THE latest co-sponsors of the Sibebe Survivor, the Swaziland Beverages (SB) through the Sibebe Premium Lager brand, have forked out an E75 000 sponsorship towards this year’s event that will take place at the Sibebe Rock on Sunday morning.
SB have joined Nedbank Swaziland as co-sponsors of the event that has drawn a considerable number of participants in the past eight editions.
Making the cheque presentation to the event coordinators, the Mbabane–Mbuluzi Rotary Club, at the company’s premises in Matsapha yesterday, SB Beer Trade and Marketing Manager Meshack Maseko said they were very excited to have the Sibebe brand as part of this year’s event.
He disclosed that they had a very good relationship with the Rotary Club and highlighted the fact that the Sibebe Lager brand was born from the famous Sibebe rock on the Mbabane–Mbuluzi road.
“Sibebe Premium Lager is this year’s official co-sponsor of the event and we hope to make it bigger and even better next year and in the future.
“This is a way of giving back to the community after we noticed that the Mbabane-Mbuluzi Rotary Club is doing a great job in improving the lives of the needy in the country. Since our brand is all about the Sibebe rock, we will make sure that we are involved as a company in everything that concerns the rock,” remarked Maseko.
Accepting the cheque, Mbabane-Mbuluzi Rotary Club President Cynthia Dlamini thanked SB for the kind sponsorship while also highlighting that the Sibebe Survivor is their biggest fundraiser. She said the Rotary Club movement was one of the biggest charity organisations in the country.
She explained that the organisation helped the needy people to meet their basic needs, adding that it was through companies like Nedbank, SB and other sponsors for them to achieve this.
“The Rotary Club movement has grown over the years. It is present in over 200 countries and there are over 1.2 million Rotary members internationally while in the country, we have five clubs.
“These are Manzini, Mbabane, Matsapha, Malkerns and Mbabane-Mbuluzi Rotary Clubs. Through such sponsorships, we are able to help a number of disadvantaged people and we appreciate such a gesture from the Swaziland Beverages,” she said.
Chopper flips over Sibebe for survivor winner
SWAZILAND Beverages (SB) have announced bigger and exciting prizes for this year’s Sibebe Survivor.
There will be a helicopter ride over the whole Sibebe rock for one lucky winner, who will be able to climb to the top of the rock on Sunday.
SB Beer Trade and Marketing Manager Meshack Maseko yesterday announced that the lucky winner would be drawn at the top of the Sibebe rock and at the end of the walk on Sunday.
He encouraged more people to come and register to take part in this noble initiative by the Mbabane-Mbuluzi Rotary Club.
Maseko added that bags, t-shirts, caps and water bottles branded with Sibebe Premium Lager beer would also be up for grabs.
“As the Swaziland Beverages, we will make it very exciting this year with the grand prize for one lucky participant of the event being a helicopter ride over the famous rock. We actually started a promotion for the event at the beginning of this month and it has gone very well.
“The draw for the 10 lucky winners who will form our consumer team will be held today (yesterday) and the winners will be notified through the phone.
“They will be fully kitted and sponsored by the company as they take part in the event on Sunday.
“To be part of the draw, one had to purchase at least two Sibebe Premium Lager quarts and then fill in a form,”explained Maseko. SB Sales and Distribution Director Greg Mitchell wished everyone the best of luck as they take part in the event.
He also hoped that the helicopter ride will bring in the much needed excitement that was desired in the event.
Registration closes tomorrow
AT least 3 500 to 4 000 participants are expected in this year’s edition of the Sibebe Survivor that is organised by the Mbabane-Mbuluzi Rotary Club.
Registration for the event costs E150 for individuals and E1 200 for corporates with a team of six people. Already, over 2 000 people have registered to be part of the event, Mbabane-Mbuluzi Rotary Club President Cynthia Dlamini yesterday. Dlamini revealed that last year’s attendance of the event stood at 3 280 people, saying this year they were expecting a bigger excitement and response from the public, especially with the new prizes at stake. She announced that the final registration for the event would be held at the Mountain Inn tomorrow from 2-5pm, urging more people to come and register. “We are expecting this year’s event to be bigger and better. Individuals and teams stand a chance to win great prizes for themselves on Sunday. We’re very grateful to the companies that have come on board to sponsor the event even this year, I must say that without them it would never be a reality. I would like to invite more corporate companies to be part of the event,” she added.
THROUGH proceeds from fund-raisers such as the Annual Sibebe Survivor, the Mbabane-Mbuluzi Rotary Club is currently amongst others, involved in a E200 000 worth water project at Mpolonjeni in the Hhohho region.
This was disclosed by Mbabane-Mbuluzi Rotary Club President Cynthia Dlamini. She said they had been involved in yet another water project in Lavumisa under the Somntongo Inkhundla.
Dlamini also pointed out that they were also funding a food club at the Mbabane government hospital, which benefitted a number of needy patients.
“We have also bought uniforms for pupils at Fonteyn and Ngwempisana Primary Schools. we usually organise Christmas lunches for folks around Mbuluzi who also get something from proceeds of our various fund-raising drives,” she pointed out.