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Swaziland: Contemporary Social and Economic Issues

1st Edition

By Peter G. Forster, Bongani J. Nsibande


420 pages

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This title was first published in 2000: Up-to-date information on socio-economic issues in contemporary Swaziland is not always readily accessible. This work fills that gap, by including contributions by Swazi scholars, based on recent research. Swaziland is of particular interest because of its culture and development, the special characteristics of small states and regional development in Southern Africa. Swaziland faces some problems found generally in developing areas but others are distinctive. The cultural dimension to development is paid close attention throughout.


’…the usefulness of the publication lies in the relevance of many of its chapters to the practical problems faced by contemporary Swaziland…It should be compulsory reading for administrators, development workers, NGOs, as well as national leaders concerned with not only modern Swaziland but the Southern African region as a whole.’ H-Net Review

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Peter G. Forster and Bongani J. Nsibande. National Security and Stability: Swaziland’s security concerns in a changed South Africa, Bongani J. Nsibande; Swazi civil religion, Peter Kasenene. Family, Gender and Household: Women, law and development in Swaziland: an overview of impact of de jure discrimination against women, Philip F. lya; Meeting the needs of youth in national development policy and its legal implications in Swaziland, Philip F. Iya; Social stability through domestic relations: a critique of Swaziland’s marriage act 1964, R.S. Bhalla; Women's empowerment and income generation: the case of Swaziland, K.J.B. Kergero and M.M. Keregero; Gender disparities in agriculture in Swaziland, K.J.B. Keregero, B.M. Dlamini and M.M. Keregero. Development: Urban and Rural: Community participation in urban planning and development, Thandi Khumalo; The evolution of the urban informal sector in Swaziland, Michael Sisa Matsebula; Agrarian structure, productivity and environmental protection in Swaziland, S.N.A. Mensah; Agricultural extension in Swaziland: prospects and pitfalls, K.J.B. Keregero; Environmental issues in the sustainable development of Swaziland, Mandla C. Mkhwanazi. Development in Health and Education: Unemployment in Swaziland: focus upon school-leavers, Mandla C. Mkhwanazi; Education for development in the twenty-first century; Determinants of childhood mortality: variation in Swaziland, Cisci M. Magagula and Tizie Maphalala; Women and health: the case of Swaziland, Mamane Nxumalo; Index.

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