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King changes three Ministers

King Mswati III has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet. The formal announcement as published on the government website is as follows: “His Majesty King Mswati III has blessed […]

Edgar Hillary is new Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

King Mswati III has dismissed Sibusiso Shongwe his Minister of Justice & Constitutional Affairs. The decision was taken after the Minister was arrested on Monday on corruption charges. He has […]

Cabinet of Swaziland

Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini Prime Minister Paul Dlamini Deputy Prime Minister Martin Dlamini Ministry of Finance Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Co-operation Mduduzi Dlamini Ministry of Tikhundla […]

New Cabinet sworn in

Following elections held on 20th September a new Cabinet was sworn in by King Mswati III yesterday in Swaziland. Including the long-time serving Prime Minister, Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini, there are […]

Parliamentary 2013

An election to the House of Assembly took place on 20 September 2013. Political parties are banned in Swaziland and therefore all candidates are non-partisan. Independents 55 King’s appointees 10 […]

Secondary elections for House of Assembly take place today

Secondary elections for Swaziland’s House of Assembly take place today, 20th September. Swaziland is broken up into 55 tinkhundlas or administrative districts and each of these makes up one constituency […]

Political Parties of Swaziland

Political parties are banned in Swaziland. However no-one seems to have notified the people and although elections don’t allow for political parties the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa […]

General election on 20th September

King Mswati III of Swaziland has announced that there will be elections to the House of Assembly, the lower house, on 20th September with primary elections taking place on 24th […]

Crisis in Swaziland

A constitutional and political crisis is breaking in Swaziland following a vote of no-confidence in the government by the parliament last Wednesday. In the no confidence vote 45 of the […]


Most histories talk of the Swazi people migrating south prior to the 16th Century to the area around current day Maputo in Mozambique before moving north to part of Zululand […]

Parliamentary 2008

An indirect election to the Senate took place on 10 October 2008. King’s appointees 20 Members elected by the House of Assembly 10 Total  30