Who we are

Our website address is: https://theimpactgroup.co.za.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Marilize Erasmus

Marilize’s previous roles include that of Joint Chief Operating Officer of AdvTech Resourcing and Managing Director of Network Recruitment. She holds a BA degree from the University of Stellenbosch, has completed a Leadership course through the University of Pretoria (GIBS) and is in the process of getting certified as an Executive Coach. Marilize’s passion and purpose in life are developing leaders to their full potential and making a meaningful difference in the growth of companies.

Hennie Erasmus

Hennie ensures that sanity prevails when the waters are stormy. He has a B.com Acc degree and manages the Financial and Operational Portfolios in the business.

Jumarie Erasmus

Jumarie joined Placement People as the social media marketing assistant to contribute to the branding and marketing strategy of Placement People on their social media platforms. In 2015 she obtained her Interior Design Degree with honors. With creative thinking, innovative ideas and design skills, she creates and develops the brand awareness of Placement People online. Marketing and ad design have changed her life and she hopes to change the lives of candidates seeking new recruitment opportunities through our online marketing. 

Samantha Meyer

Samantha is an ambitious young lady who has a degree in Psychology and Sociology. She is passionate about people and values candidate and client conversations, whether intense or humoristic. She has come to know that recruitment is her established network to connect and reconnect individuals and place them on their next step to success. She believes in sowing goods seeds in recruitment and that good seeds will produce the promised results to both candidates and clients. Having the right mindset is what leads to the right outcome.

Madelein Groenewald

Madelein is a seasoned recruitment consultant with a total of 13years in the Industry.  Her career started with Advtech resourcing where she worked herself up from Recruitment specialist, to Team Leader and moved into a Production Management role from there.  Her previous industry knowledge is Information Technology. She joined Placement People in 2019 and is looking to make a difference in the Rec to Rec recruitment space.  Madelein is passionate about people and has the best interests at heart for both her candidates and clients.

Thato Mothibi

Apart from his bubbly personality, he has always been a people person.
Recruitment is the name and Sourcing, screening, interviewing and placing is the GAME.
A reserved guy who has an honours degree in Educational Psychology with a passion to understand the psyche behind people

Chloe Kgotleng

Chloe is a motivated and driven Honours graduate who studied Psychology and Communication with Media Studies. She is interested in bettering lives of all South Africans by pairing befitting candidates with great clients. Chloe has been in the recruitment industry for a short period of time but shows great potential to do well and expand her wings within the industry. She views herself as a change agent and is highly passionate about recruitment as it embodies the core concept of Psychology which is “Help those who need help, even if it gets tough”.