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Bonang Mohale accepts the role as Symphonia for South Africa NPC’s chairman

Written by: diannem

Symphonia for South Africa NPC (SSA) has welcomed Bonang Mohale to its board as its new chairperson.

Mohale is the CEO of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and a highly regarded business leader. He takes the reigns as chair from Abe Thebyane, Nedbank’s Group Executive for Human Resources and the immediate past chairperson of SSA.

SSA is the Not-for-Profit company behind Partners for Possibility, the award-winning leadership development and principal support process that builds leadership capacity in under-resourced schools by partnering school principals with business leaders in a reciprocal leadership development programme.

During the PfP programme – which has been implemented at 623 schools across South Africa – the partnership attends accredited leadership development courses and they receive coaching from a Learning Process Facilitator. Together, they work to find solutions for the specific challenges that their school face.

We are very excited to welcome Bonang to our board, He has an impeccable track record of business results delivery, as a champion of social and transformation causes and as such his leadership will be a perfect fit for SSA and Partners for Possibility.”

Dr Louise van Rhyn, CEO of SSA

Prior to joining BLSA and SSA, Mohale served a successful term as Vice President Upstream and Chairman of Shell South Africa (Pty) Ltd, where he was also the chairperson of Shell SA Holdings, Shell SA Refinery and Shell SA Petroleum Refinery. Mohale also worked for six years as the CEO of Drake & Skull FM SA and as the CEO of Sanlam’s Marketing and Shared Services and Associated Companies, MD of Otis Elevators, to name but a few of his most recent leadership roles.

In his new tenure as chairman of SSA, Mohale will oversee the rapid expansion of Partners for Possibility to even more regions. The organisation recently announced its intentions to establish Leadership Circles in the Northern Cape and expand on its existing footprint in Limpopo, Gauteng, the Western Cape and elsewhere. A Leadership Circle consists of between eight and ten partnerships between business leaders and school principals.

“I am excited about the potential that Partners for Possibilities holds. By improving the prospects of under-resourced schools in South Africa, the organisation is addressing the most foundational element of empowerment and transformation, namely education.By bringing together business leaders and school principals in an equal partnership, PfP also echoes the core belief of BLSA – that business is a national asset that can play a central role in addressing poverty, unemployment, economic justice, workplace transformation and racism.”

Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa

Mohale is joined on the board of SSA by: Melanie Burke (Secretary), Bruce Thomas (Treasurer), Oresti Patricios, Adam Craker, Billy Mawasha, Neil Jansen, Dr Solomon Mawela and Dr Louise van Rhyn.

For more information about Partners for Possibilities visit their Website




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