Staffing and Recruiting Experts in South Africa

Discover South Africa's top talent and take your business global with our recruitment experts in South Africa and 70+ countries. Grow your team virtually in South Africa and unlock the potential of borderless talent today.

Lundi Recruitment Insights in South Africa


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Recruitment Agency Costs in South Africa

In South Africa, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in South Africa below.

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Employer Tax Costs in South Africa

An employer’s social contributions in South Africa total 2% and includes contributions for Skills Development Levy (SDL), unemployment insurance, and workers compensation.

Employee Income Taxes in South Africa

In South Africa, employees pay between 18% and 45% depending on their income bracket. They also pay a social security tax of 1%.

Employee Probation in South Africa

In South Africa, the probationary period is typically three months.

Employee Overtime in South Africa

Employees in South Africa work nine hours daily, 45 hours weekly.In South Africa, up to 10 hours overtime per week is permitted.Employees earning below a threshold of 205,433.30 ZAR per year are paid 150% of their normal wage for overtime worked on weekdays and 200% for Sundays. Employees cannot opt out of these provisions.Employees earning in excess of the threshold are not subject to overtime pay, but cannot be forced by their employer to work overtime without compensation without prior agreement.

Employee Notice in South Africa

The notice period for both dismissals and resignations depends on the length of the employment relationship. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Six months or less: One weeks’ notice
  • Six months to less than a year: Two weeks’ notice
  • More than a year: Four weeks’ notice

Termination in South Africa

In South Africa, if the employee is terminated due to operational requirements, their employer is obligated to pay the employee one week’s severance pay for every year employed. No severance pay is payable for dismissal for other reasons.

How to Recruit in South Africa

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A Lundi Global Talent Consultant will work with you to understand your goals, needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we’ll introduce you to the right talent for your team. The average time to match is one week.
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Work with your new team member for a trial period (pay Lundi only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit.
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No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.

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Our Vetting Process

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    Lundi takes the time to understand the candidate’s skills, experiences, and goals so that they can be matched to the right job.
  • Fair and Accurate

    Rather than relying on a single question or metric, Lundi takes into account the candidate’s overall history, expertise, and motivation.
  • Inclusive

    Our candidate screening process is designed to be inclusive and equitable, ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to pursue their career goals.

Book a free strategy session to see how we can help you

No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.