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South Africa is the second-largest country in Africa with around 60 million residents. The country has a relatively stable economy and is an attractive destination for investment, trade, and business expansion.

At Africa HR Solutions, our experts ensure that all procedures and regulations are respected to achieve 100% compliance. Our end-to-end South Africa HR outsourcing services include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll, and other ancillary services.

Country Profile - South Africa

Population: 57.8 mn

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $301.92 bn

GDP Growth: 0.8%

Inflation: 4.5%

Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.5%

Unemployment Rate: 27.0 %

Capital: Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town

Currency: South African Rand

Languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Northern Sotho, Xhosa, Southern Sotho, Venda, Tswana, Tsonga, Swati, Ndebele

South Africa's Economy

Considered to have a large, and young population, South Africa represents a regional economic and political power in the African continent. The country is abundant in natural resources such as gold, platinum, coal, rare metals among others, with developed services and a healthy financial market and banking system. An Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan was announced in October 2020 to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and relaunch the economic activities, imports and exports and ensure moderate growth.

Interesting Facts About South Africa​

  • South Africa is famous for its Cape Winelands and South Africa’s wines
  • It is the only country in the world having three capital cities
  • The legendary Table Mountain in Cape Town is one of the oldest mountains in the world
  • South Africa is home to diverse landscapes, incredible wildlife, deserts, mountains, forests, and more.
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Public Holidays in South Africa

  • New Year’s Day
  • Human Rights Day
  • Good Friday
  • Family Day
  • Freedom Day
  • Workers Day
  • Youth Day
  • National Women’s Day
  • Heritage Day
  • Day of Reconciliation
  • Christmas Day
  • Day of Goodwill

Employment in South Africa

It is better to have a strong employment agreement in South Africa, which can be in both verbal or written format. Employees prefer a written agreement that describes all related information about their job, that is their monthly wage, compensation, leaves, bonus, and termination details. The workweek is up to 45 hours per week, and employees are entitled to parental, sick, and vacation leaves. To help with your international business plans, our experts at Africa HR Solutions devise a comprehensive offering to ensure your move to South Africa is easy and complies with all local laws, norms, cultural differences, and policies. Furthermore, we assist you in crafting a competitive benefits scheme to get the best talent on board while you focus on running your business with peace of mind.

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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.