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DS Associates



Personalized Placements.  



Since 2002, DS Associates has specialised in Search and Recruitment in the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and related Services markets in South Africa. 


Our philosophy is simple. We get to know our clients to understand their goals and objectives and get a feel for their culture, so as to determine how best we can assist with their Search and Recruitment needs. We have offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town and, if neceassary, work with external partners to complete specific client projects.


Members of our Specialist Search & Recruitment Division have many years of business management experience, having held senior positions in prominent listed companies in the ICT space.


DSA qualifies as an Exempt Micro Enterprise and is a Level 4 BEE Contributor.


We are well placed to assist companies of all sizes with their recruitment and resource management requirements. Our excellent track record ensures that our clients receive the effort and result that they expect.


We invite you to contact us to discuss your requirements. We are confident that we will be able to help.







Specialist Recruitment

The majority of the Company’s projects focus on Search & Recruitment, where the client’s needs are fulfilled by discovering and presenting candidates who have the qualifications and expertise required.

We are also able to manage the recruitment process on a full time basis. In this instance the client outsources its recruitment to DSA. An Account Manager is allocated to oversee the entire process, from creating the job specification with the Business Unit Manager, to managing the process through to final appointment. The DSA Account Manager spends an agreed period of time per month on site.

A third service available is response handling, where DSA manages the process of qualifying candidates who have replied to vacancy advertisements in newspapers, magazines, etc. The replies are scrutinised and a provisional short list is presented of those who best meet the requirements of the position. DSA then interviews these candidates and presents a final short list to the Business Unit Manager.


Interim/Fixed Term Contract Management

Interim/Contract Management solutions are offered in the areas of sales, support, service delivery, finance, sales, HR and marketing.

The services we offer include:

  • Strategy and process development and implementation

  • Sales force management

  • General management

  • Finance management

  • HR management

  • Due diligence

  • Coaching & mentoring

  • Marketing branding & communication

  • Talent management

  • Reward & resourcing

  • Project management

  • Developers

The Complete Package


Always be Recruiting


 Specialist Search and Recruitment

Our key focus is finding and placing professionals across our specialised vertical market sectors.

Positions regularly filled by DSA consultants include senior and middle managers in Sales, Service and Service delivery, Finance, Marketing, HR and Operations.

Regular searches include Business Development Manager, Account Managers, Sales Executives, Project Managers, IT Business and Technical Architects, Business Consultants and technical positions including network engineers, systems administrators, database administrators, developers and testers, amongst others.

Interim/ Fixed Term Contract Management Services

We also provide Interim or Fixed Term Contract Management Services for organisations that require expertise on a short to medium term basis to fill critical gaps whilst permanent solutions are being planned or processed. Examples of services offered include setting up specific projects, filling in whilst key staff are temporarily re-assigned or injecting skills that are sometimes lacking by mentoring existing staff.


Senior Consultant - Cloud Services (Johannesburg)

Expert level knowledge of Azure Data components including Azure Databricks, Data Lake, Azure SQL Databases, Synapse and Cosmos, Azure services and capabilities including Azure Data Factory and will have architected transformation and data migration programs

Security Engineer (Cape Town)

With formal IT or relevant business qualification and at least 4 years of demonstrable experience in project management. At least 2 years of experience in systems rollout and implementation and experience in administering Sharepoint, MS Office 365

Project Manager (Stellenbosch or George)

Responsible for the system, applications, and information security of the organisation. The role will also be responsible for all the shared infrastructure (servers) being deployed in the group, including all the OSS/BSS services running at the branches. Should have a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field, and Certifications in Information Security with at least 4 years of information security experience.

Regional Key Account Manager - Food Industry (Jhburg Northern Suburbs)

With a minimum of 3+ experience with equipment sales in the food industry. Able to promote, maintain & increase sales of industrial equipment in the region. This is a technical sale – good back office technical knowledge important.

Business Woman with Laptop


Head of Digital Product & Channel Management (Telecoms)

The combination of Business Management experience, client Service Delivery experience, Platforms Strategy and management software development service and in-depth knowledge of Networks, Converged Communication technologies, Electronics, Digital Systems and Monitoring Solutions, position this candidate perfectly for a Services /Operational Management position

Head of Service Enablement/Delivery

Technically competent Computer Science Engineer with solid experience in Product Development and Management, Project Management, Systems Testing, Administration, configuration & management, Database PL/SQL, IP Networking design and management/administration, planning, design and troubleshooting, 3GPP Core VAS solutions, IP-Virtual Private Networks and Software regression testing and development.

Specialist VAS/Product Management

Well qualified SDM with knowledge and understanding of Networking, Server and Cloud environments. Understanding of ITIL Service Management processes, Knowledge in ISP/MPLS Services, GSM Mobile Network environment (2G, 3G, LTE).

Good hardware and software systems knowledge. Solid experience in managing teams, budgets and SLAs.

ITIL V3 Foundation, CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, MCSE, MCDBA  certified.

Senior Service Delivery Manager

Experienced Digital Products and Channel leader with ability to create new sales and self service revenues and enhancing existing product offerings and channels




Office:  +27 (0) 11 463 8945

Mobile: +27 (0) 82 906 4333



Cape Town


Office:  +27 (0) 21 715 8156

Mobile: +27 (0) 83 228 1499

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