Hiring in South Africa

South Africa has very close ties with Europe thanks to its extensive colonial past, with both the British and the Dutch leaving their mark in terms of language and political systems. South Africa is known for its wonderful flora and fauna, its successful cricket and rugby teams, and for its struggle for racial equality, one that continues to this day.

South Africa’s economy is the second largest in Africa (after Nigeria) and is extensively developed and diverse. Gold and precious metals play a large role in exports, as does manufacturing.

South Africa’s population of 60 million still faces development and social issues, including poverty, high unemployment, unequal pay and a significant racial divide, healthcare issues (including a high prevalence of AIDS) and informal working agreements.

Hiring in South Africa by foreign organisations is extensive, with skilled, English-speaking workers prevalent, as well as comparatively low salaries. However, with corruption and complex, bureaucratic business administration within government, an expert payroll service provider with expertise in South Africa is highly recommended.

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Why use TopSource Worldwide to outsource payroll in South Africa?

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 South Africa

  • 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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