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    Skills shortage hampering policy implementation

    Whilst this story headlines about South Africa's road network woes, I think the real story is the skills shortage comment.
    Radebe said the skills to respond to policy implementations were severely depleted.

    "A number of reasons account for this skills depletion -- the brain drain, our previous education inequalities, the global mobility of the workforce, job-hopping and high turnover rate of public officials," he said.
    full story from M&G here
    I can think of a few other factors that might have contributed...
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Me too Dave!

    A friend suggested the other day that:

    Tax Payers are complaining that they are not getting bang for their buck.
    Government is complaining that there is a skills shortage.
    The skilled are complaining that they cannot get jobs because they may be the wrong skin colour.
    Management are complaining that they cannot employ the skilled but there is no reduction in pressure on them.

    Why not..............simply place the entire BBEEE and Affirmative Action on hold for 6 months - employ, return to a state of competency where necessary and then reinstate AA. Too simplistic? Can it work?
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