Mrs. Sylvia Mthethwa is a highly accomplished and educated businesswoman with a wealth of experience in business management, finance, and administration. Her educational journey includes a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Studies from MANCOSA in Durban, South Africa, a Diploma in Business Management from the Swaziland College of Technology in Mbabane, Swaziland, and a Certificate in Finance for Non-Financial Business People (ADNF) from Johannesburg, South Africa.
She served as the Managing Director of Progress Stationery (Pty) Ltd in Manzini, Swaziland, for two decades. Additionally, she has held roles in sales, administration, and regional administration for various companies in Swaziland. Mrs. Mthethwa has been deeply engaged in board appointments, community service, and social welfare initiatives. These include serving as a senator in the 11th Parliament of the Kingdom of Eswatini and founding the Mlawula-Magadzavane Challenge Walk in Siteki, Swaziland. She has also been involved as a patron of the Go to the Rock Foundation, a Lubombo Regional Administrator, and a member of the Board of Trustees of His Majesty King Mswati III. Furthermore, Mrs. Mthethwa has been an executive member of Sesikhona Bomake bakaNgwane and has held positions in various other organizations such as the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority and the Women Business Forum.
Mrs. Mthethwa has regularly attended major conferences and workshops, giving impetus to women’s empowerment, corporate governance, and strategic planning. Notably, she has organized workshops on women empowerment and has attended prestigious events such as the 7th World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs in New York, USA.
Mrs. Mthethwa’s efforts and contributions have been widely recognized, earning her several prestigious awards and accolades. Some of her noteworthy honors include the Country Winner for Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government, an Honorary Doctorate in Business Management, and being named Business Woman of the Year in 2009.