The purpose of this study is to understand human capital voids in Africa and how multinational enterprises are responding to such constraints. The literature on talent management strategies in Africa is still limited, and more insights into this market are needed for organisations planning to enter the continent. The study is divided into three sections. It first looks at human capital voids in Africa, then how multinational enterprises respond to these human capital voids, and last, how these voids have an impact on their talent management strategy, with a focus on divergence, convergence and cross-vergence. A qualitative study was conducted with multinational enterprises operating in Africa to gather data on their experiences and solutions to contextual factors. The interviews revealed, which factors are having an impact on their talent management strategies and how they mitigate these challenges successfully. The research concludes with recommendations for business on how to approach the issue, followed by suggestions for future research.
Mini Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2019.