That is right down from 779 000 kids engaged in those actions in 2010′ according to the Survey of Activities of Young People Survey issued by StatsSA on Thursday.
The report described child labor as an involvement in many of indicators’ including doing work illegal by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act’ for example working for a commission’ wages or some other payment in kind.
The signs also have kids working for longer hours each week doing home work like fetching water and firewood’ and also school-related function unrelated to study.
Another indication was in which a kid was performing work that interfered with schooling and where a child was absent from school because of work related tasks and where a kid was doing dangerous jobs such as working with explosives and carrying heavy loads.
The largest number of kids (349 000) in child labor were people who labored long hours on all sorts of work united. The second largest number (203 000) were people performing work while 81 000 seemed to be doing work banned by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
Just 4000 children seemed to be absent from school because of work-related activities and 1000 was performing “market-related” actions that interfered with their education.
The survey found that four in five children aged between seven and 17 at South Africa were black but just 29 percent of black African children lived with both parents at the family’ than 75.6% among whites and 74.8% one of Indian/Asian groups.
Statistician General Pali Lehohla said children affected .
“One ought to be cautious that their focus is not detracted from that which they need to perform best’ that is school. You will find things that kids need to do within socialisation`” Lehohla said.
The survey found that of the 11.2 million kids aged seven and 17′ 21.6% have been engaged in economic activities (market creation or generation for own consumption)’ a decrease of 2.6 percentage points in 2015.
In 2015′ the vast majority of kids were included in studying and family chores’ similar to a trend observed in 2010. The proportion of kids who studied only was greatest among the children aged between seven and 10 and it diminished with age.
The survey explained where the two parents were alive’ kids were prone to engage in studying activities only.
“As an example in 2015′ 21.7% of kids with parents alive were included in studying activities only compared to 12.1% among people who have none of those parents alive.
“The plight of missing parents was further depicted in kids who had been included with economic activities and household activities while they were still studying. Approximately 31.7% of kids who were parents were in that class compared to 17.7% among people who have both parents residing`” the survey said.
– TMG Digital