Overview of Payroll in South Africa

Overview of Payroll in South Africa

  • Country

    South Africa

  • learning hour's


  • Material Year


Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those Payroll & HR Professionals who are processing or managing Vendors who process Payrolls in South Africa and need to have an understanding of the legislative and legal requirements involved.

What will you achieve?

Having attended this course delegates will have confidence that they understand the fundamentals of payroll processing in South Africa, are clear about employer obligations, know what they need to do on both a periodic and annual basis, can answer employee queries and check payslips. Even if payrolls are outsourced it is still the employer’s responsibility to ensure all obligations are met and that tax and social security are correctly processed. This course not only gives you the information you need to be compliant but also ensures you know exactly what information should be given to a payroll provider and the various tasks they should be completing on your behalf.

Course Trainers

  • Lerato

    Manager of Learning and Development

    I am passionate about facilitating learning and have a wealth of experience in course development and presentation in the South African Payroll Industry. My goal is to have constantly enhance knowledge transfer and the professional development of my delegates. Currently I serve as a Learning and Education Manager where I am instrumental in identifying key skills and bridging the gap with learning solutions for the Payroll and HR. My commitment is to elevating individuals skills and a culture of learning excellence.

What will be covered?

Country Overview:

  • Introduction to South-Africa payroll
  • Overview of the legislation impacting payroll

Employment Law:

  • Basic Conditions of the Employment Act
  • Purpose
  • application and provision of the Act
  • Regulation of working time
  • Remuneration vs Wage
  • Leave (Annual
  • Sick
  • Family Responsibility
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave)
  • Particulars of employment
  • Termination of Employment
  • Monthly Statutory Compliance:

  • Basic calculations for Tax
  • UIF and SDL
  • Submission dates and methods
  • Examples of submissions
  • Annual Statutory Compliance:

  • Annual and Bi-annual tax reconciliation process and timelines
  • Skills Development reports and timelines
  • Occupational Injuries and Diseases reports and timelines
  • Employment Equity reports and timelines
  • Examples:

  • Example of a weekly payroll plan
  • Example of a monthly payroll plan
  • Example of an annual payroll plan
  • Summary
    Our knowledge-rich course teaches the fundamentals of South African payroll, familiarising you with the legislation, processes and timelines companies must understand in order to address employee queries, accurately read payslips, remain compliant and carry out effective oversight of outsourced providers.