Swaziland: Polity Style: 1967-2018

25 Apr 1967 constituted as a protected state in accordance with an agreement signed 24 Apr 1967 (effective 25 Apr 1967)
25 Apr 1967 - 5 Sep 1968 Protected State of Swaziland
6 Sep 1968 ceased to be a protected state and becomes an independent state in accordance with Art. 1 of the Swaziland Independence Act, 1968 (received Royal Assent 26 Jul 1968) [1]
6 Sep 1968 - 17 May 2018 Kingdom of Swaziland [2]
17 May 2018 name of the state is changed in accordance with a declaration published as Legal Notice No. 80 of 2018 (effective upon publication in Government Gazette released 17 May 2018; backdated to 19 Apr 2018) (Swazi Observer, 18 May 2018, p. 6) [3]
17 May 2018 - Kingdom of Eswatini
Sources and notes:
[1] Full title (English): An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Swaziland of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth
[2] In official, but not statutory use (in siSwati): Umbuso weSwatini
[3] Public announcement of the change of the name was made by King Mswati III at Mavuzo Trade Centre, Manzini, 19 Apr 2018 (Swazi Observer, 21 Apr 2018, pp. 1-3).
Last updated on: 08 Jul 2018 11:50:25