Hon. Minister Savannah Maziya Profile

Honourable Savannah Maziya hails from Siteki in the Lubombo region and has gone on to have a distinguished career spanning numerous industries, including broadcasting, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, energy and food, among others.

Honourable Maziya holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialising in Strategy and Finance Management, from De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Broadcast Management from Bridgewater University, United States of America (USA). She is also an alumna of Columbia University in New York, USA.

Before her appointment as Senator and Minister of Information, Communications and Technology, Honourable Maziya served as CEO of Bunengi Investment Group, a global company based in South Africa, with interests in mining, infrastructure and energy, among other sectors. From 2000 to 2004, Honourable Maziya was CEO of The African Broadcast Network, a London-based network targeting emerging markets with a primary focus on Africa. She is also a member of various forums and councils including C200- a community of top women in business, representing firms with a combined revenue exceeding $1.4 trillion; International Women’s Forum- a network of globally accomplished women leaders; Women’s Business Council- a council of leading women, mentoring professional women, entrepreneurs, rural and young women in business; European Battery Alliance- focused on promoting safer roads, cleaner vehicles, and eco-friendly technological innovations; as well as European Raw Materials Alliance, which aims to reduce Europe's dependency on third-country raw materials.

The Honourable Minister also sits on the board of Sibanye-Stillwater, a global mining company specialising in gold, platinum, and palladium as well as WSP, a Canadian-listed engineering group. She has also previously served on the board of the then Standard Bank Swaziland (now Eswatini) as well as on the boards of numerous other organisations, including WBHO, Rand Water, South African National Gambling Board, and the Broadcast Commission of South Africa, among others.

In November 2023, His Majesty King Mswati III first appointed Honourable Maziya as Senator in the 12th Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini and then as Honourable Minister of ICT.

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