7 of South Africa’s top recruitment agencies

Eager to apply for a South African work visa but overwhelmed by the prospect of having to find a job? No idea where to start or who to contact?

Then we might have what you’re looking for – a list of South African recruitment agencies.

You’ll find some of South Africa’s top recruiters on this list. Their areas of expertise range from healthcare and IT to STEM jobs and software development.

1. Michael Page Africa

Michael Page Africa is part of PageGroup dedicated to the recruitment of managers and senior executives on the African continent. Their South African office is in Johannesburg, but the company also has a presence in 35 other countries worldwide.

Their areas of speciality range from engineering and manufacturing to accounting and finance.


2. Key Recruitment Group

The Key Recruitment Group is a trusted brand that’s been part of the South African recruitment landscape for over 40 years. Their first office was in Cape Town, but the firm has since expanded to Johannesburg and Durban.

The Key Recruitment Group’s specialisations include executive recruitment, BPO and offshoring recruitment, IT and digital, commercial recruitment, and science and engineering.


3. Medipath Recruitment

Medipath Recruitment is one of South Africa’s leading healthcare recruitment agencies. They place medical staff in hospitals, surgeries, pharmacies, clinics, universities, general practices, and more in private and government sectors.

The Medipath ream recruits for a variety of healthcare disciplines, including, but not limited to:

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Nursing
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Midwifery
  • Neurology
  • Nurse educators
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Urology


4. e-Merge

e-Merge is a recruitment agency that specialises in software development. The company has over 20 years of experience, has worked with 630 clients, and has placed more than 1,500 developers. Their areas of expertise are in Java, C# and .Net, data, web and mobile, DevOps, and the cloud.


5. Communicate Recruitment

Communicate Recruitment has been going strong for over thirty years. The company specialises in connecting great people in the IT, finance, engineering, and freight and contracting industries with employers throughout South Africa and the rest of the continent.


6. SciTech Placements

SciTech Placements is a Johannesburg-based STEM specialist recruitment agency. They focus on attracting and recruiting talent for scientific, engineering and IT jobs. They aim to grow South Africa’s innovation sectors.


7. Red | Line

Red | Line is a boutique specialist agency that opened its doors in 2005. They assist companies throughout South Africa, with their main focus being Gauteng, and have also recruited successfully for positions internationally. Red | Line’s focuses on several industries, including the built and design environment and finance.


How can a recruiter help you?

Using a recruiter is free, so there’s no reason not to work with one. Here’s how it’ll benefit your job search:

  • Recruiters are experts in their fields who can give you industry information and tips to help you succeed in your job search
  • Recruiters often know about jobs not being advertised on job boards or social media
  • Specialist agencies in your industry are already connected with the companies you should approach
  • Recruiters can help you with your CV and advise you on your career path.
  • When you apply for a job, the recruiter follows up on your application, so you don’t have to
  • Using a recruiter is free!

Our advice?

Many South African employers use recruiters to find candidates, especially for specialist and high-level jobs.

Our advice is thus to consider working with a recruitment agency seriously!

With a recruiter by your side, you have a much bigger chance of finding the perfect job, especially when job hunting from overseas.

Please note: Intergate Immigration is not affiliated or associated with any of the above recruiters.