Links Swaziland

NEWS (find me on Twitter here)

Times of Swaziland – independent Swazi newspaper (Facebook)

The Swazi Observer – government-owned Swazi newspaper (Facebook)

The Nation – Swaziland’s leading independent magazine (Facebook)

The Swaziland – news

Swazi TV – news updates from Swazi TV (Twitter, Facebook)

Government of Swaziland – news updates et al from the Swazi government (follow Mswati III’s plane around the world)

Swazi Media Commentary – a blog that focuses on human rights in Swaziland

Swazi Media – Twitter updates from Swaziland

Swazi Leaks – Twitting everything Swaziland

Royalty in the news – Swaziland

LabourStart – Labour news from Swaziland

Swaziland Democracy Campaign – A joint Swazi-South African campaign for democracy in Swaziland (Facebook + Twitter + Google Groups)

Foundation for Socio-Economic Justice – Civil society organisation working for social and economic justice in Swaziland (Facebook and Twitter)

Princess Sikhanyiso – Twitter, Instagram, Website

PUDEMO Facebook – Recent News from the People’s United Democratic Front (Twitter)

SUDF News – Recent news from the Swaziland United Democratic Front

Swaziland United Democratic Front Facebook – News from Swaziland’s democratic movement

SWAYOCO Facebook – News from the Swaziland Youth Congress

TUCOSWA Facebook – News from TUCOSWA

SNUS news – SNUS Facebook site (Maxwell Dlamini)

Twitter search – Swaziland

Afrika Kontakt – news on democracy in Swaziland from Denmark

Swaziland Solidarity Network Forum – discussion forum of the Swaziland Solidarity Network

Swaziland Solidarity Network Forum Facebook – the forum’s facebook site with information and discussions

SSN media releases – Messages from the Swaziland Solidarity Network

PUDEMO News – (older) news from the People’s United Democratic Front

SWAYOCO news – news from the Swaziland Youth Congress

S1ka Media – independent Blog by Sikelela Dlamini

Simply Philile – blog by Swazi journalist Philile Masango (Twitter)

Bluejay96’s Blog – an anthropological look at Swaziland

To kill a mocking bird – Blog about Swazi politics and culture

Mngomezulu – Blog about politics in Swaziland by Swazi freelance journalist

Visit Swaziland – unofficial tourist site telling the truth about Swaziland

Swazi Diaspora – news and analysis from Swazis in the diaspora (Twitter)

BBC – profile of Swaziland from the British Broadcasting Corporation

The Guardian – news about Swaziland from British newspaper The Guardian

Louise Redvers – Freelance journalist who writes about Swaziland (Twitter) – news about Swaziland continually updated from thousands of sources around the net

Afrik-news – news about Swaziland

AllAfrica – news from Swaziland

ACTSA – news about Swaziland


People’s United Democratic Movement – a political movement committed to the creation, protection and promotion of a constitutional multi-party democracy

Swaziland Democracy Campaign – A joint Swazi-South African campaign for democracy in Swaziland (Facebook + Twitter + Google Groups)

Foundation for Socio-Economic Justice – Civil society organisation working for social and economic justice in Swaziland

Ngwane National Liberatory Congress – a political party in Swaziland that advocates multi-party democracy and transparent governance within the cultural values of the contemporary Swazi nation (Facebook)

Sive Siyinqaba – traditionalist, royalist party

Swaziland National Union of Students – a membership-based organisation that seeks to unite students in all higher institutions of learning

Swaziland National Association of Teachers – Teacher’s union in Swaziland

IRALE – Swaziland Labour Academy

Swaziland Positive Living –  for positive living with HIV/AIDS

Positive Women – a charity set up to empower women and children in Africa, starting with Swaziland (Twitter)

Swaziland Single Mothers’ Organization – an organisation working with poor and marginalised single mothers

Swaziland Young Women’s Network – pro feminist movement for young women by young women focusing on issues of Gender, Self Awareness, Human Rights and Leadership(newsletter)

Swaziland Unemployed People’s Movement – promotes the rights of all the unemployed people of Swaziland

Swaziland Democracy Watch – a Danish solidarity group that advocates democracy in Swaziland

Swaziland Solidarity Network – Canadian solidarity organisation

Swaziapril12zing – Website of the 12th April Swazi uprising movement

US Embassy – Swaziland (website)

Delegation of the EU – Swaziland

European Union in Swaziland

British High Commission in Pretoria – Also the Embassy for Swaziland

Permanent Mission to the UN – Swaziland

Danish Embassy in Pretoria – Also the Embassy for Swaziland (Facebook)


