Bantsho Full-Time Team
MR. VUSI MONTSHO
Current Studies: PhD Candidate, Da Vinci Institute.
Completed Studies: Master of Management, Thesis Entitled “Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Through Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs”), University of the Witwatersrand; Management Development Programme, Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS), University of Pretoria; Nation Higher Diploma in Public Management, University of South Africa; National Diploma in Public Administration, Tshwane University of Technology; Certificate in Industrial Relations, Institute of Administration & Commerce.
Vusi is the Chief Executive Officer of Bantsho, a transformation management, training and research consultancy that was established in April 2001.
A sought-after speaker, analyst and strategist, he has a consulting career that spans over 18years, excluding his corporate middle and senior management experience of nine years. He is the first former Senior Manager: Employment Equity and first former Manager: Black Economic Empowerment at South African Airways (SAA), where he was responsible for the transformation of the 14 000 staff strong corporate entity’s transformation and change process. He initiated an internal newsletter, “Serurubele” a butterfly in Setswana, which became the platform and avenue to engage openly on the transformation of SAA. He was also member of the executive team that conducted the first climate survey to prepare the airline for a new transformation journey and submitted SAA’s first employment equity report. As part of the Transnet Group, he was a member of the then Transnet Procurement Committee, led by Transnet’s Head of Procurement.
He was a commissioner and a signatory of the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Commission Report, the report that mainly influenced the BEE legislation in South Africa. The Commission was chaired by Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa. He is a former lecturer at the UNISA School of Business Leadership and the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) BEE Verification Training Programme. He has also lectured on transformation, entrepreneurship, public management and local government at UNISA, University of Johannesburg (UJ) and Damelin School of Management. He also served as a member of Monash University South Africa’s School of Business and Economics and the Strategic Management and Innovation Committee at the University of Witwatersrand.
In his consulting practice he has completed advisory, research and training assignments in fields ranging from the construction, mining, financial, energy, services, manufacturing and the education sectors. He has ideaised, conceptualised and implemented community projects either alone or with his team and has practical community engagement skills and techniques. He has advised senior executives in various fields in both the public and private sectors.
Some of his outstanding projects include, but are not limited to, culture transformation for the Social Housing Regulatory Agency (SHRA), conducting diversity and disability equity management training for the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), doing subcontractor work for Grant Thornton on a feasibility study of an industrial park and a pre-feasibility study on the establishment of Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in Gauteng, providing technical and strategic advice in the development of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) strategies and policies, and the engagement of black owned accounting firms for the Office of the Auditor General assignment. He has also implemented social and labour plans for mining houses in Gauteng and Mpumalanga. He was also commissioned by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to review NERSA’s BEE Policy and the Procurement Policy by conducting national and international research and benchmarks, and ensuring that t both policies are aligned to national BEE and procurement policies. He was subcontracted by Econometrix in research for the development of a Black Economic Empowerment strategy as a component of the Gauteng Province’s Trade and Industrial Strategy under the then Gauteng Department of Finance and Economic Affairs.
He is a former entrepreneurship part-time lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) facilitator at Unisa’s School of Business Leadership (SBL). He was a Business Development Consultant to the PRO Vice-Chancellor of Monash University South Africa, whom he advised on identifying board members, developing relations with relevant institutions as well as conducting transformation workshops and developing Employment Equity plans. Less than two years ago he was subcontracted by the University of Stellenbosch for a study on Over the Top Technologies (OTT) in South Africa.
He has also conducted transformation training to companies such as Barloworld Equipment and, Mailwise International.
He was the recipient of the “Van Ryn’s BBQ Awards 2011: Honouring a Champion of Transformation Award” and the BEE Commission’s Commissioner Award in 2001.
MR LINGERAJ SIGAMONEY
Completed Studies: Bachelors of the Arts in Psychology & Philosophy, Rhodes University; Post Graduate Diploma: Enterprise Management; Honours in Business and Business Administration Stellenbosch University; Mick McCormick Sales Training, Level 1 and Level 2; COSO Enterprise Risk Management: Thinking Partnerships and the Thinking Environment; IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V5.5 Implementation and Administration ITIL Version 3 Foundation ITIL Version 3 Service Design, Operation, Transition and Strategy.
