Swaziland Country Report


In the current political climate of Swaziland, it has been challenging to undertake a study of this magnitude and there have been a number of drawbacks.

In some cases, a number of interviewees were suspicious and did not trust that the information would solely be used for academic purposes. Some feared that its use could land them in some kind of trouble with the state. Also, the Swazi society is highly polarised in terms of political ideology. The society is divided between traditionalists (who do not see any need for change), progressives (who want change at all cost) and moderates (who are afraid of change).

About the contributor:

Dr Joshua Bheki Mzizi is a sernior lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Swaziland. He holds graduate degrees in Religious Education, Education Administration and Religion. He earned his PhD in Systematic Theology, focusing on Liberation and Political Theologies, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, US. He has published widely in the areas of education, human rights, religion, politics and law, and has participated in a number of international and regional cross-disciplinary research projects.

Series Editor: Tim Hughes
ISBN: 1-919969-12-8

8 Aug 2005