Why Thorntree?

The thorn tree or Umbrella Thorn (Acacia tortillis), occurs throughout much of Africa. Firmly anchored on an uncompromising continent, the acacia thrives in harsh arid conditions, and provides a variety of vital life-giving resources to a diverse range of species.

From early Khoisan times generations of people have sought shade from the elements under the tree’s umbrella-like canopy. The shelter has proven to be a natural gathering point for people to come together and discuss community issues, meet for religious purposes, or to tend to the educational needs and well-being of the clan.

This symbiotic relationship between the community and nature is similar to the way that ThornTree Group interacts with all our stakeholders to provide a variety of value-adding services.

It’s a symbiotic partnership; one where ThornTree creates the space and expertise to bring the aspirations of all parties together, for their mutual benefit.

In a complex world, an effective team, with diverse skills and expertise, ensures greatest success.

Our Story

ThornTree Group (Pty) Ltd offers holistic solutions that drive company expansion and growth. We offer staff and management solutions including Full recruitment value chain, Consulting and Assessments.

The origins of the business dates back to the 1990’s and offers a collective of 80 years’ combined consulting and recruitment experience in-house. This experience spans the globe but has a major focus in Africa.

The management team of ThornTree Group is made up of Alan Russell: Founder and Managing Director, Zweli Dlomo: CEO, Charlotte Coetzee: Recruitment Team Manager. Supported by an impressive team of Consultants and Associates.


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Cape Town
23 Elphinstone Avenue
Flamingo Vlei
Cape Town 7441
South Africa
Tel: +27(0)21 557 4952

Bradford House Block A,
12 Bradford Road
Bedfordview 2008
South Africa
Tel: +27(0)11 455 2744

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