Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Bestjobmate. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following Terms and Conditions of use, which together with our Privacy Policy govern Bestjobmate’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term ‘Bestjobmate’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of this website whose registered office is Cape Town, South Africa. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website


1.1 You are permitted to use our website for your own purposes and to print and download material from this website provided that you do not modify any content without our consent. No part of this website may be reproduced online or offline without our prior written permission.

1.2 The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this website are owned by us or our licensors and must not be reproduced without our prior written consent. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics.

1.3 Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

1.4 The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

1.5 You acknowledge and agree that any personal details (including CVs) provided to this website will be available to view and access by approved Bestjobmate recruiters. Approved Bestjobmate recruiters are recruiters who have registered with and advertise jobs on the website.


2.1 With the exception of personal information, the use of which is covered under our Privacy Policy, any material you send or post to this website shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential. Unless you advise to the contrary we will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate, and otherwise use such material for any and all purposes.

You shall not use the website in order to post, transmit, distribute, store, or destroy material:

(a)   in violation of any applicable law or regulation;

(b)   in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others;

(c)   that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive, or hateful.

2.3 You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of this website, including, but without limitation:

(a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access;

(b)   attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;

(c)   attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the website, overloading, “flooding”, “spamming”, “mailbombing” or “crashing”;

(d)   sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services;

(e)   forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting;

(f)    deleting or revising any material posted by any other person or entity;

(g)   using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website or any activity being conducted on this site.

2.4 Violations of paragraphs 2.2 or 2.3 may result in civil or criminal liability.


3.1   We take all reasonable steps to ensure that this website is available 24 hours every day, 365 days per year. However, websites do sometimes encounter downtime due to server and other technical issues. Therefore, we will not be liable if this website is unavailable at any time.


4.1 Any links to third party websites located on this website are provided for your convenience only.  They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

4.2   If you would like to link to this website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page on this website and you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us.

4.3 If you link to our website in breach of the above, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.


5.1 We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this website is correct. However, neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

5.2 We are not to be considered to be a recruiter and/or employer with respect to the use of the website and shall not be responsible for you entering into any agreements or making decisions of whatever nature resulting from the posting of jobs, resumes and/or any other information obtained on the website. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services, or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

5.3 In no event shall we, our suppliers, or any third parties referred to on this website be liable for any damages of whatsoever nature, whether for bodily, moral or material injury (including, without limitation, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the website and the material, whether based on warranty, contractual or extra-contractual liability, or any other legal matters, and whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such damages.


6.1 Without limitation, we reserve the right to refuse or deny access to our services, remove or alter, without prior notification, any material from the website, or to suspend, alter, or terminate user registration and access to the website.


7.1 Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of South Africa.

7.2 Should any part of these Terms and Conditions be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, the validity of the remainder of the Terms and Conditions shall not be affected.


8.1 We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding these Terms and Conditions.  Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bestjobmate Paid Services Terms and Conditions

Together with the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy the following governs the relationship between Bestjobmate and yourself in respect of your use of the website as a Bestjobmate Paid Client.

Please Note: We reserve the right to update these terms and conditions and the onus is on the user to keep abreast of all changes and or updates that may occur from time to time.


1.1 “Bestjobmate”“us” “our” or “we” refers to the owner of this website.

1.2 “You”“your” and “user” as used herein refer to all Bestjobmate Paid Clients.

1.3 “Website” means the Bestjobmate website, https://bestjobmate.com, including any part or element thereof.

1.4 “Database” refers to the Candidate CV Database.

1.5 References herein to the singular include the plural and vice versa.

1.6 As a registered Bestjobmate recruiter, https://bestjobmate.com  is free to use, but certain sections require you to purchase credits. Any free function of the website may be made payable (with credits) by Bestjobmate, without prior notice to the recruiter.


2.1 All time displayed on the website is GMT+2. This includes the CV downloaded times.

2.2 IP addresses are tracked and recorded. Every CV you download from the Candidate CV Database will display the IP address used for the download.

