skills development

 
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
First the bad news. After 15 years in the global economic growth fast lane, sub-Saharan Africa is reeling from the effects of falling commodity...
Magashule: Cadre deployment is here to stay
Magashule: Cadre deployment is here to stay
Free State Premier Ace Magashule says the ANC will never abandon its deployment policy, despite widespread criticism that it was contributing to...
How can we meet our skills needs if we don't know what they are?
How can we meet our skills needs if we don't know what they are?
In April this year, the department of higher education and training released for public comment a government gazette titled the National Scarce...
The role of universities in averting disaster
The role of universities in averting disaster
We are facing a looming disaster in the South African education sector. Unless we do something about the poor quality of our basic education...
Skills strategy an incoherent business
Skills strategy an incoherent business
Our "national skills training ­strategy" is dysfunctional. What remains unclear is whether it is because of simple political and...
Education and jobs don't add up
Education and jobs don't add up
Profound conceptual problems arise from the untested assumptions that pervade much of the thinking and research on the relationship between...
The enduring fallacies that plague official skills policies
The enduring fallacies that plague official skills policies
No policy changes in the past two or more years show evidence that we will soon be seeing skilled workers emerge at the rate all producers of goods...
FET colleges cast the net wider
FET colleges cast the net wider
Students who enrol at further education and training (FET) colleges benefit from training programmes that increase their chances of employment and...
Making skills acquisition work for everyone
Making skills acquisition work for everyone
The national development plan released last year by Trevor Manuel's planning commission has had a mixed reception: high praise from some commentators is matched by disappointment from others. What the plan says about skills training policy certainly inclines me to the negative end of...
The World of winemaking
The World of winemaking
Howard Booysen's name is slowly gaining in popularity within the local wine industry. He is the first black apprentice selected to study the art of...
Growth fails to deliver jobs
Growth fails to deliver jobs
The government's ambitious new growth plan seems to be faltering, with new research showing that South Africa's economic growth would have to soar...
Help at hand: Invo Tech at DUT
Help at hand: Invo Tech at DUT
Have a bright idea that could be marketable but don't know where to begin? Entrepreneurs and innovators will welcome the launch of Invo Tech at the...

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