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Ensuring that you have effectively done your background checks on potential new employees is vital.

Employing a new recruit who may not have a satisfactory record could result in huge financial, legal, and intellectual property risks to your firm.

AltGen supports our client’s HR teams with quick, detailed, and responsive verifications, employment and background checks.

We have registered biometric officers who are certified to conduct criminal checks at our offices in Stellenbosch and Pofadder. AltGen is also able to conduct criminal checks at our client’s offices within a 100km radius of our office locations.  

We also offer clients paid job advertising packages on our job board and partner platforms.  Jobs advertised on behalf of clients are optimized for maximum online exposure.

For clients looking for outside support to effectively and timeously run their payroll, AltGen is able to assist.


  • Basic Checks
  • Criminal Record Checks
  • Qualification Checks
  • Verbal Reference Checks


KILOwatt package

Only roles under R 300k per annum will be considered for the “Kilo Watt” package.

R 8 000,00 excl. vat

Advertising* on:

  • The AltGen Website
  • PNET
  • LinkedIn

And includes advertisement adjustments

*The applications for these adverts are sent directly to the client, and they are responsible for all further recruiting activities.

MEGAwatt package

Tailored for roles of between R 300k and R 450k.

R 16 000,00 EXCL. VAT

  • Advertising* on:
  • The AltGen Website
  • PNET
  • LinkedIn

Application Administration:

  • Filtering/screening applications
  • Creating a shortlist to be submitted to the client
  • Application statistics
  • Applicant Tracking System that the client can manage.

*The applications for these adverts are sent directly to one of AltGen’s dedicated analysts.

gigawatt package

Tailored for roles between R 450k and R 600k.

R 24 000,00 EXCL. VAT

Advertising* on:

  • The AltGen Website
  • PNET
  • LinkedIn

Application Administration:

  • Filtering / screening applications
  • Creating a shortlist to be submitted to the client
  • Application statistics


  • Applicant Tracking System that the client can manage.

Background Checks:

  • Criminal Checks
  • Background Checks

*The applications for these adverts are sent directly to one of AltGen’s dedicated analysts.


Basic Checks

If you are looking to conduct ID, credit, and qualification checks on potential new employees, AltGen is able to assist.

We offer an all-inclusive bundled deal for new starters.

A maximum of 4 qualifications per candidate.

We charge this product in various currencies including USD, GBP, NAD, KES, BWP. Please contact us for a quote.

  • ZAR 1000,00 – For South African Nationals


AltGen can arrange for criminal checks to be done in any major city or you can opt to have our in-house Biometric Officer conduct criminal checks requiring a fingerprint at our offices in Stellenbosch (south African based).

 We charge this product in various currencies including USD, GBP, NAD, KES, BWP. Please contact us for a quote.

  • ZAR 1000,00 – For South African Nationals

International Qualification Checks

Do you need to verify a new starter’s international education standing? AltGen offers checks on international degrees and certificates.


  • ZAR  2 000,00 –  4 000,00 – Per Qualification (Price on Request)
  • USD   110,00 – 215,00  – Per Qualification (Price on Request)
  • GBP  90,00 – 170,00  – Per Qualification (Price on Request)
  • NAD  2 000,00 – 4 000,00  – Per Qualification (Price on Request)
  • KES   17000,00 – 35 000,00  – Per Qualification (Price on Request)
  • BWP  1 450,00 – 2 900,00  – Per Qualification (Price on Request)


We take the initiative to directly contact and engage with candidate references, delving into the candidate’s work ethic, performance, and overall suitability for the role. Through personalised interactions, we gather firsthand accounts that provide a comprehensive understanding of the candidate’s capabilities and character. 


Price on request. Choose between various bundled packages.


AltGen offers comprehensive payroll services in South Africa. With AltGen you are assured that our experienced payroll team who have a wealth of knowledge are there to support you each step of the way. Contact us for more information.


  • Price on Request – Bundled Package Per employee (1 – 5 employees)
  • Price on Request – Bundled Package Per employee (6– 10 employees)
  • Price on Request – Bundled Package Per employees – Per employee (10+ employees)


This service is for clients that need to onboard a new employee but do not have the necessary IT equipment to help their staff hit the ground running. Your firm can rent to own or purely rent phones and laptops monthly through AltGen.


  • Phone + Laptop – $ 120.00 per month (excl VAT)
  • Phone – $ 50.00 per month (excl VAT)
  • Laptop – $ 100.00 per month (excl VAT)


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

Credit: Lake Turkana Wind Project – Sub-Station, Kenyan Rift Valley, Kenya

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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