Africa unemployment - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Africa unemployment


South Africa's jobless rate tops 30% in Q1 2020

Jun 23, 2020 - 10:15 PM

The number of unemployed reaches 7.1 million in South Africa, with the formal sector shedding the most jobs

An informal brick maker makes bricks on the side of the road at the Mamelodi township in Pretoria on June 1, 2020. - South Africa moved into level three of a five-tier lockdown on June 1, 2020, to continue efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.Under level three, all but high-risk sectors of the economy will be allowed to reopen. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP)

Coronavirus threatens nearly 20 million African jobs – study

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:30 PM

An African Union study notes that countries relying heavily on tourism and oil production stand to be hit especially hard

An elderly man at a SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) pay-point in Soweto covers his mouth on March 30, 2020 while queuing. - South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, 2020, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the continent. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Police use stun grenades at Johannesburg election rally

Feb 12, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Militants supporting the ruling party turned violent towards opposition supporters as they stage a march protesting high unemployment in South Africa