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Wednesday 25 November 2020



The Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority who is responsible for the leadership of the Authority both as regulator of the industry and operator of the country's two airports. The Director General communicates the vision, the values and is responsible for developing the strategy and ensures its implementation. He establishes networks locally and internationally that are necessary for the business of the Authority. As chairman of the management executive committee his role is to create an enabling professional environment and monitor departmental performance. He manages the Authority's succession plan.

Mr. Solomon Dube
Director General


The Legal Department is responsible for all legal services including legal advice to the Authority. It being a bureau at ICAO, the department participates in debates of international conventions and advises the Authority of the legal implications of civil aviation treaties, protocols and conventions. The Department is also the channel through which the Authority liaises with the Attorney General and other state organs on legal matters in need of endorsement and ratification by Government. The Legal Department also acts as a secretariat to the Board of Directors.

Ms. Sibongile Nkonyane
Director Legal Services


The Air Transport Department is responsible for the economics of the air transport business. It undertakes economic research, analyses data, statistics and formulate products for the Authority's markets. The Department is largely responsible for the commercial aspect of ESWACAA such as new business initiatives and the creation and maintenance of collaborative business relationships. It sets economic regulations and determines fees and levies structures. Environmental issues are under the Air Transport Department. The Department leads the Authority in the discussions of air service negotiations with other states.

Mr. Sifiso Mnisi
Director Air Transport


The Flight Safety Standards is the department that does the regulatory functions of the Authority, taking care of the flight safety oversight program of the Authority. The department does the licensing of aircraft and personnel and sees to it that airport areas and all ICAO designated airside spaces are up to the required standards.

Mr. Simon Kutibiwa
Director Flight Safety Standards


The Human Capital Department is responsible for people. It does recruitment of staff and ensures that staff members do get opportunities to acquire skills necessary for proficient execution of their roles. The Department sets up and implements human resource policies. It also manages staff welfare such as remuneration, payroll, recreation and employee wellness. Industrial relations is in the centre of the department and the implementation of all employer obligations.

Mr. John Nsibande
Director Human Capital


Marketing and Corporate Affairs is the department that develops and manages the brand of the Authority. It drives marketing campaigns including advertising and airports exhibitions locally and internationally. Corporate communication is handled in the department including the production of the Authority's in - house magazine, brochures and radio programs. It is the public relations office and also does the corporate social investment.

Mr. Sabelo Dlamini
Director Marketing & Communications


In terms of the statute that establishes the Authority, ESWACAA is the regulator of the air transport industry and also the operator of the airports and airstrips. This is a model that is not uncommon in the industry worldwide.

King Mswati III International Airport and Matsapha International airports are managed under the airports department. The department is in charge of all airport operations such as the aeronautical services like air traffic control, navigational aids, air rescue and fire fighting services as well as aviation security. Non - aeronautical business of the airports like the terminal buildings, tenants , customer relations , ground handling and maintenance of facilities and the whole aerodrome fall under the Airports Department.

Mr. Bongani Lukhele
Director Airports


The Finance Department collects revenue for the Authority. It does budgeting and is custodian of all payments and financial controls policies and measures. The Finance Department is responsible for ensuring that accounting standards are adhered to in terms of legislation. The department co-ordinates financial audits and is responsible for procurement and Information Technology.

Mr. Musa Magongo
Director Finance

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