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Swaziland National Trust Commission - Introduction

The Swaziland National Trust Commission is the parastatal organisation responsible for the conservation of nature and the cultural heritage of the Kingdom of Swaziland.

MISSION STATEMENT

To conserve the natural and cultural heritage of Swaziland through sustainable utilisation of these resources and promotion of environmental awareness throughout the nation.

Cultural Heritage

The activities carried out by the Swaziland National Trust Commission with regard to the country's cultural heritage include the operation of the national museum, as well as national monuments, which include the King Sobuza II Memorial Park. Archaeology also falls under the Swaziland National Trust Commission; the archaeology department, in the past, has been responsible for excavations at various locations in the country.

Natural Heritage

With regard to Swaziland's biodiversity, the Swaziland National Trust Commission is not only responsible for running the country's nature reserves, it also carries out a variety of activities to promote the conservation of Swaziland's flora and fauna throughout the country. These include environmental education and community outreach programmes.

Our future lies in our past!

From a painting by Phillip Dlamini, 1998, of a purple crested lourie. In traditional Swazi dress, the red feathers feature in the royal headdress, so this bird illustration is not only a symbol for wildlife conservation, but also of cultural heritage.



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SNTC Headquarters: Parliament Road. P O Box 100, Lobamba, Swaziland. Tel: (+268) 2416 1516, 2416 1489, 2416 1179. Fax: (+268) 2416 1875, 2416 1480. Email: info@sntc.org.sz
National Museum:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1875
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: curator@sntc.org.sz
King Sobhuza II Memorial Park:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1489
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: ksmp@sntc.org.sz
Malolotja Nature Reserve:
Tel/Fax: (+268) 2444 3241
Cell: 7660 6755
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Mantenga Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1151
2416 1178, Fax: 2416 1480
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2343 5108/9
Fax: 2343 5111
Email: magadzavane@sntc.org.sz