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Swazi teachers strike for economic justice, 2012

Time period
13 June, 2012 to 15 August, 2012
Economic Justice
Total points
2.5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Molly Murphy 27/09/2015, Clare Perez 18/02/2015

In 2012, Swaziland was a small landlocked country in southern Africa ruled by  King Mswati III. Sixty three percent of the country’s population lived below the poverty line. Government spending on education had continuously decreased since 2008. With the economy virtually stagnated, the International Monetary Fund had urged the government in February 2012 to reduce the size of its civil service.