Artisans and technicians in South Africa: what the future holds

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Wildschut, G.Ralphs
KEYWORDS: ARTISAN, EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, TECHNICIANS
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-july-to-sept-2016/artisans-and-technicians-in-sa
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9381

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Abstract

There are widespread claims of a shortage of artisans in South Africa. While there is general agreement that artisan development is crucial, there is little consensus about the scale and nature of the demand, or about the nature and quality of artisanal training and work preparation. Angelique Wildschut and Gerard Ralphs report.