The Team

Our team has experience in excess of 100 years in total , with a distinctive blend of professional search experience and deep industry expertise particularly in the search and human resources field.

Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer

Director: Executive Search

Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer is a founding member and major shareholder of Talent Africa, now Signium Africa. She is a Director of the Executive Search division and also assists in the assessment and coaching services practice, as well as board strategy facilitation. Gusti commenced her career in executive search in 1990. Prior to this, she was an academic and held executive human resources positions in the motor industry, retail industry, as well as with the Chamber of Mines.

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Over the years, she has gained credibility as a headhunter in the executive search industry in terms of delivery, cross-cultural sensitivity and being a top biller. Gusti is a generalist executing largely CEO and Non-Executive Director search assignments. She has demonstrated an ability to work for clients in various industries such as banking, energy, FMCG, industrial, insurance, mining, professional services, telecommunications and agriculture.

Furthermore, Gusti has an established client track record with black empowerment companies and she has gained recognition in the recruitment of executives from previously disadvantaged communities. She has also executed numerous cross-boarder assignments for different locations in Africa such as Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. She has an in-depth knowledge of conducting business in sub-Saharan Africa.

Gusti holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma (cum laude) in Industrial Relations from the University of South Africa. She is registered with the Health Profession’s Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Gusti speaks English, Afrikaans and her Xhosa is fair.

When she is not in the office you will find Gusti in a wine cellar enjoying Baccus’ blessings and spending time in nature with her friends.

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Annelize van Rensburg

Director: Executive Search

Annelize van Rensburg is a founding member of Talent Africa, now Signium Africa, a shareholder and director. She firmly believes that the integrated talent solutions offered to clients represents the future of search and talent management and will greatly benefit existing and future clients.

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Annelize’s experience in search and selection covers all levels of senior and executive management. Her industry experience spans a variety of sectors with particular, but not exclusive, focus on the environmental, tourism and hospitality, agriculture, FMCG, health science as well as ICT. In addition to the local and international private sector, Annelize also services the South African public and parastatal sector. She covers South Africa nationally as well as the sub-Saharan region of the African continent and as such executed successfully in most east African countries.

Annelize commenced her career in executive search with a global search firm in 1998 in a research capacity and gained experience in all industries, working on assignments both locally and internationally. In 2002, she was appointed Director of Research at the South African alliance office of a NY listed search firm in Johannesburg. Since 2004 she has been servicing clients directly with dedication and has become a trusted partner to their businesses.

Annelize van Rensburg holds a post-graduate degree majoring in Political Science from the Rand Afrikaans University (now known as the University of Johannesburg). She started her career at a private foundation specialising in fact-finding missions for international business and political leaders. Thereafter she was appointed Vice Principal of a private business college. Annelize is bilingual in English and Afrikaans.

When she is not in the office you will find Annelize exploring the great outdoors, travelling, and enjoying good food and wine.

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Mosima Selekisho

Director: Executive Search

Mosima is a Shareholder and a Director of Talent Africa, now Signium Africa. She has successfully recruited Chief Executive Officers and other senior-level executives for general management roles in a wide range of industries such as media, mining, engineering, oil and gas, health care, airline and for various large state-owned enterprises. Although a generalist, she has interest in the industrial practice. Mosima has also executed numerous expatriate assignments for different locations in Africa such as Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

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Mosima joined the world of executive search as a Research Associate and Research Director. She then moved to a JSE listed company as an Executive Search Director and a Shareholder. She later founded her own search firm, which she ran successfully for four years, prior to joining Talent Africa. 

Mosima holds a BA degree; a Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science and a Sales and Marketing Management Diploma.

When she is not in the office you will find Mosima preaching, which she calls her heart beat. Mosima often gets invited to be a motivational speaker and speaks English, Sepedi, and Setswana.

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Michelle Moss

Director: Assessments

Michelle is a founding member and a shareholder of Talent Africa, now Signium Africa. She heads up the Assessment Services Practice for Signium Africa and has worked on numerous small and large scale talent management projects with clients across a variety of industries.

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Michelle conducts assessments at middle, senior and executive level for selection, development, training and succession planning as well as for team and organisational development purposes.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Masters Degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (cum laude) from the University of South Africa.

She is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Profession's Council and is accredited in many international assessment tools and methodologies.

When she is not in the office you will find Michelle enjoying a good book, supporting the theatre and spending time with friends and family.

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Susan Mohale

Non Executive Director

Susan Mohale is a non-executive director and shareholder of Talent Africa, now Signium Africa. She also assists with business development. Susan’s career spans 11 years practicing as a Social Worker for the Gauteng Provincial Administration, or Transvaal Provincial Administration, where she specialised in child and family care. This culminated in her being promoted to a Supervisor and Senior Social Worker. She also spent some time at Elim Rehabilitation Clinic working with those who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.

Simo Lushaba CD (SA)

Non-Executive Chairman

Simo is the Managing Director of Talent Growth Partners (Pty) Ltd a consulting firm focusing on strategy, leadership development, executive coaching, performance and governance. During his career, Simo has worked as a General Manager Operations at Spoornet, Chief Executive at Rand Water and Vice President at Lonmin plc. 

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Presently, he is a Non-Executive director on the Boards of Harmony Gold Ltd, Cashbuild Ltd, and South Africa Day (NPC). He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Signium Africa. Simo was previously a director at Trans Caledon Tunnel Agency, Water Research Commission, a member of Council - University of Johannesburg, Presidential Review Committee on State-owned Enterprises, and a Trustee at Nepad Business Foundation. He was Chairman of the Board of South African Post Office (SOC) Ltd (also an Administrator responsible for stabilising the organization and developing its turnaround plan), Spescom (Ltd) and Pikitup Johannesburg (Pty) Ltd. 

Simo has a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wales, a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Advanced Biochemistry from the University of Zululand (UZ) and a Bachelor of Science Chemistry and Advanced Biochemistry from the University of Zululand (UZ). He also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Company Directions from GMIT and IoD(SA) and is a Chartered Director South Africa (CDSA) registered with the Institute of Directors (IoDSA).

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