The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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The first in a series of biennial reviews, this comprehensive study by the HSRC's Research Programme on Human Resources Development (HRD) defines key education and training, labour market and macro-economic indicators in South Africa.

Examining socio-economic and political contexts, as well as the demand, supply and scarcity of skills, this vast volume of research gives a comprehensive assessment of HRD trends. Along with its companion web-based data warehouse, it is an invaluable, user-friendly resource for policy-makers, planners, managers and educators at both national and institutional levels.

The review concludes from all this data that HRD challenges are cross-sectoral and advises government to develop versatile, inter-departmental policies to successfully address human resource development in South Africa.

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Format : 215mm x 300mm
Pages : 740
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2049-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2049-2
Publish Year : 2003

List of tables and figures
Acronyms and abbreviations
1. HRD and 'Joined-Up' Policy
Andre Kraak

Section 1: Context
2. Overview of the South African Economy
Anna McCord
3. Overview of Industrial Policy
Miriam Altman & Marina Mayer
4. The Skills Requirements of Specific Economic Sectors
Pundy Pillay
5. Employment and Labour Market Trends
Anna McCord & Haroon Bhorat
6. The Informal Economy
Richard Devey, Caroline Skinner & Imraan Valodia
7. The Social and Human Development Context
Debbie Budlender
8. The Impact of HIV/AIDS
Jocelyn Vass
9. Science Policy Indicators
Nelius Boshoff & Johann Mouton
10. Skills Migration
Tracy Bailey
11. International Benchmarks
Debbie Budlender

Section 2: Supply
12. Public Expenditure on Education
Russell Wildeman
13. Public Schooling
Helen Perry & Fabian Arends
14. Public Further Education and Training Colleges
Glen Fisher, Ros Jaff, Lesley Powell & Graham Hall
15. Public Higher Education
George Subotzky
16. Independent Schooling
Jacques L du Toit
17. Private Further Education and Training
Salim Akoojee
18. Private Higher Education and Training
George Subotzky
19. Enterprise Training
Azeem Badroodien

Section 3: Scarce Skills
20. Forecasting the Demand for Scarce Skills, 2001-2006
Ingrid Woolard, Philip Kneebone & Deborah Lee
21. Educators
Luis Crouch & Helen Perry
22. Academics
Charlton Koen
23. Medical Practitioners and Nurses
Elsje Hall & Johan Erasmus
24. Engineers and Technicians
Grov Steyn & Reza C Daniels
25. Biotechnologists
David R Walwyn
26. Managers
Frank M Horwitz & Angus Bowmaker-Falconer
27. ICT and Associated Professionals
Percy Moleke, Andrew Paterson & Joan Roodt
28. HRD and the Skills Crisis
Andre Kraak


Compiled by the Human Resources Development (HRD) of Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

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