Secondments About

Innovation and technology continue to disrupt our world, changing the way we do business. We help our clients meet complex challenges with high-quality professional contractors.

Uniquely positioned to address your skills shortages, SET Secondments specialises in placing high-quality candidates in contract, project and interim management positions.

Born out of the acquisition of Ernst & Young’s Advisory business, we recognise that the key to an organisation's success lies with its people. Our pool of professional contractors boasts a range of skills, both generic and specialist. And if we don’t have exactly the right fit for the role, we’ll source the best candidate. We are dedicated to providing a seamless, turnkey solution to ensure you get the right person, in terms of skill and integrity, at the right time, to fulfill your organisational needs.

We believe in creating synergy with our clients by building sound business relationships which enhance our understanding of your business and use a managed, controlled recruitment process to match your staffing needs.

SET Secondments works across South Africa, Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We support our clients through a sophisticated talent pool of associates, working regularly with colleagues across international borders.

Our contractors are able to assist in the finance, risk, IT/technology, HR, management consulting, operations and supply chain fields.


SET Secondments is a 51% black-owned Level 2 BBBEE organisation, one of the few specialist recruitment consultancies that is a true Level 2 BBBEE provider. 40% of our company is owned by Siphiwe Dondolo, our Managing Director and 11% is in the hands of a Black Ownership Trust, making a real difference to previously disadvantaged individuals. Siphiwe Dondolo was with EY (Ernst & Young) for 9 years prior to moving over to SET Secondments as a shareholder and the MD. We opted for this in the belief that it would make a significant impact, rather than benefit a select few. We are determined not to pay mere lip service to BEE.


SET Secondments supports the following initiatives, all close to our directors' hearts:

Our History

Following a successful 13-year working relationship with Ernst & Young (EY), SET Consulting acquired the global audit and advisory firm’s secondment portfolio out of their African Advisory business. SET Secondments started trading on 1 April 2015 with the full support of the EY Africa Executive Committee.

What our clients say:

  • “I enjoy SET Secondments’ professional approach as they take time to fully understand a client's needs thus presenting very suitable candidates for consideration. They are easily accessible to their clients and offer great advice when requested.”