First tender out for Institutional Housing Project

The much awaited Institutional Housing Project implementation moved a step ahead last week, with the Swaziland National Housing Board (SNHB) inviting companies to tender for the construction of the first batch of blocks of flats under Phase One of the project.

These blocks of flats will be constructed at Lobamba and Ezulwini for both the Royal Swaziland Police (RSP) and the Swaziland National Fire and Emergency Services (SNFES). In total, 43 blocks of flats will be built for government agencies such as the Ministries of Health, Education and Defence and essential services agencies such as the Royal Swaziland Police (RSP) His Majesty’s Correctional Services (HMCS), Swaziland National Fire and Emergency Services (SNFES), as well the Sikhuphe Housing estate.

The project intends to address the acute housing shortage currently experienced by civil service agencies nationwide and through it, the SNHB will raise finance, construct and manage the housing units, which will be occupied by the government agencies. Upon full payment of the development loan, the units will then belong to government.

The call for tender follows the approval of the Swaziland Government’s loan guarantee provision that was issued through a gazette in March this year. The loan guarantee signifies government’s commitment to the project and is a legal undertaking to financiers that the Swaziland Government will back the SNHB on its quest to get finance to implement the project.

Commenting on the latest development, SNHB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mduduzi Dlamini said; “Now that we have the guarantee, our proposals to access finance will have significantly enhanced chances of being approved. The next stage includes tendering and handing over of sites to contractors.”

It is expected that priority for construction contracts will be given to Swazi contractors who will meet the SNHB’s procurement requirements. Contractors registered in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport register in categories M1, A and B have been invited to tender. Joint ventures are also encouraged.

The need to carry out this project was necessitated by the fact that the essential services agencies have a total staff complement of approximately 18 000 officers collectively, who require institutional housing yet these agencies currently have a total of less than 6 000 units of accommodation in which to house its officers. In addition, the agencies recruit a combined estimate of 1 500 new officers annually. Therefore, the project offers government a financial solution and delivery mechanism, which will see the construction of housing for essential services officers to alleviate the accommodation backlog.

The SNHB has 26 years of experience in the planning, development and management of housing estates. Successful projects include Helemisi Township (Manzini), Mbangweni Township & Woodlands Township (Mbabane) and Thembelisha Township (Ezulwini).

Thembelisha Estate : An Exclusive and Stunning Residential Space
Thembelisha Estate is tucked in the heart of Ezulwini, with plot sizes ranging from 1 416 to 2 631 square metres. The plots are best suited for exclusive upmarket residential purposes boasting of tranquil quiet virgin land. See advert.
Application period now open!

The application period for rental units at our residential portfolio in both Mbabane and Matsapha is now open.
The SNHB offers affordable residential units in secure and peaceful surroundings. Our residential portfolio in both the capital city of Mbabane and the industrial town, Matsapha comprises of over 1 000 units.

We are proud to say that since inception, we have developed residential units in Mbabane, which are fully let out to locals, most of whom work within the urban parameters of Mbabane. These units are spread across Mbabane’s suburbia and its townships.

Our Matsapha residential portfolio is suitably nested within the high density urban industrial area of Matsapha. The estate is the largest, consisting of both a commercial portfolio and has proven to be convenient, as it lies between the country’s major towns of Mbabane and Manzini.

To apply, visit our offices at 3rd Floor Dlan'ubeka Building and our Matsapha Estate Office to get application forms or download the form from our website

For more information, call 2405 5000

Rental rates schedule


Rent per month

Mbabane Estate


Embangweni Townhouses (2 bedrooms)

E3 438

Embangweni Townhouses (3 bedrooms)

E4 100

Embangweni I

E2 560

Embangweni II

E2 815


E2 050


E2 050

Mbabane South (Emagesini)

E2 495

Old Mobeni

E1 125


Golf Course Estate


Type A

E2 630

Type B

E2 270

Type C

E1 910

Matsapha Estate


Matsapha New

E2 050

Matsapha Old Mobeni

E1 125





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Nkhanini Township is situated 3km from Nhlangano Town Centre and is adjacent to the Nhlangano Correctional Services.  The township is along the Nhlangano/Mahamba public road overlooking Mathendele Township Extension 6. This development has 440  residential and commercial plots. See advert.

The Estate is tucked in the heart of Ezulwini, just behind the Royal Villas.  It is along the link road between Codec and Ezulwini Town Board at the edge of the u-bend.  It offers 27 residential plots with sizes ranging from 1 402 to 2 631 square metres. 

The plots are suited for exclusive up market residential purposes, boasting of tranquil virgin land. This is a 24-hour controlled and safe environment, with an open space for recreational facilities.  Property buyers are invited to come and experience the prestige of exclusive privacy in the exquisite up-market residential estate.  Close by is the Gables Shopping Complex, Corner Plaza, major hotels and many more.

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