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Research colloquium on post-school education and training (part 3) >

This presentation highlights the following topics: Geographically Weighted Regression; GIS Prediction; A Theoretical Semi-variogram of Spherical Type and Its Characteristics; Theoretical Semi-variogram Models; Contour Plot -Kriging; slides on built e...

Research colloquium on post-school education and training (part 1) >

This presentation to the National M and E Learning Network details the use of Stats SA evidence in planning and decision-making. It details national approaches for encouraging utilisation of official statistical data; utilization by local municipalit...

Research colloquium on post-school education and training (part 2) >

This presentation to the National M and E Learning Network details the use of Stats SA evidence in planning and decision-making. It details national approaches for encouraging utilisation of official statistical data; utilization by local municipalit...

Studying professions in shifting occupational contexts >

This presentation illustrates the following topics: South AFrica study using boundaries; a working conceptual frame; extending an analytical frame; a case of mechatronics in the automotive sector; and their relevance to current debates.

Skills mismatch and informal sector participation among educated immigrants: Evidence from South Africa >

The presentation looks at employment outcomes for immigrants relative to natives in the SA labour market. Particularly, we show that: conditional on education, immigrants from different countries have different likelihoods of being employed in a skil...

Demand side planning considerations on the skills planning mechanism >

This presentation highlights the following topics pertaining to Demand Side Planning Considerations on the Skills Planning Mechanism: Ensuring demand meets supply: the core challenges; why? what planning can do and cannot do; some consideration; comp...

Protection of Personal Information Act: An analysis on the impact >

This presentation highlights the following key topics in relation to an analysis of the Protection of Personal Information Act: definitions, data protection conditions, accountability, processing limitation, purpose specification, further processing...

South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS): An overview >

This presentation provides an overview of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS). It highlights: history; broad aims; sample design; SASA content; a dynamic tool for policy-makers; core principles for module design; international comparati...

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Technical Task Team (TVET TTT) >

This presentation highlights the importance of TVET colleges as seen in key government plans and strategies. It explores the central role of TVET colleges in addressing skills shortages to advance economic growth has been recognised; and the need for...

Made to measure? Some international reflections on developing VET Indicators >

The DHET Labour Market Intelligence project is one of the largest scale attempts globally in recent years to develop systems and capacity to measure the performance of post-compulsory education and training systems. As such, it offers the prospect of...

Establishing a foundation for labour market information systems in South Africa >

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the key issues and problems in establishing a labour market information system in an emerging economy. The paper is structured as follows: section one considers some of the key high-level foundat...

Developing a framework for institutional planning and monitoring in FET colleges >

Drawing on international models of good practice, this paper outlines the emerging framework for M&E, introduced by the DHET in 2011, which takes into account the relationship between system-level monitoring and institutional monitoring. The document...

Developing a framework for understanding SETA performance: Monitoring and Evaluating their role in skills planning, steering and enabling supply within their sector >

The paper begins by exploring the central issue highlighted in a number of research reports on the SETAs: the absence of a shared understanding of their role. The paper argues that multiple objectives have an adverse effect on the performance of the...

Skills, competencies and capabilities in the innovation system: Reconfiguring the post-school sector >

The overarching purpose of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership Programme Theme 4 projects is to explore how diverse types of education and training institutions in the emerging post-school terrain are responding to increasingly changing and co...

Towards a generic survey of labour market information in South Africa >

This paper investigates the current state of South African firm-level studies. It is evident that divergence in when studies were researched and written and variation in research agendas and approaches hinders the understanding and tracking of the pr...

Understanding labour demand in South Africa and the importance of data sources >

The aim of this paper is to clarify what is meant by labour demand in the Department of Higher Education and Training's (DHET) Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) project, to highlight the sources of data that can be used to understand labo...

Data considerations for education and labour market indicators >

Education and labour market planning cannot take place in a vacuum. As the Department of Higher Education's (DHET's) Green Paper for Post-school Education and Training (DHET, 2012: 81) puts it, 'The foundation of any planning process is the existence...

Using the Delphi Method to select key indicators for skills planning >

This working paper explores how the Delphi method can be applied to selecting indicators for skills planning. The first part of the paper presents a brief overview of the Delphi method and the underlying theory, including definitions of the method, i...

Contextualising informality in the South African labour market: Indicators of the limits to evidence-based research? >

This paper addresses the following: how do we begin to understand informality (and related concepts like unemployment) in context? This is vitally important considering how significant informality (particularly informality at the base of buyer-driven...

National database sets and research on labour market demand >

This study shows that none of the previous work on skills needs in South Africa can claim to have predicted detailed skills needs in different sectors with great quantitative precision, although it contributed to and informed skills planning in the c...

National database sets available for post-school sector (supply side) >

The main research question in this working paper is: What recommendations can be suggested to DHET in support of the production of labour market supply intelligence towards enhancing labour market supply data sources, networks and practises? The foll...

Innovation, skills development and South African labour market intelligence >

The interface between innovation and skills development is relevant to a range of policy imperatives, including those outlined in the Medium-Term Strategic Framework, the Department of Higher Education's National Skills Development Strategy III, and...

Planning with purpose: The use of labour market intelligence for skills planning in South Africa >

This report is the final product of a 17 month-long Skills Planning Dialogue, funded by the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility, with the aim of supporting the establishment by the Department of Higher Education and Training of a 'credible institutiona...

