Hiring in Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is famous for its mountainous landscape, with the world’s highest ‘low point’, and all of its 2 million inhabitants living above 1,000 metres, the only instance of this in the world.

Lesotho is landlocked and surrounded entirely by South Africa, with whom it is in economic union, and highly dependent on financial remittances sent by expatriates living in South Africa.

Lesotho has one of the lowest human development index ratings in the world and poverty is widespread.

Many Basuto are employed in the garment production industry, which is dominated by foreign brands from the US. This makes Lesotho the largest exporter of garments from Africa to the United States. Diamonds also play a large role in Lesotho’s economy.

Workers in Lesotho face widespread issues ranging from informal and borderline indentured work all the way to child labour. Despite the huge opportunities to leverage an increasingly skilled and literate workforce, foreign investors must approach Lesotho with caution from an ethical standpoint.

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Why use TopSource Worldwide in Lesotho?

We free your teams from the burden of managing payroll across borders, working diligently to ensure a seamless process across all activities.

We’ll manage the data flow from you to every local market and will return data to you in a readable format for each of your key teams, including payroll journals if needed.

Our services combine process excellence with a human-centric approach, and our top priority is always the care and compliance of your payroll — no matter where in the world you operate.


  • Leverage our experience and ensure in-country Payroll compliance.
  • Reduce processing and back office time.
  • Align processes, reducing complexity and risk
  • A single, centrally managed payroll system that delivers a fluid and consistent service to you and your employees.
  • Flexibility of service — adapting to your needs, regardless of the market.
  • The option to work with other providers you already have in place, if needed.
  • Global HR data management and data tracking where required.
  • Global payments support for both employees and authorities.
  • A dedicated team and account manager so that you always have a central point of contact

What TopSource Worldwide provides in Lesotho

  • Simplicity – we provide one monthly consolidated invoice for the services provided inclusive of salaries, taxes, fees and employee expenses. This reduces banking costs and your finance teams time spent.
  • One point of contact – a single Account manager looking after all your Payroll.
  • Compliance – all funds payable to the employee are processed through payroll. You receive monthly evidence of taxation paid to the competent authorities in country.
  • All services are provided by in-country experts that are professionally qualified in their respective fields.
  • Electronic payslips for all employees.
  • All Statutory filing completed by TopSource Worldwide.

We appreciate each situation and business is different. That is why we offer a consultative and bespoke solution to every client. We know one size does not ‘fit all’.

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