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Papa Leshabane

Executive Director, BOSASA Group

“With a background in teaching, a Masters Diploma in Human Resources Management and the University of Witwatersrand Management Advancement Programme (MAP) under his belt, Leshabane has transformed BOSASA Operations’ human resources department and redefined internal company policies and structures. By implementing the latest trends, he keeps improving human resources practices, record keeping, recruitment strategies, management and career path development for thousands of BOSASA employees.”


The three major portfolios that Papa Leshabane holds reflect his – and BOSASA’s – commitment to transforming South Africa and empowering its people. As Executive Director of the BOSASA Group of Companies, he propels the group towards complete employment equity. To his and other board members’ credit, BOSASA is a leading, authentic Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment organisation.

With a background in teaching, a Masters Diploma in Human Resources Management and the University of Witwatersrand Management Advancement Programme (MAP) under his belt, Leshabane has transformed BOSASA Operations’ human resources department and redefined internal company policies and structures. By implementing the latest trends, he keeps improving human resources practices, record keeping, recruitment strategies, management and career path development for thousands of BOSASA employees.

As Public Affairs Director, Leshabane leads the marketing division of the BOSASA Group – eKayaMedia – guiding the communications specialists in this unit to build and manage BOSASA’s corporate identity online and in every other forum. Always ahead of trends, he has been applying the lessons of neuroscience to enhance corporate communication. BOSASA builds its brand not only through print media but also through its website and social media platforms with content that demonstrates the skills, competencies and ethos of BOSASA. Corporate blogs for its thousands of employees countrywide keep them fully informed and help them to identify with the corporate culture of expressing their personalities and strengths in a team environment.

Leshabane and his fellow directors are a unified team that has worked together for many years, all striving for equity and upliftment in all they do. No wonder that he steers more than 60 social development programmes and maintains strong strategic alliances in both the private and public sector. Always promoting development and empowerment, Leshabane encourages everyone to get involved in social responsibility programmes to serve the interests of their communities.