Namibia Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents in Namibia Compliantly

Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Namibia ?

With our Namibia Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Namibia’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.

Namibia Country Overview

Geographic location: Namibia is a southwestern African country with a long coastline on the South Atlantic Ocean.

Population: Namibia’s population considers English their sole official language. However, only 3% speak it as a home language. The most common is Oshiwambo with an estimated 1.2 million speakers.

Economy: Namibia is an upper-middle-income country. The country is rich in mineral resources, including diamonds and uranium. The country has well-established and reliable banking and finance sectors. The country’s strong political stability and sound economic management have led to a decrease in the number of people impacted by poverty.

Payroll in Namibia - What You Should Know

  • Population: 2,587,344
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $12.24 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 2.4%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 3.6%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): -1.5%
  • Unemployment Rate: 21.7%
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Currency: Namibian Dollar
  • Languages: English, Oshiwambo, Afrikaans, German

Employer Contribution

  • 0.9% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to social security.

Employee Contribution

  • 0.9% of the employee’s emoluments must be contributed to social security.
  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    The standard VAT rate is 15% in Namibia.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to 24 days of paid annual leave in Namibia according to the country’s Labour Act.

Sick Leave

Employees who work 5 days a week are entitled to 30 days of paid annual leave. If an employee works 6 days a week, they are then entitled to 36 days of paid annual leave.

Maternity Leave

In Namibia, women are entitled to a maximum of four weeks of maternity leave after 12 months of continuous service.

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Namibia.

Under Namibia’s Labour Act, there are 3 main types of termination:

  • Termination of employment through notice
  • Termination through wages in lieu of notice
  • Automatic termination of the employment contract.

The period of notice cannot be less than a day if the employee has been employed in the establishment for four weeks or less.

If the employee has been employed for more than four weeks but not more than one year, the period of notice should not be less than one week.

When terminating an employee who has been working for the same company for 1 year or more, the minimum notice should be at least one month.

Instead of providing notice, an employer can choose to remunerate the dismissed employee the pay they would have normally received if the worker had worked during the notice period.

An employee can also pay their employer the remuneration they would have received to terminate the employment contract immediately.

An employment contract is considered as automatically terminated one month after the death or sequestration of the employer or business closure.

However, in a mutual agreement, both parties can negotiate the prolonging of the employment contract.

Severance pay in Namibia must be in an amount equal to at least one week’s remuneration for each year of continuous service with the employer. However, the payment of severance pay does not affect an employee’s right to any other amount that the employee is obliged to pay the employee.

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Namibian Independence Day (21st March)
  • Good Friday (10th April)
  • Easter Monday (13th April)
  • Cassinga Day (4th May)
  • Ascension Day (21st May)
  • Africa Day (25th May)
  • Heroes’ Day (in Namibia) (26th August)
  • Human Rights Day (10th December)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)
  • Family Day (26th December)

Namibia Payroll Done The Easy Way. The Right Way.

12 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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Countries We Cover

In the last 10 years, the scenario surrounding compliance in African countries has changed dramatically. Africa HR Solutions understands this and has become a major player in the African payroll market.