By Ayanda Dlamini | 2018-04-17
THE Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs David Ngcamphalala yesterday unveiled the new Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture (SNCAC) board of directors.
Macmillan Managing Director Busisiwe Simelane bounces back as the board chairperson whilst Reverend Elias Shongwe of Shongwe and Khuphuka Saved group now forms part of the board of directors.
The newly appointed SNCAC board of directors were unveiled at the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs (MoSCYA) conference room, Mbabane. The unveiling was graced by the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Prince Mlayeto and members of the media.
SNCAC Chief Executive Officer Stanley Dlamini also maintains his role as Executive Secretary and his CEO post. Phinda Nkosi who is a representative from the ministry, Thoko Mabuza from the Ministry of Education and Training (Mabuza holds a Masters of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics), Corban Electric’s Thembinkosi Nkonyane also makes part of the board of directors alongside Pholani Nxumalo from Royal Swazi Police, Hlezephi Dlamini from Nazarene Practising School and last but not the least is Bongile Mkhabela from the Ministry of Finance.
The newly appointed board introduced themselves to the ministry and pledged to work according to the rule book and do their best during their term which will last for three years.
The newly appointed board is expected to start their duties immediately, as of Thursday, they are tasked with ensuring smooth running of the 50/50 celebrations arts and culture aspects.
Worth noting is that the new board of directors boasts of balanced gender representation; it consists of four women and four men.
“Now we have a gender balanced team. We have been weeping about gender balance over the years, at least now we have a balanced team,” said the minister after introducing the new SNCAC board of directors.
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