Recruitment in Africa

There is a significant shortage of high level skills in Africa, especially with the additional skills required around the ongoing discoveries of natural resources, the growing populations, the related infrastructure demand and the growing Global Market demand for the mineral resources and wealth that lies beneath the African soil.

Finding the right people, with the right skills, is critical to the success of companies working in these emerging markets and due to the shortage of these skills in Africa, successful companies need to work with an agency that can source top talent from anywhere in the world.

Why use us?

We keep abreast of the latest trends, developments and projects within these regions which makes us an important asset to our clients and a valuable source for our candidates. We have an international network of clients and candidates – reaching into Africa, the BRICs, the Middle East and into Europe. 

Our unique recruitment process, benchmarked against the best in the world, identifies exceptional candidates – the top 20% – and places them to best competitive advantage. 

This approach has led to blue-chip clients staying with us for many years and high quality candidates trusting us with every step of their careers.

Our key drivers are: 

  • Thoroughness-we leave no stone unturned in our search for the right candidate. 
  • Target-driven – we offer search and recruitment, locally and internationally. 
  • Flexibility – each assignment is approached according to its own unique requirements.
  • Specialisation – each division specialises in a high demand market. 
  • Networking – we source candidates through an extensive network and referral base built up since 1975. 
  • Resources-our network is supported by state-of-the-art databases, internet searching and advertising in select media.

Knowledge of our clients’ and candidates’ industries is one of our core competencies. Our specialist teams are in constant contact with an extensive international network of clients and candidates across a wide range of sectors within the following key areas: 

  • Engineering 
  • Oil & Gas 
  • Management and Executive Search (incl. suite) 
  • Supply Chain, Logistics 
  • Mining & Construction (incl. artisans) 
  • IT & Telecoms 
  • FMCG (Manufacturing, Warehousing & Distribution)


This method is most effective on those assignments where an individual with rare skills needs to be approached directly. We provide an invaluable source of referral due to our extensive contacts within South Africa and internationally, ensuring that we are well connected and know where to find the key players.

  • A direct search is conducted with great care, tact, diplomacy and in an ethical and professional manner. We guarantee confidentiality throughout the process. 
  • Our sophisticated methods are continually refined to international standards. 
  • We assess the candidates motivation to move to ensure that he/she moves for the right reasons. 
  • We enjoy hands-on and relevant industry expertise in the respective target markets. 
  • Our competitive intelligence and resource centre forms a solid base from which our consultants are able to conduct search assignments within a short time frame.