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Board of Directors


Mr. Benedict Xaba - Chairman

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Mr. Benedict Xaba - Chairman

Mr Benedict Xaba

Chairman: Dipl (Nursing); BA (Hons) (Healthcare Mngt); MDS (Health and Development).

Mr Benedict Xaba joined the SWSC Board as Chairman and non-executive member in June 2014. Mr Xaba served the Government of Swaziland as a Minister for Health from 2008 to 2013 and was also an elected Member of Parliament for the Shiselweni 11 constituency for the same period. Prior to his political appointment, he served as a Director for NATICC which he cofounded. He has also worked in the Ministry of Health and served as a board member for Stop TB in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr Xaba is currently employed by Otsuka Holdings in Geneva as a Senior Public Health Advisor for Africa and is a Special Envoy for TB and Mining in Southern Africa. He serves as an alternate board member of the Global Fund representing East and Southern Africa.

Mr. Peter Bhembe - Managing Director

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Mr. Peter Bhembe - Managing Director

Mr Peter Bhembe

Managing Director; HND (Electrical Engineering); BEng (Electrical Engineering); MSAIEE; PGD (Human Resource Mngt)

Mr Peter Bhembe joined SWSC as Managing Director in 1995. He is the executive member of the SWSC Board. Previously he was Engineering Manager at Swaziland Breweries. Mr Bhembe has also held the position of Engineering Manager at GENCO (South Africa) and Emaswati Coal Mine (Swaziland). He is a member of: the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE); the International Water Association (IWA) and the IWA Strategic Council

Ms N. Hadebe

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Ms N. Hadebe

Mr John Henwood

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Mr John Henwood

Ms. Thobile Mavuso - Non executive member

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Ms. Thobile Mavuso - Non executive member

Ms Thobile Mavuso

Non executive member;  B.A (Social Science); M.A (Economics)

Ms Thobile Mavuso joined the SWSC Board in October 2013 in an ex-officio capacity (representing the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy) as per section 4 (1) of the Water Services Corporation Act of 1992. Ms Mavuso is the Principal Planning Officer at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy. She has worked as an Economist in various Government Ministries including the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Communications, Ministry of Regional Development and Youth Affairs and Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology.



Executive Management




Mr. Peter Bhembe - Managing Director

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Mr. Peter Bhembe - Managing Director

Mr Peter Bhembe

Managing Director; HND (Electrical Engineering); BEng (Electrical Engineering); MSAIEE; PGD (Human Resource Mngt)

Mr Peter Bhembe joined SWSC as Managing Director in 1995. Previously he was Engineering Manager at Swaziland Breweries. Mr Bhembe has also held the position of Engineering Manager at GENCO (South Africa) and Emaswati Coal Mine (Swaziland). He is a member of: the South African Institute of Electrical engineers (SAIEE); the International Water Association (IWA) and the IWA Strategic Council.

Mr. S’khumbuzo Tsabedze - Strategic Services Director

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Mr. S’khumbuzo Tsabedze - Strategic Services Director

Mr S’khumbuzo Tsabedze

Strategic Services Director; BSc; LLB; MBL, IEPD

Mr Tsabedze joined the SWSC Executive Team in May 2014 as Strategic Services Director. Prior to that, he spent 13 years in various senior management positions as Marketing Manager, General Manager Human Resources, Corporate Services Manager and GM Customers Services at SEC. He is a Chartered Marketer (SA) and serves in various Boards.

Ms. Nontombi Maphanga: Technical Services Director

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Ms. Nontombi Maphanga: Technical Services Director

Ms Nontombi Maphanga

Technical Services Director; BSc; BSc (Civil Eng); GDE (Civil Eng)

Ms. Nontombi Maphanga joined SWSC as Hydraulics Engineer in April 2006 and was appointed a member of the SWSC Strategy Implementation Team thereafter. In November 2008 she was appointed into the SWSC Executive Management Team as Technical Services Director. In her previous engagements in other organizations she has held the posts of Quality Assurance Chemist at Coca Cola Swaziland and Project Coordinator for an NGO. She is a member of the Swaziland Association of Architects, Engineers and Surveyors and the International Water Association (IWA).

Mr. Sandile Dlamini - Operations Director

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Mr. Sandile Dlamini - Operations Director

Mr Sandile Dlamini

Operations Director; BSc + CDE, Post Grad Dip. (Environmental Eng); Mngt.Dev.Prog

Mr Sandile Dlamini joined the Water and Sewage Board (a Government department then) in 1990 as a Chemist. When the Department was corporatised into Swaziland Water Services Corporation he became Treatment Engineer. In 2001 he was appointed Regional Manager in charge of the South West Region. In September 2006, he joined the Executive Management of the Corporation as Operations Director. Mr Dlamini has served in various SWSC working committees including the SWSC Pension Fund. He is member of the International Water Association (IWA) and a board member of the Human Settlements Authority (HSA).

Ms. Susan Nkumane - Finance Director

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Ms. Susan Nkumane - Finance Director

Ms Susan Nkumane

Finance Director; BComm, FCCA, FCIA

Ms Susan Nkumane joined SWSC in September 1999 as Internal Auditor and became Internal Audit Manager in 2003. In July 2014 she was appointed Finance Director, a position she still holds to date. Before joining SWSC she worked for Ernst and Young, a Firm of Auditors as an Audit Senior. She has also served as a Board Member for Swazi Bank and the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA).