Lesedi has over the past fifteen years gained a vast experience in construction, mining & mining services and supplies, and telecommunications and IT industries. Sixteen years ago, he established a telecommunications company called Puisano Systems. Puisano’s core business is providing turnkey niche ICT solutions that give clients the ability to manage their networks effectively and efficiently. Puisano’s solutions portfolio includes the flagship Kentrox network management platform, which has an install base of more than 6000 devices across Telkom SA network, the Focus Infocom Network Optimization tools and the mobile devices management platform which provides online tools for mobile phones, laptops and tablets. The company also provides installations and solution integration services to its clients.
Over the same period, he acquired shareholding and directorship in other telecommunications companies that added value to Puisano’s operations. These include Puisano Telecom (Pty) Ltd and Puisano Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd of which he is also Chairman. He was instrumental in the formation of Reliance Consortium that participated in bidding for the 19% allocated to BEE companies of Second Network Operator (now called NEOTEL) a few years ago.
In 2002, Lesedi and other partners established Lesedi Drilling and Mining Contracting Company (Pty) Ltd, a company that offers underground core drilling services to the mines. Two years later, Partners Drilling (Pty) was established to focus on surface exploration drilling. The company has a fleet of 22 drill rigs, deployed across the country.
In December 2003 Lesedi concluded a deal with a subsidiary of Spescom Global (Ltd), which until recently was listed on the JSE and NASDAQ, where he acquired 40% of Spescom Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd through Puisano Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd. He was appointed the Chairman of this company, the positions he held until June 2011 after the merger with Jasco Ltd was concluded. Through this appointment, Lesedi was appointed to serve on the Presidential ICT advisory as an alternate to the Spescom Group CEO.
Lesedi has interests in a number of companies across industry spectrum: Partners Drilling (Pty) Ltd (17%) which offers surface exploration services to the mining industry, Bakgaka Civils & Construction (Pty) Ltd (100%), which was part of the joint venture with Liviero Building that won a R220 million tender for the upgrade of Royal Bafokeng Sports Place for FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. Lesedi was a key member of the project team that ensured that the project is completed on time. Bakgaka Investments (Pty) Ltd (100%) supplies rock drills, rock drills spares and paint to the mining industry, Matantabelo Investments (Pty) Ltd (100%) has a 30% stake in Bafotech (Pty) Ltd, a company that manufactures and repairs scraper winches, Morarolla Investments (Pty) Ltd (41%) and an 41.6% stake in Sefalana Mineral Resources (Pty) Ltd, which has invested in BRC DiamondCore Ltd. Lesedi also holds a 25% stake in Dinoko Mining and Construction Consumables, a drill bits and drilling consumables manufacturing company established to give the market quality products at highly competitive prices. business development director.