How do women fare in the South African labour market?
The South African labour market is more favourable to men than it is to women and men are more likely to be in paid employment than women, regardless of race.
According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey
released by Statistics South Africa, the official unemployment rate has been relatively high since 2008. In the last decade, the rate has increased from 23,2% in the first quarter of 2008 to 27,2% in the second quarter of 2018.