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University of KwaZulu-Natal

Welcome to BCG at UKZN, where you will find information about UKZN campus events, recruiting contacts, and our application procedure.

On behalf of the Recruiting Team for UKZN, we are thrilled at your interest in strategy consulting, and specifically in BCG. We think you will find that BCG has a great deal to offer you as a career choice and a life experience.

If you are interested in BCG, please create a profile here and tell us about yourself. If you have previously registered, you may sign in at any time to update any profile information.

Thank you

Stefano Niavas, Recruiting Partner

Recruiting Team

Samira Bayat

Recruiting Manager

Samira is the recruiting manager for the Johannesburg office. She joined the BCG in 2015. Before joining BCG, Samira has worked with recruiting top talent in law and investment banking.

Jay Paul

On campus specialist

Jay joined the BCG Johannesburg office in January 2016 after having worked at other consulting firms previously. Prior to BCG he also started an IT company and a social enterprise focused on small business development in South Africa.

Stefano Niavas

Recruiting Partner

Stefano Niavas came to The Boston Consulting Group in 2001 and was based first in the firm’s Paris office and then in its New York office. He is one of the founding members of BCG Johannesburg office and leads the Consumer and Retail practice in Africa for BCG. At BCG, Stefano has worked primarily in consumer goods, focusing on retail, packaged goods, media, and airlines in Western Europe, North America, and Africa.

He is also a member of the firm’s Global Advantage and Marketing, Sales & Pricing practices. Stefano comes from Cote d'Ivoire and enjoys spending time with his family and friends particularly around West African food.

Application Process


  • 2016 – Application deadline has passed (March 16, 2016)
  • 2017 – Application deadline for students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria and University of Witwaterstand – Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017.
    Application deadline for students from the University of Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch – Monday, 27th March, 2017.
    *If the school you attend falls outside of these four above - please note that the deadline for your internship application is the Wednesday, 22nd of March, 2017.

Full Time

  • If you have not graduated, and are looking for a full time position for 2018, please apply via our online application in June, July and August. The full time deadline will be communicated closer to the time.
  • If you have already graduated, please apply at any time via our online application.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Your CV
  • Cover letter
  • All university transcripts
  • Matric marks stated on National Senior Certificate/IEB (or the equivalent if you completed your matric studies outside of South Africa)

Your application will not be viewed without all four of these documents.

For your top three office preferences—please allocate a percentage inclination for each location e.g. if you are indifferent between three offices: 33% Luanda, 33% Boston, 33% London OR strong preference for one office but open to others: 75% Lagos and 25% Tokyo OR only one office option 100% Johannesburg.

On Campus