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About 21st Century

21st Century is a Remuneration, HR, Organisation Development and Change consultancy, specialising in sustainable business solutions. With national and international capability, and a B-BBEE level 2 rating, we are one of the largest Remuneration and HR consultancies in Africa, comprising a team of more than 60 skilled specialists.

Our sustainable Remuneration & HR solutions are supported by a comprehensive audited salary survey database and a wide range of web-based Remuneration and HR systems and associated training courses.

21st Century is a GECN group member

A GECN Group member

21st Century has access to the international expertise of boutique consultancies around the world through our partnership with Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group (GECN).

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History and growth

In 1996 we set out to design and provide pragmatic, easy-to-understand Remuneration and HR solutions. Since then we have developed a formidable reputation for delivering realistic, practical, output-driven Remuneration, HR, OD and Change solutions.

Industry Body Affiliations

21st Century is proud to be affiliated with – and/or accredited by – the following industry bodies:

B-BBEE Level 2 company

21st Century was awarded a Level 2 B-BBEE verification certificate in July 2015 by SNG Grant Thornton.

BBBEE level 2 contributor

As we are a value adding supplier, this allows our clients to claim a preferential procurement spend of 125% of the value of the procurement from 21st Century.

21st Century’s B-BBEE shareholding is 51%, with a further 10% ringfenced for staff.

Who we work with

We service over 1700 clients – including non-profit organisations, unlisted companies, government, parastatals, and over two thirds of the companies listed on the JSE.


Vision, Mission, Values

To be the recognised global Reward, Organisational Development and Change Management company with happy employees.

To provide pragmatic and world class solutions to our clients.

  • Helpful
  • Caring
  • Quality
  • Honesty
  • Speed
  • Innovation

Philosophy and focus

We believe it’s imperative to create long-term value for your organisation, your employees, your shareholders, and the environment in which your organisation operates. In order to do this we focus on your organisation’s strategy … and continue to do so throughout the intervention process.

innovation and remuneration

Passion and Innovation

Remuneration and HR issues are complex and change rapidly in response to the environment. In order to keep up, we need to be innovative.

Work process

We make sure we understand what is driving your business, what it is that you need, and how your business culture functions.

Our comprehensive survey and analytics capabilities across industries enable us to provide detailed best-fit, both from outside and within your organisation.

We have taken on the challenge to remain innovative and have immersed ourselves in research and the latest Remuneration & HR trends.

We are continually evolving, developing and updating our Remuneration and HR systems to address current business issues.

We are excited to share our knowledge with staff,  clients and the public – educating and training those who are active in the Remuneration and HR field.

The root of all Remuneration and HR processes

Strategic goals can only be met when remuneration and HR processes and structures are sound, valid, well planned and well executed. It is vital that all of these structures are developed from the basis of accurate, fair, defensible Job Profiles and Job Evaluation.

Dr Mark Bussin


Chris Blair, CEO
Ntombizone Feni, Executive Director
Morag Phillips, Executive Director
Craig Raath, Executive Director
Chris Blair, CEO
Bryden Morton, Executive Director
Chris Blair, CEO
Adv. Nasreen Dawood, Executive Director
Ntombizone Feni, Executive Director
Dumi Khanyile, Non-Executive Director