What is the Procurement Indaba?

In partnership with The Ministry of Finance, World Bank, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and Multipronged PTY (LTD), ESPPRA will be hosting the inaugural Eswatini Procurement Indaba on the 05th and 06th of November 2019.

The purpose of the Indaba is to provide a platform for stakeholders to constructively dialogue and build an understanding on the public procurement reform and the role of PPPs in advancing economic growth and industrialization in Eswatini. Additionally, Indaba will present the business/private sector with an opportunity to get early knowledge of the requirements for each project funded by the World Bank.
Lastly by hosting this event ESPPRA aims to facilitate the integration and participation of private sector, especially in addressing the financial gaps/constraints in the implementation of key socio-economic projects.

Why You Should Attend?

  • Meet, Network and Establish Business Relationships with Key Decision Makers
  • Exciting Presantations and Workshops by High Profile Local, International and African Speakers
  • Get Introduced to Goverment Game Changer Projects Available for Partnership with Private Sector
  • Guest Participants


    Speaker Public Procurement Capacity Building Officer, ESPPRA

    Lomakhosi is a Qualified Procurement Professional with over 15 years’ experience in the Public Sector Procurement Space. She has worked for The Eswatini Government Treasury Department and Ministry of Works and Transport

    She is currently employed by Eswatini Procurement Regulatory Agency (ESPPRA) where she facilitates on Procurement Processes and Procedures and offers technical advisory to Public Sector procuring entities in the country. Her passion for the profession has seen her being elected as the first female Chairperson for the Eswatini Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Branch.

    As a social measure and a bid to enhance the professionalization of the procurement cadre, she is mentoring a number of CIPS students by empowering them with Knowledge on the subject and assisting in case – study analysis. Lomakhosi Boasts an International Qualification in Procurement, backed by an Accounting background.


    Speaker General Manager, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

    Mr. Hemant Harrielall is currently the General Manager of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) where he is responsible for leading the organisation in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region by elevating standards.

    He has over fifteen years of broad based organisational leadership and operation excellence experience across various industries. His experience encompasses operations and engineering management, organisational strategy and turnaround.

    He enjoyed a long-standing career at Afrox a member of the Linde Group where he has served as the Head of Performance Transformation, led the Bulk Supply Chain function and led business development in the EMEA region. His role at CIPS provides an opportunity to stretch one’s innovative mind set, push the boundaries and bring about disruptive change across institutes, policies and organisations alike. Hemant holds an Honors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and an Executive MBA from Gordan Institute of Business Science.


    Speaker Senior Anti-Corruption Officer, Anti-Corruption Commission

    Linda Mluleki Dlamini is a Senior Anti-Corruption Officer charged with the responsibility of developing anti-corruption training and preventative programs. He is also an associate member of the association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

    On the International Stage, he has had the honor of being guest speaker/lecturer/panelist for the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), participating in programs in Vienna- Austria, Marrakech- Morocco, Washington DC-USA, Moscow and St Petersburg - Russian Federation, Addis ABABA-Ethiopia, Galway-Republic of Ireland, Sharm El Sheikh - Arab Republic of Egypt and Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia to name but a few.

    He has been the inspiration towards the integration of the subject of corruption in school’s curriculum and also facilitates anti-corruption training programs at the Swaziland Institute of Management and Public Administration.

    He is an alumnus of the University of Eswatini, University of South Africa (UNISA) and the UNISA School of Business (USBL). He currently serves as the chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Procurement Committee, chairperson of the ISO37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Technical Committee and country focal person for the United Nations Convention against Corruption in the Kingdom of Eswatini.


    Speaker Chief Executive Officer, Eswatini Sugar Association

    Dr. Phil Mnisi is the current Chief Executive Officer of Eswatini Sugar Association. He has also been Chief Executive Officer of Standard Bank Eswatini, Assistant Governor at Central Bank of Eswatini and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Bankers (IOB) South Africa.

    He holds a PhD in Leadership & Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership (MBL) and a B. Com Accounting Degree.


    Speaker Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    Mr. Tomas Adcock is a Senior Investment Officer at IFC in the PPP Transaction Advisory team. He is an industry executive with more than 15 years of experience in power and construction with focus on utility scale clean power projects in emerging markets.

    Prior to IFC, he was the COO, Acting CFO and Board Member at Kenergy Renewables, a commercial enterprise specialising in developing and financing utility scale power generation assets in Africa. He brings a strong track record in raising capital, structuring deals and managing all aspects of the business.

    Tomas previously worked in Europe as a Project Developer, Senior Project Engineer and Project Manager for the implementation of commercial construction projects valued up to $100m. He has a solid foundation in finance having started his career as a trader of exchange-traded listed equity options in the European derivatives markets.

