Mhlume Factory
Mhlume Factory

Board Of Directors

  • Mr. AT Dlamini

    Mr. AT Dlamini - Chairman


    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.

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  • Ms. Busangani Mkhaliphi

    Ms. Busangani Mkhaliphi - Member

    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.

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  • Chief Zibuse  Ndlangamandla

    Chief Zibuse Ndlangamandla - Member

    Dip Accounting

    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.

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  • Mr. Derek  van Niekerk

    Mr. Derek van Niekerk - Member

    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.  

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  • Princess  Phumelele

    Princess Phumelele - Member

    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. 

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  • Mr. Jameson  Gule

    Mr. Jameson Gule - Member

    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.

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  • Mr. John  Du Plessis

    Mr. John Du Plessis - Member

    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.

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  • Mr. Mike  Shongwe

    Mr. Mike Shongwe - Member

    MDP, Dip. Creation & Development of SMEs

    Mike is a retired career banker, now a businessman and Swaziland Franchisee of PostNet SA. He retired as Head of SBSA Community Banking Fund, a broad based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) initiative after 38 years of Commercial/Retail Banking, including (7) years as Executive Director of Inhlanyelo 'Seed Capital' Fund. Mike received extensive banking industry expertise development from various SA academic institutions, namely, WBS, GIBS, SBSA Group Global Leadership Centre (GLC), SADC states (Botswana & Zimbabwe) and abroad (London-UK and Turin, Italy) He has served on various boards and committees, including as inception Director of FINCORP, Chairman of SEDCO, Member of Government Task Force appointed to review and propose a framework for SME financing in Swaziland, etc.

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  • Mr. Gerhard  van der Walt

    Mr. Gerhard van der Walt - Member

    B Com (Hons), Chartered Accountant S.A.

    Gerhard van der Walt is  the Financial Director of RCL Foods.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 RCL Foods on several boards.

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  • Mr. Zombodze Robert Magagula

    Mr. Zombodze Robert Magagula - Member

    LLB; LLM (Insurance Law) Masters Sports Organization Management; Post-Grad. Dip (International Law).

    Zombodze Robert Magagula is the Consultant for Momentum Health Insurance. 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.

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  • Alhaji Ahmed  Idris

    Alhaji Ahmed Idris - Member

     MIAD, MBA B.Sc (Accountancy)

    Alhaji Ahmed Idris is the Accountant-General of the Federation in Nigeria. He has held various executive positions in the federal Civil Service such as Director (Finance and Accounts) at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Wuse Zone 5, Abuja and at the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development Wuse II, Abuja.  He is a member of a number of Financial institutions in Nigeria. 

    Alhaji Idris has presented various papers on many topical issues including Reform in the Nigeria Capital Market, Fraud in the Banking Services Delivery and Supervisory Skills in Banking Service Delivery. He also sits on several Boards.

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