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Foreword by
Gideon Mhlongo,
Chief Executive Officer,
City Council of Mbabane

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The City Council of Mbabane is delighted to endorse this work which traces the history of the city from the early days of its beginnings right up to the present and into the future. It also contains a great deal of additional information and we believe that a work of this nature, complete with excerpts from writings by people who were around at the start, as well as more recent input, is most appropriate as we approach the new millennium.

"Mbabane into the Millennium - The Story of a City", will be of interest to a diversity of people - tourists, students, business people and general readers - and the historical data it contains will provide an invaluable record for posterity.

Photographs old and new are a vital part of this work and in themselves tell a story. We are indeed grateful that such records are available both from the National Archives and private sources for without these, this book would not be complete. Thanks also go to the Information Section of the Council and to Christina Forsyth Thompson Consultants.

We trust you will enjoy the pages that follow and in so doing, will have a better understanding and appreciation of our capital city.


Foreword by Gideon Mhlongo (CEO)
Foreword by Solomon J.G. Nxumalo (Mayor)
Mbabane at a Glance
In the beginning
Chronological facts and Figures
The past remembered
Royal visits
The Development of Mbabane
Managing the City
MapsMbabane & Swaziland

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