The Workforce Holdings

What we do: Workforce Holdings Ltd and its group of companies is a provider of employment, training, healthcare, wellness, financial services and lifestyle benefits to individuals and their employers. The company was established in 1972 and is listed on the JSE Altx. The group operates predominantly in South Africa, with an extensive national branch presence that extends to all the provinces in the country. Recent expansion has seen the establishment of a presence in Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and Mauritius. The Workforce Group employs over 1,100 permanent staff and pays approximately 32,000 temporary contractors weekly.

Ownership & Management: The major shareholders in The Workforce Group are Force Holdings (Pty) Ltd (38.12%), Little Kittens (Pty) Ltd (27.02%), Vebicept (Pty) Ltd (17.6%) and Pha Phama Africa (Pty) Ltd (5.9%) with the remaining shareholders being directors and public shareholders. The company is managed by a strong management team and is well monitored by the market due to its JSE Altx listing.

Key financial indicators: Turnover for the 2016 fiscal year reflects an increase of 29% to R2.5bn (2015:R1.9bn). Organic growth represents 16% of this growth whilst the remainder of the increase is attributable to the two acquisitions made during the 2015 and 2016 financial years, namely Prisma (effective 1 October 2015), and the Quyn group of companies (effective 1 February 2016). Effective 1 January 2017, KBC Holdings, a company involved in induction training was acquired by the group for R47m and on 1 February 2017, the business of Oxyon was acquired for R9m.

Track record: The Workforce Group has been in operation since 1972 and creates jobs for the previously disadvantaged, the youth, women and people with disabilities and has a sustainable future business model which has evolved over a period of 45 years in South Africa.

Client contact details: Tel: (+27) 11 532 0000 Email: Address: 11 Wellington Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa. Website:

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