Eswatini (Swaziland) - Employer of Record (EOR)

✔ We get your team working in Eswatini (Swaziland)

✔ We handle all your payroll needs ✔ We ensure 100% compliance for your business

Africa HR Solutions flawlessly delivers Eswatini (Swaziland) Employer of Record solutions to businesses that are looking to recruit workers and operate payroll without establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Swaziland (Eswatini). Your candidates are hired through Africa HR Solutions Swaziland Employer of Record (EOR Swaziland) in agreement with in-country labor laws and can be onboarded in days rather than the months it typically takes. The new worker is assigned to work on your team, working on your organization’s behalf exactly as if he or she was your employee.

As always, we guarantee 100% compliance for your business in Africa.

Payroll Outsourcing in Swaziland

Overview of Swaziland

Swaziland was recently renamed the Kingdom of Eswatini. Landlocked country in Southern Africa, Swaziland is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and by South Africa to its north, west and south. It is the 154th largest country in the world in terms of land area with 17,364 square kilometers (6,704 square miles).

As of 2021, the population of Swaziland was estimated to be 1,172,369 people. The country has 2 official languages: English and Swazi. Mbabane is the capital and largest city in Swaziland.

New Year’s Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

King’s Birthday Holiday

National Flag Day

Workers’ Day

Ascension Day

King Father’s Birthday

Somholo Day

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

Fixed-term contracts are permitted.

It is legally required to put a written employment contract in place in Swaziland, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. An offer letter and employment contract in Swaziland should always state the salary and any compensation amounts in Swazi lilangeni rather than a foreign currency.

The work week should not exceed 5.5 days.

Employees are generally entitled to 11 days of paid annual leave. Additionally, employees can take up to one month of unpaid compassionate leave per year.

After three months of employment, employees are eligible for 14 days of 100% paid sick leave and 14 days of 50% paid sick leave at the employee’s base wage rate.

Female employees are generally entitled to 12 weeks of maternity leave, 6 weeks of which may be taken before the due date.

2 weeks of the leave are paid, if the employee has worked for at least one year.

There is no statutory paternity leave.

Personal income tax rate in Swaziland has been set at 33% and has remained unchanged since 2019.

Employee income taxes are as follows:

  • Between 0-100,000 SZL: 20%
  • Between 100,001 – 150,000 SZL: 25%
  • Between 150,001 – 200,000 SZL: 30%
  • 200,0001 SZL and over: 33%


Employer Contributions:National Provident Fund (SNPF) – 5% of the gross salary.

Work Injury: Employers must take out compulsory insurance with a private carrier.

Employee Contributions:
National Provident Fund (SNPF) – 5% of the gross salary.

The employer can set a probationary period in the employment contract. Local labor laws do not specify the maximum probationary period, however, the probation period must be reasonable given the circumstances of the job.

Resignation or Termination Notice Period: Either party can terminate a contract by serving a notice or paying in lieu thereof.   The period of notice is at least:

  • 1 week notice if the employee has been employed for up to 6 months
  • 2 weeks’ notice if the employee has been employed between 6 months and 12 months
  • 4 weeks’ notice if the employee has been employed more than 12 months

A collective agreement may permit the notice period of four weeks required once the employee has worked more than 12 months to be reduced to not less than two weeks.

Severance Pay:

An employee who is dismissed for reasons based on operational requirements (retrenchment) or whose contract of employment is terminated on account of insolvency is entitled to severance pay at a rate of 1 week of pay for each year of service completed. No severance pay is required in cases of resignation, retirement, death, expiration of an employment contract, dismissal for misconduct, poor performance, illness or other reasons.

How Africa HR Solutions Can Help You in Swaziland

Our employer of record solution enables customers to run payroll in Swaziland (Eswatini) while Africa HR Solutions takes care of taxation, and compliance management matters are lifted from their shoulders on ours. As an African Employer of Record professional, we manage employment best practices, statutory and market standard, employee benefits, and employee expenditures, in addition to severance and termination if needed.

Moreover, we keep you updated of any amendments to local employment laws in Swaziland (Eswatini).

When using our solutions, your new worker is up and ready even sooner, since he goes through a stress-free on-boarding transition. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have a group of dedicated employment professionals, backed by years of experience, helping with every on-boarding.

Africa HR Solutions lets you focus on running efficiently your core business.




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


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.