    His career success thus far stems from 16 years’ experience in commerce, with a focus on general management, infrastructure project development and finance. His reputation for building lasting relationships, strong interpersonal skills and objective judgement provide the foundation of a candid yet approachable leadership style.

    Tomas speaks at energy conferences about the development and financing of large scale power generation assets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Educationally, he received an MBA with distinction from the INSEAD Business School and holds a Masters degree from Oxford University in Engineering Science. He is currently based in Johannesburg.


    Speaker Acting Sr. Research Fellow, Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis & Research Centre

    Mangaliso Mohammed is a Research Economist by profession, and works as an Acting Senior Research Fellow for the Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC), an organisation that plays a big role in conducting independent economic policy studies.

    These assess the functionality and the effectiveness the Government of Eswatini’s economic policies.
    Mangaliso holds a Master’s degree in Policy and Sustainability from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies from Brandeis University, USA.

    Mangaliso’s policy analysis work is grounded on the National Development Strategy (NDS), the Poverty Reduction Strategy and Action Plan, and the revised NDS, which is the Strategy for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth (SSDIG). He has vast experience in conducting interdisciplinary research, particularly conducting baseline and impact studies to articulate the social and economic value of various development programmes/projects in the Kingdom of Eswatini.


    Speaker Technical Advisor, Eswatini Competition Commission

    Mr. Kaira started his competition & consumer protection law and policy career at the Zambian competition & consumer authority in 1998. While at the authority, he completed a year of internship at the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.

    Back in Zambia, he rose through the ranks including Chief Competition Analyst, Director Mergers and finally as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) between 2008 and 2011. In 2011, he left Zambia to set up the Competition Authority in Botswana where he was the C.E.O between 2011 and 2016.

    After leaving Botswana in 2016, Thula established himself as consultant in competition and regulatory policy, focusing on building both private and regulator capacities. Leveraging on his 20 years+ experience, his regional and international exposure, he has been engaged by EU, COMESA, SADC, UNCTAD, the World Bank and private enterprises.

    He has also assisted individual competition authorities through various technical advisory roles and training including review and development of operational guidelines, cartel investigation (with focus on collusive tendering and bid rigging in public procurement) and market monitoring and surveillance. Thula has qualifications in law (University of Zambia), marketing & management (Norwegian School of Business) and competition economics (University of London, King’s College). He has published several articles in books and journals on competition law and policy.


    Speaker Commissioner General, Eswatini Revenue Authority

    Mr Dumisani E. Masilela is the Commissioner General of the Eswatini Revenue Authority. An Economist by profession with 29 years professional experience mainly in the public sector.

    Mr. Masilela has been integrally involved in the development of public financial management policies and has initiated several reforms to ensure the optimal management of public finances in Eswatini. He is the inaugural Commissioner General of the Swaziland Revenue Authority.

    He also spearhearded the promulgation of legislation that was deemed critical for proper financial sector regulation, namely the Financial Services Regulatory Act; the Securities Act; and the National Payment Systems Bill (which was approved shortly after his departure).
    Mr Masilela returned to the public sector as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Finance in January 2007 after having stints in the Eswatini sugar industry and in a regional capacity building organization called the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI), which saw him based in Harare, Zimbabwe for a period of five years.

    Mr Masilela holds a Master’s degree in Economics (1994) from the University of Essex, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Social Sciences (majoring in Economics and Statistics) (1988) from the University of Swaziland.
    In his capacity as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Mr Masilela served as a member of boards of various State Owned Enterprises. He currently serves as Chairman of the Eswatini Econpmic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC) and is a member of the Monetary Policy Consultative Committee of the Central Bank of Eswatini.


    Moderator Managing Editor, Eswatini Observer Group

    Mbongeni Mbingo is the Managing Editor of the Swazi Observer Group of Newspapers. He assumed the position in 2012, tasked with turning things around in terms of the newspaper’s image and content to ensure its competitiveness. He manages three newspapers under the Group; the Swazi Observer daily, the Observer on Saturday, and Sunday Observer.

    He is also the Editor of the latter publication, whose establishment he facilitated in 2013.

    Before joining the Swazi Observer, Mbingo held the same position at the Times of Swaziland where he began his journalism career. He rose up the ranks, from an entertainment and lifestyle reporter to Sunday Times Editor and subsequently, the Managing Editor, before he was recruited by the Swazi Observer.

