Stories

“Let the Dog Die” – Eswatini citizens under attack

By Vuyisile Hlatshwayo Victims of violence unleashed by the security forces during the political unrest that rocked eSwatini, once dubbed an oasis of peace in Africa, in the second half of 2021 are still reeling with pain, trauma, shock and grief.In the face of King Mswati III’s government reluctance to set up an inquiry into […]Read More

Stories

Eswatini accused of gross human rights violations

By Inhlase reporter The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) during the recent 69th session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) has pointed out at least eight articles of the African Charter that Eswatini has violated during the political unrest. The ICJ’ submissions do not constitute a comprehensive alternative report covering Eswatini’s […]Read More

Stories

Eswatini widows of ex-miners getting a raw deal

BY ZWELETHU DLAMINI The widows of thousands of deceased former Eswatini mineworkers employed on South Africa’s gold and platinum mines remain destitute because they are unable to access the bank accounts of or claim the benefits owed to their late husbands. One of the main reasons for this is that the bank where their accounts […]Read More

Stories

Revealing developments of water blues in Somntongo

By Vuyisile Hlatshwayo                   The state-owned Eswatini Water Services Corporation (EWSC) has destroyed a multi-million Lilangeni rural water supply system in Somntongo area – an act residents believe was deliberate sabotage of the privately funded and managed system, which serviced approximately 1000 people. Inhlase recently reported how the EWSC has become increasingly notorious for profiteering […]Read More

Stories

Cash-strapped UNESWA hovering on the brink of closure

BY NIMROD MABUZA Auditor General, Timothy Matsebula, is extremely concerned about the huge wage bill at the University of Eswatini (Uneswa). Also causing worry are several control weaknesses at this institution of higher learning, which are threatening the sustainability of services provided by the tertiary institution to the public. Uneswa is burdened by a wage […]Read More

Stories

It’s a total rip-off, water company rakes in millions from

By Vuyisile Hlatshwayo Eswatini Water Services Corporation (EWSC), the state-owned water utility, is demanding E2.6 million from approximately 3000 Lavumisa and Somntongo residents in outstanding bills, despite failing to supply them with a drop of water on their premises since February this year. This is a total rip-off as the basic and standard charge totalling […]Read More

Travel

Unwinding at a touristic hidden gem

About 32km away south of Eswatini economic hub of Manzini lies a touristic hidden gem: Tfutjana Mount Resort. Always looking for an oasis of comfort where I can go to unwind away from my mentally taxing career, I head off to this great place with a peaceful and breathtaking natural setting. Tucked away in the […]Read More

Stories

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

Stories

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