Mhlume Factory
Mhlume Factory

Executive Committee

  • Mr. Nick  Jackson

    Mr. Nick Jackson - Managing Director

    Bsc (Hons) Biochemistry

    Nick Jackson joined the RSSC as Managing Director in February 2009 and is the only Executive Board Member.  Mr Jackson is Chairman of SWABCHA.  He also serves on several other boards including NERCHA, the Swaziland Sugar Association, SIPA, Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), Uniswa Foundation and the Federation of Swaziland Employers.  Prior to joining the RSSC, he was the CEO of the Guyana Sugar Corporation in the Caribbean. 


    Main responsibilities

    • Corporate Strategy and Vision
    • Annual business plans,  capital and operational budgets
    • Execution of the strategy, sustainability, governance and control imperatives
    • Deployment of effective internal controls, legal compliance and governance measures
    • Monitoring the performance of the Company
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  • Mr. Max Mkhonta

    Mr. Max Mkhonta - Group Human Resources Manager

    Dip. HRM, BA (Social Science), BA Admin Hons (HRM), MCom (Leadership Studies)

    Max Mkhonta was appointed Group Human Resources Manager in April 2015 and has over 23 years’ experience in Human Resource Management having worked in a variety of industries including pulp & paper, textile, communication, services and energy. Max serves on several Boards in Swaziland. Prior to joining RSSC, he was General Manager Corporate Services at the Swaziland Electricity Company



    Main responsibilities:

    • HR Effectiveness
    • Industrial Relations
    • Talent Management
    • High Performance Culture
    • Remuneration and Reward
    • HR Administration and Systems
    • Leadership
    • Performance Management
    • Health & Wellness
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  • Mr. Muhawu  Maziya

    Mr. Muhawu Maziya - General Manager Commercial

    Dip. Journalism, Dip. Industrial Relations, BA Law, LLB, LLM, Advocate

    Advocate Muhawu Maziya, a Fulbright Alumni, was Head of Law at the University of Swaziland and subsequently, Deputy Executive Director of the Federation of Swaziland Employers before joining RSSC in 1998 as Company Secretary. He is currently the General Manager – Commercial at RSSC and also serves as the Secretary of the Swaziland Sugar Millers Association.


    Advocate Maziya is a non-Executive Director of Nedbank (Swaziland) Limited and a member of the Council of the Swaziland Sugar Association. He has previously served as Commissioner on the Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration Commission,  Member of the Social Science Faculty Board at the University of Swaziland,  non Executive Chairman of Newera Partners Limited, Chairman of the Swaziland National Maize Corporation, Chairman of the Insurance and Retirement Funds Board and Chairman of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority, respectively. He has also served on the Labour Advisory Board and was Deputy Chairman of the Industrial Relations Act 2000 Drafting Committee. 

    He serves on various committees and subsidiary boards within the RSSC Group and in the Swaziland Sugar Industry.

     Main responsibilities

    • Marketing
    • Procurement and Materials Management
    • New Business Development
    • RSSC subsidiaries supervision  
    • Ethanol Production and Sales
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  • Mr. Patrick  Myeni

    Mr. Patrick Myeni - General Manager Operations

    BSc, MBL, MSC Agric Mechanisation

    Patrick Myeni joined RSSC as a Trainee in 1981, was appointed Section Manager in 1987 and moved up the ranks to General Manager Agriculture in 2007.  He serves in a number of committees including The Swaziland Fuel Pricing, National Adaptation Strategy and the Swaziland Sugar Association Council.  He is also a member of the IYSIS Board.

    Main responsibilities

    • Production of Estate and managed farms sugar cane
    • Harvesting and delivery of sugar cane to RSSC factories
    • Water Resources Management
    • Agriculture and civil engineering works
    • Fleet and equipment management
    • Extension and Outgrower management
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  • Mr. Stephen Potts

    Mr. Stephen Potts - General Manager Finance

    B Com (Accounting), CA

    Stephen Potts has more than 25 years experience in financial, projects finance, sugar marketing, business and strategic planning areas.  He reports to the RSSC Board on all financial matters and attends the Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committee meetings. He also has considerable knowledge of the Sugar Industry and serves on the Finance, Audit and Marketing Executive Committees of the Swaziland Sugar Association and as a Council member.He is also a Director of  Mananga Sugar Packers (Pty) Ltd and chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, a Director of Quality Sugars (Pty) Ltd, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.He is also Chairman of the Inyoni Yami Swaziland Irrigation Scheme (IYSIS) Audit and Risk Committee and a member of IYSIS Board.

    Main responsibilities

    • Financial planning
    • Five year business plan
    • Annual Budget
    • Financial Statements and audit
    • Information Technology
    • Procurement Sugar Industry financial matters
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