Sectoral insights into the scarce skills debate

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.A.McGrath
KEYWORDS: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS PROFILE
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2583

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Abstract

By 2011 South Africa will have an estimated shortfall of 19 000 nurses, and while the country trains enough doctors to serve the population, the problem of a huge shortage of doctors in the public sector will probably not be solved in the near future. This article gives insights into scarce skills and the current debate around skills development.