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Today throngs oF Emabutfo from all Regions of the Kingdom of Eswatin arrive at Ludzidzini Royal Residence for the sacred annual Incwala Ceremony. The arrival of Emabutfu marks the beginning of the Little Incwala which is expected to last two weeks before the main Incwala. The Emabutfo are expected to join the King and Ingwenyama, Queen Mother, and Sigondlo in the dancing of the Incwala.

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On one hand, His Majesty King Mswati III is expected to move with the Little Incwala to other Royal Residence; Ngabezweni, Mbangweni, and Buhleni where the King will be expected to commission Tingatja to go to Ngabezweni Royal Residence to prepare for the cutting of the sacred tree (Lusekwane).  On onother hand, Her Majesty the Indlovukazi (Queen Mother) is expected to remain and dance the little Incwala at Ludzidzini Royal Residence with Ludzidzini regiments, members of the Royal Family and the public.

Incwala Ceremony is one of Emaswati's important cultural event that has lasted for hundreds of years. The ceremony is about cleansing,  renewal and above all it is centred on the Kingship. 

Tourist interested in Eswatini culture are always welcomed. Though respect for privacy is required on different times. 

 

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Mlandvo A. Dlamini
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Ministry of Home Affairs
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MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS PRESS RELEASE

Date: 28 November 2019

AVAILABILITY OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND PASSPORTS

The Ministry of Home Affairs wishes to notify the general public of the availability of all categories of Travel Documents and Passports.

  1. The Ministry announced on the 30th August 2019 that it has run out of stock for the 32 page Travel Documents which costs E80.00 due to high demand, while stock of 48 page Travel Document costing E300.00 was also running low.
  2. Today the Ministry is happy to notify the public that the situation has normalised. There is enough stock on all categories of Travel documents as follows:
  • 32 page travel document at E80.00
  • 48 page Travel Document at E400.00
  • 64 page Travel Document at E500.00.
  1. The technical production challenges reported earlier are being attended to vigorously and they will soon be resolved. Thus the current prolonged turn-around time shall improve once the challenges have been rectified.
  2. The Ministry regrets any inconveniences caused thereof.

Released by: Principal Secretary Mr Nhlanhla R. Nxumalo

 

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The Principal Secretary represents Honourable Minister for Home Affairs Her Royal Highness Princess Lindiwe in the fifth conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Lusaka, Zambia from 14th to 18th October 2019.

The conference will have two segments: Expert Meeting (14-16 October 2019) and Ministerial Meeting (17-18 October 2019). There will be a three day Expert Group Meeting (EGM) proceeding the conference from 14th to 16th October 2019 that will engage in technical deliberations leading to the preparations of draft declaration, recommendations and other technical materials to be presented to the Ministerial meeting. The fifth Ministerial Conference will be held under the theme “Innovative Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System: Foundation for Legal Identity Management”.  This theme is timely for all African countries because all African countries are striving to achieve the aspirations of sustainable development goal target 16.9 which seeks to provide legal identity for all, including birth registration by 2030.

The main objectives of the conference are to:

  • · Identify key challenges in the implementation of the Africa Programme for Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics at regional and national levels.
  • · Reaffirm the commitment of governments and development partners to CRVS and identity management through a holistic approach that strengthens institutional mechanisms for accelerated improvement of civil registration, vital statistics and identity management systems on the continent;
  • · To review and share best practices from African countries on CRVS and identity management system digitization processes, using appropriate information technology infrastructure and improving innovative business processes, to ensure that universal CRVS systems are interoperable with national identity management and various government functions.

The conference is supported by African CRVS Core Group and is being organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Government of the Zambia. The Conference is also supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Health Organization (WHO), Plan International, the Africa Symposium on Statistical Development (ASSD) and other partners.

The conference, in addition to convening all African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration will also invite Ministers from Health, ICT and Ministers responsible for E-Governance, will also be attended by Heads of Civil Registration Offices, and Heads of National Statistics Offices, representatives from UN agencies, and representatives of non-governmental organisations.

Mr Nhlanhla Nxumalo is accompanied by National Civil Registrar Nomphumelelo Sibeko and Regional Civil Registrar Andile Dlamini. 

 

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Mlandvo A. Dlamini
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Ministry of Home Affairs
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The Right Hounarable Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini  Mr Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini congratulated the Eswatini Conference of Churches on their 90th Annivesary celebration held at  Mavuso Trade Centre on Friday night. The Prime Minister was represented by Her Royal Highness Princess Lindiwe, the Minister for Home Affairs.

