The Eswatini National Trust Commission (ENTC) is responsible for conservation of the Kingdom’s natural and cultural heritage as mandated by the National Trust Commission Act No. 9 of 1972; amended by the King’s Order in Council of 1973. The ENTC carries out its mandate through proclamation and management of national parks and reserves, national museums and monuments.
The ENTC is an independent statutory body and a government parastatal, operating at the present time under the umbrella of the Ministry of Tourism and Environment Affairs. The strategic and policy framework of the organization is facilitated by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Minister in terms of the NTC Act and the Public Enterprise Control and Monitoring Act. The daily operations are managed by the Chief Executive Officer and 4 Directors
- The Chief Executive Officer is the administrative authority with 4 Directors responsible for the various key functions; viz, Human Resources, Finance, Nature conservation and Cultural Heritage
- The Business and Commercial Unit is responsible for the tourism and hospitality services.
- The Commission receives an annual government subvention
- The subvention is augmented with revenue generated from the tourism and hospitality operations
- The Trust Commission presently administers:
- Swaziland National Museum
- King Sobhuza II Park
- Mantenga Nature Reserve and Cultural Village
- Malolotja Nature Reserve, with the adjacent Hawane Dam Reserve
- Mlawula Nature Reserve with Magadzavane Lodge