How to hire employees in South Africa

How to hire employees in South Africa

How to hire employees in South Africa

It has been shown that having employees in different parts of the world can and does benefit companies. The problem lies in the selection and hiring process. But we have a solution for that.

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International companies may view South Africa’s high unemployment rate as a positive opportunity to employ qualified workers who may be struggling to find work.

To hire employees in South Africa, your company first needs to establish a legal entity in the country. You can choose to form a branch, a private or public company, a close corporation, a partnership, or a joint venture. Many international companies choose to form a private company in South Africa, which can operate more independently than a foreign branch. Starting a business in South Africa takes at least 40 days and involves several steps. To establish your South African subsidiary, you must:

  • Apply for a company name, or accept your business number as your name.
  • File a notice of incorporation.
  • Submit your memorandum of incorporation.
  • Open a South African bank account.
  • Register with the tax authorities.
  • File for UIF with the Department of Labor.
  • Register for COIDA.
  • Apply with the District Council.
  • You may also need to procure special business licenses or permits depending on your industry and business operations in the country. You should also factor in time for setting up your business location, whether that means renting out office space or building a manufacturing plant.

The simpler solution if you don’t need a physical business presence in the country and you want to start hiring new employees in South Africa right away is to partner with an Employer of Record (EOR).

Hiring remote employees in South Africa is possible!

Roots EOR bears the responsibility of legal compliance like managing payroll and leave. This means your company gets all the benefits of employing South African employees without having to deal with the complexities of international hiring.

Want to know more about us? Contact us.

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We guarantee quickly and compliantly hire, pay, and manage a global workforce in many parts of the world.

In a world of ample employment choices, companies need to remain relevant to this segment, incentivizing new ideas and concepts that increase people’s appeal and desire to form part of them.

Attracting talent from different parts of the world has wide benefits. Years ago, it was unexpected that someone from another country worked for a company physically in another place. Today, thanks to technology and companies like us, responsible for the legal part when hiring people, it is possible and profitable.

An employer of record (EOR) can hire staff locally and carry out the legal and regulatory requirements of employment, payroll, and even immigration obligations, but do not participate in day-to-day work activity.

Today we bring you good news. Thanks to the applied success and the demand we decided to expand borders: Now we also work with African countries such as Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.

RootsEOR Nigeria

No. 128B, Association Way, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos State

RootsEOR Kenya

Ngong Road, Professional Centre, 1st Floor,P. O. Box 13913-00800 Nairobi, Kenya

RootsEOR Uganda

Kisinde Estates suit 31, Gayaza Road Behind Total Kalerwe Petrol Station

As a legal Global Employer of Record, we utilize our global infrastructure to hire and pay your supported employees. You maintain day-to-day control of your team, while we manage payroll, benefits, risk mitigation, compliance, and ongoing employee support.
If you want to save time, money and hire employees anywhere in the world quickly, compliantly, and without establishing a foreign entity with this global expansion solution. Contact Our Advisors