Yusuf Mahomedy is the founder of the reward consultancy, Milestone Ventures and the brand, Worksucks – Make Work, Work. He assists organisations compete in the war for talent & individuals create their career success. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he served articles at MSGM Masuku Jeena (merged with Pricewaterhousecoopers), worked as an employees’ tax consultant at Ernst & Young & headed up the remuneration department at the MTN Group. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountant’s Continuing Professional Development committee.



  • Association for Black Securities & Investment Professionals
  • CIDA
  • Enablis
  • Econet
  • First Rand
  • KLM Shipping
  • Old Mutual
  • Omage
  • Mr Price Group
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Revlon
  • St Andrews School
  • Sanlam
  • SARS
  • Telkom Directory Services
  • Vodacom



  • Mancosa – Finance  & HR up to MBA level
  • Regent Business School – Finance & HR up to MBA level
  • College Campus – Financial Accounting


  • Worksucks – Make Work, Work
  • Smart Reward Strategies – Authentically attract and retain talent
  • HR Future – Rattling the Cage
  • FM Campus


SAICA Alliance Partner

Enablis Trainer

SME Toolkit



Yusuf has presented at the following conferences

  • Association Personnel Services Organisation National Conference
  • Ambassadors Conference
  • SA Institute of Professional Accountants National Conference
  • Zacron Changing Business Conference
  • Equilibrim Compensation Conference
  • IQPC HR Technology Conference
  • ITC Talent Management in Public Sector Conference
  • IIR Pay Conference
  • IIR Talent / Skills Development Conference
  • IIR Talent Engagement Conference
  • IIR HR Africa Conference
  • Peakford HR Conference
  • World HRD Congress



“Just from his company’s title, you know Yusuf is different with a very unique attitude. His skill at presenting locks you in to his every word and his take on social media adds a new dimension to the work place. He is very knowledgeable on the subject and a networker of note – I may have met my match!”

Kathy Burke, Hay Group

“Yusuf has taken a different look at the workplace, dissected it, and presented it the way many corporate people would identify with. He further presents unorthodox, but effective solutions to workplace challenges, for both the professional & the organisation.”

Goodnews Cadogan  Enforcement Centre Manager, South African Revenue Services

“I worked with Yusuf in HR Technology Africa – Johannesburg – April 2011, his presentation was one of the best and most creative and practical presentations in the conference, he introduced new innovative solutions to benefit from Social Media in HR business, for me as the chairman of the conference, I would like to invite him to present it again in any HR related conference in the future, as the added value of its content is significant”

Hatem El Houshy, Chairperson, IQPC Technology Conference

“Yusaf is an imaginative, creative and inspirational speaker. He will energise your organisation into action.”

Esty Christodoulou HR Executive, St Peter’s Schools

“Yusuf Mahomedy is one of South Africa’s leading experts on the new ways of work. His books Worksucks and Smart Reward Strategies are both well researched, practical and insightful. We’ve done many joint-workshops and seminars and I found his way of lecturing to be very helpful in breaking old ways of thinking and showing you easy ways of making progress in your career or business. ”

Ramon Thomas, Netucation

“Yusuf has spoken at IIR conferences on numerous occasions and I have found him to be very knowledgeable, professional as well as a good public speaker. He has always added value to our events and to the delegates who came to listen to his talks. I would recommend Yusuf for any HR related solutions and/or speaking engagements.”

Jelena Kucan-Salic,  IIR Conferences

“Yusuf geared our Total Cost Package presentation to the Schools environment, and we obtained maximum benefit by interacting with him throughout the seminar/workshop.”

Helenor Whitecross

“I have no hesitation in recommending Yusuf.  I attended his presentation on Social Media and HR, and his passion and expert knowledge shows throughout the presentation.  I learned a great deal from him.”

Sean Bowes, HR Manager, ELB Engineering

“Yusuf provided excellent advise and review of the Job Grading system that we implemented. He conducted a detailed review of the job grading system, it advantages and disadvantages and provide us with a detailed report. His advice was spot-on and came from a great understanding of job grading systems. He also provided me with knowldege and insight into HR Matters that I needed at the time. He has  helped me to develop into a more confident HR Manager as well. His advise, commitment and dedication is fantastic.”

Sheetal Kanjee, HR Manager, CIDA



2011 – Strategic Leadership Award at World HRD Congress

2010 – Worksucks site finalist in 2010 SA Business Blog Awards




yusuf dot mahomedy at gmail dot com


One Response

  1. I was one of the trainees with you at the Business Patners in Johannesburg on the SME tookit programme.Yusuf, is there a way as to how you can be our contact Accountant for some of our clients in Cape Town? I am not sure how the accounting field works but what i know is that some our clients are getting services at exhorbitant prices from our local service providers. Could it be possible for our Philippi Branch to liase with you on the service provision, i don’t know if physically the client needs to be there or just books or docs can be forded by fax or scanned if for example a client needs cash flow projection or statements etc.Business Plans etc. We were working with Red Door which is in the process of closing down their services. The only option is to work with freelancers who charge skyrocketting prices. Pls send me an e-mail for your input.,

    siya April 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

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