Matter of Fact: South Africa does not have longest working hours in the world

News outlet eNCA reported that according to new data from the University of Oxford, South Africa has the longest working hours in the world.

However, this is incorrect.

After being alerted of the claim, Africa Check has found that South Africa is ranked number 8 of the list of countries with the longest working hours.

Speaking to Azania Mosaka, Africa Check deputy chief editor Kate Wilkinson gives the details of how they got to the accurate rankings.

When we look at the rankings we see that right at the top according to this study Cambodia tops the rankings with 2,456 hours worked on average per person per year.

Kate Wilkinson, Deputy chief editor - Africa Check

We are not first and the article that was on eNCA had its facts wrong.

Kate Wilkinson, Deputy chief editor - Africa Check

Listen to the full interview below...


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