Interview with SFL and former SUDF General Secretary Vincent Ncongwane

Interview with former SFTU leader Jan Sithole

Interview with SWAPOL Director Siphiwe Hlophe

People’s United Democratic Movement You Tube Channel

Without the King – film about Swaziland (full movie here and here)

Swaziland, an absolute monarchy in Africa, France24

Swaziland’s political prisoners, SABC Special Assignment

Swaziland in crisis, Mail & Guardian

Life of a Swazi student, MISA Swaziland

Swaziland – UN TV

Interview – activist Bheki Dlamini, SWAYOCO

Presentation – Wandile Dludlu, SUDF

Swaziland – Africa’s last monarchy – documentary about activist Bheki Dlamini


Afrobarometer – Swaziland

The beginning of the end? 2012, A year in the struggle for democracy in Swaziland –  by Richard Rooney (read all Rooney’s publications and other Swaziland-related documents here)

The end of the beginning? – 2011, A year in the struggle for freedom in Swaziland – by Richard Rooney

Situation report 2012, Institute for Security Studies – Swaziland

Human Rights Watch 2016 report – Swaziland

Human Development Index – Swaziland

The World Factbook – Swaziland

Universal Periodic Review – Swaziland

Country Strategy Paper – Swaziland and EU

Gini Index (income inequality), The World Factbook – Swaziland

Amnesty International – Swaziland

Amnesty International 2015-16 Annual Report – Swaziland

The law and legal research in Swaziland – GlobalLex

IFES Election Guide – Swaziland

African Elections Database – Swaziland

EISA – about Swaziland elections and other issues (more here)

ILO – Swaziland

ILO – Swaziland 2013 Interim Report (TUCOSWA)

ILO – Swaziland DWCP 2010

Freedom House, “Swaziland – a failed feudal state” – Swaziland

Freedom House 2016 report

Freedom House democracy, human rights and political index – Swaziland

UNICEF statistics – Swaziland

Avert HIV and AIDS facts – Swaziland

UN Human Rights – Swaziland

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights – Swaziland

World Food Programme – Swaziland

Demographic and Health Survey 2006/07 – Swaziland

Health statistics – Swaziland

Censorship in newsrooms in Swaziland – A report on media censorship by Richard Rooney

Unheard voices, Media Freedom and Censorship in Swaziland – Book on media censorship by Richard Rooney

Mario Masuku, “The prison, my home” – Account of the PUDEMO president’s remand from 2008 to 2009

Mario Masuku, Autobiography

Media Institute of Southern Africa – Swaziland

Committee to Protect Journalists – Swaziland

The law and legal research, GlobaLex – Swaziland

Swaziland Legal information – Swaziland Legal Information Institute

NationMaster information and statistics – Swaziland

Prevention Web disaster statistics – Swaziland

Economy Watch economic indicators – Swaziland

Doing Business Data – Swaziland

Index of Economic Freedom – Swaziland

The World Bank – Swaziland

The World Bank – Swaziland data

IMF – Swaziland (2013 report)

UNDP – Swaziland

United Nations Swaziland

IFPRI Report on Climate Change – Swaziland

Rural Poverty Portal statistics – Swaziland

World Food Programme report 2009 – Swaziland

UNHCR – Universal Period Review 2011, Swaziland

UNICEF, Violence against children – Swaziland

Homophobia in Swaziland – International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

ILGA – Swaziland

GayLawNet – Homophobic practice and laws in Swaziland

Swaziland in transition – Masters thesis by Signe Cecius Larsen Pejstrup


Government of Swaziland – the official home page of the government of Swaziland

The Manzini Declaration – a mission statement, which affirms the SUDFs commitment to human rights and sets out its views on a number of substantive issues in relation to the basic rights of people in Swaziland

Constitution of Swaziland – the constitution of Swaziland

Swaziland Suppression of Terrorism Act – A law that, according to Amnesty International, is “[in] breach [of] Swaziland’s obligations under international and regional human rights law and the Swaziland Constitution”

Budget 2012 – Swaziland

Budget speech 2013 – Swaziland

Swaziland legislation – World Law Guide

Industrial Relations Act – Swaziland

Tibiyo Taka Ngwane Annual Report – Swaziland


United Declaration of Human Rights

Other UN treaties and documents

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights

CEDAW convention – Convention on the elemination of discrimination against women

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