oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The legal framework of foreign investment in the Kingdom of Swaziand

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



This article seeks to investigate the legal environment or framework within which private foreign investors can establish and operate their businesses in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Swaziland is a small country in the south-eastern part of Southern Africa bordered by the Republic of South Africa and the Peoples Republic of Mozambique. It is endowed with generous scenic beauty and weather and is essentially an agricultural country blessed with reasonable mineral resources such as coal, iron ore and gold. The principal agricultural commodities are sugar, maize, cotton, citrus fruits, pineapples, vegetables and rice. Its principal agricultural exports are sugar and wood pulp. It is well-known that Swaziland is economically very dependent on its neighbour to the south, the Republic of South Africa to which it is linked by the Customs Union and the Rand Monetary Union.

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