Final research report for MERSETA OEM chamber: Empowering people with disabilities project >

This report is a summary of the research conducted in the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) chamber of the merSETA. The purpose of the research was: 'To identify the best way to recruit, train and deploy people with disabilities (PwD) on MERSETA...

Regional sector skills plan: Eastern Cape region >

This Regional Sector Skills Plan (RSSP) is aimed at unpacking the regional specificity of the merSETA subsectors. The objectives of this RSSP are to identify and map key features, trends, forecasts and legislative initiatives at the regional level re...

Studies of selected priority sectors in the South African labour market: A proposed research programme >

The type of economic growth experienced by South Africa since the 1970s and well beyond 1994, has had a fundamental impact on the nature of employment movements at the sectoral and occupational level. In turn, this pattern of employment has been cruc...

Critical review of the research on skills development in rural areas >

This paper aims to answer the following two overarching questions: what do we know about rural skills development in South Africa? What are key research challenges (conceptual, policy and methodological) to address as a first step to overcome the cou...

A critical review of research on skills development and labour market demand in the early childhood development sector (0–4 years) >

This paper contextualises training and skills development needs for Early Childhood Development (ECD) in South Africa with a particular focus on children between the ages of 0 and 4 years. It attempts to review and synthesise existing research on ski...

The state of co-operatives in South Africa: The need for further research >

The purpose of a study on co-operatives is to draw a clear picture of the co-operatives status quo which includes how many they are, what they do, how the market for their products is, what the operating conditions are, what capacity enhancement need...

South African Labour Bulletin August/September 2015 >

This edition of the SA Labour Bulletin magazine is a collaborative effort with the Education Policy Consortium (EPC) - a collective that is committed to transforming education in South Africa - and it is by design that most of the articles are on pos...

National qualifications frameworks in the global context >

This presentation addresses the following questions: What would be lost if national qualifications frameworks did not exist? Are these frameworks making a difference to individual citizens; How do we evaluate and 'measure' the impact of these framewo...

Development of a national skills forecasting model >

This working paper argues that the development of a National Skills forecasting model is necessitated by the need to improve transparency in South Africa's labour markets, the desire to increase the skill level of its population, and the need to unde...

Briefing paper on private post-school education in South Africa >

This paper notes the explosion of private post-school provision globally during the past two decades. It then provides a brief outline of Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) research work done on private post-school education and training in South...

Differentiation in the post-school sector >

This paper begins from the bold assumption that it is intermediate skills that are critical to the future growth of the South African economy. Discussion in the Briefing Paper is arranged in the following way. Differentiation in higher education is c...

Contemporary issues in public FET colleges >

This paper provides a snapshot view of salient contemporary issues in public Further Education and Training (FET) colleges arising out of successive policy interventions since 1998. The paper does not dwell on early concomitant developments in educat...

Reconfiguring the post-schooling sector: A critical review of Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) provision in South Africa >

This paper hopes to provide a backdrop for understanding the nature and context of the 'basic education' subsector of post-schooling in relation to the issues and challenges it faces. The paper thus examines the system of basic education within the l...

The state of graduate teacher transition to the labour market >

Education has a critical role to play in the broader economic and social development of communities. Integral in any education projection are teachers that are skilled and are able to offer quality education. Various kinds of both national and intern...

Report of the second workshop of the EU-SA skills planning dialogue >

This note summarises the proceedings of the Second South Africa Workshop held under the auspices of the EU-SA Skills Planning Dialogue at Cricklewood Manor, Pretoria, on 10 November 2015. The workshop was attended by a total of 34 participants, inclu...

MerSETA: Metal Chamber research project >

The purpose of the current project was to develop an understanding of the skills needs in the Metal and Engineering sector, the factors impacting on future training needs, key drivers of changes with reference to growth in the sector and national pri...

merSETA regional sector sklls plan: Northern Cape and Free State region >

The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (merSETA) was established through the Skills Development Act, (Act 97 of 1998). The merSETA facilitates skills development in the following five sub-sectors (or cham...

Reconfiguring the post-school sector >

This paper addresses theme 4 of the DHET commissioned research on developing credible sectoral and institutional mechanisms for skills planning in the post school sectors in South Africa. The paper specifically explores issues and research around asp...

Analysing wage formation in the SA labour market: The role of bargaining councils >

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the role of bargaining councils in wage formation in the South African labour market. Specifically, the study aims to determine what premium is associated with Bargaining Council membership as distinct...

A synthesis of current issues in the labour regulatory environment >

Over the past two years, a selection of research papers, in the main written by labour law experts, have provided critical input and guidance on the nature of the debate around the efficiency of the labour regulatory environment in South Africa. In N...

10th annual talent shortage survey >

Manpower Group surveyed more than 41,700 hiring managers in 42 countries to identify the proportion of employers having difficulty filling positions, which jobs are difficult to fill, and why. Employers were also asked about the impact talent shortag...

Understanding interactive capabilities for skills development in sectoral systems of innovation: A case study of the tier 1 automotive component sector in the Eastern Cape >

As part of a larger study of sectors of the South African economy and their interactions with the post-school education and training system, this report focuses on the Eastern Cape and on the Tier 1 firms: the main component suppliers to the automoti...

Understanding interactive capabilities for skills development in sectoral systems of innovation: A case study of the sugarcane growing and milling sector in KwaZulu-Natal >

This case study report is a product of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP), a large-scale, long-term research and development project that aims to support the Department of Higher Education and Training's mandate to establish a credible...

