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TRENDING FASHION IN SWAZILAND

Swaziland, officially known as the Kingdom of Eswatini is a landlocked country in Southern Africa with population of about 1.2million persons, 97% Africans and 3% Europeans. It is bordered by Mozambique to its Northeast and South Africa to its North, West and South. Eswatini run Unitary absolute monarchy system of government. The two official languages in Swaziland are Swazi and English. Swaziland is comprised of the Lomati, Komati, Umbuluzi and Usutu tribes.

TRENDING FASHION IN SWAZILAND

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ACCESSORIES IN SWAZILAND

There are beautiful accessories in Swaziland. Jewelries made from beads, fabric, gold, diamond and corals designs.

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TRIBES IN SWAZILAND AND THEIR FASHION

Swazis wear either traditional or modern day clothing and the tribes/groups in Eswatini Kingdom all dress alike. The men’s traditional clothing include a colourful skirt covered by emajobo (leather apron). Adornment on ceremonial occasions include the ligcebesha (neckband), umgaco (ties) and sagibo (walking stick). Ligwalagwala women’s traditional attire consist of an ilihhiya (cloth). Married women cover their upper torsos and sometimes wear traditional beehive hairstyle. Single women sometimes wear only beads over their upper torsos, particularly on ceremonial occasions.

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TOURIST AND HISTORICAL PLACES IN SWAZILAND

Swaziland is a small country with great features, which makes it a good place to have a memorable vacation.

 Malolotja Nature Reserve and Phophonyane Falls Nature Reserve – the largest protected area in the country. It forms series of waterfall, including the country’s highest cascades.

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Mbukuzi Game Reserve – birds up to 300 species can be seen here, other wild animals can also be seen.

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Lobamba – Swaziland’s spiritual and cultural heart. Visitors find Lobamba royal village interesting.

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Simunye – a prime example of a corporation town, close to the acclaimed reserves of the Hlane park.

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Sibebe – it is the largest granite pluton in the world. It sits just 10 km away from the capital Mbabane

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Piggs Peak – the heartland of old Swaziland gold rush, it attracts miners and prospectors of all types.                                                                                   

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Nhlangano – a chilled regional hub with good transport links to safari destinations of the lowveld deeper

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Ngwenya Mine and Lion Cavern Tour – a mine site, close to lion reserve. An interesting tourist site.

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The Malkerns – a reserve and great place to relax in the shadow of the Eastern Swaziland mountains

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Mkhaya Game Reserve – a world peppered with acacias and trodden by galumphing great black rhinos.

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Mbabane – cultural and heritage attractions in this town here are pretty good.

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Maguga – it has its own smattering of lodges overlooking piggs peak and the waters of the nearby lake.

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MUSIC IN SWAZILAND

Music of Eswatini is composed of both ethnic Swazi music and varieties of folk music as well as modern genres such as rock, pop and hip hop, which has been popular in Eswatini since headed by bands such as Vamoose. There are two exclusive festival that take place in Swaziland, December and August. A dance is performed mainly by women during the ceremony, accompanied by traditional instruments such as kudu horn, calabash, rattles, makeyana and reed flute.

Some musicians in Swaziland include;

Bholoja

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Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini

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Some Art work in Swaziland

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 MEALS IN SWAZILAND

Swaziland have varieties of mouth-watering meals to make your visit a  memorable one. They have almost same meal as that of South Africa.

 

Corn – roasted corn, a popular dish in Eswatini.

Braai – barbecues and grilled meats.

Porridge – often cooked or served with added flavourings such as sugar, honey, fruit or syrup etc.

Sishwala – porridge prepared with dried sugar beans, maize flour, water and salt.

Sitfubi – porridge made from milk and corn meal.

Umncweba and umkhunsu – similar to South African biltong. A dried, uncooked meat often marinated

Corn

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Braai

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Porridge

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Sishwala

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Umncweba and umkhunsu

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Koeksisters – a snack of twisted and plaited dough infused and fried until golden and crunchy

Vetkoek – fried dough bread filled with sausages, grilled meat and vegetables

Boerewors – a type of rolled sausage

Potjiekos – a pot of dish originating from South Africa, served in most traditional event

Mopane worm – fried delicious worm.

Melkert – a dessert consisting of sweet pastry crust made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs.

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Mopane worm

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND HABITAT PROTECTION IN SWAZILAND

The Eswatini Environmental Authority, a department of the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs is mandated to promote the protection, conservation and enhancement of the environment and sustainable management of natural resources of the country. There are environmental rules set out and it is well-practiced in Swaziland. In Swaziland, there are reserves; the forest comprising of different trees in the mangrove or swamp and the wildlife comprising of animals in the Zoo or reserved territory.

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EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN SWAZILAND

Global warming is not completely innocent in Eswatini Kingdom, it shows its effect especially on farming activities. The population pressure, combined with drought has made some areas unable to support crops. Effect of climate change such as flooding, excess thunderstorm and wind have led to loss of lives and properties in Swaziland.

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GENDER EQUALITY IN SWAZILAND

Eswatini constitution provides for equality before the law and non-discrimination on gender. Women in Eswatini Kingdom participate in economic activities, take part in political decision in the country. In education sector, women also hold key position and no discrimination in academics.

Some prominent women in Swaziland indude;

Lizzy nkosi – Swazi politician and current Minister of Health of Eswatini.

Lydia Makhubu –  Retired Swazi chemist and professor of chemistry, dean and vice-chancellor.

Fanny Friedman – Doctor and politician in Eswatini.

Tsandzille Diamini – a princess of Eswatini who serves as minister of Home affairs.

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Lydia Makhubu

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Fanny Friedman

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Patricia Mcfadden – a radical African feminist, sociologist, writer, educator and publisher from Eswatini.

Thuli Dladla – a Swazi politician and diplomat who is serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini – a Swazi princess and politician, current Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

Patricia Mcfadden

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Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini

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