From horse riding instructors to pig farmers - Australia wants your skills

2020-01-14 05:00

An Australian skills shortage in certain categories is attracting increased interest from South African experts in these fields, a migration assistant tells Fin24.

When SA firms have to compete for skills

2016-12-02 16:29

More and more local companies are looking for skills overseas as their global counterparts poach from SA, writes Jesse Green.

If you can't read, you can't do maths - Angie Motshekga

2016-07-22 19:05

South Africa can only address its technical skills shortage and fill the skills gap in theeconomy if more learners take up mathematics as a school subject.

UK's skills gap clouds hopes for stronger economy

2015-09-28 13:56

A worsening skills shortage could blight hopes that Britain can overcome years of dire productivity performance, potentially denting its economic expansion in future.

Russia's challenge: Money and talent exodus

2014-08-14 10:45

The Kremlin's worst clash with the West since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union has accelerated the outflow of two of Russia's key assets: Money and brains.

Artisans in great demand

2014-06-19 12:48

Lack of technical competencies paired with rampant skills shortages remains a problem for local employers across various industries, shows a jobs survey.

Two out of three grade tens don’t pass matric

2012-01-19 12:39

Grade tens who never complete their schooling.


Low returns for South Africans who invest in education

2018-01-15 08:00

Our policies on retaining talented professionals need serious consideration if we are to retain the people trained in our universities. Failing to retain human talent will keep South Africa poor, writes Herman Mashaba.

Highly skilled migrants do matter

2016-10-27 12:16

Innovative, highly educated workers have a massive positive impact on the societies they live in. It is vital that SA does everything it can to retain and attract such individuals.

New adoption law may hit skills hurdle

2015-10-04 16:57

As government adds to the pool of adoption social workers in an attempt to help more people adopt, it may have run into the problem of lack of skills.

Skilled trades, engineers most wanted in SA - survey

2015-05-19 12:30

ManpowerGroup’s latest annual Talent Shortage Survey takes a look at the most difficult types of jobs to fill in SA and internationally.

New Singapore labour laws favour locals

2014-08-06 11:11

Singapore is risking losing its business-friendly reputation by implementing new labour laws that prioritise hiring locals over foreigners for middle income jobs.

SA moves on national scarce skills list

2014-05-29 19:33

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has gazetted the national scarce skills list and top 100 occupations in demand.

Ndebele calls for action on skills shortage

2011-10-23 12:35

Transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called on the government and industry to address a severe shortage of skilled maritime professionals.

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