Looking at the biggest industries in terms of monetary value doesn’t always pain the right picture in terms of the employment it generates. In South Africa, where employment opportunities are slim it may be worth spending your time looking at formal sector industries which employ the most. Here they are:


jobs by industry south africa


The government sectors provide the most employees in South Africa coming in at 2 710 966 of the 10 173 208 currently in place in South Africa. In a close second and third is the Financial intermediation, insurance, real estate and business services sector with 2,3 million employees and the Wholesale, retail and motor trade; hotels and restaurants sector with 2,2 million respectively.