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2008 Enterprise training

Using research findings of four studies commissioned between 2002 and 2004, and data from the Department of Labour on the now completed firs...

2008 A critical review of the national skills development strategy in South Africa

This article provides an update on the Special Edition of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training 57, no. 3, 2005, which focused on...

2008 Training stepped up: achievements and new challenges

The recent release of the South African National Skills (NSS) 2007 survey by the Department of Labour presents an important opportunity to c...

2004 Understanding the size of the problem: the National Skills Development Strategy and enterprise training in South Africa

This chapter will explore the extent to which the ambitious goals of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS), are being realised. I...