Employer of Record and Payroll Services in South Africa
|Cserve-owned legal entity
- Employer of record
- Contractor management
- Global payroll
- In-country payroll
Cserve offers complete payroll, PEO and HR services in South Africa
Resource-rich and with access to a large local market and growing regional market, South Africa is an attractive country boasting robust infrastructure and efficient logistics. It remains the destination of choice for many multinationals (over 180 Fortune Global 500 are present here). Foreign companies who seek to tap into the local talent pool see favorable market access to global markets, thanks to the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Doing Business in South AfricaThe Global Innovation Index ranks South Africa as number one in innovation in Africa. Backed by a sophisticated banking sector, the country is also a financial hub in Africa. Businesses will find South Africa fast becoming a tech hub in Africa, offering technical expertise and finance support for local businesses. Download PDF
Setting up a new business or expanding an existing one in South Africa is straightforward. Choose how your company operates from a range of entity types that suit your individual circumstance.
Banking Hours: 9.00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday and on Saturday (8:00 am to 1:00 pm)
The standard working week is from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
One of the primary sources of law is the Labor Relations Act, which provides protection for employees against unfair dismissal. Minimum conditions of employment are regulated by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA).
|Mining, automobile manufacturing, metalworking, technology
|Dates & Numbers
|Official State Name
|the Republic of South Africa
|Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu, Southern Sotho, Northern Sotho, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Swati, Ndebele
|South African Rand (ZAR)
|International Dialing Code
Payroll in South Africa
Cserve is one of the world’s largest providers of South Africa payroll services and offers a full range of South African payroll solutions, including the local infrastructure needed by international companies to meet their obligations when employing local citizens or expatriates. As one of the leading payroll companies in South Africa, we offer you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your payroll has been handled by experts.
Through our expertise, advanced technology, and superior customer service, we have established ourselves as a leading payroll company in South Africa, and globally. Our range of industry-leading payroll solutions has seen us grow into one of the largest companies in this field. With our payroll in South Africa, we simplify complex processes, such as Real Time Information (RTI), reporting, and pension auto-enrolment. You can rely on us for real-time assistance at all times.
The national minimum wage is an instrument used to lift more South Africans out of poverty. Adjustments are made to provide exceptions or different rates for several worker groups including domestic workers, farmworkers and those employed in a public works program.
Employer of Record (EOR) in South Africa
PEO in South Africa
Cserve PEO Services is a trailblazing Professional Employment Organization (PEO) in South Africa, revolutionizing the way international companies do business in the country. As a PEO in South Africa, we offer a bespoke and efficient solution for companies expanding into South Africa, handling all HR-related needs, from employment to payroll, benefits and compliance.
Cserve is the trusted partner for successful business growth in South Africa because of its in-depth knowledge of the market and seasoned team of experts. Experience seamless expansion with Cserve.
Tax and Social Security
South African residents are taxed on their worldwide income. Non residents are taxed on their South African sourced income and the same rates of tax apply to both residents and non residents. The social security system is not comprehensive.
Enterprise businesses can access the LBC (Large Business Center) for one-stop services to meet their tax obligations. Small businesses can access the SARS (South African Revenue Service) website for advice and support.
|Corporate Income Tax
|Personal Income Tax
An employee’s contribution is withheld by the employer and both employer and employee are obligated to contribute towards unemployment insurance.
|Social Security Rate
|Social Security Rate for Employers
|Social Security Rate for Employees
Generally, employers must comply with anti-discrimination laws and respect a candidate’s right to privacy.
Most employees are employed under employment contracts. The BCEA stipulates that employers must provide written particulars of employment conditions once an employee commences work. Contracts of employment may be for either a fixed or indefinite term.
The minimum conditions of employment are regulated by the BCEA and cover working time, leave, record-keeping, termination of employment and more. Generally, an employee may not work for over 45 ordinary hours per week, total working hours per day not to exceed 12.
Parental leave is provided for 10 consecutive days (unpaid) on the birth of a child. This can also apply if the child is legally adopted or placed by a court in an individual’s care. Employees are generally granted at least three working weeks of paid annual leave.
Dismissals for certain reasons are automatically unfair. Some other dismissals may be unfair if the employer fails to prove that the reason is fair based on the individual’s conduct or capacity or based on the employer’s operational requirements.
Foreign workers cannot generally be employed unless a relevant visa has been granted such as a general work visa or critical skills work visa.
Stays for less than 90 days can be allowed on a business visitor’s visa, which may be extended for a further 90 days. Longer placements require a temporary residence work visa, a general work visa, critical skills visa or corporate worker visa.
|Work Permit validity
passport valid for at least one month after the applicant’s intended return date
proof of the applicant’s employment in South Africa
Medical documentation, such as vaccination records and radiology reports
Bank statements of the applicant to demonstrate sufficient funds
Proof of medical insurance for the duration of time to be spent in South Africa
Compliant, reliable, error-free and touchless payroll in South Africa
Build the best team and hire top talent compliantly in South Africa. Get in touch with South Africa payroll outsourcing & PEO specialists for a free consultation!
Ready to work with us? Tell us more.
One Stop Business Solutions at Your Fingertips – Globally