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About Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Page Last Updated: 28/05/2024

Situated in the heart of Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) stands as a land ripe with business opportunities and expansion potential. With its abundant natural resources, diverse markets, and strategic location, the DRC offers a gateway to economic growth in the region. At Africa HR Solutions, we specialize in facilitating business ventures and expansion strategies in the DRC. From navigating regulatory frameworks to establishing efficient payroll systems, we provide essential support for companies aiming to expand in-country without worrying about the risks of non-compliance. 

Population: 103.2 M
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $73.76 B
GDP Growth: 4.7%
Inflation: 17.2%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 2.9%
Unemployment Rate: 4.69%
Capital: Kinshasa
Currency: Congolese franc (CDF)
Languages: French

Democratic Republic of Congo Payroll at a Glance


Congolese franc (CDF)

Income Tax

3% – 40%

Employer Taxes


Employee Contribution


Fiscal Year

1 January – 31 December

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  • The population of the DRC is estimated to be over 100 million people, making it the most populous country in Central Africa and the fourth most populous country in Africa. 
  • French is the official language of the DRC, while Lingala, Swahili, and several other indigenous languages are also widely spoken. 
  • The DRC is rich in natural resources, including copper, cobalt, diamonds, gold, and coltan. It is often referred to as the “world’s mining capital” due to its abundance of mineral wealth. 
  • The economy of the DRC is primarily based on agriculture, mining, and manufacturing. However, the country faces challenges such as political instability, corruption, and infrastructure deficits. 
  • The DRC is a semi-presidential republic with a president as the head of state and government. 
  • New Year’s Day
  • Day of the Martyrs
  • Heroes Day
  • Labour Day
  • Liberation Day
  • Independence Day
  • Parents’ Day
  • Christmas
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Employment in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Despite being a fast-growing African economy, the country has a long way to go to boost its economy and attract investment to develop key industries and create more employment opportunities, especially considering the fact that it has an increasingly younger population. Whilst employment agreements can be verbal or written, most established firms opt for a written contract that outlines an employee’s wage details, compensation, benefits, and termination conditions.

If your company is looking to attract and retain leading talent in the Republic of the Congo, whether local nationals or expatriates, Africa HR Solutions’ legally compliant and cost-effective employment outsourcing and payroll services will enable you to fast-track your growth and market-entry strategy, whilst ensuring that employee benefit packages are competitive and in line with market expectations.

By working with Africa HR Solutions as your HR outsourcing specialist, we make sure that you have time to focus on your Republic of the Congo expansion strategy.

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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.