Board of Directors

Appointment of BOCRA Board

The Minister of Transport and Communications, Hon. Onkokame Kitso Mokaila, has appointed Board of Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) in terms of Section 4 of the Communications Regulatory Authority Act, 2012 (CRA Act).

The Board’s mandate is, among others, to: promote and ensure enhanced performance in the communications sector; impose a universal access and service levy on identified operators for purpose of funding universal access to communications; promote and ensure universal access in respect to provision of communications services; and effective regulation of regulated sectors.

Tsaone Ruth Thebe
Chairperson

Tsaone Ruth Thebe is an accomplished Administrator and Manager, with extensive experience of directing the human resources, finance, administration, policies in the public sector, spanning over 30 years.  She successfully managed large organizations with employees of between 5 000 to 20,000 people, development and recurrent budgets in excess of $200milllion. 

Thebe held various positions in the Botswana Public Service, including heading Ministries of Lands and Housing and that of Transport and Communication as Permanent Secretary (Chief Accounting Officer). She provided strategic leadership, overseeing the operations of Ministries and other Government Departments as Permanent Secretary. Initiating various reforms and projects to streamline strategic and operational outlook of Ministries. Through these various assignments, she got exposed to specialised training in leadership and management. As a result amassed a body of knowledge and experience in building strategic teams, partnerships, managing performance of teams, and co-ordinating different stakeholders.  She also held other executive level positions in the public servicen including as Deputy Permanent Secretary, and Director of Ministry Management.

She played a key oversight role in the management of Parastatal Organizations that fell under the different Ministries she headed, working closely with Chairpersons of the Board of Directors to provide the necessary vision and strategic oversight to ensure that the interests and aspirations of the Government were met. Served in different Boards and Regional Bodies, such as the Botswana Housing Corporation, Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board and Regional Mapping Resources and Development.

Thebe holds MSc (Environmental Planning) from the University of Nottingham -1990, UK; BA (Environmental Science) from the University of Botswana – 1982 and a Diploma in Education from the University of Botswana- 1982

Prof. Joseph Monamati Chuma
Vice Chairman

Prof. Joseph Monamanti Chuma is Acting Head of Department of Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST).  He is responsible for the strategic direction of the department.  He is also responsible for the development of Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunication and Computer Engineering study programmes, mentoring of junior staff and providing students’ advisory role.

His long list of service to the profession and community include, but are not limited to: Chairman of BIUST Staff Pension Fund Board of Trustees; Member of the Registration Committee of the Engineers Registration Board (ERB); Chairman of the Electrical and Electronics Professional Assessment Committee; Chairman of the Telecommunication Technical Committee, Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS); Council member of the Botswana Institute of Engineers.

Prof Chuma is a professional engineer registered with the ERB. He holds a PhD. in Electronic System Engineering from the University of Essex, UK; M.Sc. In Telecommunications and Information Systems Engineering, University of Essex, UK; Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Botswana and BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Onkagetse Doctor Pusoentsi
Board Member

Onkagetse Pusoentsi is a Senior Partner with Modimo and Associates law firm.  A lawyer by profession, Pusoentsi specialises on industrial relations and corporate governance.  As Senior Partner, he deals with issues of Civil Litigation, Commercial Agreements and General Legal Advice to clients on different disciplines of the Law including Conveyancing, Notarial Practice, Labour Law and Employment, Land Law, Contract Law, Delict, Construction, Estates, Debt Collection, Arbitration as well as Corporate and Commercial.

He is a former member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the International Working Group on Women and Sport.  He is also a former Prosecutor of the Botswana Premier League and a Legal Advisor of the Botswana Football Association serving in its National Executive Committee for 4 years.

Mr Pusoentsi holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Botswana and is currently reading for board secretaryship with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and has acquired some training on corporate governance with the Institute of Directors Southern Africa.

