Founder and Board Chair: HRH Prince Sicalo, first-born son to His Majesty King Mswati III founded the foundation in 2014 with a vision for a Kingdom free of poverty and hunger. Since then the foundation has grown to inspire and incentivize entrepreneurship.
Prince Sicalo was educated and trained at Libya Military College. Major Prince Sicalo served in Umbutfo eSwatini Defense Force since 2008 where he oversees all strategic planning, development and logistics within the Military.
His Royal Highness serves on the board of directors for the Central Bank of Eswatini. Prince Sicalo shapes the Foundation's direction through its mission, strategy, budget, and key policies; ensures that the Foundation’s values are being upheld, and implements and improves the performance of the organization.
Vice Chair of the Board: Stella Dlamini, Vice Chair of the Sicalo Foundation, works to drive the vision and work of the Sicalo Foundation. Stella is a major philanthropic and social presence in the Kingdom of Eswatini; she contributes to a diverse range of humanitarian causes, and assisted Prince Sicalo in rebranding The Sicalo Foundation.
Miss Dlamini is a leading figure in the advertising industry. Stella is a creative professional with 10+ years of marketing experience in building iconic integrated campaigns; she is instrumental in business-building.
Miss Dlamini is passionate about the education and welfare of underprivileged children. Stella takes an investment approach to philanthropy: “What’s in my mind is that I’m investing in our people,” she says. “And the people I’m investing in are underprivileged or hold a core value that I believe in.”
Board Member: Simon Magagula has his business degree from University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Magagula has worked on the leadership team at YKK, South Africa for almost 25 years, and currently serves as Industrial Relations Manager. Mr. Magagula has been advisor to HRH Prince Sicalo since 1999.
Simon Magagula is driven in every endeavor to make positive and impactful businesses for the Swazi people. Mr. Magagula recognizes the impact foundations such as ours can have on the community. He is proud to be a part of the foundation’s work supporting positive change and growth for the Kingdom of Eswatini.
Board Member: Reuben Msibi obtained his HND in Civil Engineering from Leeds Polytechnic. He currently serves as Managing Director for Roots Civils, where he oversees all construction management and supervision. Some of his clients include: Swaziland Government, Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation and Municipal Council of Mbabane.
Reuben Msibi is passionate about fostering economic growth in the Kingdom by promoting and creating modern infrastructure that keeps people safe and drives industry with an emphasis on efficiency that exceeds the peoples’ expectations.
Board member: Christian Malanga is a Congolese businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Malanga was an officer in the DRC military, and went on to become the founder and President of the United Congolese Party.
Mr. Malanga founded the non-profit Friends of America; whose mission is to be a bridge of trust and communication between Western governments and the Congolese people, with a focus on grass-roots civil engagement. Mr. Malanga is the founder and chairman of the non-profit Voice of Congolese Women, which aims to empower girls and women in the DRC through education and entrepreneurship. Mr. Malanga is founder of Global Solutions; a consulting company that assists businesses to create and advance successful enterprise in Africa.
Christian Malanga has partnered with Prince Sicalo to assist the Prince’s philanthropic vision-- and assist in providing bridges of opportunity for the Foundation’s exposure and expansion with the international community.
Director: Hannah Newmark is based in Manzini, Eswatini, where she brings a decade of experience fostering community outreach and growth. Hannah graduated from Boston College with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Philosophy.
After teaching elementary students, she went on to work with vulnerable communities around the world, managing group homes for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities throughout Washington, DC and Europe. Hannah worked as Director of Business Development for a leading DC nutritionist which grew her passion for nutrition and wellness.
Hannah’s experience in community development paired with her passion for health and wellness drove her to bring the two to African communities. Hannah serves as Chief Operating Officer for Global Solutions Africa.