South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA

Employer of Record

EMPLOYER OF RECORD

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60.3 MILLION

total population in 2021

345 BILLION USD

expected GDP in 2023

Known for its wines and great safaris, South Africa is one of the richest nations in Africa with the 3rd highest GDP per capita. Since the end of apartheid in the early 1990s, it has attracted many foreign investments with social and political reforms conducive to business from different emerging industries. South Africa’s GDP is projected to trend around 345 USD Billion in 2022.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 12

If any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Human Rights Day – March 21
  • Good Friday – varies
  • Family Day – varies
  • Freedom Day – April 27
  • Workers’ Day – May 1
  • Youth Day – June 16
  • National Women’s Day – August 9
  • Heritage Day – September 24
  • Day of Reconciliation – December 16
  • Christmas Day – December 25
  • Day of Goodwill – December 26

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAXATION

  • Skills Development Levy (SDL)
  • Occupational Injuries and Disease Insurance (OID)
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)
  • Pay As You Earn (PAYE)

Employer Contribution: 1% same as the employee

Income Tax Rates: 18% up to 36%

MINIMUM WAGE

21.69 South African Rands per hour (2021)

WORK HOURS

45 hours (5-6 days)

OVERTIME RATE

150% of the normal rate

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

3 months

ANNUAL LEAVE CREDITS

21 days (accrued 1.25 or 1.5 days per month)

MATERNITY LEAVE

up to 4 months

PATERNITY LEAVE

10 days unpaid

SICK LEAVE

up to 30 days (paid)

BONUSES

Not required. (upon employers discretion only)

*Info is not binding, may vary, and is provided only as an indication.

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