Making Meaningful Work Possible


At The Zanokhanyo Network we believe that our work is not complete until graduates are connected to meaningful employment and included in the formal economy.

We have successfully placed hundreds of graduates in companies across Cape Town, in a variety of sectors from business to manufacturing. Over this time we have become a preferred recruitment partner for many established businesses, who consistently find our candidates to be well prepared, confident and enthusiastic.

TZN’s recruitment and placement service aims to create employment opportunities that are mutually satisfying for both employer and our graduates. We constantly seek to establish long-term partnerships with businesses that require reliable opportunity seekers, while providing opportunities to graduates.

We understand that every employee impacts productivity, morale, customer service and profit. As a result, TZN has adopted a holistic approach to job readiness that incorporates both skills training and personal well-being. Research conducted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, to evaluate competencies in character and soft skills, found that TZN graduates reported increased competency changes in communication and honesty, while employers observed that TZN graduates displayed high levels of competency in dedication, honesty and punctuality.

Skill sets

Our graduates are typically skilled in the following areas (although some have additional specialised skills and qualifications in other fields).


Admin staff, chefs, cooks, housekeeping, waitrons, bar attendants, cashiers, porters, hostesses, casino staff, supervisors, maintenance staff, cleaners, front and back office support, drivers, food and beverage controllers

Warehousing/ distribution

Pickers, packers, scanners/sorters, transport managers, drivers (forklift, 8, 10 and 14), administrative and support staff, general workers, checkers, data captures, dispatchers, cleaners

Office support

Data capturers, Receptionists, Secretaries, Office administrators, Office Assistants, Debtors clerks, Creditors clerks, Clerical staff, Bookkeepers, Team leaders, Supervisors, HR assistants, Call centre agents

Construction/ manufacturing

General workers, artisans (welders, boilermakers, pipefitters, mechanical fitters etc), machine operators, bricklayers, plasterers, scaffold erectors and scaffold inspector, concrete hands, reinforcing hands, construction hands, steel fixers, drivers, pipe layers, supervisors, engineers, rigging, safety officers


Cashiers, till packers, shelf packers, drivers (codes 8, 10 and 14), butchers, butcher assistants, stock-takers, data-capturers, baking assistants, pickers, deli assistants, sales assistants, promoters, general workers, forklift drivers, block men, merchandisers, stock takers, trolley porters

Security/ guard services

Security guards, Patrol guards, Alarm Response guards, Mobile Personnel guards, Event Security guards, Close Protection Personnel, Car park security guards, CCTV guards

Domestic workers

House cleaner, babysitters, family caregivers, domestic cooks, housekeepers, char ladies, personal assistants, butlers, office cleaners, gardeners, handymen, pet sitter


Nanny, au pair, babysitter, housekeeper, tutor, senior care provider

“Most candidates we have interviewed have been professional, neat and polite. They have all seemed eager, and willing to work, and that is what we like.”

Peter, Eco Furniture Designs

Looking for great candidates?

Take advantage of our free placement services. Fill in our online form – tell us about the position you need to fill and the kind of person and skills you’re looking for – and we’ll carefully select potential candidates to suit your needs.

Hiring made easy!

  • Simply fill in the online form;
  • We’ll look through our extensive database of CVs to find suitable candidates;
  • We’ll then contact the best matches and contact you to schedule interviews. If required, we offer you a convenient and safe place to interview potential candidates at our offices.
  • There is no recruitment or placement fee. However, if you are happy with our service you may like to make a donation towards our work. All donations are tax deductible, as we are a registered non-profit.