How does South Africa compare to the hardest working countries in the world?

According to ILO data, the average worker across the globe will spend 40 hours a week at their place of work. However, the data also reveals this can vary greatly between nations and continents.

South Africa is just one of the African countries that appear in the data, see below the full list of African countries and where they place in the list of hardest-working countries.

RankCountryAverage working week (hours)
5thNambia45
6thEgypt44
6thAlgeria44
7thSouth Africa43
8thSeychelles42
9thZambia41
10thUganda40
10thGhana40
11thMauritius39
17thRwanda33

Africa’s working week averages out as 41 hours, which is more than the working weeks of over half of the countries included in the data.

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