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ALTGEN EMployment Services in pofadder

AltGen Pofadder


– Community Development Programmes and Initiatives
  • which feed into the ED strategy and focus on projects that empower the community and create employment opportunities
– Community Trust Management, Administration and Stakeholder Engagement support
– HR Advisory, Payroll and Employer of Record services
  • that we offer for renewable energy project owners and investors (this includes handling disciplinary measures and the hiring and firing of staff, as well as Union engagements thus mitigating financial and legal risks)
– Internship and Apprenticeship Programmes
  • which aim to create opportunities for local residents to become qualified artisans through apprenticeship training
– Training Interventions and Implementation.
  • This includes activities around HSE best practices are met and site-based training is administered
– Community Needs Assessments, Community Development Plans and Impact Studies
– Economic Development Tracking and Reporting support


Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm


Erf 1160, Die Kliphuis Cnr Buitenkant & Kerk Street Pofadder
T: +27 (0)21 880 2561



One of our key components to success is the people we work with and for. Our AltGen Employment Services office in Pofadder has undertaken numerous projects for the benefit of the Khâi-Ma region and its inhabitants. AltGen Employment Services has the privilege of establishing our office in the Kliphuis building on Kerk Street, which is a National Heritage Site. We provide a customised outsourced Employment Service for our clients by assuming responsibility for the administration of the entity establishment as well as employment – including all legal compliances, statutory deductions, recordables, and employee relationship management including incentives.


One of the challenges surrounding IPP’s ED obligations is how to create meaningful jobs. This is where AltGen’s Workforce Management Programme can help. Through a collaborative community approach with our clients, we have carried out projects such as seamstress training, installing food gardens, providing support to old age homes, assisting at post offices, and cleaning schools and police stations.

Did you know that we offer these services in Namibia and Botswana?


AltGen has three complimentary services which facilitate the job creation ecosystem, being executive search, employment, and consulting services. The consulting arm of the business focuses heavily on understanding skills and job analysis as well as HR and training within the sustainability space. The three services are what attribute to our ability to have a holistic approach to the way we serve our clients, from HR through to understanding the skills on the market and thus sourcing the appropriate professionals who generate an ROI on start.



AltGen carried out this project for a leading biogas plant developer and operator. It entailed the in-sourcing of management through to general labour.


AltGen needed to conduct community needs assessments in 3 different district municipalities of the Northern Cape.


The AltGen office in Pofadder has provided the full scope of Employment Services for various company’s employees to enter into the South African  market.


During 2016, through to 2020 AltGen has supported 4 clients with employment and sub-contracting services


The broad aim of the project was to establish career pathways and a broad overview of the skills demand within the RE sector in South Africa, with a focus on the Northern Cape.


The brief was to carry out detailed community needs assessments in the towns adjacent to a wind and solar PV facility.


The Solar Works team is maintaining 4 gardens in the Khâi-Ma region


AltGen supports the Client to achieve SED objectives by enabling youth to become qualified artisans through internship programmes


Trust administration for a large international client’s IPP project which is an on-going project


The aim of this project was to assist Mainstream Asset Management South Africa (MAMSA) to develop a career path and inform on benchmarked remuneration data


Learn more about these services in Namibia

Learn more about these services in Botswana

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We have built a reputation in the market for our holistic understanding of skills…

Credit: JP Roos – GRUPO COBRA, Ilanga Solar Thermal Power Plant, Upington

Sean Gibson

Managing Director

“AltGen is all about effecting change, through people. With integrity, and passion”. 

Managing Director and Founder of the AltGen’ Group. Sean has played a pivotal role in steering and leading the vision and mission of AltGen, making AltGen the only highly specialist renewable energy recruitment firm operating within the renewable energy and sustainability space in Africa. Sean oversees the success of the entire group of AltGen companies.

Sean holds a Master of Philosophy in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University as well as an Honours degree from Rhodes University

Robert Veith

Sales Director

“Without quality and intelligent effort, there is no success and no reward.”

