Bongani Coka | CEO of Productivity SA

Bongani Coka is Productivity SA CEO and is geared to ensuring South Africa advances into the “premier league” of world’s competitive nations through improved productivity. Before becoming the CEO of Productivity SA he was previously its Chief Financial Officer between 2000 and 2010.
Coka is an accomplished professional with across-the-board proficiency within a number of business sectors ranging from finance, operations, project management, design, execution and control of strategies, stakeholders relations and organizational transformational to leadership and mentoring among others.
Productivity SA is a statutory body under the stewardship of the Department of Labour. The organization discharges its responsibilities through long standing programmes that focus on research, providing information, training, and facilitation, advisory services, auditing and monitoring productivity issues.


Bongani CokaMy Definition Of Success | Knowing your purpose, developing your potential to be the best of who you were meant to be and finally developing others with the same potential to live their lives to the fullest.
Earlier in life success was defined in terms of academic qualification as this was informed by my then role models.


I Am Driven By | Seeing lives of people that I have effect on as a person or organisation change for better.


A Key Talent | Resilience (I have had to overcome so many resistant forces)
Principles I Live By | Honesty, generosity and continuous improvement.


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Performing At My Peak | I exercise, pray, rest properly, time management and trust in God.


Resources I Use To Stay Inspired |
Read books
Listen to audio tapes
Watch TV programs that are empowering
Listen to inspiring music
Surround myself with people that look at life from a positive paradigm (chickens don’t fly)


The Meaning Of Life | Making some contributions that when you leave, this planet is a better place.


Bongani-Coka_P1The Best Advice I’ve Received | Not sweating the small stuff.


I Am Inspired By | I do not have one particular role model as I am continuing to learn different attributes from different great leaders. However I can also single out my late father as someone who was decisive, resilient and possessed integrity which is good leadership qualities.


The Legacy I Would Like To Leave | South Africa and Africa that has embraced the importance of productivity.