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Latest items for South Africa

June 17, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Table 11 shows real average hourly earnings (in 2000 prices) of formal and informal workers in non-agricultural employment, 2005 – 2007. Regarding formal employment, in 2005 the average hourly earning for men was of 20.912 (19.474 for wage employee and 40.674 for self-employed); for women it was 19.060 (18.510 for wage employees and 31.810 for self-employed. In 2006, the average hourly earnings for men was of 24.025 (20.921 for wage employees and 64.355 for self-employed); for women it was 19.752 (18.838 for wage employees and 39.439 for self-employed). Lastly, in 2007 the average hourly earnings for men was of 23.030 (21.105 for wage employees and 50.853 for self-employed); for women...more
June 17, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The percentage point decline in the unemployment rate was greater among women than men (4.47% vs. 2.04%) but unemployment rates remained higher among women than men over the entire period. In 2007, for example, about 28 per cent of women over the age of 15 were unemployed compared to 21 per cent of men" (12). "Unemployment rates among both men and women were lower in metro areas as compared with non-metro areas" (12). Table 2 displays labor market status of the working age population in South Africa by metro status and gender, 2005 – 2007. Regarding not economically active population: in 2005 the national total was of 13,628,999 people, 5,309,992...more
June 17, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"Using an employment-based definition of informal work, the number of persons in non-agricultural informal employment in South Africa was estimated at 3.96 million in 2005 but fell to 3.65 million in 2007. As a share of total non-agricultural employment, informal employment declined from 34 per cent in 2005 to 30 per cent in 2007" (6). "There is an approximately equal number of men and women in the informal economy, but informal employment contributes a larger share to total employment among women than among men. In metro areas, women in informal employment are more likely than their male counterparts to be wage employees, but the converse applies in non-metro areas" (6)....more
June 17, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic work is dominated by women while elementary occupations are held predominantly by men" (6). It is referring to informal employment (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Compared with formal workers, informal workers are more likely to be women and to have never been married. They are also more likely to live in larger households with children, and particularly children under the age of seven. Significantly lower levels of educational attainment are also reported among informal workers when compared with formal workers" (7). "2007. Employment growth was concentrated between 2005 and 2006, where employment increased among both men and women. From 2006 to 2007, however, employment increases were only exhibited among women while employment...more
June 17, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"The percentage point decline in the unemployment rate was greater among women than men (4.47% vs. 2.04%) but unemployment rates remained higher among women than men over the entire period. In 2007, for example, about 28 per cent of women over the age of 15 were unemployed compared to 21 per cent of men" (12)
June 10, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: India, South Africa
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Just 37 per cent of women in the UK, South Africa and India report the violence they’ve experienced at the hands of men, according to polling by ActionAid and YouGov published on Thursday. But of those women, fewer than half described the reporting process as positive. Nearly 60 per cent of these women said the experience was traumatic, and roughly half felt they were not listened to or were blamed for what happened. Almost 70 per cent of women in the three countries said the perpetrator 'got away with it'" (para 2-4). The graph presented shows the Percent of women who reported male violence to police agreeing the experience was...more
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 45% of the total labor force in South Africa (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in South Africa are not legally required to obey their husbands (135). In South Africa, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in South Africa (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in South Africa can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

South African law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in South Africa is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment but not education. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in South Africa can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in South Africa (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in South Africa (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in South Africa (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the South Africa, there is no legislation designating head of household status (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in South Africa of at least 14 weeks. Women does not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (135). Parents in South Africa are not able to work...more
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: GP-DATA-5

South African law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

South African law does mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in South africa can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in South Africa (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in South Africa can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in South Africa of at least 14 weeks. Women do not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in South Africa (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in South Africa is free and compulsory (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of South Africa provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in South Africa can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (135).
May 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in South Africa can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (135). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in South Africa, and so is discrimination based on marital status (135).