SWAZILAND (ESWATINI)
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About Swaziland (Eswatini)

Page Last Updated: 28/05/2024

Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, located in Southern Africa, offers a wealth of opportunities for businesses looking to thrive in the region. With its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, Eswatini beckons entrepreneurs and investors alike. If your company is considering expansion into Eswatini but requires assistance navigating local regulations, customs, or employment procedures, Africa HR Solutions stands ready to support you in your expansion.

Population: 1.18 M
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $5.09 B
GDP Growth: 3.7%
Inflation: 3.9%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 0.28%
Unemployment Rate: 22.20%
Capital: Mbabane, Lobamba
Currency: Swazi Lilangeni SZL, South African Rand (ZAR)
Languages: Swati, English

Eswatini Payroll at a Glance

Currency

Swazi Lilangeni SZL, South African Rand (ZAR)

Income Tax

0% – 33%

Employer Taxes

N/A

Employee Contribution

N/A

Fiscal Year

April – March

Date Format

yyyy/mm/dd or dd/mm/yyyy

  • Eswatini is one of the world’s last remaining absolute monarchies. King Mswati III has ruled since 1986 and holds considerable power over the country’s governance.
  • Eswatini is known for its diverse landscapes, including mountains, valleys, and savannas. The country is home to several protected areas, such as Hlane Royal National Park and Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which showcase its biodiversity.
  • Education is free and compulsory for children up to the age of 15 in Eswatini. However, access to quality education remains a challenge in some areas, particularly in rural communities.
  • Eswatini has a network of roads connecting its major towns and cities. Public transportation, including buses and minibusses, is widely used for intercity travel.
  • Eswatini’s tourism industry is growing, with attractions such as cultural festivals, wildlife reserves, and adventure activities like hiking and mountain biking attracting visitors. The country’s safe and welcoming environment makes it an appealing destination for tourists.
  • New Year
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Birthday of King Mswati III
  • National Flag Day
  • Day Off for National Flag Day
  • May Day
  • Day off for May Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Birthday of the late King Sobhuza
  • Umhlanga Reed Dance
  • Somhlolo Day (Independence Day)
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Day off for Boxing Day
  • Incwala Day
HR Outsourcing

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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.