"On August 21, 1982 King Sobhuza II died at the age of 83. His sixty-one years of continuous rule, unparalleled in modern history, ensured Swaziland political stability and economic prosperity. However, the very length of the reign now presents the country with profound problems; who will succeed him; and can the new ruler maintain the unique combination of constitutional and political status built up by Sobhuza since independence? This Brief Report discusses the following; 1. Background Information and Statistics; 2. History and Recent Political Developments 3. Recent Economic Developments; and 4. Foreign Policy and the Ingwavuma/KaNgwane Land Deal."