30 January 2024

BUSA Statement on Appointment of Newly Elected President Mxolisi Mgojo

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, Johannesburg – Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mxolisi Mgojo as its new President. This follows the stepping down of former President Bonang Mohale in August 2023, one year before the expiry of his term of office.

Following Mr Mohale’ stepping down, the BUSA board appointed the deputy President, Adrian Gore to act as President and tasked him to lead the process leading to the appointment of the new President. An ad-hoc committee of the board was established and went through a thorough and transparent process culminating in the appointment Mr Mgojo as the new President of BUSA.

“Mxolisi has played, and continues to play, a critical role in organised business and his experience, insights, and integrity will help BUSA continue to be a credible and respected representative of business” said Cas Coovadia, CEO of BUSA.

Mr Mgojo retired from the position of CEO of Exxaro Resources Limited in 2022 after serving in this position since 2016. He currently serves on the following boards:

  • Talent10 Holdings Group
  • Institute for Committed Action
  • Eyesizwe Holdings
  • Eyesizwe Mining

His previous roles also include being the President of the Minerals Council of South Africa, and a software engineer. In addition, he has spent 8 years in the financial sector.

“I am extremely humbled by the confidence placed on me by the Board and membership of BUSA to lead organised business during these difficult and yet exciting times. I’d like to thank Adrian Gore for steering the ship over the past 8 months, and I look forward to working with the board and the entire membership of BUSA” says Mgojo.

Mxolisi is currently playing a critical role as one of the CEOs leading the efforts of turning around our transport and logistics system under the auspices of the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC), and in partnership with the government. The NLCC is seized with making critical interventions to address some of the serious challenges in the Transport and Logistics sector.

We are very happy to welcome Mxolisi to the BUSA family. He will serve as President until August 2024, but will be eligible to be reappointed for a further period of three years. We look forward to his leadership and guidance.

Cas Coovadia
Business Unity SA CEO


For more information, please contact:
Sizwe Maswanganye
Tel: 011 784 8000/0766516444
Email: sizwe.maswanganye@busa.org.za