Thulas Nxesi informs Parliament about the govt's steps to put a stop to child labour

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Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi.
Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi.
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More than half a million children in South Africa are engaged in child labour - and, compared to other population groups, black children, especially in KwaZulu-Natal, are more likely to be victims.

According to the government's figures, there has been a decline in the number of children involved in child labour since 2010. Furthermore, girls were more likely to be exposed to hazardous conditions, compared to boys.

This was revealed by Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi in a response to a parliamentary question from IFP MP Liezl van der Merwe.

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