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Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela is the granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela. She is the daughter of Prince Thumbuzani and Princess Zenani Mandela, currently the Ambassador to South Korea. She has a background in Public Relations and holds a degree in PR and Marketing. After a lengthy career in Public Relations Swati moved to the fashion and retail industry, heading up the press office for House of Busby and managing the business strategy and direction of international brands such as Mango and Claire’s. In 2017 Swati debuted a luxury fashion collection, a collaboration with bespoke suit maker Roi Kaskar.
Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela co-authored the autobiography 491 Days with the Nelson Mandela Foundation about her grandmother and co-produced a documentary about the life of Winnie Mandela. She recently participated in the publishing of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela. She has also been providing management consulting services to numerous companies in the transport and infrastructure sector.
In addition, Zamaswazi is a Co-Founder of the Long Walk to Freedom Brand and Founding Partner of Qunu Workforce, South Africa’s leading consultancy creating equality in the workforce for those living with disabilities. She has been a spokesperson for 21 Icons project, a visual celebration of South Africa’s most iconic people capturing human achievement through photography, film and narratives. She is a humanitarian and international speaker whom is passionate about her fundraising endeavours and sharing thoughts on women driving transformation and unlocking economic and social development in Africa.