Independent Contractor
Solutions

Onboard Independent Contractors Compliantly
In Africa

Independent Contractor Solutions

Deploy Your Independent Contractors Anywhere in Africa.

At Africa HR Solutions, we specialize in empowering companies to efficiently manage their independent contractors across the vast and diverse African continent. With our unwavering commitment to excellence, we have firmly positioned ourselves as the leaders in delivering comprehensive and customized solutions that cater to the unique and evolving requirements of each client.

Our mission at Africa HR Solutions is not simply about ensuring timely and accurate payments to independent contractors. We go above and beyond, actively shaping contracts and fostering compliance to guarantee that our clients’ operations are conducted seamlessly and within the bounds of the African employment law.

With a deep understanding of the intricacies of the African employment landscape and over 15 years of invaluable experience, Africa HR Solutions is your trusted partner for optimizing your independent contractor workforce across the continent.

Independent Contractor Solutions

Our Independent Contractor Solutions Package

Compliance Management

Our expert team is well-versed in local employment laws and regulations, ensuring that your independent contractors are always in compliance with the latest legal requirements.

Onboarding and Offboarding

We streamline the onboarding process, making it easy for your independent contractors to get started. When the contract ends, we handle the offboarding process, ensuring a smooth transition for both parties.

Payment and Invoicing

We simplify the process by handling all payment and invoicing tasks. We ensure that your independent contractors are paid accurately and on time - all the time.

Insurance Coverage and Benefits

We provide comprehensive insurance coverage and benefits packages to safeguard both parties. Our solutions include Medical assistance & repatriation, Healthcare, Personal Liability, Death & disability insurance and more.

Risk Mitigation

We work diligently to identify and address potential risks associated with independent contractor engagements. Our risk management strategies help protect your business from legal and financial liabilities.

Scalability and Flexibility

At Africa HR Solutions, we embrace the uniqueness of every client and their distinct needs. Our commitment lies in delivering customized, comprehensive solutions that seamlessly adapt to companies of any size.

Compliance Risks

For companies operating in Africa, managing independent contractors can be a powerful strategy to access specialized talent, control costs, and respond to market demands efficiently. However, it’s essential to recognize that the improper management of independent contractors can lead to significant compliance risks that can impact your business in various ways. Here are some key compliance risks that organizations may face when unaware of how to manage independent contractors:

1. Misclassification Risks: One of the most common pitfalls is the misclassification of independent contractors as employees. This can lead to legal and financial repercussions, including back taxes, fines, and potential lawsuits. Local labor laws and regulations can vary widely across African countries, making it crucial to correctly classify workers to avoid costly errors.

2. Employment Law Violations: Ignoring or misunderstanding local labor laws can result in violations related to working hours, overtime, leave entitlements, and termination procedures. These violations can lead to legal disputes, damage to your company’s reputation, and financial penalties.

3. Taxation Issues: Mishandling taxation matters related to independent contractors can result in tax liabilities for both the contractor and your organization. Failure to withhold and remit taxes as required by local tax authorities can lead to financial penalties and audits.

4. Non-Compliance with Regulatory Requirements: Various industries and sectors in Africa are subject to specific regulations and licensing requirements. Failing to adhere to these regulations can result in your business being shut down or facing hefty fines.

5. Lack of Proper Documentation: Inadequate documentation of independent contractor agreements, work scopes, and payment terms can lead to disputes and legal challenges. It’s essential to maintain clear and comprehensive records to protect your interests.

6. Benefits and Insurance Concerns: Neglecting to provide the necessary insurance coverage or benefits to independent contractors can leave them without essential protections. This can not only jeopardize their well-being but also expose your organization to liability.

7. Inconsistent Contractual Agreements: Using generic or poorly drafted independent contractor agreements can leave critical terms and expectations undefined. This can lead to misunderstandings, disputes, and potential legal actions.

Navigating these compliance risks requires a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory framework in each African country where your organization operates. It demands proactive measures, careful documentation, and a commitment to adhering to best practices for independent contractor management.

Partnering with Africa HR Solutions can help mitigate these risks. Our experienced team is well-versed in the intricacies of African labor laws, taxation, and regulatory requirements. We tailor our solutions to ensure that your independent contractor engagements are always compliant, allowing you to focus on your core business with confidence. Don’t let compliance risks hinder your success in Africa; let us guide you toward a path of secure and compliant independent contractor management.

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Dominating Payroll & EOR Services Across Africa!

With our Headquarters based in Mauritius, Africa HR Solutions stands as your ultimate destination for top-tier payroll outsourcing and Employer of Record services. Unearth the unmatched expanse of our coverage and immerse yourself in payroll solutions that span the entire African continent.
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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.

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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.