Draft national maritime roadmap/oceans economy lab coordination strategy session >

This document provides the following overview of Draft national maritime roadmap/Oceans economy lab coordination strategy session: 1. Summary of the Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Lab Process 2. Governance Structure 3. Overview of the Operation Ph...

Articulation between technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges and higher education institutions (HEIs): A national articulation baseline study >

The larger study of which the National Articulation Baseline survey is part combines four theoretical frameworks. The first of these frameworks is 'ecosystems/Ecological Systems Theory' (Pillar, 2002). The second set of ideas relates to the concept o...

Adult education: Who accesses it and where do they progress to after? >

This presentation covers an exploratory study to understand the students who participate in adult education and training centres so as to improve Access, Retention and Success and Progression of these students in the new Community Education and Train...

Is post-school education adult education and training? >

This paper starts tracing the different developments and dynamics of the different discourses that have emerged as adult education. It also presents a brief history on the kind of adult education South Africa has, comparing this with the newly emergi...

Review of research on skills development and qualifications structures >

This paper seeks to explore the relationship between skills development, qualifications and the qualification structure in South Africa. This focus can be located in concerns that there appears to be a disjuncture between the development of knowledge...

Monitoring and evaluation of DANIDA Support to Education and Skills Development (SESD) Programme: First fomative impact study-synthesis report >

This study established the baseline status of institutions that will be supported by the SESD programme, namely the National Department of Education's FET Directorate, provincial FET Directories and designated colleges in the provinces of Kwa-Zulu Na...

Towards responsiveness and employability in the FET college sector >

This paper reviews the field of educational research in South Africa in terms of the allied concepts of responsiveness and employability. The paper discusses the definitions of the two concepts and outlines the debates around the definitions of the c...

Pathways through education and training and into the labour market >

Cross-sectional surveys of student trajectories through the education and training systems and into the labour market, like those mounted by Statistics South Africa, are useful in providing snapshots of the status quo at any given time. Because stude...

Conference report: Conference on the reform of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) >

This Conference report covers the Conference on the reform of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) held in Gaborone, Botswana on 4-6 August 2003.

Traffic jams or trees? How are South African youth progressing through the post-school sector? And what lessons can we learn from current studies? >

This concept paper explores how the transition from education to employment of graduates is measured. It reflects not only on the findings of a number of recent research reports and projects, but also on the methodologies adopted by such research pro...

Jobs? What jobs? Skills? What skills? An overview of studies examining relationships between education and training and labour markets >

This paper seeks to provide a discussion of South African and International literature concerning transitions (pathways) studies as well as the state of theory and analysis used in understanding the evolving relationship between education and work. M...

Understanding changing artisanal occupational milieus and identities: Conceptualising the study of artisans >

The paper starts off by drawing from recent empirical research on artisanal skills production in South Africa that has highlighted key systemic blockages to increased artisan development. This is an important starting point, as the decline in artisan...

Worker education framework South Africa: Final report >

The aim of the present exercise is to develop a policy framework within which the competing interpretations and purposes of worker education can be accommodated on a sustained basis. The term 'integrated' refers to the policy level rather than the le...

Report on the first workshop on international perspectives on skills planning and the South African case study >

This Note captures the discussions that took place at the First South Africa Workshop on Skills Planning, held in Pretoria on 25 March 2015 under the auspices of the EU-South Africa Skills Planning Dialogue. The workshop comprised of three elements,...

Regional skills sector plan Gauteng North West region >

The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (merSETA) established through the Skills Development Act, (Act 97 of 1998). The merSETA facilitates skills development in the following five sub-sectors (or chambers...

Plastic Chamber Research Project: Final report >

This research project was commissioned by the Plastics Chamber of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA). It is the continuation of a research process which began in 2012. The overall aim...

Plastics and rubber industry: Value chain maps >

Maps and infographics of the full plastic life cycle.

Post-School Education Review, vol 1, Issue 4, December 2015 >

This issue of the EPC Review once again provides a selection of writings that reflect on the scope and scale of research issues in which the EPC’s researchers are involved. It is illustrative especially of the development of young researchers getting...

South African Labour Bulletin, vol 39, no 4, August/September 2015 >

This is the cover of the August/September 2015 edition of the journal, entitled 'Transforming post-school education in SA'. It highlights articles on the inspiring experience of two rural villages; post-school education in the Vaal - Identifying poss...

Post-School Education Review, vol 1, issue 2, December 2014 >

In this issue the articles cover reflections about formal professional qualifications for adult educators and the difficulties relating to how these might be conceptualised, the question of the diversity, shape and size of what might be appropriate f...

Knowledge through deep and systematic study and by engaging with communities >

Whether the knowledge we seek is academic or not, especially in regard to important social issues, good understanding can be augmented by respectful scholarly engagements with communities, especially those communities that are directly implicated in...

Public scholarship, democracy and scholarly engagement >

The main purpose of this writing is to engage with ideas about and interpretations of 'socially engaged or public scholarship' - that is, scholarship that is derived from the co-construction of knowledge out of meaningful engagements between academic...

Academic knowledge production and scholarship: Hostage to peer review >

This article concentrates mainly on the issue of the relationship between scholarship and peer review. Examining this relationship is important because of the need for broadening the conceptualisation and scope of engaged knowledge production especia...

