Meet the Team

Meet the Project Team

Our team enjoys professional experience in the field of strategic management and investigations at the highest level. We have maintained an excellent track record in the field of our expertise in South Africa. Most of our team members have worked in their individual capacities at senior management levels in the public service. As such, they have a deep understanding and experience of public service challenges, service delivery issues and turnaround strategy in general.

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Dr Rendani Moses Ralinala

Dr Rendani Moses Ralinala is the Managing Director of Barleda Consulting. He holds a PhD in Economic History from University of Cape Town. Apart from his Advanced Diploma in Strategic Management from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia), Dr Ralinala also holds an advanced Diploma in Labour Law from the Graduate Institute for Management and Technology. Dr Ralinala has held various executive positions in South African reputable parastatals such as the Mpumalanga Economic Empowerment Corporation, Independent Development Trust and Africa Institute of South Africa.

Prior to this, he was a Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council. Dr Ralinala is a former Mellon Research Fellow based at Emory University in the United States of America. He has accomplished many successes in strategic plan development and turnaround in South Africa.

Dr Attie van der Merwe

Dr Attie van der Merwe has over 20 years of guiding senior corporate clients on how they can organise their companies to ensure organisational efficiency. His work demonstrates an ability to guide individuals, teams, organisations and trade union leadership through the steps necessary to create a stable organisation for competitive advantage. Attieā€™s key appointments include: Senior Commissioner for the South African Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration; arbitrator and mediator for the South African Education Labour Relations Council; Chairman of the Transnet Bargaining Council, Panellist of TOKISO Dispute Resolution, Chairman of the South African Airways Negotiating Forum, arbitrator for the Metal Industry Bargaining Council; and arbitrator for the National Bargaining Council for the Chemical Industry.

Until 1995 Attie lectured full-time as Associate Professor in Industrial Sociology at the University of Pretoria and was appointed as Adjunct Professor at the University of Pretoria from 1995 to 2001. Attie works as an employee relations consultant since 1995. Attie holds a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Stellenbosch and a B.Proc law degree from the University of South Africa.

Mr Mpfariseni Mudau

Mr Mpfariseni Mudau is a Strategic Organisational Development consultant of Barleda. He has 14 years of experience working in the public sector, which includes various managerial positions. He started his career in the Department of Home Affairs in 1996, as a clerk, until he finished his career as Acting Chief Deputy Commissioner (Acting Deputy Director General) in 2010. His experience includes strategic management, talent management, capital management, transformation and change management, performance management and strategy alignment, and policy and strategy development. He holds a B.A, UED, B.A (hons) in Political Science from University of Venda, B.A (hons) in Public Policy from University of Pretoria, Masters Diploma in HR from RAU, Diploma in Total Quality Management, Certificate in Project Management, and Certificate in Strategic Management from University of South Africa.

Mr Pakiso Molema

Mr Pakiso Molema is a well-known Strategy and Organisational Development Consultant who has been involved in this field for more than 20 years. Pakiso has been involved in other strategy development projects at USAASA and other reputable agencies in the South Africa. He Holds an MBA degree, specialising in the same field.

Bartina Netshitenzhe

Bartina Netshitenzhe holds an MBA Degree from MANCOSA. Apart from being an HR specialist for Barleda Consulting, Bartina has held various management positions in the Department of Intelligence, Mpumalanga Economic Corporation and the Independent Development Trust.

Molefe Mokoene

Molefe Mokoene is a skilled Business Improvement Consultant with 25 years of extensive senior and executive management experience. He holds an MBA from De Montfort University and MDP (HR) from Unisa. Molefe is committed and passionate with the development and improvement of organisational processes. He has held managerial roles in the following companies: TOTAL SA, NAFCOC, North West Development Corporation, and Ntsika Enterprise Development, Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency, Transnet and NAFU SA. As a consultant, he has carried out various assignments, including business process improvement, strategic planning, business plan development, change management in troubled organisations and municipalities.