EmaSwati widows left out in the cold while Ubank, TEBA

BY ZWELETHU DLAMINI                                    Imagine, you have over E700 000 sitting at a bank and you cannot access it. In the meantime, you and your children struggle to put food on the table. This may sound like tale from another planet but for Ncamsile Dlamini of eKutsimleni in the Manzini region, this is the hellish life […]Read More


14 years ago, Inkhosatana Sikhanyiso had a dream about a

Princess Sikhanyiso, the American educated daughter of King Mswati III, once said she had dreamt of a revolution eSwatini. In an interview with the makers of a documentary on eSwatini, the then 19-year-old princess gave a candid account of life here and her fears for the future. The Nation published the princess’s account at the […]Read More


Gawuzela speaks out says, not a fugitive for justice, police

…May surrender on Monday or Tuesday yet to arrange with police BY ZWELETHU DLAMINI Siphofaneni Member of Parliament Mduduzi ‘Gawuzela’ Simelane has come out to state that he is not a fugitive of justice as portrayed by the police.  Simelane was speaking to nearly 10 000 facebook users yesterday night through Swaziland News’ page and by […]Read More


King Mswati III misses glorious opportunity

By Nimrod Mabuza At the height of calls for wholesale political changes by many emaSwati and by pro-democracy campaigners, King Mswati III missed an opportunity to address, once and for all, the issues at the heart of the recent violence. Instead of giving hope, he brought despair and planted doubts in the minds of many […]Read More


Climate change taking its toll on Ngololweni community

By Vuyisile Hlatshwayo. The Ngololweni community in southern eSwatini is still reeling from a drought over half a decade ago, which decimated farming, the main income generator, in the area. But the crisis here is not just about a loss of livelihood, it is a microcosm of a much bigger catastrophe facing the 1.2 million […]Read More


New PM Cleopas Dlamini has his work cut out

By Vuyisile Hlatshwayo                                                                                     King Mswati III has appointed Cleopas Sipho Dlamini as new Prime Minister of the Kingdom of eSwatini Read More


King downplays real issues

BY ZWELETHU DLAMINI The Eswatini multi-stakeholder forum comprising over 20 organizations and unions in a meeting held on Sunday at Tums Water World passed a vote of no confidence on King Mswati III and tinkhundla system of governance following his sibaya’ speech. They said the sibaya was nothing but a ploy to mislead the SADC […]Read More


Amazing nature in all its glory

By Vuyisile Hlashwayo Always out and about, I thought I’d seen the most interesting parts of the countryside with majestic scenery that leaves you breathless, but the gullied landscape of KaKholwane is really another world. Situated in the face of Tfutjana Mountain, the oasis-like beauty overlooking Mkhondvo River proves a necessary distraction from the widespread […]Read More


King Mswati accuses protesters of violating Constitution

By Zwelethu Dlamini King Mswati III accused the pro-democracy protesters of breaching the Eswatini Constitution in seeking to change the laws outside Parliament or Sibaya during the Sibaya meeting held. yesterday. He said according to the constitution there were two places where the country’s laws were enacted and repealed, which were the People’s Parliament (Sibaya) […]Read More