Desperate Measures explores the social ills encountered by the people of Swaziland and how it impacts on the workforce. It depicts the plight of the people of the Kingdom where the deep-rooted challenge emanates from the remuneration that is incommensurate with their toil. It portrays the suffocation of the workforce that spills onto their dependants through the ever-diminishing wage, and how it drives them to desperation and frustration which forces them to make huge and unthinkable sacrifices as means for survival.
Sandile Lucky Sthandwa Masondo is a Swati by birth. He was born on the 14th of December 1974 in a place called Hlatikulu in Southern Swaziland. He is a teacher by profession, and he has been teaching the English Language and Literature in schools around Swaziland for more than two decades. He holds a Master of Education degree in English Language and Literature from Solusi University in the Republic of Zimbabwe. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Swaziland where he also majored in the English Language and Literature.
He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education which he also obtained from the same institution. The author has also worked for the Examinations Council of Swaziland where he has been marking Literature at both Secondary and High School level for more than a decade. He has partaken in the induction courses of new teachers in both the English Language and Literature in the Shiselweni Region of Swaziland. He has also helped in giving workshops to individual schools around Swaziland where he has helped teachers improve performance in both the English Language and Literature. He was also part of the task team that was teaching Literature on National Radio during the Covid-19 period. He also took part in the crafting of the 4-year High School Programme where he took part in the drafting of the Grade 8 to 11 Literature Teaching Syllabus.