Lelaka - HR Executive - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Mosa Lelaka

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


HR Executive


Hands on executive. I thrive on initiating strategies and programmes once I am familiar with the business to impact on company bottom line. Innovative and strategic thinker. Very focused and hard worker. Thrive on improving things in the company. Team player and performance driven. Function at Board level.

Work History


Johannesburg Roads Agency (Pty) Ltd

March 2012 - August 2013

Corporate Services reporting to Managing Director

Lead, direct and manage the core services for Human Resources, Human Resources and Development, Marketing and Communication, IT, Legal and Management Support Services (MSS) departments
People Management
Develop and review Human Resources practices and policies
Responsible for performance management of the organization
Manage and direct payroll system as well as benefits management
Responsible for job design and evaluation
Lead and manage payroll and employees' benefits
Responsible for employees' employment contracts and compliance to policies and procedure
Lead and direct recruitment of staff in line with policy and procedure
Lead and direct employee wellness provisioning
Financial Management
Develop departmental budgets (HR, IT, HRD, Communications and Manage Support Services-MSS) in line with business plan
Manage and monitor the utilization of allocated budget expenditure
Review monthly departmental capital expenditure versus actual budget and initiate corrective steps
Lead, direct and manage employee costs of the department
Strategic Management
Lead, direct, manage, evaluate departmental business and action plans
Develop and monitor compliance on Corporate Service related policies and procedures
Lead, direct, plan and monitor alignment of all Corporate Services functions to the JRA business
Ensure communication of JRA business plan to departmental staff
Lead and direct Employment Equity processes in line with legislation and JRA EE plan
Information Technology
Ensure effective utilization of IT systems
Ensure quality assessment of information obtained from systems reports
Lead and direct provisioning of IT support to all JRA users
Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)
Manage compliance to Expanded Public Works Programme
Human Resources Development
Develop institutional capacity and skills
Develop a skill development plan
Ensure compliance to legislation, policies and procedures
Lead and direct management of...

Advisory role for Managing Director

Johannesburg Roads Agency

May 2011 - February 2012

Managing Director's Office-Management Support
Manage employee's related documentation submission to MD
Manage labour related matters
Responsible for JRA's monthly management meetings and briefing session's logistics
Responsible for Vulindlela 2 (transformation process of the regions)
Responsible for recruitment and selection
Monitor compliance to legislations and procedures
Advisory role for Managing Director



February 2010 - April 2011

Operations Manager

Johannesburg Road Agency

May 2009 - January 2010

Human Resources
Reviewed policies and procedures
Develop retention strategy
Ensure compliance to legislation
Responsible for stakeholder management with labour/unions
Manage all functions of human resources
Liaise with REMCO and all executives and line managers
Responsible and accountable for Human Resources risk management
Responsible and accountable for conditions of service
Responsible for employee benefits management
Responsible for human resources management practices



Group Executive


June 2005 - August 2008

Transformation and Human Resources reporting to CEO

Develop and implement Human Resources strategy in line with business organic growth plan
Responsible for Organisational and Human transformation strategy
Developed and implemented talent and succession management programmes
Development and management of Human Resources policies and practices
Responsible for Employment Equity strategy
Responsible for BBBEE strategy
Responsible for Human Resources business process efficiency end-end
Responsible for management of the remuneration structure
Responsible for skills acquisition and development
Responsible for Human Resources administration
Development and management of retention strategy
Ensure consistent application of policies, procedures and related legislation
Management of stakeholder relationships at Senior Executive level (internal, external)
Responsible for BBBEE and submission of quarterly progress report to external customers
Ad-hoc: accompany line Executives and managers to tender presentations on request.

