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Discover the specialist service that we provide to our clients

We provide a unique specialist service, assisting clients to source the perfect candidates for key roles in organisations focused on improving the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in South Africa and across the African continent.

In searching for suitable candidates we cast a wide net, advertising on our own website and in various development publications and websites, actively headhunting through our well established networks and drawing on our extensive database of experienced development personnel. Our comprehensive database of development professionals is continuously updated, enabling us to source suitable, available candidates quickly and effectively.

Action Appointments has provided specialist recruitment services to a rich variety of development sector organisations over the past two and a half decades. We are deeply committed to the sector and believe that through our services we provide a key role in assisting our clients to fulfill their missions.

We work on full-time, short term and contract placements from administrative to executive level.


If you are setting up a new organisation, starting a new project or looking to fill an important vacancy at any level in the development sector, Action Appointments can help you find top quality staff.

We take on the entire recruitment process for clients.


This includes advertising, response handling, headhunting, screening, short-listing, setting-up interviews and reference, qualification and security checking. We can also augment recruitment processes already underway, supplying additional candidates to an existing pool to ensure that an effective recruitment process takes place.

We are sensitive to the financial constraints facing many of our clients and our placement fees are lower than most recruitment agencies. We offer generous discounts for bulk placements and are always willing to negotiate in an attempt to accommodate organisations who need our services but cannot afford them.


See what some of our clients say about us

Stijn de Leeuw

Founding Director and Child Psychologist
Little Lions Child Coaching

"At Little Lions, we can fully recommend Action Appointments as your go-to partner when it comes to recruitment. Melissa is very hands-on, hard working, and very detail oriented which reflects in such a smooth process. We had strict timelines, but Melissa met all of them. Our recruits also emphasized that Melissa was great to work with, easy to communicate with, and they were kept up to date during each step of the process. Thank you AA and Melissa!"

Client list

Have a look at the wide range of clients we have worked with

South African and African NGOs, CBOs and Development agencies

International NGOs and Development agencies

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