2.3 Telephone support is only available to Bestjobmate Paid Clients. All calls will be charged at the normal rates of your telephone or Cellular Service Provider.


3.1 Access to the Candidate CV Database is available only to Bestjobmate Paid Clients who have been approved for CV search capabilities. However, the possibility exists that non-recruitment companies may be able to gain access to the database via a loophole. We are doing our best to audit every user to prevent such unauthorized access.

3.2 You may access the database solely for the purpose of recruitment.

3.3 You may not use the database for any other purpose including, but not limited to, collecting and storing candidate contact information and other data.

3.4 You are required to be bound by the applicable South African laws, binding schemes or contracts that uphold privacy principles. Organisations which are not bound by substantially similar principles will be held to the rules described by the Information Technology Association of South Africa’s Code of Conduct.

3.5 The CV Search Engine operates through a server in the USA. You hereby accept and agree that we will not be liable to you or any other person whatsoever in respect of any loss or damages caused by or arising from the unavailability or interruption of this 3rd party server for any reason whatsoever.

3.6 The possibility exists that sometimes you may get a result returned that does not reflect your search criteria. However, the search algorithm is constantly being updated.


4.1 Payments for credits are made via PayFast. We will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the PayFast Website. Please make sure that you read the PayFast User Agreement.

4.2 Credits purchased will be assigned to your company. These credits will be available for use to everyone in your company and all CV’s downloaded, and the IP address used, will be recorded and saved to your account.

4.3 The Website is Java Script enabled. Please note that if Java is not up to date on your system or your browser does not support Ajax, the amount of available credits displayed may be delayed and therefore incorrect. Pressing F5 (refresh) should update your credits.

4.4 You hereby accept and agree that the purchase of credits is not an explicit guarantee that you will find a suitable candidate in our Candidate CV Database.

4.5 Should the server be taken down or we decide not to continue with this service, your remaining credits will not be refunded.

4.6 Should you download a CV and the document is corrupted, that credit will not be refunded.

4.7 Credits not used within 12 months from the date of purchase or any shorter period as per the purchased package or subscription, will expire.

4.8 The prices listed on the website may vary without notice.

4.9 The Paid recruiter will see only details supplied by each candidate.

4.10 All payments are non-refundable.

4.11 On renewal of a Paid job, the same amount of credits will be deducted to when the job was posted.

4.12 Paid jobs may not get posted on our social media accounts due to high volume loads, but gets preference to Standard jobs.

4.13 The job approval process can be delayed if the company can’t be easily verified.


5.1 We welcome any queries, comments, or requests you may have regarding these Terms and Conditions. Please do not hesitate to contact us .

Third Parties and Other Users

1. Services – Ownership and Restrictions.  You acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights in the Services (excluding any Content provided by Users) are owned by Bestjobmate. You agree not to (a) reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display, sell, or create derivative works based on the Services or the Bestjobmate content and (b) rent, lease, loan, or sell access to the Services. “Content” means any work of authorship or information, including Salaries, Company Reviews, Interview Reviews, comments, opinions, postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, works of authorship, e-mail, or other materials.

2. Bestjobmate content. Content from other Users, advertisers, and other third parties is made available to you through the Services. Because we do not control such Content, (a) you agree that we are not responsible for any such Content, including advertising and information about third-party products or service, employer, interview and salary-related information provided by other Members through Salaries, Company Reviews, and Interview Reviews and (b) we make no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of the information in such Content, and we assume no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful Content made available by other Users, advertisers, and third parties.

3. Aggregated content. Vacancies consumed via automatic integration into the Bestjobmate database will be listed for 4 weeks, whereafter it will be automatically renewed by the system unless it has been expired by the account holder on the Bestjobmate administration panel.

4. We collect your personal information that will be transferred to third parties who may distribute your information to their clients and customers for the purpose of quotes and related advertisements and marketing materials they may supply to you.