After previously profiling the investment promotion agencies (IPAs) of Namibia and Lesotho, this week Jambo Africa Online’s Publisher, SAUL MOLOBI, profiles two executives from the Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA) and the trade and investment opportunities in Eswatini.

  • Dr Khanyisile D. Dlamini: Senior Executive Manager – Investment Promotion

Dr Khanyisile Dlamini is the Senior Executive Manager – Investment Promotion at the Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA), a public enterprise which is a gateway for investors into Eswatini, as well as a support centre for export companies operating in Eswatini.  As head of the investment promotion department, Dr Dlamini is responsible for developing strategies aimed at convincing investors to invest in the Kingdom; existing investors to expand their businesses; advocating for an enabling environment for businesses; promoting Eswatini as a preferred investment destination; and seeking opportunities through strategic partnerships aligned with the mandate of EIPA. The initiatives of EIPA are aimed at job creation, accelerating the economic and developmental recovery of the country post COVID-19. 

Before joining EIPA, Dr Dlamini was running TOWAK Consultancy, a financial and business management consulting firm that has footprints in Eswatini and South Africa. Her consultancy firm has a niche focus in financial, business and wellness management. 

She was a lecturer at the University of Eswatini (UNESWA) and University of Derby, UK, and has been a visiting lecturer at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA.  She taught business management, business strategy, finance, and accounting courses at both masters and undergraduate level.  

Dr Dlamini completed her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UNESWA and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.  She further obtained a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing, London, UK.  She completed a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in SME and Economic Development from Aston University, Birmingham, UK. 

Dr Dlamini has served in the following boards: Central Bank of Eswatini where she was also the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee; Central Transport Organisation; the Chairperson of the Industrial and Vocational Training Board; Trustee of the Eswatini Royal Insurance Corporation Preservation Provident Fund; and Eswatini Royal Insurance Corporation Pension Fund; and also as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for UNISWA Research Board.

Dr Dlamini currently sits in Eswatini Housing Board; Greystone Partners Limited; and Lojaf (Pty) Limited board of directors.

  • Bongani Sifanelo Ntshangase: Executive Manager – Trade Promotion

Bongani Ntshangase is the Executive Manager – Trade Promotion at the Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA) with vast managerial experience across a number of functional disciplines in the business environment – including Operations in Customer Services, Tax Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Commercial Management, ICT and Project Management.

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Management; a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics; as well as a Certificate in Corporate Governance. 

Bongani started his career in the Information Technology (IT) sector as a systems programmer at UNISWA and later joined the Eswatini Water Services Corporate as an IT Technician, a position he held for two years before assuming the role of Systems Administrator and later IT Manager in the same company.

In 2004, Bongani was appointed to lead the launch of a Customer Services Department within the Eswatini Water Services Corporate, a role he held for six years as the Customer Services Manager. He then joined the Eswatini Electricity Company in 2011 as the Marketing and Commercial Manager, a position he held for two years.

In 2013, Bongani joined the Eswatini Revenue Authority as an Operations Director in the Domestic Taxes department. He worked for the agency for a period of five years before joining the Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority as the Executive Manager responsible for Domestic and External Trade Promotion.

Bongani is also a Pastor at Yeshua Worship Cathedral.