SWAZILAND: SWAZILAND SUPREME COURT TO HEAR FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION CASE

Salc : Staff Writer

Johannesburg/Mbabane, 7 May 2010 – The Swaziland National Ex-Miners Workers Association will ask Swaziland’s newly established Supreme Court to rule that the Swazi government is constitutionally obliged to make free primary education available to every Swazi child.

 

Although Swaziland has long been ruled by monarchical decree – its independence constitution abrogated by King Sobuza in 1973 – the enactment of the 2005 Constitution was viewed as offering the prospect of governance reform in Swaziland.

Swazi education press release