Her Royal Highness said Government continues to rely on the Church and all peace loving Emaswati to instil the values and ethos of respect and unity of purpose as the country surge forward with the national agenda of uplifting the living standards of all our people. "We cannot achieve our national development goals without the necessary support from the Church and all Emaswati". She then thank all members of the Eswatini Conference of Churches for their unwavering support to Government and for backing and praying for the success of programmes and activities we have embarked upon to lift the lives of Emaswati.
 
in conclusion the minister emphasised that as a nation we must to protect our unique advantages of peace and stability anchored in our long standing cultural values. The Church has to continue nurturing our young people into a new generation with a sense of national identity, who will also be passionate about God and committed to the well-being of our communities.
 
Nonetheless, Her Royal Highness Princess Lindiwe appealled to all churches in the Kingdom of Eswatini to lead the ‘CLEAN ESWATINI CAMPAIGN’ that was launched in July this year. she added that the campaign is a long term strategic vision of Government in pursuit of a clean and greener Eswatini.  Therefore, in every last Saturday of every month from 8am to 10am, the Minister encouraged all churches to clean their spaces, surroundings areas and road servitudes following the English  saying ‘CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS’.

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                     King Mswati III listerning to the word of God                                  Mandvulo Praise team rendering a son at the End of year National Prayer

His Majesty King Mswati III and the Eswatini Nation held National End of Year Prayer services at Mandvulo Grand Hall in Lozitha Royal Palace on Sunday.

The National Prayer held under the theme “God is our Strength and Refuge” derived from Psalms 28:7 was attended by Members of the Royal Household, The Hounarable Prime Minister Madvulo Dlamini, Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku, Minister for Home Affairs Her Royal Highness Princess Lindiwe, other Cabinet Ministers, Senators, Chiefs, Emabandla, Members of Parliament, top Government Officials, Pastors and Emaswati. Speaking at the prayer service The King thanked Pastors for praying for the Monarch and the entire Eswatini Nation.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD

The Ingwenyama said what is impossible with men, is possible with God. He narrated on a passage in the Hold Bible where a 100 year old Abraham and 90 year old Sarah conceived and have a child. The whole world around, it is impossible for a 90 year old with a baby. Even Science cannot explain how this could happen but with God’s power, the impossible become possible. He urged Emaswati to come closer to God even in the midst of problems for this brings blessings. This is significant in that we are still united and peaceful as a nation even in the core of the country’s critical economic situation. This means God is with us, God is our refuge and that is why as a nation we are gathered here to thank him. The King added that it is important that as a Nation we must praise God because people that praise God receive miracles. They overcome challenges for what is impossible with men is possible with God.

The King also quoted a story where the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea. He said they did don’t know what they could do but eventually they crossed on dry ground. Those who walk with God shall never lack because He is their source when in dark and gloomy situation. The Ingwenyama said, the Israelites consulted with Moses who cried to God and he promptly responded. There is no mistake with God, he lead one in the right path “whatever red sea you need to cross, God is there with you. There is nothing impossible with God”.

SPEAK THE TRUTH ALWAYS

The King urged brethren not to deviate from the truth because by doing so they would bring curses upon themselves. The King touched on Joan story who disobeyed God’s calling to go to Nineveh instead went to Tarshish. The ordeal hunted Joan until he repented and was thrown out of the Ship saving everyone on board and himself. The King said people of God stay on the truth. Where one is expected to tell the truth, fear not to tell it. The truth shall give life and success.

Earlier pastor Nhlanhla Hlatjwako of Lobamba Revival Centre read the scripture in I Kings 23:3-23 and urged Emaswati to speak the truth. He said the truth has eroded in families, workplace, and government as well as in churches. He warned of false prophecies as a result of lying spirits and the true prophets of God being labeled as liars. Nhlatjwako emphasized that once the truth that is found in the word of God prevails, the country shall stand strong. He ended by pleading to all Emaswati no to bury the truth “ningalingcwabi liciniso”.

Other pastors who blessed congregants are pastor E Sihlabela who read the scripture in the book of II Samuels 7:1 and told the nation to respect and honour the King for he is ordained by God. The president of the Eswatini National Association of Visual Impaired Persons Pastor N Mthethwa read from Psalms 126:3 and Philipians 4:13 and said it is great to have a King. Through the thanks giving prayer service, Emaswati unitedly give God a smile and shame the devil and appreciated God for leading the nation up to this far.

 

For media queries contact:

Mlandvo A. Dlamini
Ministerial Communications Officer
Ministry of Home Affairs
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Cell: +268 7606 3938

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