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The Hotels and Tourism Association of Swaziland is a non-profit organisation with members who are part of the tourism industry in Swaziland.

This week's feature:

The Flag

The Swazi flag designed around a traditional warriors shield that were carried into battle for hundreds of years. These are made of stiff thick cowskin. Nguni cattle have a wide vaiety of colours and markings, the skins were cured and then made into shields. Particular patterns indicated which of four regiments a traditional soldier belonged to in battles, parades and religious ceremonies like the Incwala. The modern flag developed the shield design into a colourful national symbol. This in turn was based on the more muted grey and maroon flag that the Swazi Pioneers took into WW II. The photo shows the historian JSM Matsebula holding the original grey and maroon flag and the modern version of it.

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Useful Information for Visitors:

Visa Requirements
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of Swaziland

About Swaziland:
Swazi History
Swazi Culture
What to do in Swaziland
Swaziland Photos:
Old Swaziland Photos
Swaziland Tourism Authority Photo Catalogue
This week's feature
Contact Information:
Hotels & Tourism Association of Swaziland
First floor, Oribi Court, Gwamile Street
P O Box 462, Mbabane, H100, Swaziland
Telephone (+268) 2404 2218
Facsimile (+268) 2404 5012
e-mail: aliand@realnet.co.sz

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