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  1. Eswatini - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 (LN No. 72 of 2020).

    Adoption: 2020-03-27 | SWZ-2020-R-110049

    Made under Section 43 of the Disaster Management, 2006.

    1. Citation and Commencement.
    2. Interpretation.

    3. Prevention of spread of Covid -19.
    4. Compulsory notification on suspected cases.
    5. Screening of persons.
    6. Test samples for Covid-19.
    7. Notification on development of symptoms.
    8. Isolation for asymptomatic person.
    9. Isolation for symptomatic person.
    10. Steps upon examination.
    11. Measures for defined geographic area.
    12. Refusal of medical examination, treatment, isolation and quarantine.
    13. Refusal to cooperate with enforcement officer.
    14. Places of quarantine and isolation.

    15. Internal Travel.
    16. Cross –Border Travel.

    17. Interpretation.
    18. Price control.
    19. Unfair practices.
    20. Supply of Goods.
    21. Restriction and prohibition on sale of liquor.
    22. Restriction on restaurants.
    23. Essential industries.
    24. Offence

    25. Restriction and prohibition of gatherings.
    26. Duties of port of health officers.
    27. Closure of schools and Tertiary Institutions.
    28. Suspension of visits.
    29. Spreading rumours or unauthenticated information on COVID -19.
    30. Immunity against liability.
    31. Emergency Procurement Procedures.
    32. Authority to issue guidelines.
    33. Offences and penalties.

  2. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act, 2018 (Act No. 15 of 2018).

    Adoption: 2018-06-28 | SWZ-2018-L-108709

    Makes provisions concerning sexual offences and domestic violence. Includes provisions for commercial sexual activities, pornography and protection of victims with special measures to protect children. Also contains provisions on the offence of sexual harassment. Sets up a national register for sexual offenders.
    Provisions concerning the offences related to domestic violence include procedures for protection orders and the protection of victims of domestic violence.

  3. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Suppression of Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act No. 11 of 2017).

    Adoption: 2017-08-08 | SWZ-2017-L-107527

    Provides a definition of "funds" and replaces the definition of "act of terrorism" in section 2 of the Act. Also amends sections 5, 11 and 28.

  4. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Public Order Act, 2017 (Act No. 12 of 2017).

    Adoption: 2017-08-08 | Date of entry into force: 2017-11-08 | SWZ-2017-L-107529

    An Act to promote and protect public order, public health, public safety and public morals; to give effect to the fundamental rights of freedom of assembly, association and freedom of expression embodied in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland.

  5. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 2009. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-01 | SWZ-2010-L-94741

    An Act to provide for the constitution, incorporation, registration, management, administration and winding up of companies and other associations.

  6. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    People Trafficking and People Smuggling (Prohibition) Act (Act No. 7 of 2009).

    Adoption: 2009-11-10 | SWZ-2009-L-107539

    An Act to provide for the offence of people trafficking and people smuggling, the protection and support of trafficked or smuggled persons, the establishment of the Task Force for the Prevention of People Trafficking and People Smuggling, and for matters connected therewith.

  7. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Suppression of Terrorism Act, 2008. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | SWZ-2008-L-107528

    The object of the Act is to provide a legal regime that would prevent, fight and suppress terrorists activities in compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 and the United Nations Conventions against terrorism.

  8. Eswatini - General provisions - Constitution

    The Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland Act, 2005 (No. 001 of 2005). - Constitution on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 2005-07-26 | SWZ-2005-C-71892

    Chapter I - The Kingdom and its Constitution
    Chapter II - Monarchy
    Chapter III - Protection and Promotion of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
    Chapter IV - Citizenship
    Chapter V - Directive Principles of State Policy and Duties of the Citizen
    Chapter VI - The Executive
    Chapter VII - The Legislature
    Chapter VIII - The Judicature
    Chapter IX - Director of Public Prosecutions and the Commission of Human Rights and Public Administration
    Chapter X - The Public Service
    Chapter XI - Public Finance
    Chapter XII - Land, Minerals, Water and Environment
    Chapter XIII - Local Government
    Chapter XIV - Tradititional Institutions
    Chapter XV - International Relations
    Chapter XVI - Leadership Code of Conduct
    Chapter XVII - Amendment of the Constitution
    Chapter XVIII - Miscellaneous
    Chapter XIX - Transitional Provisions

  9. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Environmental Management Act 2002 (Act No. 5 of 2002). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002 | SWZ-2002-L-85998

