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Latest Eswatini Parliament News

Members of the Parliamentary Service Board attending a three day induction workshop where they will learn about Corporate Governance, composition and duties of the Board, leadership skills, to name but a few.

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The Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs Portfolio Committees (Senate and House of Assembly) had a stakeholder engagement workshop with the Eswatini Tourism Authority.

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The Minster for Home Affairs Hon. Princess Lindiwe Dlamini officially launched the Mopping-Up Exercise for the Hhohho Region where she highlighted the important goals of the initiative.

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The Deputy Prime Minister's Office celebrated the International Albinism Awareness Day, under the theme: "A Decade of Collective Progress".

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The Deputy Prime Minister's Office has officially launched the Eswatini National Disability Plan of Action 2024-2028.

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AG Sifiso Mashampu Khumalo emphasized that it was wrong for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to suspend sittings following a statement made by Prime Minister H.E. Russell Dlamini last Thursday during the Editors’ Forum Breakfast meeting

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Honourable Members of the Ministry of Public Works Portfolio Committee had a formal session with the Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority (ESWACAA) officials where they were being sensitised on the ESWACAA Regulations that have been tabled in Parliament.

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The Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology hosted a power-packed workshop aimed at sensitizing Hon. Portfolio Committee Members of both Chambers on the Ministry’s Departments, Parastatals and operations aimed at giving them a better understanding of how the Ministry operates.

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The Senate welcomed their new member Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Thulisile Dladla. This follows after she swapped seats with Minister for Finance swearing in of Minister for Finance Hon. Neil Rijkenberg in the House of Assembly on the 12th of February 2024.

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The Eswatini flag has been raised following the swearing in ceremony of five Parliamentarians as official members of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), held in the Republic of South Africa, Midrand.

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Chairperson of the PAC accompanied by his Vice Hon. Manzi Zwane and PAC Clerk Mr. Arthur Mordaunt, attended the five-day workshop hosted by Public Accounts Committees and the SADC Parliamentary Forum.

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The House of Assembly welcomed the Minister of Finance Neil Rijkenberg as one of their own after swapping seats with the Deputy Prime Minister Senator Thulisile Dladla who was initially an MP.

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Spirits were high during the departure of Lutsango from Parliament comprising Parliamentarians, the Parliamentary Service Staff and friends as they headed for the Buganu Ceremony to be held at Hlane Royal Residence for the weekend.

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The Minister for Finance Hon. Neil Rijkenberg delivered the National Budget for the year 2024.

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Management and Staff of the Parliamentary Service had an encounter with distinguished guests from as far as Switzerland, and the neighbouring Republic of South Africa who presented on various topics of Godly Governance.

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17th February, 2024

Buganu Ceremony 2024

Women Parliamentarians of the 1st Session of the 12th Parliament together with the staff of the Parliamentary Service clad in their branded Lihiya were part of the kick off of the Emaganu National Ceremony.

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The 1ST Sitting after the Speech from The Throne started on a high note as H.E. the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Russell Mmiso Dlamini applauded the King’s Speech from the Throne.

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The newly sworn in Parliamentarians of the 12th Parliament (2023-2028) attended a week-long Induction Workshop at the Happy Valley Hotel.

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Senate President Ps Lindiwe Dlamini stated that the partnership and cooperation the UNDP has had with the Parliament of Eswatini has grown significantly over the years.

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Senators of the 12th Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini had a meeting with a few stakeholders who had requested to unpack their products and services to the Legislators.

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It has pleased His Majesty King Mswati III to appoint the following to the positions of Cabinet Ministers effective Monday, 13 November 2023.

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Senator Savannah Nonhlanhla Maziya took the oath of office in the presence of Senators as she was not present when other Senators were sworn in on Monday.

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It is the beginning of a new era for the Kingdom of Eswatini and history has been made following the appointment of the youngest Prime Minister Russel Mmiso Dlamini.

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27th October, 2023

Sibaya (People's Parliament)

Day 5 of Sibaya started on a high note as eMaswati were given another chance to vent their grievances pertaining to the country’s, economy, corruption, unemployment and the right qualitities befitting a Prime Minister.

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Throngs of people from the four regions of the country and delegates from outside the borders including Diplomats attended the People's Parliament, a much-anticipated forum of discussing burning issues involving eMaswati and how they can be resolved.

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Staff of the Parliamentary Service was today introduced to the new Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. Jabulani Mabuza and his Deputy Hon. Madala Mhlanga.

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Former Speaker of Parliament Mr. Petros Mavimbela had a brief meeting with the newly elected Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. Jabulani Mabuza where they shared words of wisdom and encouragement .

