Absalom Themba Dlamini is the Chairman of the RSSC Board. He is the current Managing Director of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane. He is the former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Swaziland. He has held executive positions in various local institutions, such the Central Bank of Swaziland, Swaziland National Provident Fund and Swaziland Industrial Development Company. He currently serves in other Boards including Ubombo Sugar Company, Mananga Sugar Packers and Royal Villas. He has received Awards and Honours from among others His Majesty King Mswati III and the President of the Republic of China on Taiwan.
IMBA , BCOM, Dip. Accounting and Business Studies.
Busangani G. Mkhaliphi is employed by the Ministry of Finance as Director of Public Enterprises Unit. She also worked for the Ministry of Agriculture under the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit . She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Swaziland Post and Telecommunication Corporation where she also sits in the Remunerations and Audit Committees.
Chief Zibuse Ndlangamandla is the traditional leader of Manyandzeni community in the Shiselweni District, Swaziland. He is responsible for providing strategic direction on economic and social development matters of the community. He is a businessman and a farmer. He is also a member of His Majesty the King’s Advisory Board.
MBL , B Com (Hons) Accounting
Derek van Niekerk is Managing Director-RCL Foods Sugar Business Unit. Mr van Niekerk has more than 20 years experience of financial, commercial and general management in an agro-industrial environment and has been involved in considerable operational change management with an emphasis on simplification of processes, efficiencies, cost control and accountability against targets.
HRH Princess Phumelele is a Member of Parliament of the Kingdom of Swaziland and sits in a number of parliamentary committees overseeing the operations of the various government ministries. She also serves in committees dealing with rural development, preservation and promotion of Swazi culture, HIV/AIDS and gender issues. She is also a member of the Pan African Parliamentary subcommittee working on matters of common interest to member states in areas of natural resources, energy, agricultural and economic development. She was part of the commission responsible for drafting the constitution of Swaziland. HRH is also a businesswoman involved in farming and real estate.
MBA, CIS, Business Studies, Dip. Farm Management, Cert. Finance Management.
Jameson Gule is General Manager Corporate Affairs at Tibiyo Taka Ngwane and prior to that he was Managing Director of The Swazi Observer. He has held several managerial positions within Tibiyo TakaNgwane. He currently serves as director on the boards of The Swazi Observer, Maloma Colliery Ltd, Tisuka TakaNgwane, Swaziland Cane Growers Executive Committee, SSA Finance Committee and Swaziland Sugar Industry Quota Board.
BSc Agriculture, MDP
John du Plessis is the Managing Director - RCL Foods Sugar and Milling. Prior to joining RCL Foods ( formerly Tsb) in 2009 he was the Managing Director of RSSC. Over the last 25 years he has held managerial and executive positions in a number of organizations within the sugar industry, including Booker Tate Ltd in the United Kingdom, Zambia Sugar, PLC-Zambia, Ramu Sugar LTD in Papua New Guinea and Illovo Sugar in South Africa. Mr du Plessis is also chairman of the South African Sugar Millers’ Association and Booker Tate in the UK.
MBA, BSc Bio-Chemistry
Manqoba Khumalo is the General Manager at Coca-Cola Swaziland (Conco Ltd). Before assuming this role he was General Manager at the Minute Maid Plant in Peterborough, Canada. He is board chairman of SIFE Swaziland and also serves in the board of directors at Standard Bank and the Federation of Swaziland Employers.
MDP, Dip. Creation & Development of SMEs
Mike Shongwe is currently head of Standard Bank, South Africa Community Banking Fund, a BBBEE initiative and has more than 35 years of commercial banking experience and practice. Prior to that he was the executive manager of Inhlanyelo “Seed Capital” Fund, following secondment by his then employer Standard Bank Swaziland (SBS) in 1999. At the time of his secondment, he was SBS’s head of National Sales and Marketing, having held various managerial positions since 1987 and pioneered SBS’s first small micro and medium sized enterprise (SMME) department in 1993. He has served in several boards which include FINCORP, SEDCO, and committees set up by the Swaziland Government overseeing development of policies on SMEs, HIV/AIDS and social investments issues.
B Com (Hons), Chartered Accountant S.A.
Gerhard van der Walt is the Financial Director of the Tsb Group.He has more than 30 years’ experience in the auditing, financial and commercial environment. He has considerable knowledge of the Sugar Industry and has been involved in several big capital and expansion projects with his current employer. He also played a key role in the design and implementation of several grower financing schemes. Mr. van der Walt represents Tsb on several boards.
LLB; LLM (Insurance Law) Masters Sports Organization Management; Post-Grad. Dip (International Law).
Zombodze Robert Magagula is CEO of the Swaziland Royal Insurance Corporation (SRIC). He previously worked as Crown Counsel and Prosecutor under the Swaziland Government’s Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. He is President of the Swaziland Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association and the Confederation of Olympic Committees of Southern Africa. Mr Magagula also serves as an executive board member of the Association of Olympic Committees of Africa and the Federation of Swaziland Employers and Chamber of Commerce.