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PNet acquires Jobs.co.za, scores a premier domain name

, a leading South African online recruitment service provider, has acquired Jobs.co.za. The deal will see new enhancements for improved user experience coming to Jobs.co.za, as well as a renewed focus on driving the right candidate traffic to the site, ensuring clients have access to quality candidates.

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PNet is owned by saongroup.com — an international online recruitment and software company. The acquisition of of Jobs.co.za will further strengthen saongroup.com Africa’s position in the South African market. The amount of the transaction is undisclosed.

Jobs.co.za will continue to operate independently while growing its customer base and strengthening relationships with existing customers.

“The acquisition allows saongroup.com Africa to compete in a segment of the South African market where it hasn’t traditionally had a presence. In addition, Jobs.co.za will benefit by the added support and expertise offered by saongroup.com and PNet.co.za,” says saongroup.com Africa’s Managing Director Greig Smith.

Richard Strydom has been appointed as the General Manager of Jobs.co.za. “Richard brings a wealth of experience to the table and is firmly committed to ensuring the success of Jobs.co.za in the South African Job portal market. The company was launched in 1997, and currently holds a database of over 500 000 job seekers,” says Smith.