Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Kingdom of Swaziland/ Umbuso we Swatina (Female suffrage 1968) The former British Protectorate became fully independent 1968.

Also see Swaziland Heads

1987-93 Minister of Health Dr. Fanny Friedman
Between 1957-68 Medical Officer, 1968-72 Principal Secretary and 1972-79 Director of Medical Service in the Ministry of Health, 1983-87 Member of the House of Assembly, 1987-ca.97 Senator. (b. 1926-)


1996-2003 Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Phetsile Kholekile Dlamini-Nkomo

1998-2001 Minister of Housing and Urban Development Stella Hope K. Lukkele
03 Minister of Tourism, Environment and Communications
2003-08 Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives

1998-2008 Secretary of the Cabinet Futhi Kulhase Mdludi

2003-06 Minister of Housing and Development Dumsile Sukat
2006-08 Minister of Natural Resources and Energy
She became the first woman to act as Prime Minister for a short period during the absence of both the Prime Minister and the Deputy Premier.

2003-06 Minister of Education Constance Simelane
2006-08 Deputy Prime Minister

2003-08 Minister of Environment and Communication Thandie Shongwe-Sumelane
Former Ambassador to USA. Senator from 2008.

2006-08 Vice-Minister of Regional Development and Youth Hlobisile Ndlovu
2008-13 Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs

2008-13 Minister of Local Government and Housing Lindiwe Gwebu-Oti Dlamini
2013- Minister of Public Works and Transport

Pastor and business woman, appointed to the Senate in 2008.

2008-13 Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Princess Tsandzile of Swaziland
2013- Minister of Home Affairs
Appointed MP by her brother King
Mswati III in 2003 and Senator from 2008.

Until 2011 Minister of Information, Commnunication and Technolog Nelsiwe Shongwe

2011-13 Minister of Information, Commnunication and Technolog Winnie Magagula
2013- Minister of Labour and Social Security

2013- Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Jabulile Mashwama

2013- Minister of Health Sibongile Simelane


Last update 11.11.13