Monthly Archives: August 2014

‘Huge Drop in Numbers At Reed Dance’ [opinion]

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.
Newspapers …

Airlink Forced to Use King’s Airport

The Airline part owned by the Swazi Government is to be forced to move its operations to the King Mswati III Airport, which opened in March 2014 but has not …

Media Muzzled in Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy

Media freedom is under attack in the African kingdom of Swaziland, claim journalists who say they face constant harassment. The journalists from Africa’s last absolute monarchy say the king has …

No Let Up On Swazi Media Censorship

The Swaziland Government will not let up on its control of state radio, Minister of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Dumisani Ndlangamandla said.
He a href=”http:www.times.co.sznews98604-govt-to-maintain-g-grip-on-sbis.html” target=”_blank”saida state media, which …

Jailed Magazine Editor to Appeal

The Swaziland magazine editor Bheki Makhubu, a href=”http:swazimedia.blogspot.com201407journalists-jailed-to-deter-others.html” target=”_blank”jailed for two yearsa for a href=”http:swazimedia.blogspot.com201407convicted-journalists-what-they-wrote.html” target=”_blank”writing articlesa critical of Swazi judges, is to appeal against his sentence.
In the appeal …

Respected Swazi Journalist Bheki Makhubu Files Appeal Against 2 Year Jail Term for Criminal Contempt of Court Conviction [press release]

In the appeal papers, according to local media, lawyers for Makhubu say judge Mpendulo Simelane erred on several matters when convicting the editor of The Nation magazine.
The appeal, according …