Credit constraints and the racial gap in post-secondary education in South Africa >

This paper analyses the impact of high school household income and scholastic ability on post-secondary enrolment in South Africa. Using longitudinal data from the Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS), we analyse the large racial gaps in the proportion of hi...

Synthesis report of the TVET Colleges Technical Task Team: Strenghtening and supporting TVET colleges for expanded access and increased programme quality >

This report was developed by the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA)'s Technical Task Team (TTT) on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges. The TVET Technical Task Team (TVET-TTT), formerly Further Educati...

Forging college TVET partnerships: Implications for the post-school education and training system >

The purpose of this paper is to propose measures for strengthening and supporting partnerships between Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and a range of stakeholders. Since the advent of democracy there has been a prolife...

TV Colleges purpose in a developmental state: Imperatives for South Africa >

The aim of this paper is to define and articulate the purpose of TVET colleges in South Africa using selected international comparisons. To achieve this, the study reviewed the theoretical basis of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training...

TVET Colleges in South Africa: Pathways workstream >

The purpose of the work stream on pathways is to identify examples of TVET College pathways that will ensure smooth transitions for students from college to employment, self-employment and higher learning. This work stream report will aim to provide...

Profile of the TVET sector: Study on programmes identified and prioritised by the TVET Colleges Technical Task Team and its workstreams >

This brief report was compiled by TVET Colleges Technical Task for the HRDCSA Secretariat, as an input for the work of the HRDCSA Technical Working Group and Council. It includes: a summary of the major developments in the TVET college sector; an ove...

Project inception report: Development and using labour market intelligence for skills planning in South Africa >

South Africa over the past two decades has made significant but only partially successful efforts to establish a skills-planning architecture, and to improve both the quality and the supply of skills. The present Administration has re-committed to th...

Regional sector skills plan: Kwazulu-Natal region >

The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (merSETA) was established through the Skills Development Act, (Act 97 of 1998). The merSETA facilitates skills development in the following five sub-sectors (or cham...

Motor Research Project: Employment and educational and skills audit of the merSETA Motor Chamber (first interim report) >

Business Enterprises at the University of Pretoria (BE at UP) was appointed to conduct high impact research for the Motor Chamber of merSETA. Decision-makers at merSETA realised that there are various challenges pertaining to skills required by the M...

Motor Research Project: Employment and educational and skills audit of the merSETA Motor Chamber (second report) >

his is the second interim report of the Employment and Educational and Skills Audit research project of the merSETA Motor Chamber. The first report focused on the impact study and this report is a logical continuation of the first report. Since merSE...

Motor Research Project: Employment and educational and skills audit of the merSETA Motor Chamber (third report) >

This is a draft strategy report on the research project for the Motor chamber of merSETA. The purpose of this report is to submit an implementation strategy following the findings of the following reports as well as additional desktop research and st...

Motor Research Project:Employment and educational and skills audit of the merSETA Motor Chamber (synopsis) >

This report outlines a comprehensive assessment of the impact of various factors on the longer-term skills supply to the Motor Sector. No skills development initiative of value can be sensibly planned and implemented without an understanding of the p...

The role of research in skills planning >

The purpose of the paper is to highlight the role of research in skills planning and make recommendations on mechanism towards enhancing implementation of skills planning research in identifying and bridging skills gap across economic sectors of the...

Post-School Education Review, vol 1, issue 3, July 2015 >

In this issue the articles cover a number of issues relating to post-school education including some that seek to engage directly and indirectly with issues of theory as in the piece about critical social theory and critical pedagogy and their practi...

What is the current state of research on PSET? >

This presentation defines the PSET sector as an 'inverted pyramid' that also reflects the scale and focus of the formal published research literature. Additionally, it asks the following key questions about the state of research on PSET: Who conducts...

Research colloquium on post-school education and training: Current research on PSET (DHET) and its entities >

The purpose of this report is to summarise the proceedings of the Research colloquium on post-school education and training: Current research on PSET by DHET and related entities. The ultimate goal is the improved state of research on PSET as promulg...

Research colloquium on post-school education and training: Higher Education and Training Information System >

This presentation introduces the Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) as a unit record database that enables validation and cleaning of data to be done at the Universities before submitting to the Department. The purpose of HEMIS da...

Report of the research colloquium on post-school education and training: State of research on post-school education and training in South Africa >

The purpose of the research colloquium was to deepen the conversation among stakeholders in the PSET sector in order to share research findings and promote research utilisation and dissemination. The first session presented an overview of the PSET re...

Research being undertaken and planned in the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and its entities >

This document provides information about research (including evaluation) currently being undertaken by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and its entities, as well as that planned for the short term. It includes research being und...

Ministerial task team on a national strategy for the recognition of prior learning: Final report incorporating a proposal for the national implementation strategy >

This report begins with a broad overview of pre-1994 RPL policy and research; post-1994 policy and implementation developments; developments from 2007; terms of reference and composition of the task team; approach of the task team; submission and eng...

Report on the Ministerial Committe for the review of the provision of student housing at South African universities >

This report documents the findings of the review of the provision of student housing in the public university education system in South Africa undertaken by the Ministerial Committee established in August 2010 by the Minister of Higher Education and...

