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Africa’s leading employment solutions provider

Our Employment Services Solutions are a key element of our specialized understanding of employee and workforce management. These solutions can be divided into three distinct service offerings, meeting our client’s unique needs.


  • Contract Employment related Services/ Employer of Record
  • Workforce Management
  • Economic Development implementation
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Where clients are unable to oversee employee and HR management themselves, or simply want to gain a sense of how things operate in new territories in Africa, our Employment Services division acts as the de facto employer, overseeing the full HR procedural scope on behalf of the client.

AltGen provides a customised outsourced Employment Service offering for white-collar workers. This involves 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.

For clients that have an established entity, but lack the capacity to run their payroll internally, AltGen will provide unparalleled support with our professional and highly trained team in the realm of finance. 


  • Quickly employ professional nationals who generate an ROI without needing a local registered entity
  • Focus on growing a market share without concerns over legislative labour requirements
  • Outsourced employment services generate massive cost savings on employment of in-house HR teams and brick and mortar set up
  • A highly trained and experienced team with a professional management technique and strategy will aid in optimising your workforce
  • A team with deep knowledge and understanding of various local markets  through extensive training and constant research
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Our Workforce Management Service provides a dedicated full-function HR service to clients on a fixed term, fixed cost basis, taking full accountability for the client’s Economic Development Job Creation commitments.

A dedicated, site-based HR resource is backed by an experienced team providing organisational design skills, including performance management, learning and development initiatives, union engagement, labour law compliance, all hiring and firing activities, HR process management including payroll execution, leave management, EE and WSP Plans, and monthly/quarterly economic development reporting.


  • As we are not a Labour Broker, 100% of our Management fee can be attributed to your ED spend
  • Your Ops team can focus on core operations while we take care of the time-consuming activities around people management
  • We assist with upskilling your staff (soft skills and technical skills) which will not only optimize business operations and output but also aid in employee retention
  • We have a highly experienced team that have operated in various environment, company structures and regions
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Renewable Energy generation often happens in remote, rural communities, where both skills and job opportunities are scarce.  Our various local development programmes and projects are intended to expand our knowledge and understanding of community needs and challenges.

We have conducted multiple needs assessments across South Africa for local communities and employees within the green energy and cleantech markets. This has created valuable insights into salary benchmarking, industry skills gaps and challenges, and investment opportunities.  We have also established and undertaken to oversee a Community Trust in the Northern Cape to further build and aid local communities in the region. This trust will focus on enriching the socioeconomic environment within various communities, the areas of focus will be determined by constant engagement and collaboration through members of the Trust and the local residents. The trust is made up of various local individuals who have notable involvement in the area already, ensuring the best interest of the communities is met. 





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

Credit: Jasper Power Facility, Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant, Postmasburg

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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