...
Swaziland's King Mswati III announced a major cabinet reshuffle in a move his critics say is aimed at punishing those who do not toe the line. Amongst those fired is Justice Minister David Matse who refused to fire an independently minded High Court