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Research outputs: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

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2016 Understanding occupational choices of low-skilled workers in South Africa

This policy brief explores some attitudinal factors based on work-seekers' reflections on the most valued job attributes that affect worksee...

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2016 Mapping key role players and SETA partnerships: a design and methodology to guide research on skills development systems

This research guide is based on an LMIP project: A study of labour market interactive capabilities, structures and mechanisms in diverse pos...

2016 The shifting boundaries of artisanal work and occupations

The project attempts to give insight into the changing nature of artisanal work with the main research question being: Has the work of artis...

2016 Why changes to occupational domains matter for artisanal skills planning in South Africa

Artisan training in South Africa has come under the spotlight to address a major gap in the labour market at the intermediate skills level a...

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