Who Are We?

We are a Recruitment, Training and Operational & Strategic Human Capital Agency. We provide highly talented individuals skilled in a range of business disciplines and industries and equip organisations on best practices for human capital management.

On our database we have candidates suitable for middle management to board level appointments, including senior managers and executives and BBBEE Strategic Partnership.

Our multi-skilled team has a deep understanding of organizational staffing needs obtained from working in both the private and public sectors and working in leading local and international organisations.

Each brings a broad network that ensures that they draw competent candidates for client needs and are able to equip clients on effective ways to manage the talent.



Client and Candidate Testimonials

I have worked with Mahlape for more than 2 years at Trace when she helped me build from scratch a top-notch team for the Mobile business division in various positions (Marketing, Sales, Distribution, CRM). Mahlape never missed a mark and always found great candidates for the roles. She is engaging, dependable and high in integrity. As a caring professional, she always tries to find solutions that benefit the employee and the company. Mahlape’s high caliber of character and extensive experience in the Human resources arena set her company well above others. When recruiting, it is key to rely on a contact who understands the job requirements and the culture of the company. It has been and still is a real pleasure to work with her.

Prescillia Avenel, Group Chief Marketing Officer & Managing Director TracePlay at TRACE

The Skills Mine was constantly professional and communicated well with all stakeholders in the recruitment process. We found them dependable and willing to go the extra mile to fill all vacancies.

Valentine Gaudin-Muteba, TraceManaging Director: Southern Africa & Regional Director Anglophone Africa

The teams professionalism, attitude and eagerness is reassuring to any client. It has been a pleasure working with the Skills Mine.

Sinazo Nkwelo: Awethu, Principal: Post Investment Management

The Skills Mine has assisted us to place several positions within our company in the year 2020. Their consultants provide an excellent service and they always deliver on time.

Lerato Moteane , Senior HR Administrator

From the moment that I contacted The Skills Mine team to the moment that I was appointed, they were professional, responsive and went above and beyond to not only ensure that I applied for the right role for me, but also helped me to position myself appropriately. Nothing was too much for them, and everything happened so quickly, it really made me feel valued and seen. If you are transitioning in your career, I would highly recommend this team to help you find your next role. If you are seeking candidates, I know that they ensure that only the best candidates for your organisation and role are sent through to you. A real pleasure to work with.

Charlotte Lazuka , Co-Founder and Partner at Dazzle Angels

Mahlape is an amazing recruiter who really not only understands the media industry but also understands the needs of her clients. I am happy to always recommend Mahlape to anyone in need of a new job, especially in the media/advertising industry. If you are keen on career movements or growth opportunities without unnecessary hassle, she is the lady for you!

Ayandamantombazane Mhlongo , Manager: MTV & MTV Base at ViacomCBS

Mahlape is a brilliant and a gifted recruiter who really understands how to get the best deal out of companies for her clients. Her knowledge for the media industry is impressive and she fights for her candidates to get great offers. I would always recommend Mahlape to anyone in need of a new job in the advertising media industry who wants to find alternatives for career movement quickly and without unnecessary hassle.

Siphiwe Mathebula , Head of Revenue & Partnerships at biNu

Mahlape Nyakane successfully placed me in April 2019. What struck me was her professionalism, her positive attitude, commitment to her field and genuine care for the candidates she places into roles. After I started in the role, she regularly checked in to touch base and to ensure I was seamlessly integrated into my role. She is the consummate professional, a lovely individual to work with and I highly recommend her and the services she offers.

Ian Postman , Head of Mobile – South Africa at Trace

Mahlape is a highly skilled recruiter who takes the time and care to intricately match the candidate’s capabilities and employment needs with the employer’s business objectives. She walked me through the interviewing journey, constantly engaging with me before and after each interview with my current employer. The benefit of this is invaluable, it’s definitely a great way to ensure a prosperous working relationship! It was a pleasure being head-hunted and placed by you. Thank you for always going the extra mile.

Nyasha Yvette Chigwedere , Loyalty and Strategic Partnership Manager at Trace

Mahlape is an excellent recruiter. She helped me land my current job, helping me through all the stages of recruitment until I got the offer. I appreciated the fact that she kept all communication channels open between all stakeholders. She is dedicated to the process and helping the candidates through all the stages of recruitment. I am recommending Mahlape for all recruitment activities, her knowledge and deep expertise are unparalleled!

Skhumbuzo Daniel Khamanga , Digital Acquisition Manager - Simfy Africa

Mahlape is a the guardian angel every one should be asking for. Her work ethic is impeccable. From the moment you start your journey to a new career path she will guide you and ensure you are always prepped and ready for each interview and next steps in the hiring process. She cares for her clients and has their best interest at hand. I would highly recommend her as a client as she will ensure you have that not only do you have the best in your team but also the right fit for the company.

Sethabile Pearl Myeni , Marketing Mnager at Trace

I highly recommend Mahlape. My experience with her and her team was exceptional from start to finish. The professionalism, transparency and support I received enhanced my chances on getting the role, as she ensured that I was well briefed and prepared for the role. She’s kept in touch with me post-placement. I truly had a profound and refreshing journey with Mahlape. May she and her team continue to grow from strength-to-strength.

Zanele Mandlake , Group Internal Audit – client of Mahlape’s

Mahlape is very professional and made me feel at ease from the very first step of my recruitment process which entailed sourcing me out for an opportunity at a global consulting firm, guiding and coaching me through the interview stage which led to a successful placement and growth in my career. Most recruiters will keep quiet after their candidate gets a job, but that was not the case with Mahlape. She checked up on me on various occasions and also interacted with the company which recruited me to ensure that they were happy with my skills set and that I was still the right candidate for the job. She is friendly and goal orientated and not even the restrictions of COVID-19 that were instilled in SA could deter her from growing The Skills Mine. I highly recommend her for any opportunity which might come her way and to The Skills Mine’s way.

Sinethemba Malgas (CCMP) , Company Secretary and LegaL Manager at SKX

Mahlatse Mpati helped me immensely during the recruitment process. Her professional approach is only matched by her ingenuity. The close rapport she holds with the entertainment /marketing industry makes her an extremely valuable point of contact. I would totally recommend Mahlatse for your job search requirements.

Lehlohonolo Lelo Motsoane , Marketing Manager: Trace

“We embarked on a significant HR Project in our company. The attention to detail and the ability to factor in the industry in which our company operates in was important and The Skills Mine got this right as they didn’t just provide standard templates, but documents that were specific to our company needs. The communication and delivery on this project has been exceptional.

I highly recommend The Skills Mine as a service provider for your Recruitment and HR Consulting needs.

Katleho Khoza , General Manager – Known Associates

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