About Abantu

Abantu Staffing Solutions is an Eastern Cape based, 100% woman owned Recruitment Solutions provider who officially opened its doors in January 2006. With office’s located in both East London and Port Elizabeth. Partners in the business, Melanie and Tracy, share 31 years of recruitment experience in the staffing industry, with a team of dedicated staff who share an additional 28 years in recruitment solutions across all sectors.

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“Abantu” Solutions, meaning “People” solutions, assisting people in securing careers for themselves, and providing HR and staffing solutions to our valued clients.


We are an end to end solution in HR Consulting and solutions, Executive Search and Permanent, Contract and Temporary Recruitment. Abantu Solutions understands the time it takes to recruit the right person for the right job. We pride ourselves on being an approachable team with the right insight and HR and recruiting experience in assisting business and people through this process. Melanie Van Vreden manages our Head Office branch in East London, and Tracy Sumner heads up our Port Elizabeth branch, offering the greater Eastern Cape the benefits of partnering with us. Both our Managing Members belong to the relevant regions Chamber of Businesses and APSO.


Our focus is on providing exceptional recruitment services to both our Candidates, and developing close interpersonal relationships with our clients, in order to deliver service excellence and real solutions in the workplace for regional, national and global Clients. Closely aligned partnerships forms part of our preferred Total Service Delivery Solution. Whether it be Permanent, Contract or Temporary Recruitment Solutions. We specializing in the following sectors: Human Resource Management; Technical and Engineering; Sales, Marketing and Call Centre; Information Technology; Office Support / Accounts / Payroll; Manufacturing and Production; Financial and Auditing.


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