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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 relief measures will affect the employer

All you need to know

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, declared as a national disaster, 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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Covid-19 Relief Schemes

We have put together a summary of some of the Covid-19 aid packages, relief initiatives and non-financial support available to South African businesses.

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.

SMME Covid-19 relief funds & support infographic

We have compiled an infographic outlining the qualifying criteria for the SMME Debt Relief Finance Scheme and the additional support available for South African SMME's.

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.

Easy ways to manage your small business’s paperwork

Easy ways to manage your small business’s paperwork

Let’s face it; you didn’t start a business because you love paperwork. Unless, of course, you do have a passion for paperwork, and your business makes it easier for people to manage theirs. Either way, small business administration is an integral part of running a business and can significantly impact your profits. According to a […]

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Guide to starting a bookkeeping business

Guide to starting a bookkeeping business

If you’re considering starting a bookkeeping business, look no further. We have all the tips and tricks you need to take your dream from start-up to success. Whatever your reason for wanting to start a bookkeeping business, or however big you wish to grow it, these steps will help you lay the foundation to creating […]

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Six reasons to use your small business for good

Six reasons to use your small business for good

People used to believe that doing good and good business (read: profit) were incompatible. But the world has changed in the last 18 months, and the pandemic has altered social norms. Now, there’s a wide recognition that doing good makes your business more relevant and desirable to both employees and customers. The exciting news for […]

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POPIA compliance: What accountants need to know

POPIA compliance: What accountants need to know

News about the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) has dominated headlines and flooded our inboxes in recent weeks. That’s because, as of 1 July 2021, any individual or entity has to be POPIA compliant. The legislation, passed by the South African Parliament, outlines what individuals and businesses that process or record personal information must […]

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How digital transformation enables the shift to smart, sustainable manufacturing

How digital transformation enables the shift to smart, sustainable manufacturing

The digital era, also referred to as Industry 4.0, has enabled an always-on global marketplace in which consumers wield enormous influence and demand-responsive, personalised attention. COVID-19 has pushed businesses to prioritise customer-centricity even more, driving interest and investment in digitisation. A growing number of manufacturers are realising the urgent need to digitise to deliver superior […]

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8 expert tips on embracing digital transformation in HR

8 expert tips on embracing digital transformation in HR

Organisations are moving quickly when it comes to digital transformation. According to our latest research report, HR in the Moment: Changing Expectations and Perceptions of HR, 75% of HR and People leaders have already invested in some sort of HR tech – and more than half plan to invest more. Having the appropriate HR technology is essential […]

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A guide to managing your cash flow

A guide to managing your cash flow

Good cash flow management is essential in every small business if it is to succeed and grow. Our guide includes expert advice and tips to give you the confidence to manage the cash flow in your business. As any small business owner or adviser will tell you, cash is king. It’s a well-known saying, but […]

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How to manage your hybrid workforce

How to manage your hybrid workforce

Hybrid working” is a new buzzword that we’ve all had to learn as we adapt to a new way of working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past year, working from home has been the main focus for companies that can do so. But, as lockdown restrictions ease, you may consider slowly returning […]

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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.

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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.