Eswatini - Development of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange - Project Appraisal Report

The project location at the Manzini Golf intersection represents a node along the country’s only eastwest corridor serving both urban and regional transit traffic. At peak hours, traffic exceeds 20,000 vehicles per day leading to congestion. The project will involve the upgrading of the junction to a grade separated interchange at an estimated cost of USD 37.53 million (UA26.244 million) to be implemented over 38 months (2018-2022). Project funding comprises a Loan from ADB USD 30.02 million (UA 21.15 million) and Counterpart Funding from Kingdom of Eswatini USD 7.51 million (UA 5.29 million...

EOI - Eswatini - Update of Feasibility Study and Detailed Design for Manzini Bypass

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the Development of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project, and intends to apply part of the amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Updating of Feasibility Study and Detailed Design for Manzini Bypass.

EOI - Eswatini - Monitoring & Evaluation Consultancy Services: Development of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has received financing from from the African Development Bank for the Development of Manzini Golf Course Interchange. The Roads Department (RD), the Executing Agency(EA) intends to apply part of the proceeds to cover eligible payments under the contracts for Consultancy Services for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of the Interchange project in Eswatini. The maximum duration of this assignment is twenty four (24) months and the expected starting date is April 2020. The consultant will be engaged in accordance with the African...

EOI - Eswatini - Consultancy services for technical audit services for the construction of Manzini golf course interchange project

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has received a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB)) to finance the Development of  Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the loan for eligible payments for consulting services for Technical Audit for the construction of this interchange.

Eswatini - Statistical Capacity Building (SCB II) in Regional Member Countries for MDG Monitoring & Results Measurement - Project Completion Report (PCR)

The program development objective was to assist the country to improve the National Statistical System (NSS) in order to provide high quality, reliable and timely data. This would contribute to more effective economic management, better MDGs/SDGs and poverty monitoring, informed evidence-based policy making as well as to contributing to improvements in the design of future Bank programs and projects. The program activities would enhance Statistical Capacity Building through institutional capacity strengthening and training of staff of the NSS, focussing on improvement of data collection,...

Eswatini’s ‘flag lady’ on the road to prosperity

Senteni Mahlalela is a 27-year-old woman who lives in Ezulwini, in the northwest of Eswatini, the historical center of the kingdom. Since 2017, she has worked along the Main Road 3 (MR3), a major highway that links some of the country’s most important cities, such as Matsapha, Mbabane, Manzini and Ngwenya. The MR3 is one of the busiest roads in the nation, crossing from the east to the west of the country. It is also a major part of the road network in southern Africa. Mahlalela used to work in a shop in her hometown, where she earned a small income and had few prospects. When she heard...

Economic recovery plan is on track and showing results, says finance minister of Eswatini’s new “Cabinet of CEOs”

Ezulwini, Eswatini, 2 September 2019 – The Kingdom of Eswatini has embarked on a recovery plan to fight its way out of an economic slump, the country’s Finance Minister Neal Rijkenberg said on Monday. Rijkenberg made the remarks during an official visit by African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina. He said the new government, which took office after elections in November 2018, had adopted a strategic roadmap to guide the economic recovery.  “We believe there’s not a problem we can’t solve … We believe that we’ve turned a corner. The indicators … are turning from...

African Development Bank President to visit the Kingdom of Eswatini

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, August 29 - African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina arrives in the Kingdom of Eswatini on Saturday for an official visit, which will include a trip to one of the major Bank-funded projects in the country. Adesina will meet with Eswatini Minister of Finance Neal Rijkenberg. “Eswatini is a strategic partner in the African Development Bank’s efforts to accelerate development in southern Africa, and has played a key role in executing two of the Bank’s High 5 priority areas, namely regional integration and feed Africa,...

Swaziland - Mbabane Bypass Road Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

To fill the missing link on the Matsapha-Mbabane-Ngwenya corridor and provide the vital link towards enhancing regional integration through development of the east/west corridor which forms part of Swaziland’s commitment to the SATCC protocol; to ease the traffic flow between the South African border and the interior part of Swaziland which is currently the most heavily trafficked road in the country; to contribute towards achieving the sector goal by providing an efficient and cost-effective transport system for both national and international traffic within Swaziland; and to enhance...

EOI - eSwatini - Consultancy Services for Mkhondvo-Ngwavuma Water Augmentation Project

The Kingdom of Eswatini has applied for financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Mkhondvo-Ngwavuma Water Augmentation Project (MNWAP), and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for consultancy services for the Mkhondvo Ngwavuma Water Augmentation project. Disbursement, in respect of any contract signed, will be subject to approval of the financing by the Bank.

