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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 keep top talent amid ‘The Great Resignation’

How to keep top talent amid ‘The Great Resignation’

If your inbox has been inundated with resignations over the past few months, you’re not alone – many other HR professionals are in the same boat. Although America and Europe have been hardest hit, signs of the Great Resignation are emerging in South Africa along with an increase in the gig economy. At the end […]

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How to create an effective data security strategy for your business – starting with 2FA

How to create an effective data security strategy for your business – starting with 2FA

Businesses face a growing cyber threat but many aren't taking steps to protect their data. Here's how multi-factor authentication can help.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Less talk. More action.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Less talk. More action.

South Africa is a hub of diversity. We have different cultures, races, and languages that make our workforce almost unstoppable – or so it should. What’s often missing is the right approach to managing diversity in business. That’s where equity and inclusion come in. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are the key ingredients to creating […]

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5 essential tips from young entrepreneurs making their own rules

5 essential tips from young entrepreneurs making their own rules

Running your own business is hard – and the advice most often dished up to young entrepreneurs is staid, predictable, and often wholly impractical. Of course, it helps to start a business with lots of cash, a business degree under your belt or an experienced mentor to guide you through the tough times. But the […]

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The ins and outs of leave management

The ins and outs of leave management

South Africans are increasingly taking a strategic approach to annual leave. Due to the abundance of public holidays, it is possible to take minimal leave days and still get a significant chunk of time off. For example, in April, by taking four days’ annual leave, you get eight consecutive days off. Thanks to Worker’s Day […]

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A guide to leave management best practices

A guide to leave management best practices

Leave management is a critical – and complex – part of any business’s payroll process. Leave needs to be tracked accurately for it to be recompensed correctly, for the company to remain legally compliant, and ensure that employee morale remains intact. As if the process wasn’t complicated enough, hybrid and remote work has thrown in […]

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From seed to start-up to success: How Evergrow has thrived

From seed to start-up to success: How Evergrow has thrived

From producing 40,000 seedlings a month to 100,000 seedlings every six weeks, agricultural business Evergrow is democratising access to healthy food.

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How it started: Poor credit history and no capital. How it's going: A thriving township business, a training centre, and big plans for the future

How it started: Poor credit history and no capital. How it's going: A thriving township business, a training centre, and big plans for the future

Serial entrepreneur Brian Malatji shares his story and advice to keep your business going through good times and bad.

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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

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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.

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