SA's burgeoning skills crisis.

Position:Business Briefs - South Africa - Brief Article
 
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The demand in South Africa for people with skills has increased by 230% while the need for unskilled labour has dropped by 39%, underlining an acute skills crisis gripping the country. According to Statistics SA, about one million jobs were lost from February to September last year - which translates to the fact that of SA's economically active population of 18.5m, 7.7m are unemployed.

The shock statistics have spurred the department of labour to award 1,000 university bursaries with a...

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