Mr Sello Mosai - Executive Manager - Value Chain Competitiveness
Ms Amelia Naidoo - Regional Manager - KwaZulu Natal
Ms Lalane Janse van Rensburg - Executive Manager - Productivity Organisational Solutions
Ms Rebecca Phalatse - Executive Manager - Marketing and Communications
Ms Tracey Wereley - Executive Manager - Human Resources
Mr Mothunye Mothiba - CEO
The new Chief Executive Officer of Productivity South Africa is Mothunye Mothiba. Mothiba’ appointment was effective from 1 April 201. Productivity SA is a Public Entity vested with the mandate to improve South Africa’s productive capacity and global competitiveness, thus boosting economic growth and employment creation.
Mothiba has leadership and management competencies gained over two decades in various sectors including education, the labour market and recently in the gambling industry as Chief Operations Officer at the North West Gambling Board.
Mothiba’s passion for socio-economic transformation, strategy, and Business Model Innovation, Business Transformation and Change Management, as well as people empowerment places him in a strategic position to achieve the vision of repositioning Productivity South Africa. Mothiba aims to position Productivity SA as an Authority on productivity both continentally and globally as a provider of choice on Productivity Improvement Solutions.
The Productivity Improvement Solutions includes cutting-edge Productivity-related Research and Knowledge Management, best Operating and Management Practices and Productivity-oriented Professional Education and Training. Mothiba would like to see Productivity SA as an employer of choice, a champion in cultivating productive behaviours and competencies to transform workplace relations, and improve South Africa’s competitiveness.
Mothunye hails from Mphasha village at gaMothiba in Limpopo and had an upbringing underpinned by values of respect for humankind, different cultures and diversity. He observes a philosophy of serving and making a contribution however small, and remains a teacher at heart with a quest for knowledge. Mothiba is always searching for new ways of doing things to change and improve society.
He believes that these personality traits were reinforced by a character-shaping period and exposure to boarding school life which started in his youthful life in 1972 at Setotolwane High School and 1976 at Hwiti High School in Mankweng, including student life at the University of the North (Turfloop) where he obtained a Teaching Diploma in 1981. Mothiba prides himself with a career spanning over three decades, where as a teacher from 1981 he contributed to shaping the lives and careers of young people, some of whom are counted amongst the best professionals and business people in the country. As a bureaucrat from 1997 he contributed to South Africa’s socio-economic development and shaping the labour market landscape, including strategic direction for the Department of Labour up to 2012.
He joined the gambling industry in 2012 and was instrumental to transforming the industry in the North West Province, including developing and implementing policies to introduce additional modes of gambling. The efforts were aimed at ensuring participation of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals in the North West Province and Black Entrepreneurs in the industry. This policy intervention, which is compared to none in the Country, culminated in over 60% of ownership of gambling enterprises vested in Black people, 30% of whom are Women with exercisable ownership and voting rights. Mothiba describes himself as a family man who loves nature and gardening is his second best love to that of his wife and two children.