Mhlume Factory
Mhlume Factory

Board Of Directors


  • Mr. At Dlamini

    Mr. At Dlamini - Chairman

    MBA, BCOM

    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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  • 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

    Mr Derek van Niekerk  is currently the COO Manufacturing in Tsb Sugar and represents Tsb Sugar on various boards. 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.  Mr Van Niekerk  represents Tsb Sugar in several boards

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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. Jonah Otunla

    Mr. Jonah Otunla - Member

    Bsc(Econs), FCA, FCIT

    Jonah O. Otunla is the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) in Nigeria. He has worked in several organisations which include  Lever Brothers Plc, Oyo State Public Service, Oyo State and Federal Civil Service. While serving as Accountant General at Oyo State, he chaired the Committee that identified Revenue Constituting Petroleum Income, and was also a Member of the Committee on Standardization of Federal, State and Local Government Accounts and the Draft Fiscal Responsibility Act.  Prior to his current position, he held numerous executive positions within the Federal Civil Service.  He also sits on boards of several Corporations in Nigeria.

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  • Mr. John  Du Plessis

    Mr. John Du Plessis - Member

    BSc Agriculture, MDP

    John du Plessis is the CEO of Tsb Sugar.  Prior to joining 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. Manqoba  Khumalo

    Mr. Manqoba Khumalo - Member

    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.

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  • Mr. Mike  Shongwe

    Mr. Mike Shongwe - Member

    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.

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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 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.


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  • Mr. Victor  Nxumalo

    Mr. Victor Nxumalo - Member

    MBA, BA. Social Science(Econ, Stats)

    Victor Nxumalo is employed by the Swaziland Government in the Ministry of Finance as Director of Public Enterprise Unit.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Swaziland Royal Insurance Corporation where he also sits in the Remuneration and Executive Committees. He is also a member of the Board of Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications Corporation where he also sits in the Remunerations Committee.

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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 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.

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