What can South Africa learn from skills development for enterprise development experiences in the rest of Africa?

SOURCE: Africa Insight
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.McGrath
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2688
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/7943
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7943

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Abstract

South Africa is beginning to develop programmes to address skills development for enterprise development. However, the knowledge base on which these are based is very weak given the lack of detailed academic research on this field in South Africa to date. Moreover, there is a tendency for sectoral specialists in parts of this area to develop interventions in ignorance of trends and experience in other sectors. It is important, therefore, to consider the lessons that are provided by experiences in this area in other parts of Africa in the last forty years. This paper reviews such experiences.