The Kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is a lower middle income country. Their economy relies heavily on the import and export activities they have with South Africa. Both Eswatini and South Africa are a part of the Common Monetary Area (CMA), hence the similarity in their official currencies. Eswatini’s other economic sources include agriculture, mining, and manufacturing.
Mbabane, Manzini, Siteki, and Nhlangano
Mining, Education, Medical, and Healthcare
Below are the top universities in Eswatini:
Below are average monthly salaries in Eswatini:
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (SZL)||Average Monthly Salary (USD)|
|User Experience UX Designer||3,210||190|
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Wages in Eswatini are distributed every month.
Minimum wages in Eswatini range from SZL 420.00 to SZL 600.00.
In Eswatini, for each hour of extra work performed by an employee, an overtime rate of 150% shall be applied to their basic rate. If the extra work is performed on a rest day, the overtime rate will be 200%.
There is no mandatory requirement for a 13th-month pay in Eswatini
There is no statutory contribution for employer in Eswatini.
There is no statutory contribution for employee. However, all the employee must contribute a graded tax (poll tax) of SZL 1.50 per month.
|Taxable income (SZL)||Tax rate|
|0 – 100,000||SZL 0 plus 20% of taxable income in excess of SZL 0|
|100,000 – 150,000||SZL 20,000 plus 25% of taxable income in excess of SZL 100,000|
|150,000 – 200,000||SZL 32,500 plus 30% of taxable income in excess of SZL 150,000|
|200,000 and above||SZL 47,500 plus 33% of taxable income in excess of SZL 200,000|
The Standard VAT in Eswatini is 15%
An employment contract may be terminated in many circumstances. It can either be due to resignation, unreasonable employee conduct, breach of contract, redundancy, or end of probationary period. In most cases, a notice period must be observed.
For employees during the probationary period, a notice may not be necessary if an employment contract is terminated. For employees outside probationary status, their notice period may last from one week to one month. However, an additional 5 days will be added for every year of service.
Terminated employees may receive a severance pay equivalent to 10 day’s worth of wages for every year of continuous service, excluding the first year.
To work legally in Eswatini, a foreign employee must secure a work permit. It is a type of temporary residence permit that, when approved, is valid for 2 years and can be renewed thereafter.