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Hon. Minister Sikhumbuzo Dlamini Profile

The Minister of Tinkhundla Administration and Development, Honourable Sikhumbuzo Dlamini, is a former Police Officer whose journey has taken him from Salem High School to Cabinet.

Honourable Dlamini completed his high school at Salem in 1999. In 2002, he joined the Royal Eswatini Police Service (REPS), first undergoing a basic training course and graduating with a certificate in Basic Policing from the REPS Police College. Honourable Dlamini began his career as a Police Officer deployed at the Mbabane Police Station. During his time as a Police Officer, he worked in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), general duty, prosecution and the traffic departments.

In 2013, the Honourable Minister launched his political career, standing up for national elections and winning as Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkwene Inkhundla. In 2018, Honourable Dlamini lost the elections but returned to the position at the following national elections five years later. Then, on 13 November 2023, His Majesty King Mswati III appointed Honourable Dlamini as Minister of Tinkhundla.

The Honourable Minister served as Eswatini Women’s Football Association Vice Chairman and an Executive Member of the Eswatini Football Association between 2004 and 2007. From 2008 until 2017, Honourable Dlamini also served as Secretary General of the Eswatini Football Coaches Association as well as the Women’s Football Association.




It has pleased His Majesty King Mswati III to command that we announce the following appointments of Principal Secretaries. The following
appointments are with immediate effect.

1. Phesheya David Dube – Ministry of Information Communication and
Technology (ICT)
2. Newman Sizwe Ntshangase – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
International Cooperation
3. Sydney Boy Simelane – Ministry of Agriculture
The following Principal Secretaries have been transferred:
1. Makhosini Mndawe – From PS at the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office
to PS in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
2. Melusi Masuku – From PS in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
International Cooperation to PS in the Deputy Prime Minister’s
2. Revocation of Appointment
1. The appointment of Maxwell Masuku is revoked with immediate effect.
Appointment of Governor
On another note, His Majesty King Mswati III has appointed Philemon Fana
Mnisi as the Governor of the Central Bank of Eswatini (Umntjoli wemaSwati)
effective 1 July 2022 for a period not exceeding five years.

Cleopas Sipho Dlamini
Prime Minister
10 June 2022

Working in Government has given me exposure locally and internationally- Lwandle

17 October 2023

Lwandle Simelane joined the Civil Service in 2017, and has been playing a key role in shaping Government’s research, development and innovation policies under the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). In this first-of-its-kind Civil Servants’ blog, she talks more about her journey in the Civil Service.

Government Communications (GC): “What is your current job and what does it entail?”

Lwandle Simelane (LS): “I am currently a Senior Science Officer in the department of Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (RSTI) under the auspices of the Ministry of ICT. My work entails: coordinating the preparation of research, development and innovation policies and legislation and monitoring their implementation; leading and coordinating annual research, development and innovation surveys; monitoring research institutions funded by the Government and promoting STEM in the Kingdom of Eswatini; the establishment of key institutions in the National System of Innovation; stakeholder management; international cooperation and creating awareness on the importance of research, science, technology and innovation.”

GC: “What would you say the biggest highlight/achievement of your Civil Service journey has been?”

LS: “When I started working in the Department, the Kingdom of Eswatini was Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and we had to host the Ministerial meeting for Ministers responsible for Science, Innovation and Education and Training. It was a huge success, but most importantly it was the exposure, learning about the sector and seeing what other countries have achieved. Worth mentioning is that the department was established in 2016. That meeting set the tone for most of the activities that the department achieved.”

GC: “What is the biggest project that you have been involved in working for Government?”

LS: “I will mention three: the development of the bio-economy strategy which encourages leveraging on the interlinkages between the different sectors; the establishment of the Kingdom of Eswatini Academy of Sciences (KEAS), an institution that promotes evidence-based decision making, promotes science and recognises high performing emaSwati scientists and transformational leaders; and the development of the National Research Council Bill, which will ensure a well-coordinated research agenda in the Kingdom.”

GC: “What do you love the most about working in Government?”

