Monday, December 14, 2009


I wrote on Saturday (12 December 2009) that there were no suitable textbooks detailing the struggle for liberation in Swaziland available to support the new Swaziland General Certificate of Secondary Education (SGCSE) syllabus in history that Swazi schoolchildren will have to learn from next year.

A reader informs me that although there may be no textbooks there is quite a lot of information about the subject on the EISA (formerly the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa) website.

Among the materials there are descriptions of the legal status of political parties and links to some of them.

Included is research paper specially commissioned by EISA written by the late Joshua Mzizi, of the University of Swaziland, titled Political Movements and the Challenges for Democracy in Swaziland, which is well worth reading for anyone interested in politics in Swaziland.

Also available on the website is an EISA research report called Swaziland’s Struggle with Political Liberalisation, edited by Claude Kabemba, which includes a chapter on the deficiencies of the present tinkhundla political system in Swaziland.

To access the EISA website click here.

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