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Hiring a remote team in a country as South Africa comes with a lot of overhead, such as compliance, local laws, taxes, etc. As a company, you don't want to worry about knowing all the local laws. Instead you want to focus on your remote team and the business. Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in South Africa. We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business.

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1. Hire a remote team in South Africa with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in South Africa, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in South Africa effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Introduction

Rivermate is a global employment solutions company that provides Employer of Record services in South Africa.

As an employer of record, we help you hire employees and run payroll services in South Africa, allowing you to avoid the necessity of first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in South Africa.

It is not necessary to establish an entity in order to hire an employee. We can hire your employee in any country with a few mouse clicks. Using our Employer of Record solution, you can have full compliance, benefits, and automated payments.

If you wish to hire a remote team in South Africa or individually hire remote employees in South Africa, Rivermate’s global employer of record services will make sure that the process will be as seamless as possible for you.

Send us a message so we can talk about how Rivermate’s Employer of Record South Africa services can best help your company!

3. Hire a remote team in South Africa

South Africa's economy is ranked 32nd in the world in terms of GDP (2020). GDP growth is expected to be 0.8%. (2018). Following the pandemic, the country faced numerous challenges due to its inadequate health-care system, and the GDP fell slightly. But, with the help of their citizens, the authorities were able to successfully address the situation, and the country is now back on track for growth.South Africa's economy is ranked 32nd in the world in terms of GDP (2020). GDP growth is expected to be 0.8%. (2018). Following the pandemic, the country faced numerous challenges due to its inadequate health-care system, and the GDP fell slightly. But, with the help of their citizens, the authorities were able to successfully address the situation, and the country is now back on track for growth.

4. Cost of living in South Africa

South Africa's cost of living is $852, which is 1.1 times less expensive than the global average. South Africa ranked 90th out of 197 countries in terms of cost of living and 89th in terms of quality of life.

In South Africa, the average after-tax salary is $1397, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months.

5. Cost of renting in South Africa

South Africa has the highest cost of living on the African continent. The scenery is breathtaking, with nature presenting itself in its most beautiful form. The views from outside are both lively and relaxing. Strolling through any neighborhood in South Africa is therapeutic.

The cost of renting a 1-bedroom apartment varies depending on an individual's preferred location and desired lifestyle. City areas with a lot of facilities, landscapes, and opportunities may be more expensive to live in than others. Suburban areas are typically less expensive than major city areas such as Cape Town.

Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town are Tier 1 cities.

Kimberley, Rustenburg, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Polokwane, and Bloemfontein are Tier 2 cities.

6. Major industries in South Africa

The focus of the South African economy shifted from the primary and secondary sectors to the tertiary sector. At the moment, this accounts for approximately 65% of GDP, or approximately $230 billion in total.

This country's mining industry is at its peak. South Africa is the largest producer of platinum, chromium, manganese, and a variety of other metals in the world. Aside from that, it is the world's second-largest producer of titanium and 11th-largest producer of gold, the third-largest producer of vanadium and sixth-largest producer of gold, and many other things. This demonstrates that mining has added significant value to the South African economy, accounting for 60% of exports. According to studies, the mining industry contributed approximately 21% of GDP.

Agriculture's contribution is comparable to that of the mining industry. According to FOSTAT, South Africa is the leading producer of agricultural crops such as grapefruit, castor oil, green maize, peas, and others. This has contributed R10.1 billion to the South African economy and created thousands of jobs.

Aside from that, the manufacturing industry employs 13.3% of the workforce and contributes approximately 15% of the country's GDP.

Space industries, for example, are still in their infancy, but they are gaining traction as more people choose research and engineering as future careers.

The telecommunications industry dominates urban areas, and Cape Town is the epicenter of all major industrial development. People from all over the world are investing in cities like Cape Town because it provides a great location for filming and the establishment of the country's tourism (entertainment) sector.

7. Hiring cost in South Africa

The cost of hiring is an extremely important factor that is considered during the employee recruitment process for a variety of reasons. Several factors influence an employee's hiring, including:

- Onboarding and training

- Interview

- Hiring process

- Opportunity cost

- Time invested

8. Employment laws South Africa

South Africa's labor market is highly regulated by the South African Labor Law, which governs various aspects of employment in the country. The following are the main employment laws in South Africa that govern factors such as minimum wages, job termination, minimum holidays, and so on:

- The Labor Relations Act

- The Skills Development Act

- The Unemployment Insurance Act

- The Basic Conditions of Employment Act

- The Employment Equity Act

- The Occupational Health and Safety Act

- The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

9. Top skills South Africa

South Africa is opening its doors to more technology-based industries and research because it has a large labor workforce engaged in activities such as agriculture, mining, transportation services, and import and export of goods. A significant number of companies are interested in investing in the country, so there are a few top skills that the country desperately needs, which are:

- Artists

- Engineers

- ICT specialists

- Health sector

- Senior Financial Executives

- Mining Executives'

- Researchers

Cape Town has an annual average salary of US $16,725.30. This city is well-known for employing administrators, software developers, and operations managers. This city has opened its doors to the entertainment sector in the last decade, which is contributing to the city's tourism industry.

Durban has an average annual salary of US $14,355.88. Registered Nurses, operation managers, and service administrators are among the popular jobs available in this city.

Port Elizabeth's average annual salary is $13,634.01. This city has some well-known jobs, such as office administrators, primary school teachers, and software developers, among others.

10. Economic landscape in South Africa

The country suffered economic losses as a result of the restrictions imposed in various regions to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, statistics suggest that the global scarcity of goods may be a boon to the South African economy, allowing them to export goods at higher prices in greater quantities. Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, South Africa's growth rate is currently 3.7%, and the unemployment rate has decreased by 0.1%. This demonstrates that many opportunities for addressing joblessness are emerging.

11. Market size in South Africa

The services sector accounts for the majority of South Africa's GDP. However, the pandemic had a significant impact on this sector, halting many services. The majority of people have shifted to working online, which has expanded market opportunities and increased the likelihood of cash flow in the economy.

12. Minimum wage in South Africa

The minimum wage in South Africa is ZAR 21.69 an hour.

13.Why choose Rivermate to hire your remote team in South Africa?

Establishing an entity in South Africa to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in South Africa has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into South Africa simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in South Africa give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in South Africa via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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