Hire, Onboard, and Pay Contractors in South Africa

Hiring contractors in South Africa? Rippling can help you onboard and pay South African contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in South Africa—while staying compliant with local laws.

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+2 (Cape Town)

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at a glance

Hiring contractors in South Africa can be a rollercoaster

Nearly four million skilled independent contractors live throughout South Africa, and hiring them gives you access to a talented workforce. But if you aren’t familiar with South Africa’s Labour Relations Act, you may risk penalties from the South African Revenue Service. Whether hiring freelancers down in Cape Town, up in Johannesburg and Pretoria, or anywhere else in South Africa, Rippling can help you grow your global team quickly and compliantly. 

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Worry-free Compliance

Avoid misclassifying contractors in South Africa

Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your South African contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.

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Support your South African contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in South Africa in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it easy to onboard South African contractors. Send out contracts in minutes. In a single onboarding flow, contractors can sign agreements, submit required payroll and KYC information, and even set up their email account or apps—all in a few minutes from their phone.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors between countries

In the digital nomad era, give your contractors the flexibility to work from anywhere. With Rippling, you can easily transition a contractor from one country to another, without needing to terminate and re-hire them.


Set up and manage your South African contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay South African contractors in ZAR

Easily pay contractors in your currency or ZAR. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice? You can do that in minutes. Contractor payments are tied to invoices and integrated time-tracking, saving you manual data entry in pay runs and creating a papertrail to protect against misclassification risk.