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After the swearing in ceremony of Members of Parliament in the House of Assembly, the process continued to nominate the Speaker of the House and the Deputy of the 12th Parliament.

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This marked the beginning of a new era as 69 Members of Parliament of the House of Assembly were sworn in at a high level ceremony attented by family members, former Parliamentarians and the general public.

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30th August, 2023

Clean-up campaign

Being neighborly indeed - Parliamentary Service employees and staff members from neighboring Eswatini National Archives, teamed up to clean their surrounding areas. This exercise is in line with the initiative to keep the country clean as the 55th double celebration is approaching.

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Clerk to Parliament Mr. Benedict Xaba and the staff of the Parliamentary Service, embarked on a cleanup campaign initiative as the country prepares for the upcoming double celebrations in commemoration of the country’s 55th independence and His Majesty King Mswati III’s 55th birthday.

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Senators fine-tune the Royal Science and Technology Park Bill No. 21 of 2022 at a workshop that was held at the Royal Villas.

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Senators of the Parliament of the kingdom of Eswatini and Clerk to Parliament Mr. Benedict Xaba all smiles as they witness Senate President Ps Lindiwe Dlamini and President of the House of Councilors of Morocco H.E. Enaam Mayara sign a Protocol of Cooperation on Parliamentary Consultation between the House of Councilors of the Kingdom Morocco and Senate of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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The highly anticipated 10th Retreat of the Association of Senates, SHOORA and Equivalent Councils in Africa and Arab World (ASSECAA) started on a very high note where the Senate of the Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini hosted the high-level meeting.

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Senate President Pst. Lindiwe Dlamini had high level talks with UNAIDS Regional Director Anne Shongwe who was accompanied by outgoing Country Director Rose Craigue in Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini where they discussed issues related to HIV and AIDS, and its impact especially on young women and men and measures that could be taken to reduce the number of the infected and affected countrywide.

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Senate President Pst. Lindiwe Dlamini was in Rwanda for a four-day study visit where she was welcomed by her counterpart Senate President Kalinda Francois Xavier.

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His Majesty King Mswati III officially opened the 5th Session of the 11th Parliament.

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6th January, 2023

Senate President in Australia

The 26th Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth Conference in Australia: 3-6 January, 2023

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21st December, 2022

2022 End of Year Service

Presiding Officers, Management and Staff of the Parliamentary Service ended the year 2022 on a high note as they held a thanksgiving service themed, “The Impact of Thanksgiving”. The service which was held in Parliament was attended by officials from neighbouring institutions such as, the Eswatini National Archives, Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC), King Sobhuza II Memorial Park and the Eswatini National Trust Commission.

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It was fun and games galore for Parliamentarians, Staff of the Parliamentary Service and Organizations at the Somhlolo Stadium during the official launch of the HIV/ AIDS Wellness Strategic Plan for the Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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It was fun and games galore for Parliamentarians, Staff of the Parliamentary Service and Organizations at the Somhlolo Stadium during the official launch of the HIV/ AIDS Wellness Strategic Plan for the Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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It was such a historic moment when the Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini officially launched its Wellness HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2022-2026 at the Somhlolo National Stadium.

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PAC Chairman, Hon Musa Kunene (seated-r), posing with the newly elected leadership of the African Organization of Public Accounts Committees (AFROPAC) where he was elected as Treasurer of the organization.

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PAC Chairperson, Hon. Musa Kunene posing with the award received by the Eswatini PAC in recognition of their work.

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A delegation of the Public Accounts Committee led by the Chairman Hon. Musa Kunene (MP), is in Gaberone – Botswana attending the Southern Africa Development Community Organisation for Public Accounts Committees ( SADCOPAC)Conference and Annual General Meeting.

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Officials from the Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini had a meeting with youth representatives from the four regions of the country.

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The Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT), appeared before the Public Accounts Committee to answer on the misuse of funds under the Eswatini Television Authority (ESTVA). This is a continuation of the Second Session of the Compliance Audit Report in the House of Assembly Chamber.

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The Ministry of Defense appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to explain reasons for overpayment of salaries to an army officer. Leading the team was its Principal Secretary Prince Sicalo. This is a continuation of the Second Session of the Compliance Audit Report in the House of Assembly Chamber.

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to answer on misappropriated funds at the Eswatini Electricity Company (EEC)-a government owned entity. Leading the team was the Ministry’s Principal Secretary Ms. Dorcas Dlamini. This is a continuation of the Second Session of the Compliance Audit Report in the House of Assembly Chamber.

