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Based in the vibrant city of Cape Town, Cape Union Mart Group proudly stands as one of South Africa's most renowned retail group companies. Our home comprises three major retail chains – Cape Union Mart, Old Khaki, and Poetry, each bearing a unique essence of style and target market. With over 300 retail stores collectively, our presence echoes far and wide throughout South Africa, along with a footprint in Namibia and Botswana. In addition, we house Sparks & Ellis, our corporate uniform division, and an artistic design and manufacturing hub, Green Thread Design Studio.

We are proudly South African in everything we do and are completely committed to building a better future for our nation and its people. With over 3,300 talented individuals, our team is the heartbeat of our success. From our large distribution centre to two factories employing nearly 600 people, each person plays an integral role in weaving our mission into reality.

As we continue to grow, we are always on the lookout for exceptional individuals to join us on our journey. If you share our core values of trust, innovation, and passion, and if you are driven to deliver nothing short of extraordinary retail experiences, then you are the star we seek. 

Cape Union Mart is the group’s flagship chain that has been equipping South African adventurers since 1933. Fondly known as South Africa's favourite outdoor adventure store, it stocks everything you need for outdoor pursuits including hiking, camping, trail running, mountain biking, snow sports, travel and more. It also exclusively stocks the K-Way brand, with its popular range of outdoor gear, apparel and technical clothing.

Sparks & Ellis (S&E), established in the early 1930s, heads up the corporate division and is South Africa's oldest and most respected supplier and manufacturer of uniforms. It specialises in complete uniform solutions and offers clients a head-to-toe service. Developing technologically advanced products, Sparks & Ellis offer uniforms and equipment for security, traffic, fire & rescue, ambulance, law enforcement and corporate clients.

Green Thread Design Studio was launched in 2022 as the group’s core design and production hub for Poetry and Old Khaki in order to facilitate the growth of local clothing design and production. The studio gives our group better control over the evolution of product creation and allows for closer collaboration between buyers, designers and production teams. In South Africa, we believe we have outstanding creative talent and people with incredible imagination and wonderful taste. Our goal is to change the mindset that overseas brands and products are superior because “local is lekker”.

Perks & Benefits

Long service rewards
Medical aid
Employee wellness
Pension and risk benefit
In store discounts

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What Our People Say

Mariyam Darries
Store Leader
"Working for Cape Union Mart has been nothing short of inspiring.

The opportunities for growth, the culture of innovation, and the unwavering support from my leaders and colleagues have propelled me towards my success. I am immensely grateful for the invaluable experiences and lessons I have gained here, which will undoubtedly shape my future endeavors."
Muneerah Schippers
Inventory Team Leader
"My journey with CAPE UNION MART started in 2010 (exciting year) and has been a super awesome roller-coaster ride. It has brought Happy and Joyful challenges and growth in my life but MOST importantly we are a BIG Family with a GREAT CULTURE that delivers Awesome experiences to our customers!!"
Julio Mkhabela (Juls)
Store Leader
"Working as a Store Leader within Cape Union Mart has been a challenging and fulfilling experience. From the first day of induction, I realized I’m part of a well-oiled machine that runs on high standards – with great opportunities and unquestionable support. I call it 'world class retail' – where the culture is about its employees and customers."