Business News Report December 2022

Employee benefits: gain access to best-in-class perks with Africa HR!

When you choose Africa HR Solutions as your Employer of Record (EOR) partner for your operations across the African continent, you allow your talents to gain access to a wide array of benefits. If ensuring a positive employee experience is part of your expansion strategy, we’ve got you covered!

  • Smooth and rapid onboarding anywhere in Africa within weeks, not months!
  • Accurate and precise payroll – we make sure your talents are paid on time, every time!
  • Your employees can access a payroll self-service portal at any time
  • Best-in-class health insurance plans – both mandatory and extensive

Want to know more about what we can bring to the table? Contact our experts now and find out how we made expansion into Africa a possibility for over 400 clients from 20+ industries over the years!

The EU grants 100 million euros to support reforms in Tunisia

In the midst of its political and financial crisis, Tunisia was granted 100 million euros by the European Union in November 2022. The EU support program aims to support economic recovery efforts and provide much-needed aid in consolidating the progress the country already achieved.

Following COVID-19, the European Union strives to help Tunisians who suffered from the economic backlash of the pandemic. However, Tunisia’s unstable economy originates even further. Since 2011, the country has sunk into economic difficulties due to the revolution that same year. Suffering from a debt of more than 100% of its GDP, Tunisia managed to obtain a loan of around two billion dollars to be disbursed in installments starting in December.

Health equity is a growing priority, shows HR Dive study

According to a recent study by HR Dive, most employers (75%) admitted that addressing healthcare inequities would be their top priority for their strategy in 2021 (against 70% in 2020). 85% of employers interviewed said they plan to introduce at least one strategy to address women’s health and reproductive health by 2023 as a way to consolidate their health equity efforts.

A whopping 96% of employers admitted they were looking to provide financial aid to assist employees looking to travel to obtain reproductive care in a different location from their workplace. This also includes taking care of lodging costs incurred by their employees. The multiplying efforts in promoting health equity has left a lot of employers guessing what would be the next step to get ahead of this rising HR trend.

Related Posts




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 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.



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.



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


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.