Hire 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)

Ready to hire a contractor in South Africa?

Book a 30-minute demo to see how Rippling can help you hire and onboard a contractor in South Africa in under 90 seconds.

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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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 incredibly easy to set up your South African contractors. Adapt everything—from contractor data fields and documents to currencies—based on their work location, comply with local laws using built-in consulting agreement templates, and provision app access with a few clicks.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data. Hire and pay via Rippling EOR, or pay them through your own entity with Rippling Global Payroll.


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

Set payments in USD or their local currency, and easily pay all contractors in a single pay run, no matter where they are located. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice or add in a reimbursement? Rippling can take care of that.