Report of the Ministerial Committee on Articulation Policy: The purposes, principles and procedures of programme articulation in South Africa's post-school education and training system >

This document is intended to provide purposes, principles and recommendations for articulation. These are intended to guide the creation of a policy framework to inform the articulation practices of role-players in the formal post-school education an...

Review of the current skills development system and recommendations towards the best model for delivering skills in the country >

The purpose of the report is to provide the HRD Council with a set of options or models for redesigning the national skills development system so that it better meets the skills needs of South Africa both now and in the long term. In doing so, the re...

An investigation of enabling and constraining factors affecting the supply and demand of specific biodiversity scare skills to the biodiversity sector >

This study is situated within the context of the emerging South African Biodiversity Sector and focuses on the supply of and demand for scarce skilled biodiversity professionals. It does so by investigating the transition a young biodiversity profess...

The factors that constrain or enable black femal botany and zoology honours students in making the transition to masters studies in Eastern Cape universities >

This study's main aim was to find out why so few black female honours students' progress to masters studies in two biodiversity-related fields, Botany and Zoology and what constrains and enables black female honour students in these fields in progres...

Worker education framework South Africa >

The Worker Education Technical Task Team, one of nine in the HRDC, commissioned a Worker Education Study in November 2012: To conduct an analysis and attain a common understanding of the current provision and understanding of the three pillars namely...

South Africa economic update: Jobs and South Africa's changing demographics >

This seventh issue of the World Bank's Economic Update for South Africa focuses on the challenges posed by changing demographics and its implications for jobs and labor markets in South Africa. Its analyses center on how job creation, higher savings,...

An evaluation of the implementation of the learnership programme within the Public Service Commission >

Nine years after the launch of the Learnership programme, considerable efforts have been undertaken by various organisations to implement the programme. However, the implementation of the programme is still faced with various challenges which hamper...

Report on the second study tour mission to Australia >

The Department of Higher Education and Training is charged with the development of a 'credible mechanism for skills planning' in South Africa. The European Delegation in South Africa provides strategic support to the Department through the EU-SA Skil...

An Analysis of the South African Tyre Manufacturing Industry’s Skills Demand Profile: 2009-2020 >

This research report has been compiled for the New Tyre Chamber of the MerSETA, in response to its request for the completion of a sector report focusing on future employment and associated skills demands within the South African tyre manufacturing i...

Regional sector skills plan: Mpumalanga-Limpopo region >

This Regional Sector Skills Plan (RSSP) is aimed at unpacking the regional specificity of the merSETA subsectors. The objectives of this RSSP are to identify and map key features, trends, forecasts and legislative initiatives at the regional level re...

The impact of National Certificate Vocational on continued learning: Patterns and destinations of the FET Colleges engineering graduates in the North West Province >

Technical Vocational Educational and Training Colleges (TVET). The TVET programmes were implemented with the collaboration of industry and other stakeholders who were involved when the NC (V) programmes were developed to ensure their buy-in. Despite...

TVET Colleges: In pursuit of excellence >

TVET College professionals and students alike are striving for excellence. This becomes very clear when one reads of their accomplishments, some of which are featured in this edition of TVET College Times. To start with, Minister Nzimande addresses t...

A tracer survey of beneficiaries that completed a learning programme funded by the LGSETA between 2011/12 and 2013/14 >

The LGSETA has funded a number of interventions and beneficiaries throughout the NSDS III informed by applicable legislation, key policies and strategies that include among others, the National Development Plan 2030, the 1998 White Paper on Local Gov...

The shifting boundaries of artisanal work and occupations >

This project report uses the concept of occupational boundaries as a lens to investigate change to artisanal work and its organisation, the focus question being: Has the work of artisans changed and, if so, how? Through qualitative investigation into...

Agriculture education and skills improvement framework (AESIF) 2015-2025 >

This policy document argues that the empowerment of human Capital is a pre-requisite for the successful implementation of our development programmes toward the African Transformation. Better education and training constitute the corner stone of this...

Work and qualifications futures for artisans and technicians >

This report offers a set of findings that synthesises the results of the four sector studies that make up the empirical component of the research study, Work and Qualifications Futures for Artisans and Technicians, under Theme 6 of the Labour Market...

TETA/BTC tracer study report 2016 on candidates funded for maritime and logistics studies >

The objectives of this study are to: Evaluate the existing course delivery model; Assess the impact of the programme in respect of the knowledge and skills acquired from the exposure and training; Assess the value realised by participating organisati...

Report on the second study tour mission to Europe on skills planning >

The Department of Higher Education and Training is charged with the development of a 'credible mechanism for skills planning' in South Africa. The European Delegation in South Africa provides strategic support to the Department through the EU-SA Skil...

merSETA Regional Sector Skills Plan: Western Cape final report >

This Regional Sector Skills Plan (RSSP) is aimed at unpacking the regional specificity of the merSETA subsectors. The objectives of this RSSP are to identify and map key features, trends, forecasts and legislative initiatives at the regional level re...

The supply and demand for skills: Towards a framework for establishing a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning in South Africa >

This paper sets out a proposed framework for providing information and analysis on the supply and demand for skills. It is a contribution to the Skills Planning Dialogue between the EU and South Africa which is designed to assist the South African Go...

Regional sector skills plan: Synthesis report >

The Regional Sector Skills Plan (RSSP) is aimed at unpacking the regional specificity of the merSETA subsectors. The objectives of this RSSP were to identify and map out key features, trends, forecasts and legislative initiatives at the regional leve...

