Posts Tagged ‘Swaziland’

Swaziland: ‘Build an unstoppable tsunami for freedom!’

In Freedom on September 18, 2011 at 8:55 am

by Mario Masuku, Pamabazuka

Over the past few days, the mass of the people of Swaziland: workers, students, women, rural and landless masses, churches and other faith-based organisations, social movements, NGOs and the rest of civil society networks have confronted the tinkhundla system on a scale unheard of before. Read the rest of this entry »


Police Mayhem Reaches New Heights with Siege of SNAT

In Revolt on April 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

Swazi Media Commentary

13 April 2011 18.40 hrs GMT

Police Mayhem Reaches New Heights with Siege of SNAT

Urgent: Call for immediate intervention : Hundreds Imprisoned in Union Offices Read the rest of this entry »

Swazi youth plan North Africa-style uprising

In Revolt on April 1, 2011 at 11:01 am

by Genevieve Quintal, Mail & Guardian

The youth of Swaziland are planning a North African-style uprising in the country on April 12, a former Swaziland National Union of Students (Snus) president said on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Swaziland: Small country, big struggle

In we shall be the prey and the vulture on September 4, 2010 at 9:41 am

Mike Marqusee, Anarkismo

Swaziland is a small country with a big problem. The 1.3 million inhabitants of the land-locked southern African kingdom live under the thumb of one of the world’s last absolute monarchies, a venal and repressive regime whose plunder of the country is systematic and comprehensive. Read the rest of this entry »

UK to deport Swazi Activist

In Repression on August 14, 2010 at 8:58 am

Media Release – 14th August 2010

UK to deport Swazi Activist

The most prominent Swazi pro-democracy activist in the UK, Thobile Gwebu, has been detained by the UK immigration authorities and is due to be deported as a failed asylum seeker on Tuesday 17th August at 20.30.( She is to be flown to Johannesburg from Heathrow on Virgin Atlantic flight number VS601. For contact details see below.) Read the rest of this entry »

Swayoco Statement on the Death of Comrade Sipho Jele

In Tearing Ourselves Apart, Uncategorized on May 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

We, The People’s United Democratic Movement [PUDEMO] youth league, extends our condolences to the Jele family, Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions, PUDEMO and the entire progressive force for the sad loss of one of our finest, highly disciplined and committed cadre of our movement.

May Day celebration is a day that is celebrated by workers all over the world, and should be without any interference of the state. Yet during the celebration our members where harassed, detained, arrested and killed. Read the rest of this entry »

Swazis claim their democratic space

In The Politics of Politics on July 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm

by Jan Sithole, Pambazuka, 16 July 2009

Ask most people around the world who are not from Swaziland what they know about the country, the most likely response will be a blank stare. Those who have heard of Swaziland are mired in stereotypes about an exotic mountain kingdom.

As a Swazi citizen who was born, brought up and lives in Swaziland, these conjured images bring weary smiles every time I am confronted with them, especially when I am abroad on an assignment representing the trade union movement. Read the rest of this entry »