Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

We are experts in the global search and selection industry - we work with professional and managerial talent worldwide. Every day, we help businesses all around the world to find the talent that they need in order to drive their growth, profits and long-term success.

With offices in Joburg and Cape Town, our consultants are able to tap into the local resource and meet with you onsite to understand more about your company, projects and culture - ensuring a better candidate fit. 

Utilising an extensive international network to carry out cross border work allows us to bring a truly unique approach to the recruitment sector. We do this with 1000 experts from more than 120 offices, spanning over 30 countries globally. 

Over the past 22 years, we have worked with over 60,000 clients making over 100,000 placements. We have continuously improved and refined our internal processes, training and methodologies in order to reflect the business needs of our clients, and market changes in general. We firmly believe that our deep market expertise can benefit organisations that seek a knowledgeable and professional business partner, with scale and global reach.

Antal South Africa is part of the Antal International Networks with its global network and world class executive search solutions.

We share information, knowledge and experience for the benefit of our colleagues, clients and candidates – and we do this better than anyone in the world.

Regardless of the size or nature of your assignment, you only need contact with one Antal International Networks’ consultant to all your recruitment needs.

Antal Cape Town’s executive recruiters combine their recruitment knowledge, search skills, proven headhunting & selection methodologies with knowledge & experience of your industry to deliver a truly value added service. This approach ensures Human Resources Managers, Line & Hiring Managers and our Candidates all deal with specialists who know the talent market, the top performers in it and importantly, understand your business.

We are market leaders in finding “Rising Star” ™ talent globally as well as experienced, proven leaders. We deliver at the broad middle in the income range of professionals as well as at the upper levels of executive leadership.

We are passionate about offering a personal service, a true differentiator in a rapidly moving, technology dependant industry - we believe meeting face to face when possible, talking and not relying solely on email communication.  We are here, we care, call us!

Ons is passievol om vir u ‘n persoonlike diens aan te bied, dit is 'n ware onderskeid in 'n vinnig bewegende , tegnologie afhanklike industrie - Ons glo daaraan om met u van aangesig tot aangesig te ontmoet, waar moontlik, en maak nie net staat op e-pos kommunikasie nie. Ons is hier, ons gee om, kontak ons!

  Industries Specialisms
Corné Swart Manufacturing Engineering
Frank Smith Financial Services
IT Software
Business Analysis
Project Management
Charlotte Coetzee Manufacturing
Financial Services
Financial Management
Willy Ciama FMCG
ICT - Telecommunication
Sales & Marketing
Alex Tyrer Banking
Financial Services
Corporate Finance


Alan Russell
Managing Director

Alan Russell is the Managing Director of Antal International South Africa. Antal International is the receiver of numerous awards, namely Recruiter Awards of Excellence 2011 (Commended), Best International Recruitment Agency category at the 2012 Recruiter Awards, Best Overseas Operation and Asia Pacific APSCo Member of the Year 2012, International Recruitment Company of the Year at the 2012 APSCo Awards for Excellence, Highly Commended for the Best International Recruitment Agency category at the Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2013, FINALIST for Best Recruitment Agency Marketing Team 2013, Best UK Overseas Operation category at the Global Recruiter Industry Awards 2013.

Antal has been in South Africa since 2007 and Alan has turned Antal International South Africa into a leading recruitment firm within South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa.

After completing his education, Alan went on to spend 17 years in the FMCG corporate world; starting his own company in 1997, which he ran for 3 years. Alan was then approached by a large company to manage corporate accounts in the technology sector. Alan was never cut out to become an employee, so after a year in the technology sector; he found a gap in the market and started his own IT company; his entrepreneurial spirit was as strong as ever and was approached by a larger corporation who wanted to take over his company.

Alan identified a need to get involved in Training and Development which lead through a client relationship to international recruitment, with the view of bringing skills back to South Africa, and while doing research, came across Antal International.

Alan developed Antal International South Africa along with his existing human resources company; and in 2010 decided to focus solely on Antal International South Africa.

Not surprisingly, it has been quite a bumpy ride; but Antal International South Africa has kept growing; and has offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Antal International South Africa won the Antal Office of the Year award twice, in 2011 and 2014, a true testament to the strong leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Corné Swart
Senior Specialist Consultant

Before Corné joined Antal, he worked in the construction industry creating and developing well-earned skills and knowledge, which he applies in his role at Antal. Corné gained a lot of knowledge in the recruitment industry when he joined the A24 Group in 2009. The A24 Group is a healthcare staffing agency service for Doctors, Nurses and AHPs.

Corné joined Antal in the quest for more knowledge and a great career opportunity, and feels that his skill set can be more effective here at Antal on a National and International level. Corné takes pride in what he does as a professional, and enjoys building up his own network/portfolio with both client and candidate for great and effective results. Corné constantly keeps himself up to date with the ever evolving markets within the engineering industry, and wants to create and maintain the best service available that he can provide as an individual and professional.

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Frank Smith
Senior Specialist Consultant

Frank qualified as a Certified IT Technician and quickly established that he is more a sales person who enjoys dealing with people through networking and assisting them. He entered the corporate world and worked himself up to Sales & Marketing Management Level dealing with different sectors but wanted to change his approach by offering a service to clients by placing valuable candidates to their organizations.

With over 8 years’ experience in the Sales/Headhunting and Recruitment Industry, combined with his Technical Qualifications and interest in Technology he is now in charge of the IT sector at Antal International – Cape Town. Frank approached Antal due to the company methodology and the platform available to establish himself as one of the best in the industry.

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Alex Tyrer
Specialist Consultant

Alex started his working career off trading SSF’s on the ALSI, managing his own private account. He moved into recruitment focusing specifically on Investment Finance, Corporate Finance and Wealth Management. Having started his recruitment career with a well-established and respected Johannesburg recruitment firm, he quickly grew from strength to strength and found himself at Antal South Africa where he is managing the full Investment client portfolio.

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Charlotte Coetzee
Team Leader

Charlotte is a specialist recruiter in the financial field with over 10 year’s recruitment experience which has given her the opportunity to move around some of the strongest financial talent across various sectors / industries in the country.   She has experience as a team leader and trainer.  

Charlotte loves that Antal is an award winning international company with representation in over 30 countries globally.  She also loves the fact that Antal offers the opportunity to combine the company’s methodology with her own initiative and identify herself as a true competitor in the market.

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Willy Ciama
Senior Specialist Consultant

In 2005, after completing a Computer and Networking specialist course, Willy started working within customer services, where he developed the passion to deal with people with different backgrounds. He then went on lecturing as an IT lecturer at a local college in Cape Town

Willy was approached by an International recruitment firm to join their local team in South Africa in 2007. This is where Willy discovered the recruitment world and Telecom recruitment across the world. The local operation was focusing on the African Market while there was an overlap within the global market as the organization used a globally synchronised system. Due to his strong knowledge of the African market and its various cultures, Willy became an important player in the local market.

In 2010 another International recruitment firm approached Willy to be part of their team which Willy accepted, as it offered more opportunities and development. But half a year down the line the shareholders of the firm could not agree on some issues and some decided to break away including the local MD and the remaining decided to close the local office. Willy proposed to work with them as main representative of the company in Africa where he developed the business not only in Telecom but he also added sectors like FMCG, Oil & Gas, and Technologies.  To improve on his leadership and Managerial skills, he enrolled for the Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration which he completed in December 2014, 5 months after joining Antal South Africa.

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Nikki Snyman 
Specialist Consultant

Nikki has a qualification in Marketing Management and stepped into the recruitment industry straight out of college in 2012. She started her career at Hire Resolve where she specialised in industries such as FMCG/Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and Mining. After 3 months of being employed at Hire Resolve she was appointed as a Team Leader and trained up her own consultants. In August 2015, Nikki made a career move and started her journey with Antal.

She currently specialises in Information Technology, an industry with a lot of potential and rapid growth. She enjoys building relationships and networking with her candidates and clients. She prefers advertising her positions on the Antal Website as well as on LinkedIn. Nikki loves working in the helpful and friendly environment that Antal creates for her. Antal offers her support and constant training, helping her to become the best consultant she can be.”

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