Question NW69 to the Minister of Employment and Labour

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23 September 2019 - NW69

Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

1. What number of persons in each province is employed in the South African retail sector?

Reply:

PERSONS EMPLOYED IN THE TRADE SECTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA

PROVINCE

TOTAL_ACTIVE_EMPLOYEES (AS ON 23-JUN-2019)

GAUTENG

2 029 714

WESTERN CAPE

1 212 098

KWAZULU NATAL

695 013

MPUMALANGA

293 531

EASTERN CAPE

258 762

FREE STATE

107 266

NORTH WEST

69 609

LIMPOPO

67 714

NORTHERN CAPE

48 163

GRAND TOTAL

4 781 870

Source: UIF Operations system

According to the operations system of the UIF more than 4.7 million people are employed in the trade sector in South Africa. The provinces of Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal has 82% of the employees with Gauteng alone contributing 42% of the total employees. The Northern Cape has the least number of employees at just over 48 000.

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