Championed the Graduate Development Programme and Executive Coaching
Established engineering and technician internship and linked it to ECSA and ICT SETA requirements
Group EXCO Member
Appointed to the Saab Grintek Technologies Board in 2005

Group Human Resources Manager

Enviroserv Holdings

Up to June 2005

reporting to
Group Human Resources Director

Development and management of National Human Resources Strategy in line with business growth plan
Ensure organizational competence through skills planning
Effective development and management of Human Resources policies and practices
Ensure effective implementation of performance management system
Develop and implement talent and succession management programme
Responsible for change management processes
Responsible for organizational development and Management
Develop and implement a remuneration system
Ensure compliance of all legislative requirements
Develop and align job profiling in line with business growth strategy

Achievements Initiated and implemented a Job Evaluation System which didn't exist
Initiated and implemented a Human Resource System

Employment Equity Bill, Diversity Management and Transformation

University of the Western Cape

From August 1998

LANGUAGE ABILITIES: Tswana, English, South Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu

Human Resources Manager


Reported to: Managing Executive/Director

Provide consultation, recommendations and advise to corporate executives in technology network services
Compile e/e strategic plan
Provide efficient staffing framework
Ensure talent management and development
Manage the retention strategy of engineers
Manage and coordinate performance management system for the technology group
Manage leadership development programmes and other skills development programmes
Ensure consistent application of remuneration and benefits
Manage adherence to human resource policies, procedures and related legislation
Manage people performance in human resources
Manage human resource budget
Recruitment: strategic planning and implementation

Rand Afrikaans University

Human Resources Management Diploma

Operational Manager

Design Organisational Structures

June 1997 - September 1998

Responsible for all Job Designs
Develop and implement Job Evaluation System
Develop and implement Change Management Strategies
Develop effective strategies for instituting transformation
Design and conduct transformation awareness raising workshops and seminars
Develop and implement diversity management programmes in line with employment equity legislation
Responsible for ensuring proper financial management of the function
Manage and facilitate the employment equity process
Liaise with Strategic Executives, managers and unions on specific issues that need attention
Maintain sound labour relation practices

Achievements: Established the employment equity committee
Developed "terms of reference" in relation to Employment Equity together with the
Developed a bursary policy for the Southern Metropolitan Local Council
Operational Manager - Employee Assistant Programme (E.A.P) -
Organisational Development

Formulated an E.A.P policy
Plan and design a framework for programme implementation
Manage the effectiveness and relevance of the service
Responsible for ensuring proper financial management of the section
Plan and administer development of the E.A.P processes
Develop mechanisms to evaluate the success rate of the E.A.P
Liaise and co-ordinate the management of E.A.P training programs
Liaise with unions, strategic executives, executive officers and managers to monitor the success of the services
Promote self-sustainability of the service through internal fund generation

Achievements: Initiated, co-ordinated and established E.A.P. section in the HR section in June 1995 to contribute towards organisational development.
Formulated an E.A.P. policy

Employee Assistant Programme Practitioner - Human Resources (seconded)

Counselling services troubled employees and providing supportive function
Assisting supervisors in managing constructive confrontation
Development, empowerment and pro-active support services (to all levels of...

Elected as Chairperson

Southern Gauteng E.A.P. Workgroup


Southern Gauteng E.A.P Workgroup

Operational Manager - Organisational Development


Up to September 1998

Human Resources Management


BA Social Work Honours

Social Workers

December 1989 - April 1994

Supervise eight (8) Social Workers
Responsible for designing and marketing projects which attract funding
Compile comprehensive progress reports, proposals and financial reports to employer and sponsors
Plan, develop, control and evaluate systems to ensure the viability, practicality and sustainability of projects
Responsible for liaising with other community organisations, government and other non-government.
Plan, co-ordinate and administer programmes and projects that develop the community holistically
Co-ordinates projects and programmes developed by social workers
Responsible for designing training programmes of junior colleagues in order to enhance the quality of service

Leadership roles: Chairperson of the Board of South African ASS of Youth (S.A.A.Y.C.) as a volunteer

Senior Social Worker


Up to April 1994

Social Worker

October 1987 - November 1989

Case, group, and community work and research on unemployment and poverty
Conducted individual and community counselling
Family Therapy and Crisis Intervention
Conducted presentation on community participation to various community organisations
Facilitator of group and community discussion

Qualifications & Certifications

University of Zululand

Meadowlands Senior Secondary School

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