Blog entries from: Swazi Media Commentary

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September 10 2014

From Swazi Media Commentary Wed Sep 10 2014, 08:04:00

A legal challenge is to be made in Swaziland to declare the kingdom's Suppression of Terrorism Act (STA) unconstitutional.

People who have protested for democratic change in Swaziland have been arrested and charged under the act for 'sedition'. No political Party is allowed to contest elections in Swaziland and all organisations that call for democratic change have been branded 'terrorists' under the STA.

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September 8 2014

From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Sep 8 2014, 06:09:00

Kenworthy News Media, 5 September 2014


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From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Sep 8 2014, 05:00:00

Hospitals in Swaziland refused to treat poverty-stricken workers affected by poisonous fumes at a textile factory because they could not afford to pay.

Meanwhile, the Swaziland Government said the number of workers exposed to the fumes was 1,600 - more than treble the number previously reported by the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA). 

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September 6 2014

From Swazi Media Commentary Sat Sep 6 2014, 11:49:00

About 500 workers at a textile factory in Swaziland needed medical treatment after inhaling poisonous chemicals, according to the kingdom's trade union federation.

The Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) said the incident happened at the Taiwanese-owned Tex-Ray factory in Manzini, the kingdom's main commercial city on Friday (5 September 2014).

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