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Title:Localization Policies and Programmes in the Kingdom of Swaziland
Author:Ayee, Joseph R.A.
Periodical:African Administrative Studies
Geographic term:Swaziland - Eswatini
Subjects:labour force
Politics and Government
Development and Technology
Abstract:Despite recommendations by various commissions to accelerate the recruitment and employment of local people in both public and private sectors, coupled with the aim of the government, as enunciated in the second national development plan, to achieve localization in all sectors by the end of 1980, 'Swazianization' is still a far cry. The author examines localization policies and programmes in Swaziland since independence in 1968, noting that the pace of localization has been slow, discussing the issue of education and training, and highlighting problems, such as the shortage of trained Swazi personnel and the nature and workings of the country's institutional control mechanisms, which serve to inhibit rapid localization. In conclusion, he identifies the need for commitment to a far-reaching human resource strategy, the need to pay greater attention to the motivation and remuneration of local personnel, the importance of the merit principle which calls for an optimal balance between skilled locals and expatriates, and the need for firmness and objectivity on the part of the government in promoting localization. Bibliogr., sum.