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Contracting in South Africa – payroll services

  • Country name :
    Republic of South Africa
  • Population :
    52.9 million (2013 PRB)
  • Capital city :
    Pretoria (name may change to Tshwane).
  • Languages spoken :
    11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu
  • Major religion :
    Christianity, indigenous beliefs and Islam

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Thinking of contracting?

From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

Get in touch with one of our advisors now using the phone number at the top of the page, or use our online form and email services.

Contracting in South Africa

Payroll services

Work Permits & Visas in South Africa

Thinking of contracting?

From early planning advice to emergency payroll for imminent work, Link Global Management can help you with your work arrangements.

Get in touch with one of our advisors now using the phone number at the top of the page, or use our online form and email services.

Work visas fall into the following five categories:

1. Critical skills work visas (this is the visa you will require)
2. General work visas
3. lntracompany transfer work visas
4. Exceptionally skilled work visas
5. Corporate work visas

Critical skills work visas. Critical skills work visas may be issued to individuals possessing skills and qualifications determined to be critical for South Africa as per a notice in the Government Gazette.

Expatriates may not change employers or terms of employment without prior approval from the immigration authorities. If an expatriate does not comply with the conditions of his or her visa or if he or she contravenes the immigration legislation, the expatriate is classified as an undesirable person.

Employers must make a good faith effort to ascertain that no illegal foreigner is employed by them and to ascertain the status of the visa or citizenship of individuals employed by them.

Social Security in South Africa

South Africa does not have a social security system per se. However, South Africa does have contributions that are similar to social security contributions, such as Unemployment Insurance Fund contributions and Compensation Commission contributions.

Limited unemployment insurance and accident or illness benefits are provided.

Employers are required to make contributions to the Compensation Fund, which was created under the Compensation for Injuries and Diseases Act to insure employees against industrial accidents or illnesses that result in death or disability. The Compensation Commissioner determines the amount of the contributions after the employer reports the annual total remuneration of employees.

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South Africa

Population 52.9 million (2013 PRB)
Capital city Pretoria
Language 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu
Major religion Christianity, indigenous beliefs and Islam
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