Governance

Governance of SWABCHA is directed by our Operational Plan which also outlines the organizational structure and staffing.

1. Executive Board

The role of the Board: ´Responsible for setting strategic direction, resource development and mobilisation, advocacy efforts as well as monitoring progress. The Board also ensures the coalition complies with legal and ethical requirements, and communicates effectively with stakeholders´.

The Board of Directors for SWABCHA numbers thirteen people, drawn from private companies and parastatals, bodies representing unions and employers, NERCHA, UNAIDS and civil society organisations. All Board members have an identified alternate, should the designated Director be unavailable. The board has adopted a Charter that is aligned with the Kings III Report of Governance.

Board Members

Mr. Nick Jackson Chairperson RSSC Managing Director
Ms. Fikile Nkosi Vice Chairperson Nedbank Managing Director
Ms Bonisiwe Ntando Member FSE&CC Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Lomkhosi Mkhonta Member SWASA Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Khanya Mabuza Member NERCHA Coordination Director
Dr. Kwame Ampomah Member UNAIDS Country Coordinator
Ms. Lungile Dlamini Member Municipal Council of Manzini Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Thembi Nkambule Member SWANNEPHA    National Coordinator
Mr. Sipho Kunene Member TUCOSWA
Mr. Sifiso Dhlamini Member SEC Corporate Communications Manager
Mr. Frans Pienaar Member Inyatsi Construction Chairman
Mr. Steven Bogatsu Member FNB Chief Executive Officer

The above Board Members were elected in late 2011. The next election is scheduled for late 2013.

Please note: FSE&C, SWANENEPHA, NERCHA and Ministry of Labour are life members of the Board. The remaining members are elected every two years as follows: 3 from Platinum Membership Category; 2 from Gold Membership Category; 2 from Silver Membership Category and below; 2 from Non Members.

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2. Our Committees

The Board has established three committees Technical, Audit and Finance, Human Resources and Remuneration, all which meet quarterly. The Finance Committee comprises of seven members (SWABCHA CEO, SWABCHA Finance Officer, and five Directors, one of whom is Chair). Responsibilities of the committee span both finance and administration issues, including:

The Technical Committee provides guidance on programming matters. Committee members include company HIV/ AIDS focal persons, private sector doctors, and representatives of the Ministry of Labour, unions, SWANNEPHA, CANGO, UNAIDS, and NERCHA.

The Human Resources and Remuneration Committee guides personnel policy and remuneration, responsibilities include:

In light of this Business Plan and linked to SWABCHA´s ongoing evolution, governance will be reviewed annually. The process seeks to ensure that SWABCHA's Board is highly functional, contains the right skills and experience mix among Directors, has clear TORs and provides the coalition with the strategic direction and oversight that is required.

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