Category: 'skills development'

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Community Safety Initiative Gender-Based Violence Program

This report takes a look at how women, who are refugees and have experienced gender based violence, can empower themselves by starting income generating projects. The report shows how women can gain skills and education from the programmes run by the ARC organization. This project is important as it demonstrates how women in poverty can provide sustainable […]

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Rural Income Generating Activities: Whatever Happened to the Institutional Vacuum? Evidence from Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Vietnam

This paper looks at how income generation activities in the countries of Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Vietnam have been successful. It looks at the rural areas of these countries and argues that non-farm activities can be successful. At the same time the article argues that proper investment into income generating activities needs to occur so […]

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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

This policy document looks at the different sectors of agriculture, forestry and fisheries and the challenges they face. The policy advocates for a strategy which will increase economic growth, skills development and environmental sustainability.

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Prospects for South Africa’s Future

This report focuses on what interventions need to be done in order to develop South Africa economically, socially and politically. The report looks at how strategic programmes and processes can be done in order to move South Africa in a positive direction.

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Interrogating Youth Leadership Development in South Africa: Overview and Leadership for a Winning Nation Strategy

This strategy focuses on how youth can be developed into leaders. The strategy gives an overview of the current situation of young South Africans and how they have been developed into leaders in various programmes being run by various organizations, corporates and civil society. This article gives a practical idea on how youth can be […]

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National Skills Development Strategy III

The strategy focuses on integrating higher education with training in order to ensure students are equipped for the workplace. The strategy advocates for an established institution of skills and planning so that school leavers and unemployed individuals can gain basic numeracy and literacy skills.

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Skills Shortage in South Africa:Summary of facts per sector

The report looks at specific skills shortages in South Africa and summarizes the facts and figures of skills shortages for each sector.

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Skills Shortages in South Africa: A Literature review

The paper provides a literature review of the skills shortages in South Africa. A historical look at skills shortages and government policies, as well as important definitions, provides a proper context for grasping this important concept. The paper also reports on the performance of Government skills-oriented institutions and considers learners’ choices in education and training. […]

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Shifting understanding of skills in SA

The book examines the multiple and shifting meanings that skill has taken on in South Africa and more specifically, how it is being considered in policies and practices. The book combines articles that consider historical and contemporary outlooks and look at technical and vocational education provision, training policies under apartheid and their effects, and agricultural […]