Boosting Jobs and Economic Growth with a 24-hour Work Day

Four day work week or 24-hour work day? These are just some of ideas being punted right now.

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While some argue for a shorter four day work week, there are now calls for a 24-hour work day!

Vuyiswa Ramokgopa, chairperson of the National Property Practitioners Council, says that a move to a 24 hour city is the key to growing the city.

Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) responsible for finance, Julie Suddaby, hosted an engagement session on Monday (13 June), where businesses urged the city to re-imagine a 24-hour city to unlock opportunities.

The executives said it was possible for Johannesburg to model other first-world cities such as New York, Buenos Aires or Tokyo which benefit significantly from a night-time economy. The residents and tourists in these cities enjoy the twenty-four-hour cafés, supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, public transport and other services.


Certainly increasing production is the key to creating jobs, growing businesses and building a better economy, but is it doable and how long might it take?

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