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Lucia Mabasa runs pinpoint one. She is the chief executive officer and began her career with the company as an assignment coordinator in 2002 before becoming managing director in 2010 and majority shareholder in 2018. She holds a BA in arts and a BA (Hons) and MA in industrial sociology. Her focus, over and above running the company, is the recruitment and placement of scarce skilled individuals and C-Suite candidates to South African small, medium and listed companies as well as State Owned Enterprises.

Clive Viveiros is one of the co-founders of pinpoint one, which he established in 1999, after being managing director of one of the biggest recruitment agencies in South Africa for almost a decade. A highly respected HR practitioner, he holds a BA (Law) and an MBA. Today, his focus area for pinpoint one is establishing and expanding the company’s sub-Saharan Africa footprint as well as executive search and placement in the agriculture; Agri-processing; mining; public; and, arts and culture sectors.


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equity impact

employee equity impact

successful artists whom ppo have supported


pinpoint one human resources provides effective executive search and recruitment services in the areas of C-suite, specialist and critical skills and human resources solutions across industries and professional disciplines for clients in South Africa and Africa.

pinpoint one has had a long-term committed and passionate involvement in promoting and supporting young emerging South African artists.  Since 2002 until 2013, pinpoint one was a patron of Artist Proof Studio, an artist education centre and paper and printmaking studio, who develops talented and emerging artists from underserved communities. We sponsore scholarships for artists to study a 3-year arts education programme, hosted art exhibitions to expose the artists and their works to a wider audience with buying potential and transferred business skills to support the artists own economic sustainability.

pinpoint one human resources was instrumental in ensuring the career success of the following young, renowned artists:

Bambo Sibiya, Nelson Makamo, Themba Khumalo, Philip Mabote and Kyra Pape

As pinpoint one, we continue to support a number of artists through exposure, networking and other promotional opportunities, continuing our love for the arts!


“”My life” by Nelson Makamo written in 2011“”The Name is Nelson Makamo, born 1982 in Modimolle, my love for art started in high school where I had my first ever exhibition in grade 11, which I was selected among artist around Modimolle to take part in group exhibition,… Read more


bambo sibiya


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pinpoint one human resources is a 51% Black (African) female owned and a B-BBEE Level Two Accredited Executive Search Firm.

  • The enterprise is 51% Black Owned
  • The enterprise is 51% Black Woman Owned


Black female shareholder: Lucia Mabasa

socio-economic development

NPOs and NGOs

A key part of good corporate citizenship is giving back to build back. We support a number of NPOs and NGOs by consulting either pro bono or on a cost basis.

These are some of the organisations we support:
  • SciBono
  • Legal Resources Centre
  • Lesbian and Gay Equality Project
  • Cancer Association of South Africa
  • Lefika La Phodiso
  • Teddy Bear Clinic
  • Play Africa Planning Office
  • Community Benefit Projects
We support other community benefit projects such as:
  • Mount Zion, ex-offenders rehabilitation centre in Hillbrow
  • The Orange Farm Community Library Book Donation Project
  • Out of the Box Skills Development Centre
  • Room 13 Development of artists at Olifantsvlei Schools
  • Community led animal welfare in Dobsonville – CLAW


Totomeng Primary School

Totomeng Primary School is located in Zone 8, Meadowlands, Soweto. This is a public primary school with Mr RJ Matshitse as the Principal. The school has a team of 15 qualified teachers and 348 smart learners. The school has a strong reputation for providing an excellent and broad education including work and life skills.
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PEO Entle HIV Wellness Management

Peo Entle HIV Wellness Management and Youth Skills Development Centre based in Meadowlands Soweto seeks to support a comprehensive youth, children and grandmothers, HIV and AIDS prevention, care, advocacy and skills development through a character building curriculum developed together with unemployment youth, young teenage mothers between the ages of 18-35 focusing on behavioural change and positive attitudes in creating a unique purpose driven life style. Some of the young women already have children, while some are drug addicts.
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Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the corporate sector, a public/private partnership, as part of a strategy to secure greater involvement in the arts from South African businesses operating both in South Africa and internationally. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) promotes mutually beneficial, equitable and sustainable business-arts partnerships for the benefit of the whole of society. They do this through research and seminars that examine the arts-business relationships. BASA provides a bespoke service to businesses, and celebrates successful business-arts partnerships – all with the aim of ensuring the relevance and sustainability of the arts in South Africa.
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The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children (TTBC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children, families and communities affected by abuse and promoting a society in which “CHILD ABUSE IS NO MORE”. In order to do this; TTBC provides forensic medical examinations, forensic assessments, counseling, psychological testing, legal support, training and a schools awareness programme. TTBC offers a diversion programme for child sexual offenders; the programme has a capacity to break the cycle of abuse.

Lefika La Phodiso ‘The Rock of Holding’ is Africa’s first psychoanalytically informed Community Art Counselling training centre. Through this specialised skills development, they are able to facilitate community outreach projects as practical placement sites for their students. Recognising the universal need and nature of psychosocial health, they have grown from their initial centre based in Gauteng and now reach interprovincial communities across South Africa and abroad. They are currently celebrating over 20 years alongside our country’s two decades of democracy.

Artist Proof Studio (APS) is an innovative and engaged community printmaking centre of excellence.The organisation focuses on all aspects of professional printmaking: creation, sales, training and community engagement. The studio is divided into four business units, which encompass its professional printmaking operations.
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CLAW is a welfare organisation, renowned as the pioneer of community based primary animal healthcare in South Africa.

Sci-Bono is a world-class science centre that supports maths, science and technology education and offers innovative, dynamic learning experiences that contribute to building South Africa’s science, engineering and technology capacity.

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