the national economy
employment by industry
employment by occupation
Gauteng employment & unemployment
national unemployment
the skills challenge
improving education
decent work
decent work who?
decent work where?
the spatial economy
the national economy
Gauteng has been, and remains today, the hub of the South African economy as a whole. The figure below shows GDP contribution per province, clearly illustrating Gauteng’s considerable share of the national economy.
provincial contributions to GDP in 2008

StatsSA (24 November 2009) '3rd Quarter GDP 2009 and GDP-Regional (GDPR) for 2008': excel file,  accessed at
(Note: the Gauteng figure excludes Merafong, and so it is a lower percentage than that stated in the introduction)