    Mbingo is a well decorated journalist in a career that spans over 20 years, having been crowned as the Best Journalist and Best Editor in 2004 and 2012 respectively. In 2017, he was recognised by the Swaziland Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) for his role in advancing freedom of expression in the media and was honoured with the Media Freedom Award. In the same year, he was also appointed Deputy Chairman of the Southern African Editors Forum (SAEF). He has also served as Chairman of the Swaziland Editors Forum for the three consecutive terms.

    Mbingo holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Journalism and Media Studies from the same university. His extensive knowledge and experience in media is recognised and appreciated by the country’s tertiary institutions, such as Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and the University of Swaziland (UNISWA), which have both engaged him as a guest lecturer on topics relating to the Media and Ethical Conduct, as well as Public Sphere and the Media in Swaziland.


    Moderator News Anchor/Producer, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

    Peter has more than 25 years of experience as a broadcaster becoming, a familiar face and voice in Africa. He is currently a News Anchor/Producer for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). His media career has seen him work in Africa and abroad including a three-year stint as a news anchor/producer at BBC World Service in London.

    Other assignments over the years have included anchoring leading business programmes for CNBC Africa and Business Day TV. Radio listeners have also heard his voice presenting on Talk Radio 702, Highveld Stereo and SAfm.

    Peter trained as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (Now PWC) and graduated from the University of South Africa with a degree in Accounting.

    Prior to entering the broadcast arena, he worked in accounting, advertising, marketing and business management. Peter is currently in the final stages of completing his MBA with Henley Business School


    Panelist Chief Executive Officer, Eswatini National Arts and Culture

    Mr. Stanley M. Dlamini is the current Chief Executive Officer of Eswatini National Arts and Culture, Board Chairman of Eswatini Scholarship Selection Board and a Board Member in numerous institutions. He holds a Masters in World Heritage from Turin University, a Post Graduate Diploma Heritage Studies and Museums from the University of Cape Town and an Environmental Education Certificate from Rhodes University.

    Mr. Dlamini has previously worked as Chief Programmes Officer and Education Officer at the Swaziland National Museum and Tutor/Instructor Swaziland Environment Justice Agenda: EEC


    Panelist Chief Executive Officer, Swaziland Energy Regulatory Authority

    Mr Mkhumane, B. Admin; Hons B. Com; CMA (Canada), CA (Eswatini), has been in Senior Management for the last 20 years of his career. Stretching from the Sugar Industry as Chief Accountant, Telecommunications as GM Finance. Under his leadership ESERA, has made tremendous strides in the electricity regulatory space in Eswatini and the SADC region and continues to impact positively in the region.

    He has also been Director (CEO) of African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI), a regional training and consulting institute on Telecommunications optimisation, Regulation and Strategy, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Mr Mkhumane is a qualified Accountant, holding CPA from Ontario, Canada, a CA from Eswatini and is a Hons. B.Com and B.A Business Admin from University of Ottawa, Canada. In Hons. B.Com, he majored in Strategy Development and Financial Strategy optimisation.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Procurement Managers
    • Procurement Directors
    • Tender Managers
    • Evaluation Committes
    • Entity Tender Boards
    • Regulators
    • Oversight Authorities
    • PPP Specialists
    • Suppliers and Investors
    • SMEs & SMMEs
    • Construction, Water, Energy and Health Practitioners
    • Education and Training Practitioners
    • Goverment
    • Insurance
    • Local Goverment
    • Third Sector/NGOs
    • Parastatals
    • Policy Makers (PPPs & Socio Economic Development)
    • Enforcement Agents/Agencies
    • Asset Managers

    Eswatini Procurement Indaba Pricing

    VIP Plus

    E3 500.00 per person
    • Includes Conference, Dinner & Power Seats

    VIP Gold

    E3 000.00 per person
    • Includes Conference and Dinner


    E1 950.00 per person
    • Includes Conference Only

    Group Discounts

    • 5 + Attending 2%
    • 7 + Attending 3.5%
    • 10 + Attending 5%

    Eswatini Procurement Indaba Sponsorship Packages

    Partner Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Table
    Benefits E150 000 E100 000 E80 000 E50 000
    Corporate logo and sponsorship title on ALL promotion materials subject to feasibility and printing deadlines
    Main Stage
    Registration area
    Outside entrance and parking
    Logo, sponsorship title and inclusion on indaba issues in ESPPRA website
    Corporate Profile and or advert in the programme Full Page Full Page Half Page Half Page Quarter Page
    Moderating one Plenary Session
    One Panellist for one session
    Meet and greet with the Prime Minister
    Gala Dinner Proximity Seat with Ministers
    Company branding in all designated areas
    Special acknowledgment throughout the conference
    Branding on delegates bags
    Press Releases and Social Media Profiling
    5-minute video interview
    Logo on break slides throughout the conference
    Complimentary Conference Tickets





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