Monday, 14 November 2011

Swaziland delay salaries

Swaziland won't be paying civil servant on time in November after an announcement of a delay of salary payment due between 20 and 30 November to December. The government is one of the largest employers in Swaziland and this will come as an unpleasant shock to many families, especially in the lead-up to the holiday season. The Swaziland government has been trying to raise a loan to keep the country running but various factors - like the King's demand for a commission on a billion-Rand loan from South Africa - have seen them fail. It's unclear how the government will be able to keep going for much longer without some sort of bail-out.

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