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MBABANE – The Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) has announced a scholarship worth E0.5 million for all deserving emaSwati.

The announcement was made during the forum’s general meeting held in Ermelo over the weekend. MSF Spokesperson Sivumelwano Nyembe said the funding known as Mngomezulu Eswatini Bursary Scheme, aims to assist emaSwati students and pupils. This means the scholarship is open to pupils who have completed Grade VII and are going to high school, as well as those who have completed high school and have been accepted in tertiary institutions.


Nyembe said financial assistance would be extended to learners who came from disadvantaged backgrounds and individuals with disabilities. “By investing in education, we strive to create a brighter future for our community and contribute to the overall development of Eswatini,” Nyembe said. The spokesperson said the bursary would also be extended to the children of those who were incarcerated due to their political beliefs and those who became victims of the June/July 2021 political unrest. He stated that preference would be given to high school pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds based on their assessments. To apply for the bursary, the spokesperson said an application could be downloaded on www.lawderswa.com. Students are advised to send applications to admin@lawderswa.com and ensure that all required documents are attached, including proof of academic achievements and registration.


For one to qualify, they must have passed Grade VII and obtained a primary school certificate or passed Form V or equivalent. They must be registered in a high school or tertiary institution in Eswatini with proof of academic record. Furthermore, the applicants should provide proof of registration from the relevant school or institution. Meanwhile, he stated that other discussions in their meeting included reflecting on the recent national elections and what positives they had brought so far. According to Nyembe, during their reflection, it was pointed out that nothing positive had come out of the national elections and that there was no promise in that things would change, but instead they were getting worse. “These elections are a licence for those in authority to use government coffers as they please,” he alleged. This, he said, showed that there would be more erosion in terms of lack of governance to provide service delivery for critical things. Nyembe said relief could be made by government, but there would be instances when a reoccurrence of events would be met, making the situation worse-off.

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