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Kingship and transition in Swaziland, 1973-1988

Show simple item record Magongo, Ellen Mary 2010-03-30T11:21:31Z 2010-03-30T11:21:31Z 2009-11
dc.identifier.citation Magongo, Ellen Mary (2009) Kingship and transition in Swaziland, 1973-1988, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This dissertation focuses on the Liqoqo years in Swaziland and the extent to which King Sobhuza’s reign and the introduction of the 1973 Decree created the conditions that led to the crises that plagued the country after the monarch’s death in 1982. It argues that Sobhuza II’s brand of cultural nationalism, the removal of the Independence Constitution, the introduction of Tinkhundla governance and the transformation of the Liqoqo sowed the seeds for political crisis that engulfed the kingdom. This study refutes the traditionalist/modernist debate and proposes that King Sobhuza II, albeit unwittingly, was the architect of a scenario that almost destroyed the long reigning Swazi monarchy. While this dissertation focuses on events leading up to and during the Liqoqo era, the aftermath is equally fascinating witnessing unparalleled civic dissatisfaction and the emergence of more vocal and organised opposition groups during the final decade of the century. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (133 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Tradition in Swaziland en
dc.subject Royal succession in Swaziland en
dc.subject Swaziland 1973 – 1988 en
dc.subject King Mswati 111 en
dc.subject Indlovukazi Dzeliwe en
dc.subject Indlovukazi Ntombi en
dc.subject Liqoqo Era en
dc.subject Tinkhundla Governance en
dc.subject Prince Mfanasibili en
dc.subject.ddc 968.8703
dc.subject.lcsh Swaziland -- Politics and government -- 1968-
dc.subject.lcsh Swaziland -- Kings and Rulers
dc.subject.lcsh Swazi (African people) -- Kings and Rulers
dc.subject.lcsh Swazi (African people) -- Politics and government
dc.subject.lcsh Politics and culture -- Swaziland
dc.subject.lcsh Sobhuza II, King of Swaziland, 1899-1982
dc.subject.lcsh Mswati III, King of Swaziland, 1968-
dc.title Kingship and transition in Swaziland, 1973-1988 en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department History M.A (History)

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