Bio

Hlengiwe Portia Dlamini obtained her PhD from the University of Pretoria in 2016. Her BA and MA degrees were obtained from the University of Swaziland. Her research concentration is: Constitutional History and the governance of public spaces in Eswatini (Swaziland). She is working towards publishing a book on Eswatini’s Constitutional History.

She has also been researching on the constitutionality of community policing, and is exploring the constitutionality of women enfranchisement and disenfranchisement and of Gastronomic Injunctions (Halaal) of Islamic minorities in Eswatini since independence.    

Publications

HP Dlamini, (2017), "Photographs as Complementary Sources of the History of Swaziland: Visual Images of the Makers of the Pre-Independence Constitution," South African Historical Journal

HP Dlamini, (2018), “The Tinkhundla monarchical democracy: An african system of good governance?" In: Olga Bialostocka, (ed.), New African Thinkers Agenda 2063: Culture at the Heart of Sustainable Development, Cape Town: HSRC PRESS, 2018)

HP Dlamini, (2018), Race, Politics and Constitution-Making in Colonial Swaziland 1960-1968 (Forthcoming)

HP Dlamini, (2018), Leadership and Gender in Swazi Politics: The Tussle between the Female Senate President and the Male Prime Minister (Forthcoming)

HP Dlamini, (2018), "The Emergence and Development of Community Police in Swaziland" in Urban Crisis in Africa: Realities, Challenges and Responses, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Fellowships

Laureate for the CODESRIA July 2016 Gender Institute; spent two weeks at CODESRIA in Dakar, Senegal