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The Active Population in Figures

201820192020
Labour Force 1,049,3991,076,4931,086,713

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 
201720182019
Total activity rate 73.11%73.07%73.05%
Men activity rate 78.76%78.40%78.08%
Women activity rate 68.02%68.23%68.46%

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
45 hours (a nine-hour five-day week) or alternatively an eight hour six day. Persons employed solely to watch over any property of the industry can work 10 hours a day or up to 60 hours a week. A rest day, of at least 24 consecutive hours, (typically Sunday), is given in every period of seven consecutive days.
Retirement Age
Early retirement starts at 45 years whereas normal retirement is age 60.
Working Contracts
Pursuant to the Part III of the Employment Act of 1982, contracts of employment may be oral, written, expressed or implied. Contracts of employment for unspecified periods of time may be terminated in as short as one day (where the wages are payable in respect of any period exceeding a day but less than a week) or as long as 6 weeks (where an employee whose wages are payable in respect of any period exceeding a day has been in continuous employment for 10 or more years).
Labour Laws
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the labor regulations that apply to local entreprises.

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Cost of Labour

Minimum Wage
BWP 780 per month (source: ILO, 2013, latest available data) (minimum hourly wages vary between BWP 3.21 and BWP 5.79 in 2018, according to the Botswana government).
Average Wage
Gross average monthly wage of men: BWP 5,370 (source: ILO, 2010);
Gross average monthly wage of women: BWP 4,475 (source: ILO, 2010).
Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: 0%
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: There are no social security taxes or contributions in Botswana.

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Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
Botswana has a longstanding tradition of trade unions, the first one (Francistown African Employees' Union) formed in 1948. The country has ratified the International Labour Organisation's core conventions, including Conventions 87 (Freedom of Association) and 98 (Right to Organise). All workers have the right to join trade unions (with the exception of the staff of Botswana Defence Force, Botswana Police Service, Local Police, and Prison Service).
Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU), founded in 1977, is the umbrella organisation regrouping trade unions in the country. BFTU is an affiliate of Southern Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) and International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC).
Unions
Botswana Federation of Trade Unions
Unionisation Rate
Trade union membership is relatively low in Botswana. It is estimated at 60,000-70,000 of the total employed workforce of 306,000 are unionised (Commonwealth Network estimates).
Labour Regulation Bodies
Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs

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