|Bruce’s experience of
recruitment spans 30 years. A graduate with a triple-major BA in
Psychology, English and Law, (University of the Witwatersrand and
University of South Africa) he spent several years in Human resources
management positions, starting with the Protea Holdings Group where he
set up a small in-house agency to cater for group-wide needs.
Thereafter he worked in Murray and Roberts, a large construction
group, where he was primarily responsible for identifying and sourcing
talent from abroad to support the booming South African construction
environment of the early 1970’s.
This was followed by seven years in the computer industry in HR
Management for Burroughs Machines (subsequently Unisys) with major
emphasis on recruitment, and HR Development with Control Data
Corporation, an early founder of Computer-Based Education. He
moved into the recruitment industry in 1981 and set up recruitment
divisions in two successful consultancies before becoming a director
and major shareholder of a leading South African generalist HR
Long before South Africa’s change to democracy in 1994 he was
instrumental in setting up competency-based processes enabling
culture-fair, non-discriminatory recruitment practice.
In addition to the industries where he worked as an HR manager, the
South African marketplace and a research-based approach has enabled
him to gain experience across numerous industries including IT,
Banking and Finance, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Mining, most
disciplines of Engineering, Education, Manufacturing, Automotive,
NGO’s, parastatals and others.
Joe Khoza is a successful business entrepreneur, with business and
marketing experience including those acquired from multinational
companies like Shell and Nampak. Bruce Joe and have teamed up to
register Executive Search d’Afrique as a (Pty) Ltd company from
Bruce’s previous independent practice, Eccles Executive Search, which
had its origins in 1996.
The company falls under the definition of a “Black Owned” organization
in line with South African empowerment legislation aimed at
redressing historical imbalances. This new management team capitalizes
on Joe’s exposure as a Marketing Director in multinational
corporations and Bruce’s extensive recruitment and management
experience. We focus on remaining a niched, retainer–based researched
recruitment organization with coverage in South Africa and the
African continent. Meticulous records of over twenty years in the
industry have ensured that we have a particularly strong current
To ensure that we can provide clients and associates with up-to-date
coverage in Anglophone and Francophone Africa, Bruce and Joe are
directors of the French South African Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, one of the top business clubs utilized by South African and
European companies to do business in the African continent.