Gape Kaboyakgosi, PhD
Board Member

Gape Kaboyakgosi, is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at ABM University College.  Prior to joining ABM University College, he served as Senior Research Fellow and Head of Public Sector Reforms, Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA).  Gape has over eighteen years professional work experience in policy advisory role with BIDPA.  His PhD research in the field of Public Policy had a focus on regulation.

Gape has led a number of studies in the transformation of the regulatory landscape in Botswana, including a feasibility study for the establishment of a construction industry regulator, a review of waste management regulation in Botswana, retirement fund regulation; anticorruption; and transport sector regulation among others. He was lead editor in the book Industry Regulation in Botswana - Case Studies in Industry Governance, Implementation and Public Accountability in Botswana. 

Kaboyakgosi holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Australian National University, Australia; Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Syracuse University, USA and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Botswana.

Galeboe Mmelesi
Board Member

Galeboe MMELESI is the Head of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with Botswana Oil Limited (BOL) where he is responsible for the leadership and delivery of BOL’s ICT strategy.

He setup an efficient ICT department for BOL based on cloud technologies and in the process pushing Microsoft to offer Office 365 commercially in the region.
He implemented BOL’s SAP Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) which won BOL an award from SAP Africa.

Mmelesi’s professional work experience spans eighteen years. Prior to BOL, he initially served Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) as Head of ICT and later Privatisation Programme Manager where he expeditiously separated assets between BTCL and Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) as part deliverables leading to BTCL’s Initial Public Offer (IPO).

Mmelesi has also served in different capacities at Orange Botswana, Associated Fund Administrators (AFA), Hydro-Comp Enterprises and Ernst & Young. Further, he serves on the Board of Botswana Export Credit Insurance (BECI) as a member and Human Resources Committee (HRC) Chairman. He’s also a member of the Computer Science Advisory Board of the University of Botswana. Mmelesi is also a trustee for CSI-Concepts Foundation, organisers of the annual Desert Bush Walk.

Mmelesi holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Botswana and has certified as a Board Director (IoDSA), ITIL Expert Practitioner (Pink Elephant), PRINCE2 Practitioner (Innolead Botswana), Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner (Snap-Tech) and Risk Practitioner (Snap-Tech).

Tsholofelo Bogosi
Board Member

Tsholofelo Bogosi leads the Debswana Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines Audit Function as the Audit Manager, the role she assumed in June 2018. She has experience of over 10 years in the internal auditing profession. 

Prior to joining Debswana she held various management positions at Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) including the role of Head of Internal Audit at Water Utilities Corporation. She has held the role of Internal Audit Manager with WUC and Manager- Accounts Operations with BPC. 

She is a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA- UK) by profession. She holds a BComm (Accounting) Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and a Post graduate Certificate in Risk Management from the Botswana Accountancy College. She is a Member of both Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Kago Mmolawa
Board Member

Kago Mmolawa is a dynamic and extremely knowledgeable Business Executive with 13 years’ experience across industries such as Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Banking, Mining and Government. She currently holds the role of Human Resources Manager at AECI Botswana, a subsidiary of the JSE listed company, AECI Limited which has been providing support and services to the Mining Industry in Botswana since 1973. 

Her experience covers areas of Alternate Dispute resolutions, Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Project Management and Change Management, over which she has held senior roles. As an experienced Human Resources leader, she has guided organisations through transformations and helped align organisation goals talent. 

Kago has served in different capacities which include Industrial Relations Officer, Learning and Development Manager and Human Resources Manager with Kgalagadi Breweries Limited Group of companies. In addition, she served First National Bank as a Human Resources Business Partner. 

Kago is an inspirational HR Leader who has a track record for helping organisations develop and implement Human Capital Strategies for talent optimisation and driving change, making her an asset in her field. During her spare time she mentors young HR professionals and speaks at empowerment events to inspire talent to reach greater heights.

She holds MA in Human Resources Management and BA in Social Sciences from the University of Botswana.