    The objectives of this Act are to establish a framework for environmental protection and the integrated management of natural resources on a sustainable basis; to transform the Swaziland Environment Authority into a body corporate, to establish the Swaziland Environment Fund; and to provide for various other matters to environment protection.
    The Act consists of 90 sections divided into 11 Parts: Introductory Provisions (I); Fundamental Purpose and Principles (II); Administration (III); Integrated Environmental Management (IV); Pollution Control (V); Waste Management (VI); International Matters (VII): Public Participation (VIII); Compliance and Enforcement (IX); Reviews and Appeals (X); General and Transitional (XI).
    Section 5 defines environmental principles. Any person or body exercising powers or functions or making decisions under this Act shall give effect to the purpose of this Act and the principles listed in section 5. Within twelve months of the entry into force of this Act, each Cabinet Minister shall ensure that an Environmental Management Strategy for each Government Ministry for which the Cabinet Minister is responsible, is prepared and submitted to the Swaziland Environment Authority for approval (sect. 7). Section 8 defines powers of the Minister responsible for the environment. The Swaziland Environment Authority is established as a body corporate and shall be the successor of Swaziland Environment Authority established under the Swaziland Environment Authority Act, 1992. Functions of the Authority are set out in section 12. The Authority has a Management Board which is the governing body of the Authority. The Minister, in consultation with the Board, shall appoint a Director of the Authority (sect. 17). The Swaziland Environment Fund is established as a body corporate under section 20. Objects of the Fund are set out in section 23. The Minister shall every two years, publish a State of the Environment Report in accordance with section 29 and the Authority shall, within two years of this Act coming into force and every five years thereafter, prepare and publish a National Environmental Action Plan in accordance with section 30. Section 31 concerns Strategic Environmental Assessments of proposed legislation. Section 32 provides for environmental impact assessment. Waste management functions of the Authority are defined in section 44 and the role of Local Authorities in waste management in section 45. The Authority shall create and maintain an environmental information registry under Part VIII (sect. 50). Section 53 provides for public hearings. Any person may pursuant to section 56 request the Director to issue an order under this Act i.e. a Prevention Order (sect. 63), Protection Order (sect. 64), an Emergency Protection Order (sect. 65), a Compliance Order (sect. 66), or a Cost Order (sect. 67). Section 57 provides for prosecutions initiated by the public and section 58 for civil actions. The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, issue codes of practice for the purposes of this Act under section 88.

  10. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Swaziland Law Reform and Development Commission Act, 2001 (No. 1 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-01-19 | SWZ-2001-L-58992

    Provides for the establishment of the Law Reform and Development Commission, and defines function, powers and procedures of this Commission.

  11. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Swaziland Investment Promotion Act, 1998 (No. 1 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-02-02 | SWZ-1998-L-49390

    Establishes a Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority. Provides for the freedom of investment, protection of investment, and non-discrimination on the part of the Government with respect to investors.

  12. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Employment (Amendment) Act, 1997 (No. 5 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-08-28 | SWZ-1997-L-48091

    Inserts a new section 33bis stipulating that in cases where an enterprise is sold to another person, the employer or the new owner shall pay due benefits. Also amends s. 39, providing that an employee may be suspended without pay if he is remanded into custody or is suspected of having committed acts warranting disciplinary action. If the employee is acquitted of charges, the employer is in certain cases liable to pay remuneration due during the employee's suspension.

  13. Eswatini - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental Audit, Assessment and Review Regulations, 1996 (L.N. No. 58 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-04-12 | Date of entry into force: 1996-04-12 | SWZ-1996-R-44255

    The Swaziland Environment Authority shall identify and audit projects which raise concern because of their environmental impact. Regulates audit procedure and appeals.

  14. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Public Enterprises (Control And Monitoring) Act, 1989 (Act No. 8 of 1989). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989-08-03 | SWZ-1989-L-104360

  15. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 1985. No. 4.

    Adoption: 1985-01-14 | SWZ-1985-L-1300

    An Act to amend the Employment Act 1980. No. 4. Amends ss. 33, 34, 36 and 44.

  16. Eswatini - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment Regulations 1981. L.N. No. 75.

    Adoption: 1981-10-21 | SWZ-1981-R-10846

  17. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 1981. No. 11.

    Adoption: 1981-09-24 | SWZ-1981-L-10845

    An Act to amend the Employment Act 1980 [No. 5 of 1980]. Amends ss. 34 and 150.

  18. Eswatini - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment Act 1980, No. 5/1980.

    Adoption: 1980-09-26 | SWZ-1980-L-11933

    An Act to consolidate the law in relation to employment and to introduce new provisions designed to improve the status of employees in Swaziland. Repeals, inter alia, the Employment Act 1962 (LS 1962-Swa.1, 1965-Swa.1).

  19. Eswatini - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Citizenship Regulations, 1975. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | SWZ-1975-R-86514

    Provides the form for the citizenship certificate.

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