Monday, 10 December 2012


In practising what it advocates, on 1st December 2012, the Swaziland Diaspora Platform held it’s second annual general meeting in Johannesburg.  The principles of transparency and accountability were in full effect as the outgoing Executive Management Team gave report backs on how the organisation performed against its mandate, how monies were spent and how the organisation itself was managed internally.

As with all new organizations there were plenty areas that were identified for improvement, however the towering successes of the organisation in its short existence give hope to the growth and impact of the organisation in the coming years.

In keeping with it’s record of good governance, the AGM spent considerable amounts of time examining the relevance of it’s Constitution and strategic goals, which determine the implementation plan for the next year.  Some of the key changes to Constitution and strategic direction of the SDP are it’s new vision and mission, which now read:

The Swaziland Diaspora Platform shall “Create a space for constructive and coordinated action for Swazis in the Diaspora to engage, reflect and reach out towards contributing to alternative sustainable development models in Swaziland.”

This shall be done “Through promoting a culture of human rights, people-centred-development and respect for the environment.”

To take the organisation forward for the next year, the SDP elected a new Executive Management Team as follows:

Chairperson:                              Mr. Thembinkosi Dlamini
Deputy Chairperson:                Mr. Nhlanhla Msibi
Secretary General:                   Ms Ntombenhle Khathwane
Deputy Secretary General:     Mr. Brian Ntshangase
Treasurer:                                  Mr. Simphiwe Ntenteza
Additional Members:                Ms. Nqobile Mkhatshwa
                                                    Mr. Samkeliso Ndwandwe

The Annual Report of the Swaziland Diaspora Platform 2011/2012 will be published and available electronically shortly


Swaziland Diaspora Platform
Contact: Ms N Khathwane
                072 1899 361