High Court to Determine Constitutionality of Common Law Marital Power Rule
[SALC] This Morning, the High Court of Swaziland will hear arguments in Sacolo and Another v Sacolo and Others, a case concerning the validity of the common law marital power which denies married women the right to contract, administer property, and sue or be sued in court. The case also concerns a challenge to sections 24 and 25 of the Marriage Act 1964 which imposes on African spouses the customary consequences of marriage while granting to non-African spouses the common law consequences of marriage.
King's Paper Attacks Asians
[Swazi Media] The Swazi Observer, a newspaper in effect owned by Swaziland's absolute monarch King Mswati III, is running a campaign of misinformation against Asians in the kingdom.
#FeesMustFall Leader Might Flee to Swaziland, Court Hears
[News24Wire] The State is opposing bail for former Wits University SRC president and #FeesMustFall leader Mcebo Dlamini, saying he might flee to Swaziland.
Voters Snub Swazi Election
[Swazi Media] Only four in ten of the people entitled to vote in Swaziland's national election did so. The percentage turnout was lower than the previous election in 2008.
MPs Probe University Standards
[Swazi Media] The university in Swaziland that King Mswati III says will host his new University of Transformation is to be investigated by members of parliament after students complained lecturers were unqualified and equipment was lacking.
Police Fire Gunshots At Students
[Swazi Media] Police fired gunshots at protesting students at the university in Swaziland that is set to house King Mswati III's proposed 'SADC University of Transformation'.
Limited Support From EU On Trade
[Swazi Media] More than four in ten Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) did not support Swaziland's inclusion in a trade partnership deal.
Swazi Health Officers' Strike Threat
[Swazi Media] Environmental health officers in Swaziland are threatening to strike if they do not get a salary review and increased overtime payments.
University Lecturers 'Not Qualified'
[Swazi Media] Students at the university in Swaziland where King Mswati III said he would set up a university of transformation for the whole SADC region have protested to the Swazi Government that its lecturers are not qualified to teach.
Swazi Terror Decision to Be Appealed
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Attorney General Majahenkhaba Dlamini is to appeal the High Court ruling that sections of the Suppression of Terrorism Act and the Sedition and Subversive Act are unconstitutional.
Boy, 16, Held in Solitary Confinement
[Swazi Media] A 16-year-old boy in Swaziland has been kept in solitary confinement for five months, although he has not been sentenced for a crime.
Swaziland Should Implement Past Universal Periodic Review
[HRW] The Swazi government has made little progress implementing the recommendations it accepted during its last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2011. There has been no progress on essential rights reforms that Swaziland rejected during the 2011 UPR review. These include: removal of all legislative and practical restrictions on fundamental civil and political rights, in particular those related to freedom of association and expression to allow the registration and operation of political parties; permitting gr