Skills Development

Skills Development in South Africa is governed under the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998, which has subsequently been amended a number of times. The national government's Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for managing and developing all higher education and skills development training. The current Minister is Dr Blade Nzimande.

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on the youth to take up skills that will develop and serve the needs of the economy.

Black youth media company - Diprente - has won big at the Annecy International Animation Festival 2018 in France.

John Quincy Adams said that “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more…you are a leader.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on companies to go out of their way to employ young graduates as a way of growing the economy.

Once students enter university, they tend to be more experienced and confident about their career path and future employment prospects.

 

 

Empowering the youth through on-the-job learning and development is one way of moving South Africa’s young folk to the centre of the country’s economic ecosystem.

City’s pilot project upskills youths while creating a steady stream of employees for the call centre sector.

To be prepared for the future of work we need to change the way with think about the skills we require.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s YES programme a positive step in the right direction, and well help allow the very necessary transfer of trade skills, improving unemployment and economy.

South Africa’s skills shortages in critical sectors remain an obstacle to growth. Renewed efforts to find solutions and to place skills development at the centre of the country’s development agenda are welcomed. However, there are critical gaps which require immediate attention.

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