Tibiyo's 50th Anniversary Commemorative book out
Thursday, 30 January, 2020

The organisation’s Managing Director Dr Absalom Themba Dlamini said the publication would shed light on the historical narrative of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane, particularly how it had evolved to be a profitable, sustainable entity that supported the nation’s cultural, social, educational and economic development programmes.

It highlights the challenges and achievements it has faced in pursuing its mandate in the face of changing social and economic landscapes. “Tibiyo Taka Ngwane was established in 1968 with a mandate to support the nation, which was at its early stages of its independence, ensuring in particular, that the new nation was self-sufficient economically, remained peaceful, retained its cultural identity and was socially stable,” said Dr Dlamini. The content of the publication was well researched and compiled, and facts were verified with relevant authorities, assured Dr Dlamini, adding that the documentation of such information was important in assisting the organisation and the nation to reflect on how far it had come as well as proposals on how it would position itself for the future.

He thanked His Majesty Ingwenyama for commissioning and supporting the documentation and publication of the organisation’s history. “We thank His Majesty Ingwenyama and Her Majesty Indlovukazi for their continued guidance and support, and we remain inspired by their vision of ensuring that Tibiyo Taka Ngwane’s performance is measured against its contribution to the development agenda of the Kingdom of Eswatini,” he said. He also thanked the organisation’s Main Committee for supporting and participating in the compilation of the publication.

Dr Dlamini paid tribute to companies, organisations and individuals who supported the publication. “We are extremely humbled by the companies that sent messages of support and goodwill to the organisation. On behalf of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane, may I convey our deepest appreciation for your support and your continued partnership with the organisation. I would also like thank individuals and organisations who shared their valuable institutional memory with our editorial team. Among these are business associates, former Prime Minister Prince Mabandla, Prince Mhlambanyatsi as well as leaders of past Imbali and Lutsango LwakaNgwane. Your contribution was highly appreciated and valued,” he concluded.

The project was led by Dr Dlamini himself working with a team from his organisation. Dr Mike Matsebula was the lead researcher and compiler. The Managing Director thanked him and his team for doing a diligent work in collecting and verifying information. Copies of the publication will be available at strategic distribution points and public information centres.

Click here to view the Tibiyo Taka Ngwane’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative book