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EDGE is a leading consulting specialist business focusing on placing exceptional candidates in the right positions.

What sets us apart from the ranks of others in our industry is our commitment to giving our clients cutting-edge solutions that make their business better. We create future-forward solutions geared to pushing industry standards and creating better, brilliant solutions for our candidates and clients.
Recruitment in Africa

Edge can work in all Anglophone African countries and can provide services in francophone and lusophone countries.

This work is managed from the Johannesburg offices and interviews are conducted through Teams/Skype or Zoom calls.

We have exposure and experience in sourcing talent in African countries including Botswana, Ethiopia, ESwatini, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Our recent placements was made in Uganda (Senior Sales Executive), Namibia (Project Manager), Malawi (Project Manager) and Zambia (Project Manager and Administrator) 

Limited time offer

By contracting with Edge there is no need to split your recruitment requirements among different agencies – whether you are looking for your next CEO or bulk hiring call centre agents we have a solution to meet your needs.

From targeted network to large scale ad response the Edge team has a solution to meet your needs.

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I am exceptionally proud of the prestigious client base that Edge has built up over the last couple of years. Some of these clients include International listed clients, major banking concerns, listed groups, large professional services firms as well as government.


Janice Wagner – multi award winning CEO of Edge Group of Companies. Janice is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a Higher Diploma in Taxation. She started Edge Executive Search over 12 years ago and now has a significant permanent work force across The Edge Group of Companies.

Janice won the CEO Global Most Influential Women Award in the category Business and Professional Services in August 2019. She was nominated as a finalist for Standard Bank Rising Talent of the year 2016 and was a finalist for Standard Bank Top Women of the Year 2017 for the Entrepreneur Category.

Director, CA(SA) HDIP TAX

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A team that can change your bussiness!

It’s our passion for perfection, our commitment to push industry standards which enables us to provide our clients with better solutions, so they can push their own limits too.

Janice Wagner – multi award winning CEO of Edge Group of Companies. Janice is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a Higher Diploma in Taxation. She started Edge Executive Search over 9 years ago and now has a significant permanent work force across The Edge Group of Companies.

Janice Wagner



Executive Search

Our executive search services are geared towards identifying and sourcing talented candidates who are able to successfully contribute towards your organisation.


Professional Training

EDGE offers high quality, results-driven training solutions. Our bespoke business courses and focused financial training sets us apart from traditional training businesses which allow us to up-skill your staff and our candidates.


Call Centre Recruiting

We focus on providing a Contact Centre Executive Search service that combines traditional search methods with social media talent acquisition techniques.


Holistic approach to career management

Edge has a thorough & composite understanding of the career objectives & expectations of our candidates, in order to successfully and sustainably match these to the most appropriate career opportunity. 


Diverse recruiting opportunities

Edge has a solid and successful Disabled Desk which actively focuses on the sourcing and placing of skilled people with disabilities into the formal job market.


Creating future-forward solutions

Edge is geared to pushing industry standards and creating better, brilliant solutions for our candidates and clients.


30+ Years in corporate environment

Edge is successfully managed by a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 13 years experience in the Corporate arena.

Executives Placed
Clients Served
Candidates Upskilled
Industry Awards
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EDGE is making waves in recruitment & training with unique, brilliant solutions that up-skill people with ambition, & place these exceptional candidates in the right opportunities.

We understand your needs

We invest time with our clients to ensure that we not only understand the skills and experience required for a position, but also the corporate culture of the client.

World class research & talent mapping

We utilise a variety of research techniques to identify quality candidates with relevant skills, providing our clients with an external research solution.

Superb client & candidate relationships

As partners in the recruitment process our brands are interwoven – your success is our success.

Our Recruitment Process

Candidates are screened Face to Face, Telephonic or Online via Teams or Zoom.

Edge uses the targeted selection method which is a competency-based approach. Candidates are screened against the job profile by making use of a generic pre-screening checklist based on the job specifications and/or profile.  The more concise and precise the job profile is, the more accurate our screening process.

Verification results including qualification, credit checks as regulated by law, criminal checks, citizenship, directorship, and ID validation. All verifications and other checks are done via our partners at MIE.

It is not all about how fast we present a shortlist, it is about presenting a shortlist of candidates who meet all the requirements for the role. We would select suitable talent from a Long list and present our research and final short list to our clients.

Face to Face, Telephonic or Online via Teams or Zoom. During these interviews we carefully assess each candidate against the key criteria that have been specified in the brief.  We pay utmost attention to the work exposure, capability, and fitment to the job, candidate expectations, personality, and cultural fit.

We offer and Facilitate Psychometric Assessments as and when required by our clients by using our own partners who are Accredited Industrial Phycologists.

We attach a great deal of importance to reference checks.  All our references taken on suitable candidates are detailed and focused on the character of the candidate rather than just a professional opinion of their work. Our Reference checks are presented at offer stage.

Once a decision has been taken, we manage the entire offer process to ensure that any chance of a candidate declining the offer is minimized. Once accepted we assist in the Integration and assimilation of the candidate from their previous organisation.

SECTOR experience & companies worked with

We recruit across various listed clients in most industries

All-inclusive Banking structures and divisions

Local and international investment, merchant, commercial, retail, and wholesale banking services.

Financial Services

Insurance, savings, asset management, investment, healthcare administration, employee benefits, payment, and fintech companies.

All Professional Advisory Services

Actuarial, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Legal and Taxation


Legal and aligned support structures of global firms with a footprint in South Africa, private practises and alternative legal services providers.


Fixed line and mobile, media, and ISP companies, involved in information exchange.

Information Technology

Infrastructure, services and applications entities including the hardware, packaged software and IT services submarket.


Consumer goods, specifically the nondurable category such as processed foods, prepared meals, beverages, baked goods, fresh and frozen foods, dry goods. As well as over the counter medicines, cleaning products, cosmetics, toiletries, and office supplies.


Local and International Hotel Groups.


Agro-processing, automotive, chemicals, information and communication technology, electronics, metals, textiles, clothing and footwear.

Government & Parastatals

Registered on the Central Supplier Database, Edge offers services to all state owned entities at national, provincial, and local levels.

I thoroughly enjoy their professional approach to addressing my recruitment needs. Edge is a dedicated and responsive recruitment partner – I look forward to continuing to work with them.

Duncan Promnitz
Head of Technology - ABSA

Interactions are always professional and on time as schedule. Edge go out of their way to build a sound relationship with you even if the outcome is not in their favour. 

Penelope Phatlane
HR Manager - Tigerbrands

South African Tourism has found the level of service, advice and support provided by
Edgexec to be efficient, professional, timeous and practical and are impressed by the commitment shown by Edgexec’s team in ensuring successful implementation.

Manager HCBP - South African Tourism
Edge have provided professional and excellent service to the University of Pretoria and were able to search and deliver the top talent in the field where our efforts failed to yield an appointable candidate.
B Khumalo
HR Service Coordinator
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