Minister appoints the new iSimangaliso Board

Published on 28 February 2023


iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority welcomes the newly appointed Board members  by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy. The  term of office will run for three years starting from February 2023. 

Welcoming the new board on the meeting held in Durban on the 20th of February 2023, Minister Creecy said that the newly appointed board must look at the long term vision  of the Park and the financial sustainability linked to that vision, progress on  implementing the commercialisation strategy, infrastructure maintenance upgrades  and sustainable energy, finalisation of land claims, Community beneficiation Strategy  and amongst others. 

Minister also passed her words of gratitude to the previous board for working tirelessly to make sure the iSimangaliso is well managed, achieves 100% on its Annual  Performance targets during their term of office, implemented programmes that  provided more than 240 opportunities to SMME’s and created about 3 675 jobs. 

Echoing the words of the Minister the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of iSimangaliso  Wetland Park Authority Mr Sibusiso Bukhosini, expressed his gratitude and that of the  Executive management of iSimangaliso for a professional and productive work with  the outgoing Board which has seen iSimangaliso receiving accolades of being one of  the leading conservation and tourism destination in the world, but also an Entity that  is truly responsive to the plight of the communities living adjacent to the Park. 

The newly appointed Board Chairperson who served as the Deputy Chairperson in the  outgoing Board, iNkosi Mabhudu Tembe appreciated words of encouragement and  expressed his gratitude to the Minister for appointing the new board and further  committed that the Board will work as per the mandate of the organisation. He also 

applauded the Minister for making justice in appointing people with different skills that  will assist the Entity in overcoming issues that may arise from time to time.  

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority’s vision is to be a renowned World Heritage park  where conservation, sustainable tourism and benefits sharing prevails. This goes with  the iSimangaliso’s Mission which is to protect, conserve and present its world heritage  values for current and future generations whilst benefiting communities living in and  adjacent to the Park by facilitating optimal tourism and related development. 




Statement issued by iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority  


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