Piggs Peak COE

Date: April 20, 2020
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Fact file:
Pigg’s Peak is a developing town, located in the north West of eSwatini, approximately 70 kilometers north-east of the capital city of Mbabane. The town is also located 40km from Matsamo boarder (the gateway to Mpumalanga province in South Africa) with aerial extent of 856.6 hectares, 287 of which is afforested by Peak Timbers. The town was once an asbestos and gold mining center, as the nearby Forbes Reef ghost town reveals with the remains of an early gold-rush complete with workings, cemetery and hotel. The town’s economy is mainly supported by the forestry (timber) industry and testament to this two timber companies are operating there namely; Peak Timbers and Swaziland Plantation. The town has a population of about 4637 residents (2007, Swaziland national population census) and it service around 10 000 people around month end. 
Country  Swaziland
Province/Region  Hhohho
Baseline score  – 2013
Latest score – 2018
Population  6212
Number of women councillors  2
Number of men councillors  6
Joined the COE programme  2010
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  Yes
Summit  2018

The council is involved in gender specific programmes that are done through the wing of AMICAALL. These include activities such as Commemoration of the Day of the African Child, 16 Days of Activism against GBV etc. The town also has committees in place to address issues of crime and gender issues amongst others such as Child Protection Committees, Community police etc.

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Read Piggs Peak 2018 SADC Gender Protocol@ Work Summit entry

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The local authority has a dedicated website as well as Facebook page

Click here to review SRHR Action Plan
ASRHR Rapid Assessment Fact Sheet
Click here to see who is Driving change in Piggs Peak Council
Empowering women, ending violence in Swaziland
Click here to review COE Report card
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Download : Piggs Peak Situational Analysis.
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