Occupations in high demand in South Africa: a technical report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy, M.Rogan, B.Mncwango, S.Chabane
KEYWORDS: SKILLS DEMAND, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10843

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Abstract

The purpose of this technical report is to present the background, the theoretical debates, the methodologies and the processes leading to the development of the 2018 list of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) for South Africa. Numerous reports have cited the challenges of skills shortages in the country as bottlenecks in both the production of goods and the provisioning of services within both the public and private sectors. For the government, and, more specifically, the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) System, to respond effectively to the skills needs of the country, it is thus important, firstly, to understand the nature and extent of skills needs, and, secondly, to adopt specific interventions that will respond to the skills challenges facing the country.