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The employment spectrum changed dramatically overnight and thus we learned to become adaptable and flexible. Having a degree is not enough anymore. At the beginning of 2021, we discussed in our article, that for growth and progression to take place, the one thing that remains vital in every business and industry is that employees and management need to continuously upskill.

Using untrained builders and other workers can lead to savings in the short term, but usually leads to more expensein the long run. Danfoss, the expert in under-floor heating, ensures that their installers are fully trained in an attempt to prevent problems later on.

Malusi Gigaba argues that South Africa must actively recruit skilled workers from other countries in Africa to address our skilled shortages. He accepts that this may be a controversial view but argues that if we don't, other countries will, to ensure they get access to these scarce, skilled individuals.


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