Governing starts with the people
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Governing starts with the people

In theory, when a citizen votes for a parliamentary representative, that representative is meant to embody the will of the person who voted for him or her.  Phakama Shili, advocacy officer at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), writes a weekly column for the Swazi Observer. The column, ‘Constitutionally Speaking’, considers human rights and the quest for democracy in … Continue reading

Human Rights versus Animal Welfare
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Human Rights versus Animal Welfare

“Essentially all laws that hamper the enjoyment of fundamental rights as enshrined in the Constitution should be abolished or amended to comply with the supreme law of the land.” Phakama Shili, advocacy officer at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), writes a weekly column for daily newspaper Swazi Observer. The column, ‘Constitutionally Speaking’, considers human rights and … Continue reading

Human rights too expensive in Swaziland: MISA advocacy officer
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Human rights too expensive in Swaziland: MISA advocacy officer

“A Swaziland worthy of first-world status can only be facilitated by a people who are patriotic to their country and honest to the sufferings of the nation.” Phakama Shili, advocacy officer at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), writes a weekly column called Constitutionally Speaking about human rights and democracy for the daily newspaper Swazi Observer.  Swazis … Continue reading

Food for votes poisons democracy
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Food for votes poisons democracy

Phakama Shili, advocacy officer at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), writes a weekly column, ‘Constitutionally Speaking’, about human rights and democracy for the daily newspaper Swazi Observer.  The article below appeared in the Swazi Observer on May 30 2013. You will find all of Phakama’s ‘Constitutionally Speaking’  articles when you click here.  It is an honour … Continue reading