Mbabane (/(əm)bɑˈbɑn(i)/, Swazi:ÉMbábáne), with an estimated population of 94,874 (2010), is the capital and largest city in Swaziland. It is located on the Mbabane River and its tributary the Polinjane River in the Mdzimba Mountains. It is located in the district of Hhohho, of which it is also the capital. The average elevation of the city is 1243 meters. The population (estimated) in 1987 was 30,000. It lies on the MR3 road.
The town grew after the nation's administrative centre moved from Bremersdorp (now called Manzini) in 1902. It derives its name from a Chief, Mbabane Kunene, who lived in the area when British settlers arrived.
Mbabane's closest border crossing to South Africa is Ngwenya-Oshoek, and though siSwati is the primary language, English is widespread. Mbabane, and Swaziland itself, depend on tourism and sugar exports. It is also a commercial hub for the surrounding region, while tin and iron were mined nearby. The city has two sites for light industries.
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These included construction of the multibillion-rand International Convention Centre (ICC), two five-star hotels in Ezulwini Valley, between Mbabane and Manzini, and an ambitious plan to position and market the country as a tax haven ... near Mbabane’s new international airport.
20-September-2018 ... The meeting at the Lugogo Sun Hotel in Ezulwini Valley just off Mbabane, the capital, took place in the presence of the African Union (AU) director of political affairs, Dr Khabele Matlosa ... He was accompanied at the police headquarters by the director of political affairs, Dr Matlosa ... .
Mbabane - Tens of thousands of unmarried young women who will be dancing topless before King Mswati at Sunday’s Reed Dance have been banned from following custom and bathing naked at the Lusushwana River...Growth of the neighbouring Mbabane suburb Ezulwini has put the river in sight of homes and hotels.
The Swaziland government has granted a R80 million tender to Inyatsi Construction to do earthworks preparations for a luxury hotel and convention centre complex at the Mbabane suburb of Ezulwini ... may force some hotel closures,” said Mbabane investment advisor Milton Fakudze.
Yet upon entering the modern capital, Mbabane, where I watched an elderly chief stride past KFC decked in full leopard-skin lihiya loincloth, I was reminded that in this tiny kingdom the old ways have a stronger grip than outsiders may appreciate ...Better roads have brought the whole country to within two hours of Mbabane.
Inkhosikati LaDube, 23, who married King Mswati III at the age of 16, says she has been kept under virtual house arrest in her official residence since she and Ndumiso Mamba were caught in a hotel in Mbabane, the capital, last year ... Advertisement. Story continues below ... "I had to protect myself, so I pepper-sprayed him in the eyes," she said ... .
The polygamous king of Swaziland has fired his justice minister after the politician was caught red-handed having an affair with one of the king’s 14 wives ... Cuckolded ... Last week, police raided the exclusive Royal Villas hotel just seven miles from the palace on the outskirts of the Swazi administrative capital Mbabane ... Comments (-) ... Name.
Police swooped on a hotel in the capital Mbabane where activists were meeting to plan on Tuesday protests demanding more democracy in the tiny nation of 1,1 million, sandwiched between South Africa and Mozambique. The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the anniversary of Swaziland's independence from Britain in 1968... Continues Below ↓ ... .