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#SONA2016: Retirement Reforms cannot be Postponed
Feb 12th, 2016

The Payroll Authors Group of South Africa (PAGSA) has expressed concern about recent reports that indicate that the implementation of the new tax harmonisation and preservation rules for retirement funds may be once again postponed.

4 reasons SMEs should care about Human Resource Management
Nov 2nd, 2015

Any business can benefit from putting appropriate HR systems, processes and policies in place. Even if you employ just three or five people, they are the pillars on which you will build your future success.

What is an employment contract and how does it protect your rights?
Oct 29th, 2015

When a company hires you, it should give you a fair and understandable employment contract that sets out the terms and conditions of your employment, which can be something as simple as a one-page letter or a formal document that outlines these terms and conditions in extensive detail.

Taking the sting out of the tax payment on your bonus
Oct 28th, 2015

If you are one of the lucky people to get a bonus or 13th cheque, be prepared: your joy could be tempered by the big chunk of income tax that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will grab from your bonus.

Sage Pastel Partner Payroll Advantage uses the cloud to empower your people
Aug 12th, 2015

Sage Pastel Payroll & HR has launched the new Partner Payroll Advantage software solution to give growing businesses a more flexible and efficient way to process and manage their HR and payroll transactions.

Entrepreneur: spend your time and energy on the right things
Jul 21st, 2015

When you start a business of your own, you’ll find time is short, resources are scarce, and work is plentiful. Here are some ideas about where you should spend your time and energy when you have so many tasks and priorities to contend with.

How the South African government is addressing pay discrimination in the workplace
Jul 15th, 2015

Is it unfair to pay two different employees a different wage or remuneration for the same work? It may seem like an obvious YES, but the answer is actually no.

Payroll processing guide for new business owners
Jun 23rd, 2015

Starting and growing your own business is an exciting and challenging undertaking.

Getting to grips with the complexities of employment contracts
Jun 23rd, 2015

An effective, flexible and understandable employment contract is the basis of a good employee-employer relationship. Sage Pastel looks at the basics of creating a sound employment contract.

Get the tax basics right – SARS annual submission deadline 29 May 2015
May 25th, 2015

By starting a business, you’re helping to create jobs, contributing towards skills development, and even inspiring other entrepreneurs.

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