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Tuesday 20 November 2018, 13:46 pm.
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Number of foreign workers go up

The number of expatriate workers in Botswana has risen by 32 percent, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has said.
By Staff Writer Tue 20 Nov 2018, 20:27 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Number of foreign workers go up








The CSO reports that most of the expatriates work in agricultural and construction sectors. The Chinese are the majority in the self-employed permit holders while Zimbabweans are dominant overall. Chinese traders have established bases in most parts of Africa, where they specialise in the importation of cheap retail commodities.

For the first quarter of the year, the CSO says Wholesale and Retail Trade was the dominant activity for self-employed work permit holders with 1,371 persons (26.9 percent) followed by Real Estate with 1,353 persons (26.6 percent).

 Mining and Quarrying had the lowest number of expatriates with seven people or 0.1 percent work permit holders. Agriculture employs the highest number of foreigners, about 30 percent of the work permit holders followed by construction and manufacturing.

The CSO says there was a total of 16,401 work permit holders in Botswana by the end of March 2009. Of these, 11,306 (68.9 percent) are employees while 5, 095 (31.1 percent) are self- employed.

The CSO says that the total number of permit holders can be used by government to check whether localisation efforts are succeeding or not. "The figures indicates that Zimbabwe recorded the highest number of employee work permit holders with 6,922 persons (61.2 percent) followed by China with 1,273 persons (11.3 percent) while South Africa recorded 767 persons (6.8 percent). The least was

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Ghana with 57 persons (0.5 percent).

"For self-employed, China was the dominant work permit holders with 998 persons (19.6 percent) followed by Indian Sub-Continent with 935 persons (18.4 percent) and the least was Ghana with 15 persons (0.3 percent). 

"The majority of work permit holders were males 12,659 (77.2 percent). Work permit holders went up by 799 persons (5.1 percent) as compared to the previous quarter," the CSO says. By age groups, the distribution shows that a large proportion of work permit holders are between 25-29 years with 2,629 persons (23.3 percent), followed by 30-34 and 35-39 years old with 2,507 (22.2 percent) and 2,119 persons (18.7 percent) respectively.

The figures shows that most employee work permit holders are engaged in agriculture 3,387 (30.0 percent) followed by construction with 2,001 (17.7 percent) while real estate and manufacturing had 1,635 (14.5 percent) and 1,184 (10.5 percent) persons respectively. The lowest numbers are in electricity and water sector with 78 people (0.7 percent).

The CSO says presentation of work permit holders by occupation and industry gives an indication of jobs currently held by non-citizens or in need of expatriate recruitment.
"This will serve as a useful tool to guide in decision making and policy formulation on the training needs of the country in preparation for localisation," the CSO says.

 

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