Be Your Own Boss

Become an Independent Consultant (IC)

Rakkgalakane Recruitment is looking to expand our already very visible Brand.

Due to the National Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertain world that awaits us, Rakkgalakane Recruitment also want this opportunity to engage with the less fortunate employee’s that were retrenched and or/ future jobs made redundant due to the current state of emergency within the borders of SA and Globally.

As successfully Female Business Owners both the Executive Management Team, backed by a 3 decades (30 years) Recruitment experience, want to empower and enrich Women during these uncertain times. Not only by giving back to the local South African community., but also reaching out Globally to empowering and enriching Women in around the World.

We empower our consultants to run their own recruitment agency / hiring firm business’s with the help and support from Rakkgalakane Recruitment’s, Head Office based in South Africa (Pretoria, Gauteng). Became an Independent Contractor with Rakkgalakane- and use Virtual Recruitment wherever you are, based or located around the Globe.

Benefits In Being An Independent Contractor (IC)- Global

Let's take a look as some of the main benefits of being an independent contractor and why it could be an awesome and successful career move.

1.) Flexibility

As a contractor, you can have a very flexible work arrangement, especially if you're on a self-regulated schedule, working the hours you want and need.

This also means that you can fit your schedule in with your lifestyle aspirations, deciding when the best time to work is.

2.) Become your own boss

Contract work provides greater independence, it can give you more predictable control of your work, and for many people, greater job security than traditional full-time employment. However, you are responsible for your own taxes, contracts, benefits and vacations.

3.) Maintain a good work/life balance

During these uncertain times of Covid-19 you are able to work from home and still earn a good income.

Should Covid-19 play out you can still continue to be an IC thus, having less commuting time, attend fewer meetings, and/or have fewer issues over office politics - amounting to less stress.

4.) Earn more money

Being a contractor means you get paid for every hour of work you do, at the market rate. If your skills are in demand, your income could be high. If you're lucky enough to land on a team that desperately needs you to work overtime, you may be able to take advantage of it at higher rates.

5.) Benefits aren't a problem

Even though a lot of people seem to think that a full-time job has the best benefits, that is not always the case. But if you are truly an independent contractor, hiring yourself out as part of your own business, then your contracted hourly rate reflects the fact that you have to buy your own benefits, and this gives you a chance to customize your benefits program to your personal needs.

6.) Test out a new field of expertise

Not sure if there's a market for your particular skills? You can test a new industry without committing yourself to a full-time job. If it doesn't work out, you can move on.

7.) Start part-time

This can be appealing to young people just graduating from college, or older people who want to experiment with a second or even third career. Again, you can try out the company and the industry.

8.) Test drive the company

If you're not sure a new company is offering the right full-time employment opportunity for you, suggest first working for them as an independent contractor, to test your fit with the company.

9.) Permanent isn't important anymore

There is no predictability in today's employment market. Downsizing, up-sizing and then downsizing again is common practice for some companies. You may prefer to have a set end-date for your contracts and know when your work is going to end, so you can prepare for the next contract at a different company.

10.) Experience!

Moving around jobs every few months is a good thing as you will get great project experience. You will get to learn new tools, meet new people, on new projects with different problems and solutions. This will build up your resume and make you a more desirable contractor for the next job, and you don't always have to do the same job.

If these benefits sound appealing, and if you don't mind moving around and gaining new work experiences, you might not only have the right stuff to become an independent contractor, but you may find it to be the best way to work.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Recruitment Consultant within a Recruitment Agency.
  2. Or Marketing/Sales Diploma or Degree with 3 years’ experience within a Corporate Sales Environment, generating leads and doing cold calling.
  3. Or 5 years Sales experience within a Corporate Sales Environment, generating leads and doing cold calling.

Set-up Costs

  1. Working Capital – Not Limited to the below
  2. Printing of Marketing Material / Business Cards / CV’s and Contracts
  3. APSO Compulsory Entry Exam – R600 Excl VAT once off (Only after 6 months) -only SA Residents
  4. Monthly Placement System (ATS) Fee – R990 Excl VAT / $40 - Global
  5. Monthly Mailbox Fee – R195 Excl VAT
  6. Cell phone / Landline / VoipTelephone ± R1 500
  7. Internet Connection / Wifi and Data ± R 500
  8. Lap Top / Desk Top
  9. Printer for printing of CV’s and Contracts
  10. Insurance (optional)
  11. Monthly Accountant Fee’s (R850)
  12. Initial Accountant Fee to Register and Amend your own Company (Pty Ltd) and registration at the necessary Tax Regulators = R

Earning Potential - R9090

Up to R60 000pa - 10% R  6 000 R  4 200 R 1 800
Up to R90 000pa - 12% R 10 800 R  7 560 R 3 240
Over R90 000pa - 15% R 13 500 R  9 450 R 4 050


If in the instance of the IC sourcing the Vacancy and procuring the Candidate for that specific Vacancy, then in this instance the Total Revenue generated from the Successful Placement Transaction will be split between the parties, 70% in favour of the Agent (Rakkgalakane) and 30% in favour of Independent Contractor (IC);

If in the instance of the IC sourcing the Vacancy and Rakkgalakane Recruitment procuring the Candidate for that specific Vacancy, then in this instance the Total Revenue generated from the Successful Placement Transaction will be split between the parties, 70% in favour of the Agent (RR) and 30%, then divided (50/50) to IC and secondary procuring the Candidate IC.

Why you should become an Rakkgalakane Independent Contractor.

  • Working from home- restricted currently by Covid-19 Pandemic
  • You decide the hours that you work - now you can earn an income and home school the kids
  • No targets to be met - no work /no pay
  • No reporting to a “boss” - be your own “Boss”

You also get the following included
in being an Rakkgalakane Independent Contractor

  • ALL the advantages of having a Level 1 BBBEE Certification (acquiring more recruitment opportunities, opportunities to apply to Tender applications) - applicable to SA Residents
  • Backed by 3 decades (30 years of Recruitment Experience)
  • Standard Business Documentation
  • Invoicing Service
  • Accounting Service
  • Official Rakkgalakane Email address
  • ATS System (Compulsory) - Monthly Fee will be for consultant Account
  • Login Passwords + ATS Training
  • Website
  • Recruitment and Placement Training (E - Operational Manuals Included)
  • Operations
  • Internal Policy and Procedures
  • Candidate Management
  • Client Management
  • Providing Designs for (printing will be for IC’s own account)
    • Marketing literature
    • Brochures
    • Business Cards
    • Letterheads
    • Banners
    • Flyers
    • Promotional Goods
  • Fully Integrated Website
  • Job Board Access
  • Management of Social Media Platforms
    • FB Page
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Google+
  • Data protection policy
  • Communication policy - email/website usage etc.
  • Recruitment policy
  • Registration forms
  • Verification permission forms
  • Reference check permission forms (Verification to the account of IC)
  • CV templates
  • Candidate communication policy
  • Candidate education literature
  • Advertising policy
  • Terms and Conditions of Business
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Exclusivity agreements
  • Guarantee periods & replacement policy
  • Fee structure
  • Job Spec Guidelines
  • Referral Policy
  • Company Profile
  • Rakkgalakane Introduction E-mail
  • Style of sales and sales methods
  • Advertising
  • Cold calling strategy
  • Client meetings
  • Tendering
  • Sales team recruitment & training
  • After-sales process and policy
  • Candidate Management
  • Client Management