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SEPARC celebrates ‘Why Think Tanks Matter’ Day

The Swaziland Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SEPARC) joined over 170 organisations in 100 cities around the world in celebrating the importance of think tanks and the role they play in their respective countries. The Centre hosted a breakfast meeting at the Mountain Inn…

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New cohort of graduate researchers join SEPARC

A new cohort of graduate researchers has joined the Swaziland Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SEPARC). The three interns join the Centre under a graduate research programme administered by SEPARC, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The 12-month internship programme follows…

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SEPARC hosts UNISWA students for six months

The Swaziland Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SEPARC) is currently hosting two undergraduate students from the University of Swaziland, in fulfilment of the Centre’s mandate to build capacity for research and policy analysis within the country. Temlandvo Maziya and Zenani Mhlanga, both third-year Bachelor…

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Govt advised to increase funding for research

While Swaziland continues to face challenges in its higher education system, experts are calling for an overhaul and more funding for this sector which can drive research and innovation, for the country to turn its economy around and achieve sustainable development. “There are not enough…

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‘SD needs innovative agricultural methods,’ says pupil

Collaboration between the youth and experienced farmers can give birth to innovative methods of ensuring sustainable agricultural production, says Sibongiseni Nkosinathi Dlamini. “There is need for the creation of a platform where experienced farmers can teach the youth about the latest agricultural produce which will…

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Young people are drivers of innovation in financial sector

The banking sector is moving away from hiring traditional banking qualifications as it looks at harnessing the different innovations and skills that young people have. This has resulted in the sector hiring those deemed more brilliant than the traditional workforce that previously worked there. “If…