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Tackling the Coronavirus: advice and support for your business

As a trusted partner to millions of customers worldwide, we understand the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having. We want you to know: we're here to help. In this hub, you'll find practical, straightforward advice on tackling the challenges you're facing and quick access to expert product support.

How Covid-19 and the recent civil unrest tax relief measures will affect the employers

All you need to know

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, declared as a national disaster, and the recent civil unrest, various relief measures were announced and published. This guide will discuss and explain the relief measures and how these will affect your payroll software and payroll processing.

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Supporting your business in managing your workforce remotely

To help your business navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19, you can sign up for a free trial* of our mobile-ready people-management software, Sage HR.

South Africa's government support portal

View the latest information issued from the South African government about Coronavirus.

World Health Organisation (WHO) updates

View the latest information about Covid-19 as published globally by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Practical help and advice to support you right now

We have a range of supporting articles giving straightforward, practical advice around some key topics from getting financial help to working from home.

How to get your restaurant ready for the holidays

How to get your restaurant ready for the holidays

From the kitchen to front of house to back office, we cover everything you need to know about getting your restaurant ready for the holiday season.

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“It’s fluid and painfully humbling.” Entrepreneur shares her view on the journey

“It’s fluid and painfully humbling.” Entrepreneur shares her view on the journey

“When you’re a small business owner, you’ll have hundreds of tasks to fulfil before the day is done. From bookkeeping to social media management, there’ll be a lot on your daily plate. However, with a virtual personal assistant (VPA) by your side, you won’t have to worry about all that. We’ve got you covered.” Her […]

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How accountants can better take care of their mental health and wellness

How accountants can better take care of their mental health and wellness

Accountants are some of the most important people in our society, each helping to keep our economy going. They help make sense of (and solve) complex problems on an individual level for their clients, and then connect the dots to the wider fundamental functioning of all commerce, everywhere. So, we can’t afford to lose them! […]

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The power of entrepreneurial learning and sharing

The power of entrepreneurial learning and sharing

“I’ve always had a passion for fixing what’s broken, and mechanical engineering seemed like the most practical way to do that.” Phumzile Skosana pays attention to the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship and is helping others do the same. As a mechanical engineer and founder of Balleo Engineering, Skosana is adamant that good financial health […]

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New strategies for the future of HR

New strategies for the future of HR

With everyone on the hunt for talent, businesses need to do things differently to attract and retain the best people. We share 4 ways to do that.

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The secret to success? Being Frugal.

The secret to success? Being Frugal.

“Every entrepreneur needs some kind of sounding board to help with strategy, decisions, and concept review. It’s a lonely journey; build a network of people that you can safely run a few things by for an objective view.” Meet Louis Barnard, otherwise known as Frugal Local (@FrugalLocal), local entrepreneur and tech guru who has made […]

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The skills all payroll and HR professionals need to succeed in a post-pandemic world

The skills all payroll and HR professionals need to succeed in a post-pandemic world

Payroll and HR professionals are in a confidence rut. Combine a global pandemic with major workplace transformations and constant changes to laws and regulations, and it’s plain to see why they might be struggling to keep up – especially when you consider that so many of the challenges that they face are things they’ve never […]

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Three reasons to switch from manual to cloud-based payroll and HR

Three reasons to switch from manual to cloud-based payroll and HR

When was the last time you went into a bank? It probably wasn’t recently. Sure, some people prefer to visit their local banking branch. Still, for the majority, the digitisation of banking services has all but eliminated the need to visit a brick-and-mortar banking facility. Online and digital banking provides customers with a world of […]

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Support resources to boost productivity, ensure continuity and enable compliance

Due to government lockdown, we understand that many people are having to work from home and we want to support you in maintaining continuity and productivity during these times of uncertainty. We are committed to supporting our customers in implementing the various tax relief measures that have been announced by government to assist businesses during this time.

Our dedicated compliance and development teams are in the process of implementing the changes, and we will ensure that customers are kept up to date with any product releases and changes.

A message from Pieter Bensch

Executive Vice President, Africa and Middle East

We recognise that the COVID-19 coronavirus presents one of the most severe challenges we’ve ever faced. This pandemic is pulling us together – as Sage colleagues, customers, partners but also as parents, families and communities.

Photo of Pieter Bensch: Sage Executive Vice President, Africa and Middle East

Sage Legal Disclaimer

The information contained herein is for general guidance purposes only. It should not be taken for, nor is it intended as, legal advice. We would like to stress that there is no substitute for customers making their own detailed investigations or seeking their own legal advice if they are unsure about the implications of trade on their businesses.

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information provided herein is correct and up to date, Sage makes no promises as to completeness or accuracy and the information is delivered on an “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. Sage will not accept any liability for errors or omissions and will not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or reliance on this information or from any action or decisions taken as a result of using this information.