The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO), hosted a public multi-stakeholder dialogue on The Future of eSwatini: Progress towards a Dialogue Process?
The dialogue brought together speakers from civil society, the student movement, trade unions and the main opposition political party in eSwatini in order to enhance an understanding in South Africa and the region of the current situation. The discussion looked at eSwatini’s future and the possibility of meaningful dialogue. Last year, President Ramaphosa, as chair of the security organ of SADC, met with King Mswati where an agreement was made for a national dialogue forum to be implemented. We discussed the progress of this, and possible ways forward.