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Getting Skills Right: South Africa

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This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances in South Africa. It provides an assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; education and training policies targeting skills development and investment for individuals and employers; job creation policies to develop skills through on-the-job learning; and policies facilitating the entry of migrants with skills that are in demand. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat.

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Skills assessment and anticipation system in South Africa

In order to design policies that effectively tackle existing or anticipated skills imbalances, countries must thoroughly analyse their demand for and supply of skills. The findings from these skills needs assessment exercises can feed into a range of policies, such education and training, employment and migration policies, to make them more responsive to labour market needs. This chapter documents the different skill needs assessment exercises put in place in South Africa, highlighting the various information sources and stakeholders involves.

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