Our philosophy at ABC is quite simple

We provide high quality and tailor made recruitment solutions – for our Clients and for our Candidates.
  • ABC Worldwide: Based in Cape Town and formed through a merger between AKA Recruitment International and Brip-Africa
  • Prides itself in the placement of Specialist staff with South African and International companies
  • Personalised and highly focused service
  • Permanent and Executive Jobs

AKA Brip Careers Worldwide was formed through a merger between AKA Recruitment International and Brip-Africa in 2018.  AKA Recruitment International was founded by Sylvia Rapke in 1995, trading as German Placement Specialists and was later relaunched as AKA Recruitment International Pty Ltd in 2013. That same year, Königsteiner GmbH (www.koenigsteiner.com) became a shareholder in AKA Recruitment International. With six offices across Germany, they specialise in HR Marketing, Advert Management and HR Services. Through close cooperation, AKA Recruitment International is able to benefit from the great expertise and network of Koenigsteiner, assisting them in growing their European / Foreign language procurement channels and thus facilitating the attracting, sourcing and placing of suitable staff from Europe in South Africa.

Brip-Africa was founded by Miriam Bracht in 2015 and launched itself in the foreign language and IT industry in Cape Town before merging with AKA to form ABC Worldwide in 2018.

As a member of APSO (Association of Personnel Service Organisations) AKA Recruitment International adheres to the national standard of professional conduct and is kept fully abreast with rapidly changing labour legislation and practice.


Miriam Bracht

Miriam Bracht

Managing Director


ABC Worldwide (Pty) Ltd is managed by Miriam Bracht who has overseen customer service teams at various corporate companies for the past 7 years and decided to applying her ideas and values to the recruitment world, being a partner for her clients as well as the candidates and help people grow. Prior to Miriam’s efforts and adventures in customer service, she has worked for big global companies in the fields of online marketing and news distribution, biotechnology as well as tourism.

Esther Acker

Esther Acker



Esther is an active Partner at ABC Worldwide.  She was born in Koblenz, Germany, and moved to SA in 1998; she completed her studies at UCT (Bachelor of Psychology Honours and Organisational Psychology Honours). Thereafter, Esther joined a German BPO in Cape Town as Recruitment Manager, from where she moved to AKA Recruitment International as a consultant and eventually as owner before the merge with Brip-Africa in 2018. She is able to combine her passion for people with a keen interest in matching high caliber candidates with suitable client companies.