Archive for June, 2011

Our third Annual General Meeting

The 3rd Annual General Meeting of Swazi Indigenous Products on 23rd June was a great success, with about 90 % of Member Groups attending.

After hearing both the previous Executive Director, John Pearce, and the current one, Chris Dlamini, presenting the Annual Report, the meeting moved on to elect the Company’s Board of Directors. Khumbuzile Tsabetse of Siphofaneni, Yvonne Patequana from Kalanga and Thulani Dlamini from Mpolonjeni were elected as Community Representatives, while Senator Thuli Dladla and  Dolores Godeffroy of eDladleni were elected as Professional Representatives.

Chairperson Futhi Mdluli said she was delighted at the turnout and thanked delegates for ‘our best AGM yet’.

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Swazi Secrets retailer wins 3 African Women in Europe awards

Our warmest congratulations to Akua Wood of Sheabutter Cottage in UK for a treble triumph at the African Women in Europe (AWE) Awards in Berlin. Akua (on the right of the picture) carried off the innovative person of the year, company of the year and AWE awards. One of the prizes was a flight to Africa and while most thought she would fly to her native Ghana, we are delighted that Akua is taking the opportunity to come to Swaziland and visit Swazi Secrets. Akua will also take the opportunity while here to visit Vele Maziya, a young student that she sponsors at St Joseph’s School.

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Ximenia oil wins Green Parent award

Having received lots of recognition for our marula oil, we are delighted that Swazi Secrets ximenia oil is now getting in on the act by being Highly Commended in the Best Body Oil section of the Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2011.  The Green Parent is the UK’s leading green lifestyle and natural parenting magazine.

Our thanks in organising the submission once again go to Eileen Murphy at Scotia Fair Trade following her success some months ago in helping Swazi Secrets marula oil’s selection in Elle UK magazine’s Beauty Awards 2010.

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