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University of Pretoria

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

On behalf of the Recruiting Team for UP, 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

Lopang Molope

Senior Recruiting Coordinator

Lopang is the recruiting lead for the University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria and University of KwaZulu-Natal. She joined BCG in 2017. Lopang holds a BCom in Risk Management degree. Prior to BCG, she worked in private banking as well as recruiting top talent for one of South Africa's prestigious scholarship programmes.

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

Internship positions:

Application deadline for all schools is 12:00 (noon) on 20th March 2018. The internship will take place in June 2018.


The Grow@BCG Program is exclusively for second years and encompasses a 3-day all-expenses paid training trip to Sandon, Johannesburg (to learn all there is to know about consulting), followed by a 4 month case competition. For further information please email Carey at

Application deadline is 12:00 (noon) on 8th May, 2018. The Grow@BCG Training Trip will take place in June 2018.

Full-time positions:

  • If you have not graduated, and are looking for a full time position for 2018, please apply via by Friday, 17th August at noon (12:00). Please select Johannesburg as your first office preference.
  • If you have already graduated, you are welcome to apply at any time throughout the year.

Your application will not be viewed without all of the following documents:

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

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.

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