Differential pathways of South African students through higher education >

This paper reports on a six-year study (2005 2010) tracking a cohort of students from Grade 12 into and through the South African higher education (HE) system. The study sought to ascertain how the pathways of students from different socioeconomic ba...

Research report on international perspectives for skills planning and the South African case study >

The present Draft Study Report contains the findings of the research undertaken by the research team. It highlights the progress made in establishing a credible mechanism for skills planning in South Africa, and also highlights the challenges that ha...

AATP tracer study report: Final >

The merSETA AATP programme is about pacing and structuring the development of competent apprentices over a period of two to three years. Apprentices entering the programme had to have higher entry qualifications than the normal four-year apprenticesh...

How occupational teams facilitate interactions between education and training organisations and employers >

This presentation illustrates how occupational teams facilitate interactions between education and training organisations and employers.

Lessons from skills for and through SIPs: How do we forecast skills needs in response to government interventions and strategies? >

This presentation focuses on the lessons we learn from skills for and through SIPs and how we forecast skills needs in response to government interventions and strategies.

Reconfiguring the post-school sector: Project 2 Curriculum responsiveness and student employability >

This presentation is on the questions of curriculum responsiveness and student employability in terms of reconfiguring the post-school sector.

Skills supply and demand in South Africa: A 10-year forecast (2016-2025) >

This issue of The Bridge summarises a forthcoming ADRS report on skills supply and demand in South Africa. Using the Linked Macro-Education Model of South Africa (LM-EM), the issue answers the key question: what are the likely future trends in South...

Introducing LM-EM: The Linked Macro-Education Model of South Africa >

This is the first issue of the ADRS Skills Planning Series of The Bridge. The aim of the series is to utilise the LM-EM to respond to economic, labour force, and education policy questions that relate to skills planning and HR strategies for the econ...

Sectorial analysis of the aerospace industry in South Africa >

There is an on-going policy concern to ensure that South Africa has the appropriate skills base both now and in the future to sustain economic growth and to compete internationally in a number of identified 'priority sectors', including aerospace. Th...

Challenges facing adult education and training in the local government sector, South Africa >

The Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD) Research Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) was commissioned by the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) to conduct research on the challenges fac...

Private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and national development: The South African reality >

This thesis examines the extent to which the private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector in South Africa is responsive to national development. National development is understood as associated with a range of socio-economic...

Post-basic education and training and poverty reduction in South Africa: Progress to 2004 and Vision to 2014 >

In this paper, the authors explore the rationale for a focus on PBET as a major tool in poverty reduction in South Africa. This requires a consideration of the specific pattern of development of South Africa through colonialism, Apartheid and ten yea...

SKA SA: What worked for us >

This presentation highlights the following topics in response to the shifting demands in skills relating to SKA SA: support at all levels, competitive support, building a community, and the relationship with universities.

An examination of the vocational education and training reform debate in Southern Africa >

This paper explores the role that vocational education and training (VET) can play in Southern African responses to major socio-economic challenges. It argues that this role will be most pronounced if it is articulated within a broader educational an...

Feedback from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on how it is taking the recommendations from the Skills System Review Technical Task Team (SSR TTT) forward >

The purpose of this annotation is to provide Council with a report on how DHET, after reflecting on the recommendations of the Skills System Review report as well as the inputs made by Council at the meeting of 05 December 2013 is taking them forward...

Technical Vocational Education and Training Technical Task Team (TVET TTT) >

The purpose of this annotation is to present proposed measures for strengthening and supporting TVET Colleges in order to: Expand access and improve the quality of provision.

Worker Education Technical Task Team (WE TTT) >

The purpose of this annotation is to present the final recommendations of the research and the work done by the Worker Education Technical Task Team.

NQF governance: DHET colloquium on NQF >

This presentation focuses on the following topics: the DHET/NQFA implementation evaluation; working definitions of corporate governance (King IV's broader context) and common sense; key characteristic of good governance; governance framework; governa...

Studying artisans in the manufacturing, engineering and related services sector >

Given extensive changes globally in the nature of training and employment of artisans over the last few decades, the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA) commissioned the Human Sciences Res...

Shifting occupational boundaries: Considering implications for artisanal skills planning >

The key research question of this project is: How does the boundary work between high-status and intermediate level employees help us to understand the nature and extent of occupational structural change?

Artisans/trades: Scarce and Critical Skills Research Project >

This study is part of a range of research projects commissioned by the Department of Labour on aspects of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS: 1 April 2005 31 March 2010) and on aspects of the labour market and skills development policies...

Linked Macro-Education Model: A tool for strategic decision-making and skills-planning >

This presentation refers to Minister of High Education and Training, Dr Nzimande's call: 'What is needed is knowledge and planning instruments for the system and research- based intelligence for strategic decision-making for the post school system.'

Public attitudes to work in South Africa: A missing link >

This presentation is about a survey about social attitudes to the labour market. It examined public attitudes to work to gain a deeper understanding of work values, and preferences and experieences, and work seeking behaviour.

On the brink? Skills demand and supply issues in the South African automotive and components industry >

This research report is more than simply an exploration of skills demand and supply issues in the South African automotive components industry. It is a report that explores the South African institutional environment's ability to supply a high value...

How do we take the changing nature of artisanal work and occupations into account? >

This presentation illustrates how the researchers take the changing nature of artisanal work and occupations into account. The following topics are covered: History and economy matters, occupational domains matter, and the relation between work and t...

