South Africa: skills development as a tool for social and economic development

SOURCE: Vocational education and training in southern Africa: a comparative study
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2005
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Akoojee, A.Gewer, S.McGrath
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.Akoojee, A.Gewer, S.McGrath
KEYWORDS: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
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Abstract

In this chapter, we explore the efforts that have been made to overcome the legacy of educational and economic segregation and failure. We consider the extent to which new policies, institutions and delivery mechanisms are succeeding in building a new, inclusive and high-quality skills development system, and highlight some of the key weaknesses that still remain.