22 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
SALC JOINT STATEMENT: SWAZILAND: FAILURE TO EXPEDITIOUSLY RESOLVE JUDGE MASUKU M...

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the Southern Africa Development Community Lawyers Association (SADC LA) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) note that the Swaziland Judicial Services Commission (JSC) met on Friday, 19 August 2011, a full week after…

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17 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ‘JUDGE’S HEARING WAS FLAWED’...

MBABANE – The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has raised a number of procedures that were flawed during the hearing of High Court Judge Justice Thomas Masuku on Thursday. The SALC, in a statement released on Monday, said the hearing,…

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15 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
SALC STATEMENT: SWAZILAND: JUDGE MASUKU’S DISCIPLINARY HEARING...

Mbabane – Swaziland High Court Judge Thomas Masuku’s disciplinary hearing conducted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), at which the Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi presided, was concluded last week, Thursday 11 August 2011. The JSC’s judgment is now awaited although…

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12 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: COPS BLOCK FOREIGN JURISTS, ACTIVISTS...

MBABANE – There was tight security at the High Court in preparation for the hearing of suspended Judge Thomas Masuku yesterday. At the entrance to the High Court were over 100 people, most of whom included lawyers, political activists and…

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11 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: JUDGE’S HEARING BODES ILL FOR SWAZI REFORM...

IF SWAZILAND was going to make even a token gesture at meeting the less than taxing conditions attached to SA’s recent loan, and if SA was even halfway serious about insisting that those conditions are met, this week’s disciplinary hearing…

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08 Aug 2011 Staff Writer
SALC REPORT: THE SUSPENSION OF JUDGE THOMAS MASUKU: ANOTHER INSTANCE OF SWAZILAN...

The attached report describes the current judicial proceedings against Justice Thomas Masuku of Swaziland, who is facing a variety of unsubstantiated charges of judicial misconduct. The proceedings against Justice Masuku are contextualized in the report with a description of the…

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26 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
SALC STATEMENT: SUSPENSION OF JUDGE HIGHLIGHTS RULE OF LAW CRISIS IN SWAZILAND...

Mbabane, Swaziland — Justice Thomas Masuku of the High Court of Swaziland currently faces unsubstantiated charges that could lead to his dismissal, highlighting a wider rule of law crisis in Swaziland. On 28 June, Justice Masuku received a letter on…

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14 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: LAWYERS ACCUSE SWAZI CHIEF JUSTICE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT...

Swazi lawyers have filed a sexual harassment case against the chief justice, who sparked controversy by suspending a judge for "insulting" King Mswati III. The nation’s lawyers went on strike six days ago to protest against Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi’s…

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07 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: SWAZI AUTHORITIES BEG FOR FUNDS WITH ONE HAND, WHILE WRECKING THE...

JOHANNESBURG – Regional and continental legal bodies have condemned the suspension of Swazi High Court Justice, Thomas Masuku, and demanded his immediate reinstatement – as well as urging South Africa to carefully reconsider any financial support for the country in light…

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12 Apr 2011 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: SA RISKS A LOT FOR SWAZILAND...

WHEN Maite Nkoana- Mashabane was sworn in as minister of international relations and co-operation two-and-a- half years ago, she promised all and sundry that SA’s foreign policy would be formulated by South Africans. This was a breath of fresh air…

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16 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: WOMEN’S RIGHTS TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK...

MBABANE,  – Much to the frustration of gender activists, Swaziland’s Supreme Court has reversed a February 2010 High Court ruling that allowed a married woman to register property in their own name. After centuries of being classified and treated as…

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07 May 2010 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: SWAZILAND SUPREME COURT TO HEAR FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION CASE...

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…

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