Lingeraj is a Principal Consultant at Bantsho. He assists organisations in developing a high- performance way of working. He works closely with managers and operators to develop and install a measurable way of working based on best-of breed practices and internationally accepted standards. Staff development is a priority, and in this regard formal coaching and training programs will be developed and rolled out to staff to raise their ability to perform at higher levels
As a Performance Improvement Executive, he work closely with companies to identify areas of strategic and operational improvements. Using available technology platforms that include ERP systems, mobile and internet capabilities, he assists companies in developing and installing business improvement measures. In operational terms, this relates to profitability, productivity and efficiency improvements
He trains and coaches Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors, Senior Managers and Supervisors on technical and tactical aspects of management and work that include: Change Management, Managing the Work-to-Time Relationship, Active Management and Performance Management.
In recent years, he has worked on sales and operational improvement projects in industries that include Mining, Insurance, IT, Engineering Manufacturing, Retail and Banking.
He has worked on, and led project teams in South Africa and other countries. In terms of work in other countries, has worked in Jordan, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
MR. MATTHEWS PETLELE
Completed Studies:Diploma in Business Management from Western TVET College, Western TVET College (Westtcol) and an N6 Certificate in Management Assistant from Westcol.
Matthews has been groomed by Bantsho for the last two years where he is serving as Junior Business Consultant He worked for the Department of Education for 18 months where he served in the Transport and Assets and Assessment Units as a component of his practical lessons.
MS. HLULANI MAHUMANI
Completed Studies: N6 Certificate in Public Relations from Western TVET College, Western
TVET College (Westtcol) and an N6 Certificate in Financial Management in Westcol.
Hlulani is an Intern: Administration at Bantsho. She is responsible for administration and report preparation, planning meetings, welcoming visitors, guests and clients, answering screening and forwarding incoming phone calls, among other responsibilities.
Bantsho External Consultants
Bantsho works with a network of highly experienced external professionals.
Bantsho works with professionals who bring on board different skills and competencies, depending on the nature of the assignment. Professionals come from different fields such as transformation, diversity and inclusion, change management, BBEEE, business development, SMME development, skills development& training, policy development and many other areas of clients’ interest.
DR. LAURENTIA TRUTER
Completed Studies: BA, LLB (cum laude), LLM and LLD] ,University of Pretoria.
Laurentia is a business associate of Bantsho and is the sole owner of Truter & Associates, a professional consulting entity specialising in employment law, employee relations, employment equity and diversity. She has specialist expertise in the areas of employment law, employment equity, and disability equity with close to 15 years’ experience. The topic of her doctoral dissertation was Disability, Discrimination and Equal Opportunities – A Comparative Labour Law Study. She was previously employed as a Senior Manager in the Employment Law work stream, Human Resource Services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She has experience in both the public and private sector and advises local and international clients on labour issues. She regularly conducts in-house training on workplace related issues. She also assists clients to draft and review human resource related policies and employment contracts (local and expatriate).
She advises on grievance and disciplinary matters, drafting of charge sheets and acts as disciplinary chair in disciplinary hearings dealing with misconduct and poor work performance. She assists clients with individual employee and collective trade union engagements on matters pertaining to employment and conditions of service, including restructurings and changes in employment conditions. She has contributed to academic journals and professional periodicals. She also regularly facilitates employment equity forums, drafting of employment equity plans, as well as the drafting of disability strategies and policies. Clients include PricewaterhouseCoopers, the South African Reserve Bank, the University of Pretoria, African Banking Corporation, Wika Instruments (Pty) Ltd, Synntech (Pty) Ltd, Fundamo (Pty) Ltd, VISA Southern Africa, Herbalife, ABB South Africa as well as Stefanutti Stocks Roads Pipelines & Mining.
