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The Human Capital and Labour Research Portal delivers the latest human capital and labour trends and developments in African countries. In addition it provides the user with a better understanding and knowledge of the context of human capital and labour in terms of:
- Employment levels and trends
- Training and skills development
- Skills shortages
- Unemployment and job creation
- Expatriates, immigrants and diaspora
- Wage and salary trends
- Industrial relations
- Inter-cultural challenges
- Economic indicators
- Standards of living
- Labour market efficiency
- Human resources profession and more.
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Human Capital and Labour Research now available on a digital platform!
Over the past two years a team of researchers at KR have produced a set of 17 country reports containing the most up-to-date and data-rich content available on the state of human capital in African countries.
The Human Capital and Labour Research Portal has evolved from the above mentioned Human Capital and Labour Reports. The online portal offers the same in-depth knowledge on human capital and labour trends and developments but is now offered on a digital platform, with regular updates. The Human Capital and Labour Research Portal is not just a databank of data. It offers in-depth analyses of the labour forces in individual countries. The data has been analysed, is up-to-date, verified and interpreted. Each section includes implications, challenges and recommendations for HR professionals, talent and training managers, policy makers, researchers, investors, etc. Learn more
South Africa - Technological advances of the fourth industrial revolution are disrupting labour markets globally and changing the nature of work. A new section added to all Human Capital and Labour Reports analyses the impact of these changes on African countries, many of which will experience massive influxes into their labour markets over the next decades owing to their large youth populations. Read More
Ghana - Ghana’s inflation rate rose to 17.2% in 2015 from 15.5% in 2014. This rate is high compared to many other African economies. The almost one third of Ghanaians who live on an income of less than $1.25 per day were particularly hard-hit by consumer price increases. Read More
Kenya - Since the beginning of 2016, over 100 Kenyan secondary schools have been burnt down, resulting in over 6,000 pupils being sent home. This will have a significant negative effect on secondary schooling both in the short and medium-term. Read More
South Africa - Last month, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande announced plans to implement a dual system – combining classroom education and workplace learning – in SETA training centres within the next two years. This system will replicate some of the partnerships with business already taking place, in which companies are partnering with colleges and training centres to help provide youngsters with on-the-job skills. Read More
South Africa - Between the last quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, 521,000 South Africans joined the ranks of the unemployed. Of the 5.7 million South Africans who were unemployed in the first quarter of 2016, 65% are in long-term unemployment, and have been unemployed for over a year. Read More
Tanzania - At the end of 2014 it was recorded that there were 29 registered trade unions in Tanzania, mainland and 9 registered trade unions in Tanzania, Zanzibar. For more information read here Read More
Ghana - The most recent labour market information available on employment per industry sector indicates that 46.1% of the total working adult population is employed in the Agri-business sector. This sector is the biggest industry in Ghana. For more information read here. Read More
Ghana - On average, 72.1% of the 15–64 year age group is economically active, with slightly more men than women participating at any point in time. Of the employed economically active population, 47% are self-employed with no employees. For more information read here. Read More
Mozambique - As of February 2016 Mozambique's currency has fallen, becoming the third-worst performing in the world. In order to boost short-term growth the country needs to focus on the potential of liquefied natural gas projects, which have the ability to generate a total of USD 500 billion and increase the country's GDP growth to 24% between 2021 and 2025. Read More
Ghana - Ghana has made significant improvements on its ranking on both the Ibrahim Index of African Governance and the Corruptions Perception Index. For the latest country profile updates read more here. Read More
Nigeria - Nigeria's ranking on the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) has improved from 42.6% in 2000 to 44.9% in 2015. Despite this the country's ranking on the Corruption Perception Index has deteriorated, slipping two places from 134 to 136 over the period from 2010 to 2015. Read More
Nigeria - As of late 2015 Nigeria has been engaged in a minimum wage debate with proponents calling for a review of the 2011 minimum wage of N 18,000. To find out more on the latest wage and salary trends, read more here. Read More
Uganda - Uganda's ranking in terms of capacity for innovation has improved significantly, increasing from 102nd in 2013 to 86th in 2015/2016. Innovation in Uganda has been updated according to the latest Global Competitiveness Report (2015-2016). Read More
Uganda - In 2013 the majority (71.9%) of Uganda's labour force was engaged in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry. For more on the latest information regarding employment by industry read here. Read More
Uganda - Uganda's unemployment rate has remained below 5% since 1990. Unemployment is most prevalent in rural areas, and in the Central region of the country. For more of the most up to date information on employment and unemployment trends in Uganda click here. Read More
Uganda - Uganda's economically active population (EAP) has increased by 36% over a nine year period from 11 million to over 15 million in 2014. For more of the latest updates with regards to Uganda's EAP read more here. Read More
Uganda - Uganda has made significant improvements on the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) for all indicators, especially "Human Development" and "Participation and and human rights". Despite these improvements, the country's ranking on the Corruptions Perception Index has dropped from 127th in 2010 to 139th in 2015. For the more of the latest information on Uganda's Country Profile click here. Read More
Tanzania - Tanzania's overall score on the Ibrahim Index of African Governance has improved by 2%, the country's ranking has however fallen from 16th in 2012 to 18th in 2015. For more Country Profile updates on Tanzania, including an updated Corruption Perceptions Index ranking, read more here. Read More
Tanzania - Entrepreneurship has become a critical feature in Tanzania's job creation strategy and promises to be a key driver in boosting the country's economy. For more updated information of job creation strategies and programmes in Tanzania, read more here. Read More
Tanzania - Tanzania has a high labour force participation rate of 78.2%. The majority of the population (91.2%) are employed in the informal sector of Tanzania's economy. Click here for more updates on employment and unemployment trends in Tanzania. Read More
Kenya - Kenya's country profile has been updated. According to the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, Kenya's overall ranking has improved by 13%. In addition Kenya's ranking on the Corruptions Perception Index has improved from 154th in 2010 to 139th in 2015. Read More
Zambia - Absorption and participation rates in the Zambian economy have been updated with the latest data. The most recent data show there was almost an 80% participation rate overall in 2014. Read More
Zambia - The economic activity status of the Zambian population has been updated. The latest data shows that a substantial proportion of the population (70%) is economically active and employed. Read More
Kenya - According to the latest statistics only 2.37 million people (13.5%) were employed in the formal sector of the Kenya's economy in 2014. Click here for the latest statistics of employment by industry sector in Kenya. Read More
Kenya - Kenya's economically active population (EAP) has grown by 33.5% since 2005, resulting in a total labour force of 17.5 million people. For more updates on Kenya's EAP follow this link. Read MoreAll Updates
This is a valuable source of information on human capital and labour developments in various African countries. It offers the most comprehensive and integrated research of its kind and we have used the data to analyse labour market trends and human capital business risks. I would highly recommend this to HR and business leaders with current business operations in these countries or who wish to enter African markets.
Vice President: Human Resources
Former HR Director, Massmart
Some of the organisations who have already accessed these reports, include: Massmart, PwC, Group Five, Imperial, AngloGold Ashanti, UJ, UTI, Old Mutual, Transnet, Monash, KFC, Media24, Mr Price and many more.