Opportunities for investment, growth and poverty reduction hinge on Infrastructure development, education and skills development and agriculture.
"We [the ANC] are not ashamed of cadre deployment. We will continue to implement it without fail," says the Free State premier.
The state’s ‘scarcity list’ is misleading, its analysis faulty and its data selective and in parts wrong.
Higher education can make a lasting contribution to the Africa's education challenges
The article "Business won't buy skills plan" poses a serious challenge to South African business, writes Sean Archer from Rondebosch.
Market-driven skills policies limit the potential of social development.
The role of private-sector employers needs far greater recognition in government's thinking.
Prospective students need to know how and why FET colleges increase their chances of employment and self-sustainability.
Employers must be recognised as the instigators and funders of this vital task, says Sean Archer.
If you have an aptitude for maths and engineering you could be a winemaker.
A number of SA businesses have to grow by 50% for the 2020 target of five million jobs to be met.
The Durban University of Technology lends a helping hand to entrepreneurs with bright ideas by launching an "innovation uncubator".
One of the biggest gripes of business in the employment-equity and skills debate is the fact that there are not enough properly qualified people.
If learners had been trained from the beginning simply to think, many more would drop out of the sites of miseducation we continue to call our school.
Questions are being asked about the usefulness of a R500-million youth development programme being launched.
The effectiveness of recent initiatives will depend on the institutions that will implement them, writes Jackie Carroll.
Recently a lot has been said about the Setas, but some of it has served to obfuscate rather than clarify the role of these institutions.
But FET colleges remain the most vulnerable sector in the skills development landscape, writes Fiona Cameron-Brown.
Can the further education and training system cope with sudden expansion?