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Lucia Mabasa is the managing director and majority shareholder of pinpoint one human resources established on 1 May 1999 by long standing friends, Clive H Viveiros, Lizelle Pohl(now late) and Florence Thom(now retired). Their objective was to channel their entrepreneurial desires, post 1994, into establishing an innovative South African owned executive search business.

Clive recruited Lucia in 2002 as an assignment coordinator. Under his , Florence’s (retired) and Lizelle’s (passed) guidance, passion and commitment to share their knowledge and experience, her career developed speedily. In 2010 Lucia was appointed the Managing Director and in 2018 Lucia became the majority shareholder.

Lucia is committed to leading the pinpoint one human resources team, enabling the business to be the leading executive search firm offering a seamless executive search value chain from C-Suite Executive Recruitment through to C-Suite Executive Coaching in South Africa and across Africa. Lucia and her team are determined to achieve Pan-African status as an Executive Search Firm. Lucia Mabasa has a BA Arts, Honours, Industrial Sociology and a MA Industrial Sociology. Her research thesis was on whether small and medium enterprises create sustainable employment.

Clive, respected for his wisdom and knowledge of the executive search and head hunting sector, continues to commit to the sustainable success of the firm. He focusses on C-Suite executives, scarce and critical skills in Agriculture, Agri processing, Mining, the Public Sector and Arts and Culture. In 2017 Clive spearheaded the pinpoint one human resources expansion into Africa. Clive has a BA Law, MBA and MSSC.

The pinpoint one service delivery team includes consultants Bonolo Dikgole and Lindy-Anne Botha and Rebecca Molebatsi as Strategic Support and a trained and skilled Research team. We commit to connecting best companies to best talent.


managing director

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Lucia Mabasa

I enjoy
being involved
dancing and

I am committed
to supporting
emerging South
African artists and
I’m passionate about
Executive Search
and sharing my
wisdom and


founding member &
executive director

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I’m a
big dreamer
I’m the
master of
my fate
and the
captain of
my soul

animals and
plants to
enhance the
appreciation of
the life
I live.



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strategic support

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I am a bubbly,
cheerful and
talkative person.
I love listening
to music.
I enjoy spending
time with positive
and energetic
I am the life
of the party.


collaborative partnerships

collaborative partnerships offering seamless services

C-Suite Executive Coaching

Johan serves on the coaching panels of international and local companies as business and executive coach to individuals and teams. He is experienced in integral theory, systemic thinking, mindfulness, existentialism, neuroscience, leadership, personality types, levels of development, complexity, emotional intelligence and acting as executive thinki…  

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Emergence Human Capital

Emergence Human Capital provides Job Description, Salary Benchmarking and Job Grading services. The company specializes in enabling greater performance by assisting organizations to better attract, reward, engage, develop, and retain highly talented people. Emergence Human Capital is a specialist Human Capital, Reward & Learning solutions pr…  

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Anne Newman is a registered psychologist who has worked extensively in the field of Talent Development, from assessment of competencies and learning potential, to development of talent by means of specially designed accelerated coaching and development programmes. She has many years of experience in coaching and brings about change using her skills…  

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Global Rewards Specialists

Global Reward Specialists Established in 1999 by Averile Ryder, Global Reward Specialists is a specialist remuneration consultancy with national and global capability. Their services and products are summarised into the following products/services suites: Remuneration Consulting & Advice Internal, External & People Equity Interv…  

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socio-economic &
enterprise development

NPOs and



our artists


equity impact


socio-economic development

NPOs and NGOs

We render professional consulting services to a number of Section 21 not-for-profit organizations pro-bono or at consulting fee rates that are highly discounted.

We have supported the following NGOs and institutions such as:
  • 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.

employee equity impact

sponsored artists


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


themba khumalo



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


Our Black Female shareholders include Lucia Mabasa and Nkhabhele Maruma.


Florence small

nkhabele marumo

shareholder & clinical psychologist


15 years in senior-level and executive organisational consulting across multiple sectors Director Employment Services, Department of Labour South Africa Director Career Services and Research, former Bophutatswana Government, South AfricaPart-time Psychology Lecturer University of North West, South Africa M A. Clinical Psychology, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Registered Clinical Psychologist with Health Professional Council of South AfricaLanguagesEnglish and five South African Official Languages

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