Institutionalising tracer studies to assess the outcomes of workplace based training: reflections on feasibility >

This presentation details a scoping project embarked to determine: The extent to which past data problems have been addressed; What work-based skills programmes will be feasible to include in a set of institutionalised tracer studies? What is the cur...

Enhancing the implementation of the South African NQF: Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) DHET Colloquium >

This presentation summarises the following topics: who is BUSA; BUSA's strategic priority areas; BUSA's business approach; and recommendations on the WP-PSET (White Paper Post School Education and Training). In addition, the presentation details some...

Beyond aid effectiveness: The development of the South African further education and training college sector, 1994–2009 >

The current dominant account of aid to education focuses on schooling and official development assistance and talks in terms of policy work, donor harmonisation and, increasingly, budgetary support. However, this approach is limited in a number of wa...

Beyond the basics: Educating and training out of poverty >

The International Journal of Educational Development exists to debate issues about the relationship between education and development. One of the perennial elements of these debates has focused on identifying the most suitable types of education to e...

Higher education, employment and economic Growth: Exploring the interactions >

The main objective of this paper is to interrogate economic growth and performance through the human capital lens. We focus on three specific areas: I. Labour market trends by education cohort; II. The contribution to economic growth by education coh...

SETA labour market pilot survey: Results and key learnings >

Through discussions with the wider reference group HSRC, DHET, and SETAs it was concluded that the overarching purpose of the SETA Labour Market pilot survey is for it to act as a tool to contribute to the process of establishing a credible skills pl...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Boland TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Sample selection in the WCGDS: Analysing the impact for employment analyses >

The presentationexamined non-response in the Western Cape Graduate Destination Study (WCGDS) in detail in order to document procedures used in the survey and their impact on outcomes to provide a resource for those using these data and for those plan...

Briefing to the Minister of the Department of Higher Education >

In the global economy it is important to understand what types of skills are required to support productive and inclusive growth, and also how they will be produced. Unfortunately, South Africa does not have a credible institutional structure to trac...

Getting the questions right: Workforce planning vs planning for human capability development >

This presentation at Session 3, of the Research Colloquium on skills planning answers the question: How do we plan to meet South Africa's skills needs?

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Buffalo City TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Capricorn TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Input into the NQF Study: Reflections on the study in relation to DBE's work and responsibilities >

This fact sheet reflects on the NQF study in relation to DEBE's work and responsibilities.

Understanding the efficiency and effectiveness of the dispute-resolution system in South Africa: An analysis of CCMA data >

While the economic growth performance in the first decade of democracy continues to be justifiably lauded, severe and seemingly intractable welfare challenges remain. Nowhere is this welfare need more acute than within the area of labour markets. An...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Central Johannesburg TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Chasing credentials and mobility: Private higher education in South Africa >

This books brings a different set of lenses to bear on what has become the subject of intense contestation, of 'media hype', in South Africa: the private provision of higher education. This books seeks to provide a way to move beyond any polarisation...

CHE response to key findings of the implementation of the NQF Act >

This presentation details the Council on Higher Education's response to key findings of the implementation of the NQF Act.

Pathways from university to work: A graduate destination survey of the 2010 cohort of graduates from the Western Cape universities >

The main purpose of this abridged overview is to provide a summary of the results of the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) Graduate Destination Survey (GDS) of the 2010 cohort of graduates from all four universities in the Western Cape. These f...

South African chemical sector report on skills development and the government's new economic policy priorities >

The primary aim of this project was to contribute to the attainment of greater alignment between skills development strategies and the development requirements of the South African (SA) chemical sector, in particular with the launch of the Accelerate...

City planners >

In the late apartheid era, it was assumed that the demand for planners post-apartheid would grow considerably due to the diversification of the field and a focus on the needs of the majority, rather than the minority. A study of the demand for planne...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Coastal TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (College of Cape Town for TVET) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

TVET colleges: A national priority (Vol. 46) >

In this edition, as TVET professionals get underway with preparations for the 2017 academic year, items that indeed confirm that TVET College education and training is a national priority are featured. The edition opens with the budget speech present...

Globalisation and education training in South Africa: On being GEAR(ed)! >

This paper takes as a point of departure that nations are able to respond to, and are responding to, the phenomenon in ways designed to extract maximum national benefit, albeit sometimes driven by a narrow-focussed short-termism. However, the capacit...

Project report: COMET pilot test South Africa >

Quality measurement instruments are an essential factor for TVET practice, planning and policy to establish and maintain an innovative TVET system. Based on this rationale the project partners merSETA and the University of Bremen (I:BB) have initiate...

Confronting youth unemployment: Policy options for South Africa >

The publication of this discussion paper will initiate a process of public consultation regarding options available to the state to increase the number of youths in employment. The consultation process will include discussions within the economic sec...

Considering firm surveys: Key data and methodological requirements and issues >

This document provides a broad definition of labour market information, concentrating on the type of labour market information required to support skills planning. It provides an overview of what, where and how this information is being collected (in...

Contemporary issues in public FET colleges: Towards credible institutional mechanisms for skills planning >

This concept paper provides a snapshot view of salient contemporary issues in public Further Education and Training (FET) colleges arising out of successive policy interventions since 1998. The paper does not dwell on early concomitant developments i...

