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King Sobhuza II Memorial Park, Lobamba, Swaziland, Southern Africa.

Opposite the Houses of Parliament and the National Museum.  He came to the throne when he was 21, having completed his education in South Africa. As a young king, he had to tackle the concession problems of the period and he devoted his time to regaining the land of Swaziland that had passed into private hands or company ownership.  A fund was established which was utilised to repurchase land and by 1968 over half the land conceded had been restored to the nation. His reign was a period of stability during which foreign investment flowed into the country and the economy expanded.  Swaziland subsequently became more dependent on her South African neighbour, due partly to membership of the Common Customs Union and participation in the Rand Monetary Area.  King Sobhuza steered his people and country wisely and in 1968, it gained its independence from Great Britain.  The park commemorates his contribution towards the development and progress of the nation.  There is an auditorium that is available for wedding receptions, seminars, conferences and lectures. Open 7 days a week from 08h00 to 16h30. AVKing

Contct:            Box 100 Lobamba, Kingdom of Swaziland
+268 (41) 62131 telephone
+268 (41) 61875 fax
web: www.sntc/org/sz

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Last update: 2009-07-26 21:02
Author: Alan McIver
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