Key trends in artisanal supply and demand in the metals and related services sector

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Roodt, M.Visser, A.Wildschut, G.Kruss
KEYWORDS: ARTISAN, METALS AND RELATED SERVICES SECTOR, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8964

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Abstract

To lay the foundation, the first stage of the project is to take stock of artisanal skilling with a quantitative lens, the task of this technical report. The report will describe analytically the size and nature of the artisanal population, as well as the extent and nature of artisanal skills supply and demand, in order to contextualize the case study research adequately. The technical report is divided into four sections. The first section will deal with the datasets utilised, the methodological steps taken to aid the analysis, as well as the limitations inherent in the use of the datasets and methodological approach. Sections two and three will update available data on artisanal skills supply and demand in the Metals and Related Services Sector since 2005, relative to the national population. The final section of the report will then draw together key empirical trends characterising artisanal skills supply and demand in the sector, to raise questions for further qualitative analysis.