In the vibrant tapestry of South African politics, Build One South Africa (BOSA) stands out not just for its vision but also for the remarkable leadership steering its course. At the helm of this movement are individuals deeply committed to transforming the nation’s political landscape, led by the dynamic Mmusi Maimane, with a team embodying diverse expertise and experiences.
Mmusi Maimane: Party Leader
Born and raised in Soweto, Mmusi Maimane has emerged as a prominent figure in South African politics. His academic achievements include two master’s degrees—one in Public Administration and another in Theology—and he is currently pursuing a PhD in economic development. Maimane’s multifaceted career spans business and community work, reflecting his dedication to utilizing every opportunity for societal betterment.
An ordained pastor, Mmusi Maimane’s faith intersects with his leadership. His longstanding tenure as the Leader of the Official Opposition in South Africa—spanning over five years—was marked by his unwavering commitment to combatting government corruption, a menace that perpetually deprives the underprivileged of vital resources.
Married to Natalie since 2005, Maimane is a family man with three children, embodying values of responsibility, empathy, and dedication to both his personal and professional spheres.
Nobuntu Hlazo-Webster: Deputy Leader
Nobuntu Hlazo-Webster, co-founder and Deputy Leader of BOSA, epitomizes the fusion of business acumen and community leadership. Her illustrious career includes leadership roles in numerous developmental and advocacy organizations, such as the Businesswomen’s Association of SA and the KZN Youth Chamber of Commerce. Holding a BPhil Honours degree and several post-graduate business qualifications, Hlazo-Webster’s commitment extends to various NPO boards and community initiatives.
Married to Ayanda Webster since 2007, Nobuntu champions initiatives like the SA Women’s Commission, fostering collaboration among women from diverse backgrounds to effect change in South Africa.
Mkhuseli Khusta Jack: BOSA National Chair
Mkhuseli Khusta Jack, with a background steeped in activism, serves as the BOSA National Chair. Growing up in the Eastern Cape, Jack’s journey includes pivotal roles in organizations such as the Student Christian Movement and co-founding Youth Congresses and the UDF. His academic qualifications include a BA Honours in Economics and Development Studies from the University of Sussex in the UK.
A seasoned professional, Jack’s career encompasses directorships in various companies, contributions to bodies like the Demarcation Board and Stats Council of SA, and a stint as Deputy Mayor in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Stevens Mokgalapa: Board Chairman & Head of International Relations
Stevens Mokgalapa, armed with a BA Hons in Politics and International Relations, boasts over 20 years of public service experience. His diverse portfolio includes roles as a Member of Parliament, City Councillor, and Mayor of South Africa’s capital city, Tshwane. Notably, Mokgalapa served on committees focusing on housing, urban planning, and international relations, bringing a wealth of experience to BOSA.
His contributions extend to international platforms, where he served as South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the SADC Parliamentary Forum, further solidifying his expertise in global relations.
The leadership team of Build One South Africa embodies a blend of academic prowess, community dedication, political acumen, and a fervent commitment to fostering positive change. Together, they represent a formidable force dedicated to propelling South Africa toward a future grounded in unity, progress, and opportunity for all its citizens. As the nation stands on the brink of pivotal elections, BOSA’s leadership offers a vision that promises a new trajectory for South African politics—one rooted in integrity, inclusivity, and transformative governance.