Find Human Resources expertise in South Africa
South Africa has an 88% adult literacy rate (2006) and although the country has 11 official languages, English is spoken and understood by most. South Africa’s labour force participation rate is 54.8% (2009). In a 2007 labour force survey, the upper skill level occupations were classified in the following way in terms of participation: legislators, senior officials and managers (7%); professionals (6%); technicians and associate professionals (9%); and clerks (9%). Foreign nationals who want to work or trade in South Africa must obtain a work permit, and can acquire information from the South African Department of Home Affairs. Human resources companies are mostly based in the major cities.