No retreat, no surrender – Colonel Molefi Hlalele
Colonel Molefi Hlalele has served in the military for three decades and in this book, he shares lessons learned from his early years as a village boy to his experiences in the Defence Force he loves. In his thirty years of service, he has occupied various leadership positions having served as a commander, trainer and he’s also conducted operations within and outside of South Africa. He believes that leaders should walk their talk and lead in an exemplary manner.
He attended SA Army College where he obtained a Junior Command and Staff Duties (JCSD) qualification as well as SA War College where he obtained a Diploma in Joint Operations. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Unisa, PGDip in Management from Wits and PGDip in Business Administration from UCT. He is currently completing his Executive MBA at UCT.
His passion for training and education, research, leadership and media inspired him to establish Goldstandard Empire which is a conglomerate of companies operating in the aforementioned spheres across Africa. Colonel Hlalele has been married to Mmasetjhaba Hlalele, a.k.a. Mamaki, for close to three decades and they have three children together. Their names are: Thembi, a.k.a. Fondo, Pontsho, a.k.a Pinata, and Tshepo, a.k.a. Dodo. “No retreat, No surrender” is his first book and he believes that “We are the products of a series of choices we made in the past.”