Skills supply and demand in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy, H.Bhorat, M.Powell, M.M.Visser, F.Arends
KEYWORDS: LABOUR MARKET, SKILLS DEMAND, SKILLS SUPPLY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9408

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Abstract

This report provides a holistic understanding of the current supply and demand for skills in South Africa, and represents one of the first attempts to analyse how the two interact to inform future skills policy to support an inclusive economic growth path. The analytical approach used in this report represents a radical departure from manpower forecasting and attempts to understand the complexities and intricacies around how supply and demand interact, and the corresponding implications for reform.