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About Angola

Page Last Updated: 28/05/2024

Nestled along Africa’s southwestern coast, Angola presents lucrative business prospects for enterprises of all sizes. However, navigating its complex legal, cultural, and employment landscape can be daunting. That’s where Africa HR Solutions comes in. Our tailored outsourcing support ensures a stress-free transition, from ensuring compliance to managing payroll, empowering your company and your workforce to thrive in Angola’s dynamic market. 

Population: 37.8 M
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $92.12 B
GDP Growth (April 2021): 2.6%
Inflation (April 2021): 22%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): -6.2%
Unemployment Rate: 14.48%
Capital: Luanda
Currency: Angolan Kwanza (AOA)
Languages: Portuguese, French, English, Bantu

Angola Payroll at a Glance

Currency

Angolan Kwanza (AOA)

Income Tax

0% – 25%

Employer Taxes

8%

Employee Contribution

3%

Fiscal Year

1 January – 31 December

Date Format

dd/mm/yyyy

  • Angola is the seventh-largest country in Africa and the 23rd largest in the world by land area.
  • The capital city, Luanda, is not only the largest city in Angola but also one of the most populous cities in Africa.
  • A vast portion of Angola’s territory is comprised of the Kalahari Desert, with only about 10% of the land suitable for agriculture or habitation.
  • Angola’s economy heavily relies on its oil industry, with petroleum exports accounting for a substantial portion of its revenue. It’s among the top oil producers in Africa and has significant offshore reserves.
  • One of Angola’s signature dishes is funge, a type of porridge made from cassava flour and often served with fish, meat, or vegetables.
  • Angola gained independence from Portugal in 1975 after a protracted struggle for liberation, marking a significant milestone in its history and shaping its post-colonial trajectory.
  • New Year’s Day
  • Liberation Day
  • Carnival
  • International Women’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Peace Day
  • Labour Day
  • National Heroes’ Day
  • All Souls’ Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day
HR Outsourcing

Employment in Angola

The Angola economy is one of the largest economies in Lusophone Africa. The country is oil and gas-led with significant opportunities for skilled talent in this sector. Over the last decade, the building of roads and materials factories contributed to a boost of the construction sector in the country. Angola has a developing education and healthcare sector, and prospective employees usually examine the medical and security packages being offered.

Employees in Angola are entitled to vacation, sick, and parental leave. From a termination perspective, they are generally entitled to a notice period of 1-2 months. Taxation rates vary – both employers and employees have to contribute to a social security fund: 3% and 8% of their salaries respectively. Income tax rates are progressive, ranging from 0% to 25%, with an added fixed progressive fee. Corporate tax is 25%.

When recruiting locals or hiring expats in Angola, establishing an employee benefits system can be challenging due to existing legislation, complex procedures, and customary practices. By partnering with a specialist firm such as Africa HR Solutions, a relevant and competitive employee benefits scheme can be designed, always taking into consideration the country’s regulations and best practices in the market.

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GRANT GERAGHTY - Africa HR Team

GRANT GERAGHTY

HEAD OF CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

Grant Geraghty is the longest-serving member of the Africa HR team. This resident subject matter expert and client champion is responsible for gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ unique HR needs in Africa and providing tailored solutions that align with their business objectives. Grant collaborates closely with our clients to ensure that their requirements are properly implemented, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout the process.

Grant brings a wealth of experience to his role, having served as Africa HR’s longest-serving employee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Economics and Business Finance, from the University of Natal in South Africa. Additionally, he has completed a certification program in Payroll and Tax Administration from the University of Cape Town, further enhancing his expertise in HR operations and compliance.

His commitment to delivering exceptional service and his extensive knowledge of HR in Africa make him an invaluable member of the Africa HR team.

KEVINA TAKOORDYAL Africa HR Team

KEVINA TAKOORDYAL

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE​

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE

Head of Finance & Business Support

Viloshna is an experienced finance professional with 18 years of expertise in strategic financial planning, financial analysis, cash flow management, systems and controls implementation, financial reporting, and continuous process improvements. She currently serves as Head of Finance & Business Support, where she has successfully automated and leveraged the financial reporting system capabilities to ensure efficient company operations.

Viloshna’s background includes senior roles in a multinational pharmaceutical company and a large listed Mauritian conglomerate. Her meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking have streamlined financial processes, making her a valuable addition to any finance team. Viloshna is a qualified finance professional with an FCCA qualification and an MBA, bringing valuable expertise to any organization.

In her current role, Viloshna leads the company’s Treasury and Payments function, including the fulfillment of the company’s cross-border payments into Africa. With her strong educational background and extensive experience, Viloshna consistently demonstrates her ability to optimize financial operations, minimize risks, and improve profitability. Her expertise in financial reporting and process improvements make her a valuable asset to any organization.

MARK DU PREEZ​

MARK DU PREEZ

Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

Alex Daruty - Africa HR Team

ALEX DARUTY

Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.