Hon. DPM Thulisile Dladla Profile

The Deputy Prime Minister (DPM), Honourable Thulisile Dladla, worked in the education sector for 27 years before joining politics where she has now served in Parliament for 16 consecutive years. Honourable Dladla completed her high school education at St Michael’s in 1975. In 1977, she enrolled for a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities at the University of Botswana, graduating in 1981.

Upon graduating, she joined Evelyn Baring High School as a teacher under the Social Studies Department. In 1989, the DPM was promoted to Deputy Principal at Swazi National High School, a role she held until 1996. That year, Honourable Dladla became Principal of St Mark’s High School in Mbabane. She was in that role for two years before moving on to become CEO of Sebenta National Institute. She would be with Sebenta until 2008, when His Majesty King Mswati III appointed her as a Member of Parliament (MP), bringing an end to 27 years in education. She retained her position in Parliament in 2013. In 2018, His Majesty appointed Honourable Dladla as a Senator, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the first woman to head the portfolio in Eswatini. In November 2023, His Majesty the King reappointed Honourable Dladla into Senate and then assigned her to be Deputy Prime Minister, the second woman to serve as Eswatini’s DPM. In Parliament, Honourable Dladla has previously headed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Chairperson from 2008 until 2018. The DPM holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Saint Mary’s University in Canada, obtained in 1994. Between 2003 and 2018, she was the Deputy Chairperson of the National Emergency Response Council on HIV & AIDS (NERCHA). She has also served as non-Executive Director at Select Management, SBC Limited and Nat Gilt.





28 MARCH 2020

Following the adoption of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Regulations 2020 under Section 43 of the National Disaster Management Act 1 of 2006, Government hereby sets the price for hand sanitisers to an amount not exceeding E150 per litre.


This is in terms of Section 18 sub-section 1 of the COVID-19 Regulations 2020 under Price Control; which states that ‘A firm shall not effect a price increase to the detriment of consumers.’ Therefore, any supplier found to be in contravention of these Regulations is liable to a fine as stipulated in the above mentioned Regulations.

The public will be advised on which outlets will be selling the hand sanitisers on Monday the 30th March 2020. All government institutions, including ministries, departments and security forces will get their supplies from the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) and are, therefore, encouraged to formally submit their requests, beginning from Monday 30 March 2020, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 24042777. The public and all sectors of the economy are encouraged to use sanitizers as one of the hygiene measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.


May we appeal to the public to follow and abide by the measures that have been put in place for the partial lockdown which came into effect on Friday 27 March 2020. Irresponsible behavior by anyone will derail all efforts of containing the spread of the virus.


Themba N. Masuku (Senator)

Deputy Prime Minister




Proposals For Provision Of The Elderly Life Insurance Cover

                   Tender 3 of 2022/23

The Deputy Prime Minister’s Office through its Department of Social Welfare invites Tenders for the Request for Proposals for provision of the elderly insurance cover.

Tenders must be accompanied by a receipt of a non-refundable E 300 (Three Hundred Emalangeni) which should be paid at Mbabane Revenue Office, Treasury Building in account number 062/1201/10504  


The proposal shall consist of a Technical Proposal and a Financial Proposal, which shall be in separate sealed envelopes. The two envelopes must be enclosed in a sealed outer envelope.

The Outer envelope must be marked as follows: 

The Secretary to Eswatini Government Tender Board

Treasury Building


 Further, the Envelope must be marked with the following words; “DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, A33 SWAZI PLAZA, H101, MBABANE, ESWATINI.

Tender Number 3 of 2022/23.– Proposals for Provision of The Universal Elderly Life Insurance Cover “Do not open before Friday 6th May 2022, 09:00. hours.  Late, telegraphic, electronic and faxed tenders will not be considered. Tenderers may attend the opening procedure.

Proposals will be evaluated on a “Quality and Cost basis”, as detailed in the Request for Proposals document, and the resulting contract will be a lump sum, as specified in the document. The proposal should be deposited in the Treasury Tender box situated at the Treasury Building Mbabane before 6th May 2022 09:00 am. Late proposals will not be considered.


A compulsory Pre-Tender briefing will be held on Thursday the 21st April 2022 at the Deputy Prime Minister’s Conference Room 10:00hrs.

The documents specified in the Instructions to Tenderers including the General receipt of SZL300, original Tax Clearance Certificate, Trading License, Form J, Form C, Labor Compliance Certificate, ENPF Compliance Certificate, police clearance certificate for all Directors, certificate of incorporation, and a Tender Security form of SZL 50, 000.00 (signed by financial institution) must be enclosed in the tender envelope.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. The tender invite can be accessed on government site https://www.gov.sz/Tenders/DeputyPrimeMinisterOffice Hard copy can be collected from office Number 13 at the Deputy Prime Ministers’ Office. For further information please contact in writing:  Ms Sindisiwe  Dube P.O.Box A33 Swazi Plaza, Mbabane, Swaziland H100, Telephone: +268 2404044351, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ms Sibusiso Gule email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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