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Manager Management

Manzini, Manzini, Swaziland
October 07, 2016

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Names: Sibusiso Bhekie

Surname: Mahlalela

Date of Birth: 06 June 1972

Gender: Male

Nationality: Swaziland

ID Number: 720**********

Contact Number: +268-********

Email :

Languages : English, Siswati and Zulu,


July 2013- Current: MBA- Student –Management College of Southern Africa.

Thesis Topic: The Impact of Strategic Human Resource Management Practices on Employee Performance: The case of OKH Farms-Swaziland

July 2015 - Nutri-Tech Solutions- Australia

Certificate in Nutrition Farming

Jan 2000-Dec 2000: University of South Africa

Post Graduate Certificate for Trainers.

August 1994-May 1996: University of Swaziland

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education.


Managing Director-Nisela Farms Swaziland (October 2014-to date)

-Forward planning.

-Making policy decisions.

-Budgeting and maintaining accurate financial records.

-Ensuring that that the farms are profitable and they meet projected financial targets.

-Facilitate staff recruitment, training and development.

-Reporting to the board on farming operations progress.

General Manager- Nisela Farm Swaziland (Feb 2013- October 2014)

-Coordinating the daily farming operations of the four farms with a total area under cane of 2400h and the Banana farm totalling 113h.

-Managing all the 4 cane farming operations and the banana operation through the farm managers. The company produces sugarcane on a yearly basis on average of 115Tonnes/h and classified under the large scale farming operation in the mill group.

-Also grow some cash crops including cereals and legumes.

Area Manager- Tongaat Hulett Sugar S.A. Mozambique (Feb 2009- Feb 2013)

-General crop husbandry of Sugarcane, harvest prep.

-Labour management.

-Systems Maintenance.

-Budget control and record keeping.

Farm Manager- Nisela Farm Swaziland (Feb 2006- Feb 2009)

-Day to day running of the farm which involves about 800 hectares under cane approx. 200 hectares of maize.

-Maize production and management of the game farms.

-Installation and maintenance of irrigation systems mainly drag-line and semi-solid sprinkler irrigation systems under cane.

-Maintain Administration and labour records, management of field operations and land preparation.

-Management of all technical operations, training development and Industrial Relations.

-Involved in staff appraisals, follow-up recommendation for training and promotion.

-Budget preparation and control.

Assistant Harvesting Manager- Illovo Sugar Limited (2001-2006)

-Managing all the pre-harvesting and harvesting programs in constant liaison with both Section and Area Managers.

-Prepare, monitor and co-ordinate the ripenner sprays ensuring that all fields to be harvested are ripened at the right time using the right chemicals.

-Monitoring all the cane burns for both mechanical and hand cutting. Conducting training, resolving conflict and instilling discipline to subordinates stepping out of line.

Course Instructor / Facilitator- Illovo Sugar Limited (1998-2001)

-Conducting training needs analysis, developing training programs and refresher courses for both company employees and independent cane growers.

-Conduct such courses constantly liaising with section heads to ensure that they are always relevant to the different operations that the employees are involved in.

Crop Production Overseer- Illovo Sugar Limited (1997-1998)

-Reporting to the Section Manager one was planning, coordinating, monitoring and supervising all field operations ensuring maximum output for all employees.

-Preparation of my sectional budget ensuring that all activities are carried out with adherence to the prepared budget which was monitored on a Monthly basis.

-Analysis of cane on per individual field basis making recommendations for plough-outs on poorly performing fields.

High school teacher- Manzini Central High School (May 1996-October 1997)

-Teach mainly agricultural science and mathematics.


Having worked for a long time in the sugar industry, one has acquired a voluminous experience in the general cane husbandry. That may involve all the operations from bush clearing to harvesting. My main involvement has been in the following operations; Land survey, design and layout of irrigation systems, systems evaluation and the general installation of irrigation systems. My involvement is also on the training and development of fellow employees and subordinates.


1.Mr Samuel Chidoma (Agricultural Manager)- Tongaat Hulett Sugar Ltd

Cell: +258-*********- Mozambique


2.Mr. Melusi Ngqwane (Fields Manager)- Tongaat Hulett Sugar

Cell:+268-********- swazi

Cell:+258-*********- Mozambique


3.Mr. Graham Baier (Business Systems Manager)- Illovo Sugar Pty Ltd

Cell: +268-********

4.Calvin Earnshaw (Estate Agronomist)- Tongaat Hulett Sugar

Cell: +268-********- swazi

Cell: +258-*********- Mozambique


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