Bank-financed project brings hope to water-starved Eswatini communities

The Ezulwini Valley in northwest of Eswatini is surrounded to the east by low mountains and is home to about 26,000 people. Currently the water supply in the area is both unreliable and inadequate. Sithembiso Nhlabatsi, a 40-year-old casual laborer, lives with his daughter and his three sisters in the town of Ebuka, in the municipality of Ezulwini. They use community water, managed by a committee, whose members are elected by the local elders. In Ebuka, the water is sourced from a river, which means that the untreated water is not fit for human consumption, and the available quantity...

African Development Bank to hold first Business Opportunities Seminar in the Kingdom of Eswatini

Who:  Ministry of Finance, Business Eswatini and the African Development Bank What:  Eswatini Business Opportunities Seminar Where:  Royal Swazi Spa Hotel, Lobamba,  Eswatini When:  22 May 2019 The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Eswatini and Business Eswatini, will host a Business Opportunities Seminar in Lobamba on 22 May 2019. The seminar will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm at the Royal Swazi Spa Hotel, Lobamba, Eswatini. It aims to showcase the Bank’s financing windows and...

SPN – Eswatini - Construction of Manzini Golf Course Interchange

This Invitation for Bidding follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared on the United Nations Development BusinessWebsite on February07, 2019 and Times Of Swaziland on 12 February 2019,and on the African Development Bank’s Internet Website ( The Government of the Kingdom ofEswatinihas received a loan from the African Development Bank to finance the Manzini Golf Course Interchange.Itisintendedthatpart of the proceeds of this loanwill be appliedto cover eligible payments under the contract for the Construction of the Golf Course Interchange.

African leaders share their vision for an integrated continent

Leaders from four African countries on Wednesday shared their vision for an integrated and borderless Africa that would foster economic growth and development. The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. The panelists – President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, President Felix Tshsekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Prime Minister of eSwatini Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini and his majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho – were joined by African Development Bank President Akinwumi...

“To integrate Africa, bring down the walls,” Adesina urges at 2019 African Development Bank Annual Meetings Open in Malabo

African leaders on Wednesday underscored the urgent need to fast-track the continent’s regional integration process in order to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. The call was made at the opening ceremony of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with the theme: “Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity.” “Apart and divided, Africa is weakened. Together and united, Africa will be unstoppable,” the Bank’s President Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the packed Sipopo Conference Center. Adesina urged African governments to work toward...

Swaziland - Projet de route Mbabane Mhlambanyatsi - REPP


Southern Africa Quarterly Review and Analysis – 1st Quarter 2013 - Issue 8

Southern Africa is projected to grow at 4.4 percent in 2013. A strong first quarter performance in many of the countries set the region on course towards this growth rate. In Angola, despite a slight deceleration of output in the non-oil sector, growth remained quite healthy, supported by oil production. Botswana maintained strong growth on the back of a resurging mining sector. Lesotho maintained positive growth that largely reflected the mining and textile sub-sectors’ good sustained performance, while in Malawi growth rebounded in the first quarter, with the main drivers being improved...

Southern Africa Quarterly Review and Analysis – 2nd Quarter 2013 - Issue 9

Economic activity in Southern Africa remained quite strong in the second quarter, giving optimism that the region is on course to attain a projected annual average growth rate of 4.4 percent. Angola witnessed a pickup in growth in the non-oil sector, which combined with strong oil production to maintain a healthy second quarter performance. Botswana sustained its strong growth on the back of a resurging mining sector. However, recent adverse weather conditions in the country moderated overall growth during the second quarter. Growth was positive in Lesotho, largely reflecting good performance...

eSwatini - Country Strategy Paper 2014-2018

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a small, landlocked, open economy, with close trade and financial ties with South Africa. Around 70 percent of Swaziland’s 1.1 million people are based in rural areas, with livelihoods predominantly dependent on subsistence agriculture. The Swazi economy is mainly driven by its membership of the South African Customs Union (SACU) and the Common Monetary Area (CMA). SACU revenues make up almost 60 percent of government revenue. Through the country’s membership to the CMA, the Swazi lilangeni exchanges at parity with the rand, this also is legal tender in the country.

Regional Economic Outlook 2019 - Southern Africa

The Southern Africa economic Outlook reviews macroeconomic conditions in the 13 countries comprising the African Development Bank’s Southern Africa region. The first part highlights growth trends and provides projections for 2019 and 2020 by examining the main drivers of growth based on prevailing global, regional, and domestic conditions. It also examines financial and structural policies and how they shape current and future growth. It then discusses the region’s performance on inequality, employment, structural change, and poverty reduction. The second part discusses the region’s...