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31st August, 2022

The PAC Resumes Business

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) kick -started the Second Session of the Compliance Audit Report in the House of Assembly Chamber. The Ministry of Tourism was the first to appear before the PAC to answer on fraudulent activities and misappropreation of funds at Eswatini Tourism Authority, the National Trust Commission, Eswatini Environmental Authority and Piggs Peak Hotel.

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4th August, 2022

SWEARING IN CEREMONY

Nomalungelo Ntombi Simelane (MP) Siphofaneni swearing in ceremony

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Today marked the official opening of a two-day workshop on gender-based violence to sensitise Senators on issues related to gender-based violence that is rising at an alarming rate in the country.

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26th July, 2022

Pan African Parliament

Hon. Robert Magongo and Hon. Victor Malambe pay a courtesy call to Zimbabwe President

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Senator Tony Sibandze in Lilongwe - Malawi - Day 2 of the Internet Governance Forum

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18th July, 2022

Digital Policy Symposium

Senator Tony Sibandze is currently in Lilongwe Malawi to attend a Digital Policy Symposium themed “The role of Parliamentarians in shaping our common digital future: An African perspective”.

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Honourable Speaker of the House of Assembly led a delegation from Eswatini Parliament to attend the 51st Assembly Plenary Session hosted by Malawi.

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11th July, 2022

PAC in South Africa

The Public Accounts Committee at Eswatini Embassy in South Africa for Investigations

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7th July, 2022

PAC in Mozambique

Public Accounts Committee in Maputo - Mozambique for Investigations

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Senator Sylvia Mthethwa is part of the new leadership of the African Parliamentarians Forum on Population and Development (AFPFPD).

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The newly appointed Senators attended an Induction Workshop at the Happy Valley Hotel where they were given an overview of how Parliament operates as stipulated in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Eswatini under the mandate of Representation, Legislation and Oversight.

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Today marked the swearing in of three Senators who were recently appointed by the Head of State His Majesty King Mswati III.

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Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) with Ministries of Finance, Health and Education on the first day of their Workshop on Improving Budget Execution and Monitoring at Sibane Sami Hotel (14-17th June, 2022).

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H.E. Rt, Hon. Prime Minister Cleopas Sipho Dlamini Officially Launches New Parliament Website & Strategic Plan 2022-2026

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14th February, 2022

Red Monday: Love Heals

Parliamentarians, Management and Staff of the Parliamentary Service collaborated with organizations such as the International Organisation of Migrants, AMICAAL, and Save the Children in the execution of the SADC PF SRHR HIV/AIDS governance project.

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8th October, 2021

Commonwealth Representative

Head of Public Sector Governance at the Commonwealth Dr. Roger Koranteng was in the country for a week long retreat for Parliamentarians at the Eswatini Revenue Service Auditorium (Ezulwini).

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Senators did not leave anything to chance on the second day of their Retreat where Senate President went straight into the programme for the day. Senators had to do a recap of the previous Retreat and a review of the Second Retreat.

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Mrs. Rose Kimeu Craigue who is Country Director UNAIDS emphasised the Kingdom of Eswatini has come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS and we have made great inroads. This was during the first day of the Senators' Retreat at the Simunye Country Club on 21st April, 2021.

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A three day Retreat for Senators kick started on a very high note at the Simunye Country Club on April 21, 2021 sponsored by UNAIDS with the theme "Sustenance of Parliamentary HIV/AIDS Intervention In The Face of COVID 19\\\".

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HRH Senator Sikhanyiso (Minister for ICT) officially opened a Workshop for the ICT House of Assembly Portfolio Committee for the Eswatini National Archives & Records Service Bill-2020 at the Happy Valley

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18th December, 2020

2020 End of Year Service

Friday December 18, 2020 marked the end of year for the Parliamentary Service staff.

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The Parliamentary Service Staff took to the neighbouring areas of the Parliament building around Lobamba where they engaged in a clean-up campaign led by the Clerk to Parliament, Mr. Benedict Xaba.

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The Parliament Service embarked on a very much needed team building exercise at the Brookside Lodge in Malkerns led by the newly appointed Clerk to Parliament Mr. Benedict Xaba.

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The presentation was made at the Eswatini Revenue Authority's Auditorium at Ezulwini where the Prime Minister stated that it was crucial for Senators to get first- hand information about what Government was doing to resuscitate the country's economy.

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31st January, 2020

Let Us Keep Moving!

His Majesty King Mswati III officially opens of the second session of the eleventh parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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