Talent Africa becomes Signium South Africa

Executive search firm Signium has expanded with the addition of Talent Africa in Johannesburg. Talent Africa will form part of Signium’s EMEA regional offering, allowing them to service international clients not only in South Africa but also in sub-Saharan Africa. The firm plans to re-brand as Signium South Africa by July.

Ignacio Bao (pictured), chairman of Signium, said:

"Talent Africa's membership will add a significant footprint in sub-Saharan Africa for Signium. A major criteria for Talent Africa's attraction to Signium is the fact that all offices are wholly owned by the local consultants. This will enable Talent Africa to maintain a level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status as a Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE)."

The economy of Africa consists of trade, industry and agriculture. According to recruiters expanding in the region, business is booming and a number of search firms have therefore continued their migration to the continent.

Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer, director of Talent Africa, says it is "imperative for Talent Africa to have global reach as increased interest is shown by foreign companies in sub-Saharan expansion." He says:

"Talent Africa will retain its South African roots while still being proudly part of the African continent serving these internationally-diverse companies, taking into account that a large portion of our business continues to focus on local and South African companies."