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Eswatini moves forward with renewable energy plans

The Kingdom of Eswatini's reliance on imported power from its neighbours - Mozambique and South Africa - will be reduced after it issued a request for the qualification and development for a 40MW solar PV plant and a 40MW biomass-to-energy plant...

By Koketso Lediga 20 Aug 2019

BICS to provide voice and data roaming services in Swaziland

BICS will be providing its complete range of voice and data roaming services to Swazi Mobile, Swaziland's recently launched second mobile network...

16 Nov 2017

#WTMA17: An African experience with a cultural twist in Swaziland

Swaziland Tourism recently exhibited at WTM Africa 2017, showing that this small, landlocked country has big aspirations for its tourism industry...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

TB social mobilisation campaign in southern Africa

A social mobilisation campaign to reach over 50 000 high-risk mineworkers and ex-mineworkers who may have contracted TB, has been launched in Southern Africa...

15 Nov 2016

Drought-hit Swaziland imposes water cuts

Drought-stricken Swaziland began sever water rationing in the capital Mbabane this weekend after levels in the main dam supplying the city fell to a critical low.

15 Aug 2016

Drought relief for Swaziland

WFP supports the government of Swaziland with emergency food in drought-hit areas...

15 Jul 2016

LGR StarCare simplifies Mobilize Transit TV data management

LGR's StarCare mobile self-service application is simplifying the management of Swaziland's new Mobilize Transit TV service - a free-to-air media channel allowing public transport commuters to watch news, sport, educational...

30 Jun 2014

Swaziland frees detained opposition activists

A Swaziland High Court judge Monday freed on bail seven opposition activists arrested last month at the trial of journalists charged with publishing articles critical of King Mswati III's government.

8 May 2014

MTN Bushfire - Swaziland's music and arts festival

MTN Bushfire is Swaziland's three day music and arts festival from 30 May to 1 June, 2014, which celebrates creative expression whilst promoting social responsibility, stimulating the economy, and drawing talent and tourists from across Africa and around the world. More than simply a music festival, it's a creative space where expression, learning, sharing and inspiration take hold.

15 Apr 2014

Internet exchange point opened in Swaziland

Late last week saw the African Union Commission (AUC) launch the internet exchange point (IXP) in Swaziland which will contribute to bringing efficiency in the routing of intra-country internet traffic and more secure exchange of intra-country internet traffic.

15 Apr 2014

MTN Bushfire 2014 lineup announced

This year Swaziland's international festival of the arts, MTN Bushfire, which will be taking place from 30 May to 1 June 2014, promises the most diverse lineup to date.

10 Mar 2014

Malnutrition stunts Swaziland's growth

MBABANE - Around three in every 10 young children in Swaziland are stunted by hunger, and 270,000 workers are physically affected by the lack of food, an official said on Tuesday (30 July), citing a government-backed study.

1 Aug 2013

MISA tells 'Times' editor to resign

The Media Institute for Southern Africa has called on the managing editor of Swaziland's only independent newspaper group to resign because he is too close to King Mswati III. MISA, the foremost media freedom group in the region, said Martin Dlamini's position was 'untenable'.

15 May 2013

'Nation' editor lodges sentence appeal

Bheki Makhubu and the Nation magazine have formally noted an appeal against a E200,000 fine (and possible two year jail sentence) after conviction by the Swaziland High Court for 'scandalising' the court.

23 Apr 2013

Swazi Observer editors reinstated

The Media Institute of Southern Africa - Swaziland Chapter welcomes the decision by the Swazi Observer Board of Directors to reinstate editors, Alec Lushaba and Thulani Thwala after the eight months of unjustified suspension.

25 Mar 2013

Bill lets King Mswati control broadcasting

King Mswati III of Swaziland will be given the powers to take over all radio and television stations in the kingdom, if a bill before Parliament becomes law.

15 Mar 2013

Move to merge state broadcasters

The cabinet has approved draft legislation that intends to convert Swaziland's two state broadcasters into one national broadcaster, according to local media reports.

4 Mar 2013

All set for MTN Bushfire 2013

MTN Bushfire 2013, Swaziland's International festival of the arts will be taking place from 31 May-2 June 2013. This festival sees some of Africa's best artists performing in an intimate and 100% socially responsible festival. Tickets for the festival will be available online from 11 February.

28 Jan 2013

Senate president's censorship threat

Swaziland senate president Gelane Zwane has insulted and threatened journalists for turning up to a meeting to which they were invited, according to reports in the Times of Swaziland, the country's oldest privately-owned newspaper.

22 Jan 2013

Swaziland's phone war sparks crisis

A row between MTN Swaziland and that country's telecommunications operator has sparked a national crisis.

By Louise Redvers 16 Oct 2012

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