Rehana Moosajee is passionate about people, places, planet and potential.
As the founder and owner of The Barefoot Facilitator, she believes in the power of collaboration. Rehana is in a range of partnerships and associates with Reos South Africa, Future of Transport Consulting and Strategies for Change amongst others
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her career and life experiences to date have been epitomized by a willingness to learn and a variety of experiences. Rehana’s work is characterized by bringing the richness of her life experiences into designing products and her speaking engagements. These include being a participant in: the Gross National Happiness in Business Summit in Bhutan, Interfaith / Intercultural tour to Turkey, Call of the Time Dialogues in Port Edward South Africa and Peace of Mind Retreat in Rajasthan amongst others.
Since joining the Reos team, Rehana has worked closely with the Southern African Food Lab (SAFL) on organic farming and strategic planning. At Future of Transport she is part of the team advising the minibus taxi industry in Rustenburg on the Yarona project. In conjunction with Strategies for Change Rehana has been facilitating workshops that look at the potential to integrate the minibus taxi industry into Integrated Rapid Transport Networks and contributing to South African Cities Network publications.
Rehana served on the Mayoral Committee in the City of Johannesburg during the period 2006 – 2013. Under her stewardship, Johannesburg introduced Africa’s first Bus Rapid Transit System – Rea Vaya. Her role in leading the project has been internationally recognized and she has been invited to share her story at a host of events – amonst them the American Public Transport Association, the Boston Society of Architects and the International Transport Forum in Leipzig. From 2000- 2006 Rehana was a proportional representation councillor for the African National Congress and served on the Health Portfolio Committee, the disciplinary committee as well as the multiparty women’s caucus.
Her experience includes community mobilization and community print and broadcast media work. Rehana is amongst a team of authors whose short stories have been compiled into a publication: “Riding the Samoosa Express”. Rehana has also initiated collaborative events with Talk Radio 702 on authentic conversations between women and road safety for learners.
She is a member of the Transformation Leaders Academy and Circle of Excellence, advisory board member of the African Centre for Cities, serves on the board of the non-profit company Play Africa, a member of the Gauteng Transport Commission and a member of the panel of experts of the Congress of Business and Economics.