Africa Labour Law

Minimum Age for Employment (years) of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name

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Minimum Age for Hazardous Work (years)
Work Prohibited for Children under 18 years (Type)
Minimum Age for Compulsory Schooling (years)
Forced Labour Prohibition (Source)
Child Work - Age for Entry into Full Time Employment
Minimum Age for Employment (years)
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Algeria18Z: Insufficient Data16C: Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Algeria
Angola18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited12D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Angola
Benin18B: Night Work18B: Labour CodeC: 14 Years14Benin
Botswana18Z: Insufficient DataD: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawB: 15 Years15Botswana
Burkina Faso18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited16D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Burkina Faso
Burundi18B: Night Work12D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Burundi
Cameroon18Z: Insufficient Data12D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Cameroon
Cape Verde18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited15B: Labour CodeB: 15 Years15Cape Verde
Central African Republic18Z: Insufficient Data15B: Labour CodeC: 14 Years14Central African Republic
Chad18B: Night Work16D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Chad
Congo (Brazzaville)16Z: Insufficient Data16Z: Insufficient DataA: 16-18 Years16Congo (Brazzaville)
Côte d’Ivoire18Z: Insufficient Data16Z: Insufficient DataA: 16-18 Years16Côte d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo18Z: Insufficient Data15D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Democratic Republic of the Congo
DjiboutiZ: Insufficient Data16Z: Insufficient DataA: 16-18 Years16Djibouti
Egypt18E: No Clear Provision14A: ConstitutionB: 15 Years15Egypt
Eritrea18Z: Insufficient DataZ: Insufficient DataC: 14 Years14Eritrea
Ethiopia18C: Both overtime and night work prohibitedD: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Ethiopia
Gabon18Z: Insufficient Data16B: Labour CodeA: 16-18 Years16Gabon
Gambia18Z: Insufficient Data12D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Gambia
Ghana18B: Night Work15D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawB: 15 Years15Ghana
Guinea18B: Night Work16D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Guinea
Kenya18B: Night Work14D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Kenya
Lesotho18B: Night Work13D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawB: 15 Years15Lesotho
Liberia18Z: Insufficient Data15A: ConstitutionA: 16-18 Years16Liberia
Libya18Z: Insufficient Data15Z: Insufficient DataB: 15 Years15Libya
Madagascar18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited16B: Labour CodeB: 15 Years15Madagascar
Malawi18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited18D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Malawi
Mali18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited15D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Mali
Mauritania18Z: Insufficient Data14D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Mauritania
Morocco18Z: Insufficient Data15B: Labour CodeB: 15 Years15Morocco
Mozambique18Z: Insufficient Data13D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawB: 15 Years15Mozambique
Namibia18Z: Insufficient Data16D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Namibia
Niger18B: Night Work16D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Niger
Nigeria18Z: Insufficient Data15D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawD: 12-13 Years12Nigeria
Rwanda18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited15B: Labour CodeA: 16-18 Years16Rwanda
Senegal18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited16C: Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawB: 15 Years15Senegal
Somalia18Z: Insufficient DataD: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawB: 15 Years15Somalia
South Africa18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited15D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawB: 15 Years15South Africa
South Sudan18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited13D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14South Sudan
Sudan18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited12D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Sudan
Swaziland18Z: Insufficient DataA: ConstitutionB: 15 Years15Swaziland
Tanzania18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited14D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawC: 14 Years14Tanzania
Togo18B: Night Work15B: Labour CodeB: 15 Years15Togo
Tunisia18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited16C: Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Tunisia
Uganda18C: Both overtime and night work prohibited12D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Uganda
Zambia18B: Night WorkD: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawB: 15 Years15Zambia
Zimbabwe18B: Night Work16D: Provided under any two of the following legislation: Constitution; Labour Code; Criminal Code/Anti-Trafficking LawA: 16-18 Years16Zimbabwe


Weekly Working Hours of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Termination Notice Period for Employment Contracts (in weeks) of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Compensation for Night work (%) of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Premium for Overtime (%) of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Maternity Leave (weeks) of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Paid Vacation (days) of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Weekly Working Hours of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Minimum Age for Employment (years) of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Wage Payments (within days after due date) of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Wage Payments (within days after due date) of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Weekly Working Hours of Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name


Country datacards with Africa as Continent mapped by page name