South Africa News

Johannesburg as a diverse pool of talent


More than 300 candidates came to the Recruitment Summit in Johannesburg, held on 11 – 13 November 2011. The 14 companies that attended were very impressed by the high quality of candidates in attendance: Halliburton, Baker Hughes, DOW, Worley Parsons, FMC Technologies, G4S, Safal, Oceaneering, IBM, Total, Rio Tinto, Cuango, Oracle, Catoca.

Careers in Africa at Harvard Business School


Over 900 business and community leaders, company executives, students and educators from around the world who are passionate about Africa congregated in Boston on 18 – 19 February for the 13th Annual Africa Business Conference hosted at Harvard Business School. The event which ran under the theme “Your African Legacy: Defining the Contribution of the Next Generation” provided a platform for discussion and debate on how those who are looking to engage with the continent can actively partake in the creation of an African legacy.

Barclays and StanChart looking for African talent


Africa is calling. As economic growth, foreign investments and trade links continue to grow, banks – both local and international – keep expanding and recruiting. The stumbling block is lack of local candidates with the relevant skills and some experience, so the banks come to London to try and lure African expatriates back with the offer of a job.

Careers in Africa London: Ten Summits On…


When Global Career Company (GCC) launched its first Careers in Africa Summit in London 2003, the world was a slightly different place.  South Africa had just successfully hosted the first Cricket World Cup on African soil, the global economy was just starting to recover from the slowdown caused by 9/11 and multinationals were just starting to look at the African Diaspora as an additional talent pool for their African operations.  Seven years and ten London Summits later, South Africa now celebrates hosting the World Cup smoothly, the global economy is recovering from another downturn and African graduates and professionals residing outside of the continent are now firmly recognised as a quality source of talent for employers across Africa.

Johannesburg Hailed as Hub for African Talent


As the vuvuzelas are put away and stadiums have all cleared, South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup now passes into recent memory. The event was a spectacular success. Everything went according to plan; critics and naysayers were proved wrong and South Africa was favourably rebranded. Now that fans and footballers have returned home, what are the eyes of the world still seeing in South Africa?

Global Career Company launches strategic local partnerships in Angola


With our team of 30 African recruitment professionals, 20% of which are Angolan and specialise in Angolan development, we pioneered the service of recruiting Angolans internationally, and since we started in 2002, other companies have followed. Global Career Company still succeeds though in leading from the front. Testament to this is our unrivalled suite of Summits around the world (London, Lisbon, Rio, Sao Paulo, Washington, Houston, Johannesburg) and our full recruitment service, offering clients a choice from one-off recruitment for critical hires to world-famous recruitment summits to fully-outsourced recruitment campaigns.

In 2009, we have recruited over 150 graduates and professionals into 50 of our clients across the sectors of oil, gas and energy, telcos and technology, banking and professional services, consumer goods, manufacturing, engineering, construction, logistics and supply chain in Angola and in June alone, we won an annual contract for all the recruitment for

Career Company has been operating for 7 years through its Careers in Africa recruitment service and over that time we have recruited over 500 Angolans back into Angola for 60 companies out of our client base of 200 major companies across Africa. We are the market leader in recruiting Angolans around the world into Angola and are a major contributor to the Angolanisation program.