LS: “Working with people from the different walks of life, knowing that I am here to serve, the perpetual learning from stakeholders and, most importantly, appreciating that emaSwati are talented. It’s amazing- working in Government has given me so much exposure locally and internationally. It is constant learning, reading and meeting all sorts of people. It has encouraged a growth mindset.”

GC: “What do you love the most about your job and profession?”

LS: “I love the research, science, technology and innovation sector and the potential it has; meeting and learning from different people. The sector is so vast and has the potential to propel and fast track development.”

GC: “What would you say are some of the challenges that come with your job?”

LS: “Some of the challenges are coordination; we still need to master leveraging on the interlinkages that exist amongst Government ministries, departments and sectors. These interlinkages are an opportunity to work together, and share resources.”

GC: “What lessons have you learnt working for Government?”

LS: “[I have learnt the importance of] robust stakeholder involvement to ensure meaningful contributions from citizens in the development of strategies and policies. Government plays and an integral role in the national system of innovation. It is important to ensure information fluidity; the people must know what Government is doing and they must be involved through and through. Listening is imperative, and also being respectful.”

GC: “What advice would you have for someone who wants to work for Government?”

LS: “Understand that you are here to serve, the work that you do and contribute to is far reaching for growth and development. From the day-to-day work to the much bigger picture, think about the stakeholders, think about the citizens. Upskill yourself; always look out for opportunities to learn- it will position you; it will help you to perform better. Be innovative and creative. Always rise to the occasion. Read, read, read.”

GC: “What are your aspirations for the future in Government?”

LS: “[I wish to] represent Government at an international level, whereby I will contribute to transformational decisions that have the best interests of the country.”

NB: At the time of compiling this report, Ms. Lwandle Simelane was still under the Ministry of ICT. However, she has since moved to another Government institution.


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Tender Reference No.41 of 2022/2023

His Majesty’s Correctional Services invites sealed Tenders for the supply and delivery of White Dry Maize at Matsapha Correctional Farm as shown in the specification.

Tenders must be accompanied by a receipt for three hundred Emalangeni (E300) which should be paid at any Swaziland Revenue Office; account number is 492-1101-06701. Tenders must be enclosed in a sealed envelope. Advert is also available at under Tenders.

The Outer envelope must be marked as follows:

“The Secretary to the Eswatini Government Tender Board

Treasury Building


The Envelope must be clearly marked with the following words; “His Majesty’s Correctional Services, Tender No. 41 of 2022/2023 for INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF WHITE DRY MAIZE AT MATSAPHA CORRECTIONAL FARM. “Do not open before Friday the 8th July, 2022, 9.00 am”

Tenders must be delivered to the offices of Eswatini Tender Board, Treasury Building, Mbabane, Eswatini, by Friday the 8th July, 2022 at 9.00 am and deposited in the Treasury Tender Box.

Tenders received in time by the date and time for submission will be opened at the Treasury Building immediately after 9.00 am on Friday the 8th July, 2022. Late, telegraphic, electronic and faxed tenders will not be considered. Tenderers or their Representative may attend the opening procedure. A compulsory pre-tender meeting will be held at the Correctional Headquarters, Mbabane on the 29th June 2022 at 1000Hrs, tenderers will not be eligible to tender if they fail to attend.

The documents specified in the Instructions to Tenderers including an original current Tax Compliance Certificate for Government Tenders, Trading Licence, Manufacturer’s Authorisation,  General Receipt, VAT registration certificate, Certificate of Incorporation, Police Clearance certificate for all Directors, Form J, Form C, Labour Compliance Certificate for local Tenders, Eswatini National Provident Fund (SNPF), Employers Compliance Clearance Certification for local Tenderers and Tender Security of E10,000.00; either as an original Insurance Bond, Bank Guarantee or fill in the Tender Security Form (pg:23)  must be enclosed in an envelope and be attached to the tender.

The Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

For further information and collection of tender documents contact Mrs Nomkhosi Maseko, at the Correctional Services Headquarters Finance Department situated at Mbabane below Prime Minister’s Office Building Eswatini. Send your request for a soft copy of the bidding document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with prove of payment for same.




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