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South Africa Recruitment

Our team of award-winning consultants has industry-leading sourcing skills and are always on point with industry best practice.

What makes us different?

  • We engage with confidence and self-belief
  • We understand your business, culture, and role requirements in detail before we start our search.
  • Our deep market knowledge, strong and established networks, and relationships built on trust.
  • We are small and agile; we adapt to our clients’ changing needs.
  • We offer flexible exclusive cost structures.
  • We are not resume processors — we offer tailor-made recruitment solutions and project-based recruitment agreements.
  • We offer industry-leading guarantee periods without the small print.
  • We provide our clients and candidates with constant feedback during the recruitment process.
  • We don’t make placements; we build companies and careers.

Get in touch

Contact Werner Saayman, our Director of Recruitment – South Africa to find out more.

Werner Saayman


Werner joined Acumen in 2020 with the vision of growing the Acumen recruitment brand in South Africa. He has extensive experience in finance and accounting, audit, and specialised financial recruitment across a range of industries. Werner provides clients with in-depth market knowledge, and access to established networks of hard-to-find talent, both locally and internationally. His team offers tailor made recruitment solutions, RPO solutions, exclusive search assignments, and interim staffing solutions to clients in South Africa and abroad.

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Lizelle Strydom


Lizelle is a seasoned Senior Recruiter with over 4 years of recruitment experience in the South African market. She has strong networking skills and is excellent at building and maintaining relationships with both clients and candidates. Lizelle has a deep knowledge and understanding of mining, industrial, manufacturing and engineering related industries.

Lizelle holds a BA Degree in Business Psychology and Labour relations from NWU.

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Cassandra Toontas


Cassandra is an experienced Finance & Accounting Recruiter with a diverse background in recruitment consultancy and business management. Her technical and industry knowledge, paired with her ‘can do’ attitude allows her to service and provide value to a vast range of multinational clients.

Cassandra connects and understands both her clients’ specific needs and her candidates’ technical skills to ensure high quality service with every project she works. She has an impeccable attention to detail, strong project management skills and a true passion for what she does.

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