Africa

Saongroup buys CareerJunction in South Africa

South Africa-based job site CareerJunction.co.za, owned by media company Times Media Group  (TMG), has been sold to Ireland-based recruitment company Saongroup for an undisclosed amount. In turn, Saongroup belongs to Stepstone, a recruitment company in the portfolio of Axel Springer Digital Classifieds (ASDC). Saongroup already owns PNet.co.za, judged by some to be South Africa’s leading...

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iFacts expands into Nigeria

South African employee screening company iFacts is expanding to Nigeria in a franchise arrangement with Lagos-based RosaCheck. iFacts works with recruiters to screen employees and verify qualifications of the potential candidate. “Given the growing demand for the iFacts range of services, we’ve expanded our operations through the establishment of an iFacts Franchise / Licensee Network,...

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Gumtree SA adds new features to mobile app

EBay owned Gumtree in South Africa has introduced its new and improved mobile application with new features that allows users to list items by uploading pictures from their mobile phones; as well as a new customised home page on the app. The app has also introduced “Saved Search Notifications”. “’Saved Search Notifications’ is an enhancement to the current ‘Saved...

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Rekrute.com turns its attention to Africa

Moroccan recruitment company Rekrute.com officially launched its jobs site in Africa. This decision fits in with Rekrute.com’s commitment to accompany its customers when they expand into Africa. This also came as a contribution to the development of Morocco as a hub for launching the businesses of big, foreign groups into Africa. Rekrute.com now launched its recruitment operations in West...

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Micro-jobbing takes off in South Africa

Money for Jam (M4JAM) has taken off in South Africa, and according to co-founder and CEO Andre Hugo, the company has been signing up about 1,200 users a day. The platform, which launched in August 2014 (our report here), already has more than 50,000 active “jobbers”, who together have earned more than R845,000 ($78,000 U.S.), he said. M4JAM is a way for South Africans to get...

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Auto dealers need to wake up to online – Gumtree SA

Jeff Osborne, head of automotive at general classifieds giant Gumtree in South Africa, said local auto dealers should switch from a “feet-through-the-door” mentality to an “eyes-to-the-site” mentality. “I realized early on that these platforms were great for the average consumer. For them the sites opened up a world of choice, a way to compare prices easily, and a way to make...

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