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The nature, extent and effect of skills shortages on skills migration in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Botha, Christoffel Jacobus
dc.contributor.author Rasool, Fatima
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-06T13:10:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-06T13:10:00Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Rasool, F.& Botha, C.J. 2011. The nature, extent and effect of skills shortages on skills migration in South Africa. SA journal of human resource management/SA tydskrif van menslikehulpbronbestuur, 9(1). [http://www.sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1683-7584
dc.identifier.issn 2071-078X (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7825
dc.description.abstract Orientation: South Africa is currently experiencing a serious shortage of skilled workers. It has a negative effect on South Africa’s economic prospects and on global participation in South Africa (SA). This skills shortage severely affects socioeconomic growth and development in SA. Research purpose: This study focuses on the causes and effects of the skills shortages in South Africa. Motivation for the study: The researchers undertook this study to highlight the role that skilled foreign workers can play in supplementing the shortage of skilled workers in South Africa. The shortage is partly because of the failure of the national education and training system to supply the economy with much-needed skills. Research design, approach and method: The researchers undertook a literature study to identify the nature, extent and effect of skills shortages in South Africa. They consulted a wide range of primary and secondary resources in order to acquire an in-depth understanding of the problem. The article explains the research approach and method comprehensively. It also outlines the research method the researchers used. Main findings: This study shows that several factors cause serious skills shortages in SA. Practical/managerial implications: The researchers mention only two significant implications. Firstly, this article provides a logical description of the nature, extent and effect of skills shortages on the economy. Secondly, it indicates clearly the implications of skills shortages for immigration policy. Contribution/value-add: This study confirms the findings of similar studies the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) conducted. Opening the doors to highly skilled immigrants can broaden the skills pool. en_US
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v9i1.287
dc.description.uri http://www.sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm/article/viewFile/287/336
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AOSIS en_US
dc.title The nature, extent and effect of skills shortages on skills migration in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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