South Africa has not seen a sweeping "Great Resignation" trend like developed countries. But that might be changing.
In richer countries, labour markets tightened in the past year as record numbers of employees resigned from their jobs.
South Africa has seen the loss of highly skilled professionals to emigration, while others have quit their jobs to work remotely for international firms. But the country has not seen the same mass resignation trend. PwC believes that's because SA's economy only fully opened in 2022. Before that, companies were not pushing for the return to the office like in developed economies that have been living free of lockdowns for much longer.