DR JERRY GULE
Completed Studies:BA from the University of Botswana and Swaziland (1981); Diploma in Education from the University of Botswana and Swaziland (1981); Master of Education (MEd) from the University of Pittsburgh, USA (1983); a Master of Education (EdM) from Harvard University);a Doctor of Education (EdD) from Harvard University, USA (1991) and a Diploma in Company Direction, Institute of Directors /Graduate from the Institute of Management (GIMT) (1995
He exited from Total South Africa (Pty) Limited in May 2016 where he held the position of General Manager TOTAL Marketing and Services Competency Centre (Pty) Limited (known as MSCC), Johannesburg, a company wholly-owned by TOTAL Africa Middle East, rendering consulting services on aviation, general trade, commercial and mining business solutions, supply, health, safety and environment (HSE) and procurement solutions to affiliate companies in TOTAL Africa Middle East through its professionals or experts.
Dr Gule founded Gule Executive Coaching (Pty) Limited in 2016 after successfully completing the International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified Coach Training programme at the University of Pretoria Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Professional Business Coaching Programme in 2015. He is working towards his accreditation by the ICF.
He joined TOTAL in August 2003 where he was first appointed Human Capital Consultant responsible for the company’s transformation programme to ensure compliance with the Petroleum and Liquid Fuels Charter. He was promoted to General Manager: Transformation and assumed oversight over the Purchasing Division to guide the implementation of the company’s affirmative procurement spend totaling over R2 billion for goods and services. In 2007 Dr Gule was appointed General Manager HR & Transformation a position he relinquished in October 2014 when he assumed the GM MSCC position.
Dr Gule also managed the Brand Ambassador Programme for TOTAL South Africa which focused on exciting youth in high schools and TOTAL’s partner universities on the African continent to reach for their academic and entrepreneurial dreams. Dr Gule was appointed Project Manager: Namibia and South Africa, for the inaugural TOTAL StartUpper Challenge. The programme was a resounding success with innovative projects being adjudicated the competition judges.
Dr Gule was assigned by TOTAL to have responsibility over stakeholder relationships management for regional and local university partnerships in Southern Africa. In fulfilling his he liaised closely with the TOTAL Professors Associè (TPA) and partner universities regarding academic programmes run at the different universities in which TPA participated. He was appointed to the University of Witswatersrand School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Advisory Board in 2014/15.
MS JENNY JEFTHA
Completed Studies:Master of Arts in Sociology, Roosevelt University, Diploma in Social Work, University of the Western Cape, Diploma in Labour Law, Graduate Institute for Management Technology (GIMT); Certificate Programme in Labour Dispute Resolution; University of South Africa’s Centre for Business Law.
Jenny’s career spans over a period of 25 years. Today, she is an accomplished HR Expert with demonstrated ability to strategically lead and manage the HR function in a number of organisations, among them in the Petro-chemical sector (10 years at the Central Energy Fund (CEF) Pty Ltd and more recently in the financial sector at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) (4½ years). She has a sound and credible track record in terms of developing and delivering on HR strategies and has extensive experience in the entire value chain of HR from entry to exit. She has led and managed teams ranging in size from 20 to 65 and was privileged to have had opportunities which has led to the development of innovative and creative solutions within specific organisations.
She is an independent consultant, and partners with various HR specialists or organisations on a range of HR projects. Some of these projects include facilitating transformation initiatives including values and culture change interventions, facilitating the development of career and skills development strategies as part of the broader talent management strategies for organisations (more specifically, the development of multiple-career paths), conducting skills audits, developing reward policies and strategies including Performance Management policies and strategies, facilitating the development of HR Strategies, mentoring and coaching, motivational talks on a range of topics, e.g. ethics, leadership, integrity, facilitation of team initiatives etc. In addition to the above, she currently serves on two Boards as an Independent Remuneration Committee Member and Chairperson as follows:
- Government Employee’s Pension Fund (GEPF); and
- Medshield Medical Aid Fund
Her mission and aspiration is to continue serving organisations in whichever capacity she is able to add value by providing insights and perspectives based on my expertise, knowledge and maturity in the field of Human Resources. Of particular interest to her is influencing organisations to pursue good governance practices in the HR field, ensuring appropriate and relevant Reward Strategies and Policies are implemented, providing guidance to the Boards of organisations in respect of transformation initiatives and interventions, facilitating good HR practices and policies and mentoring, coaching and inspiring HR professionals whenever the opportunity presents itself.