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13th month pay
in South Africa.

SALARY PAYMENT IN South African Rand (ZAR, R)




TIME TO HIRE 12 hours

Is there a 13th month pay in South Africa?

South Africa has no legislation relating to 13th-month pay. However, it is common in South Africa to give performance-based or incentive bonuses.

Some companies offer a 13th-month pay as part of their employee benefits package, typically paid out at the end of the year, as a discretionary or non-mandatory benefit

How is the 13th month pay calculated in South Africa?

It is equal to one month of pay and is usually paid in December of each year. 

When is the 13th month salary paid in South Africa?

Where it is paid, it is usually paid in December, to provide extra payment for people over the holiday period. 

Does the 13th month salary amount to any extra payment by the employer?

Since virtually no bonuses are guaranteed in South Africa, any bonus would be an extra payment by the employer.

Is the 13th month salary taxable in South Africa?

Yes, 13th month salary is taxable in South Africa.

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13th month pay is not required by law in South Africa, however, it is commonly offered as a discretionary benefit. 

No, there is no ’14th month pay’ in South Africa. However, depending on the industry, sometimes there are more bonuses based on the performance of the employee

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