Joining AltGen in 2014, Robert started as a Recruitment Consultant and has since become our Recruitment Director overseeing the Recruitment and Executive Search division. Robert has extensive experience in securing talent for rare skills in the energy engineering market, including skills to the likes of Power System Engineers, SCADA Engineers, Project Developers and Electrical Engineering skills specific to design.

Through Robert’s leadership, each recruitment team is enabled to focus on their specific area of expertise, ensuring all client hiring needs are met. Through Robert’s years of dedication to sourcing and securing top talent in the industry, he has a wealth of insight into the skills market and provides our clients with a competitive advantage in a scarce skills environment enabling them to effectively execute on some of the most challenging renewable energy projects across Africa. Robert is also responsible for growth of the engineering recruitment team.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management from UNISA as well as a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from CPUT.

Lindy Taylor

Business Development & Innovation Director

“The success of an organisation is defined by its people.”

As the Innovation & Business Development Manager, Lindy is responsible for the marketing and business development activities of AltGen. Through her big picture vision, Lindy has enabled AltGen to remain responsive in the cleantech space. She is responsible for engagements with new clients.
Lindy initially joined AltGen in 2015 and has grown into being an integral member of the senior management team. She ensures a collaborative approach with clients catering to their custom needs. Her focus is on attaining new clients, as well as handling contractual relationships with new and existing stakeholders.
Lindy holds a Bachelor’ Degree in Social Sciences from Rhodes University.

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Chris Roetz

Workforce Management Services: General Manager

“My goal is to deliver exceptional operational performance within AltGen – Northern Cape building on people, energy and sustainability”

Chris Roetz oversees AltGen’s Workforce Management division in the Northern Cape. He is responsible for the successful execution of HR advisory and management services for clients’ utility-scale projects in the region. Currently, Roetz mobilises an outsourced staff complement of over 200 employees. He also steers AltGen’s Solar Works programme in conjunction with his Pofadder based team.

Chris has 20 years of professional experience in an HR and outsourced staffing capacity within the energy environment and holds a National Diploma in Human Resource Management from UNISA.

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Muslim Janoowala

Consulting Services: Senior Consultant & Business Development Lead

“My focus is to be able to do impactful work, being in the front lines of the development sector finding solutions to safe and reliable drinking water, power and sanitation”

Muslim Janoowala drives AltGen’s consulting services arm. Muslim has 10+ years of experience in the renewable energy, water and general engineering space in Eastern Africa and has played an instrumental role in the success of AltGen consulting engagement on the AFD Green Mini-grid Programme in Kenya. His expertise caters to M&E activities, project management, impact analysis and assessments of funded water and renewable energy programmes that “enlighten” and uplift communities in rural Africa.

Muslim holds an MSc in Construction Management from Cass Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Environment Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

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Wiehahn de Jager

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Wiehahn de Jager has specialist recruitment expertise in the finance sector and has worked on various mandates for large international and national clients on both a retained and contingency basis. Wiehahn has gained an in-depth understanding of the professional skills operating within the capital markets, fin-tech, and green finance space, with a keen focus on talented professionals within the African context. He has a strong track record successfully working on a range of skill levels, from Directors to Analysts, with a special focus on professionals from mid-level up to Corporate Executives.

Wiehahn holds a Bachelor in Law from the University of Stellenbosch.

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Robert Slater

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“I love to serve people and be the steppingstone between them and their dream job.”

Robert Slater is an expert in the talent acquisition of carbon management, environmental and social governance-related professionals across Africa. Robert has successfully closed mandates for clients who are focused on sourcing skills with experience in climate change, clean cooking, sustainability, and agricultural environments.

Slater cares deeply for people and the planet, he has a Life Coach Training certification from New Insights and volunteers at ON A MISSION, an NPO which enables businesses and individuals to invest in carbon offset projects. He holds an Honours Degree in Environmental Management from UNISA.

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Natascha Marais


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. I look for people who want to change the world and introduce them to like-minded companies.”

Natascha Marais is highly skilled when it comes to sourcing those “unicorns” for our clients in the OEM, AI and technology, economic development, and legal spaces.

Natascha has proven experience in identifying and onboarding professionals to the likes of business developers, sales, and account managers as well as technical sales or software developer skills.

Marais holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Law from Pearson Institute.


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