Pathways through the education and training system: Do we need a new model? >

This brief presentation uses the existing pathways model to illustrate blockages and bottlenecks in education-labour market articulation. In so doing it suggests a revised pathways model of education and training in South Africa.

Creating knowledge networks >

A vision of the ideal partnerships between higher education and industry in a rapidly globalising knowledge economy is becoming increasingly prevalent. However, there is a great deal of dissonance between this vision and the realities of research, in...

The creative industries in South Africa >

This report delivers three observations made from an analysis of the South African data sources and research into creative industries since the CIGS process. First, data quality and availability: The first observation from this analysis is that resea...

National artisan data management and analysis methodology >

This briefing document details the current artisan development analysis and management initiatives. The Artisan and Technician Development Technical Task Team (ATD-TTT), the stakeholder representative body established by the Human Resource Developmen...

Quo vadis LMIP? Presentation to stakeholder dialogue on skills planning >

This presentation to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is on dialogue skills planning. It asks the key question: where to for skills planning after the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMPI).

Why does industry need artisans/technicians >

This presentation answers the research question by discussing the following topics: Typical tasks performed by artisans/technicians; servicing and maintenance; removal and refitting of parts and components; dismantling and re-assembling of parts and...

Dell Young Leaders case study >

This case study places the Dell Young Leaders programme in context, maps the programme model, describes the programme impact and challenges, and outlines opportunities for key stakeholders to leverage learning from the programme to help spur needed s...

e-AET as a strategic avenue in addressing adult learning in the municipalities >

This desktop review seeks to explore e-AET as a strategic avenue in addressing adult learning in the municipalities by examining content development and learning platforms and their relevance in addressing challenges of adult literacy and learning. T...

Developing a national skills forecasting tool for South Africa >

In 2003, the South African Department of Labour, supported by the European Union, commissioned research to investigate the feasibility of developing quantitative forecasting models to help identify future skills needs in South Africa. The aims of the...

Manual for managing curriculum responsiveness in TVET colleges >

In order for vocational or occupational programmes to be effective they need to remain responsive to a range of issues, including but not limited to the needs of employers, shifts in technology, and the needs of the students and society more broadly...

DHET Colloquium on NQF: Quick feedback on preliminary findings >

This briefing supplies feedback on the preliminary findings of the DHET Colloquium on NQF held on 12 September 2017. It highlights the need for an assessment of programme delivery, strategies, procedures and processes and an assessment of policy/prog...

Presentation to Human Resource Development Council of South Africa >

The response took into consideration the policy framework as set out by the White Paper for Post School Education and Training which was promulgated after the release of the HRDC Skills System Review Technical Task Team (SSR TTT) Report as well as th...

DHET response to the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Skills System Review Technical Task Team (SSR-TTT) report >

The purpose of this presentation is to detail the DHET response to the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Skills System Review Technical Task Team (SSR- TTT) report. Response is made within the context of the White Paper for Post-School Educat...

What Can TVET providers and employers do to enhance students' employability? >

This anecdote illustrates the indispensability of workplace learning to occupational competence and job-readiness. Labour-market experts commonly identify four pre-requisites for getting a job in the modern industrial workplace: technical occupationa...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Eastcape Midlands TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Education, training and skills development in the Cape Town City region: Background paper >

This background report provides an overview of current conditions, capacity and performance on the education and training supply side in the Cape Town City Region, as distinct from and in relation to provincial and national trends. The Cape Town City...

Education and poverty reduction strategies: Issues of policy coherence >

The connection between poverty and lack of education seems entirely self-evident, yet real progress in overcoming the obstacles to education and economic affluence has eluded governments and social activists worldwide for decades. This book interroga...

Educators: Scarce and critical skills research project >

The Department of Labour commissioned a Research Consortium which included the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to undertake a range of research projects on aspects of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) (1 April 2005   31...

The Expert Group on Future Skills needs statement of activity 2015 >

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has the task of advising Government on future skills requirements and associated labour market issues that impact on enterprise development and employment growth. Specifically, the Group carries out ana...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Ehlanzeni TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Ekurhuleni East TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Ekurhuleni West TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Elangeni TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Projected skills and supply for the electrical energy sector >

The research aims to: Provide support for government's AsgiSA initiative with a particular focus on skills development and job creation; Contribute to the better alignment between skills development policies with industrial or sector initiatives/poli...

Employability in the engineering industry >

The study was undertaken to evaluate employability in the engineering industry through the eyes of recently graduated students, heads of FET Colleges and employers from various companies, operating in merSETA sectors and sub-sectors. Each of these gr...

Employer and learner experience of the phlebotomy techniques learnership funded by the HWSETA: A case study of Ampath Trust >

An evaluation project consisting of eight single case studies was conducted on the learnership programme of the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA). The aim of conducting this project was to evaluate the implementation...

Employment and learning pathways of learnership participants in the NSDS phase II >

It is striking that the period in which learnerships have been implemented is very short seven years. The challenges of creating a new skills development system based on the old fragmented and unequal system of 'manpower training' are vast. Empirical...

Tracking progress on the implementation and impact of the Employment Equity Act since its inception >

The aim of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) of 1998 is to redress fundamental labour market inequities and to minimise discrimination on the basis of demographic profile (race, gender) as well as disability and HIV status. However, as we show in this...

MerSETA research symposium on FET colleges, industry and employability: Emerging perspectives >

This Employability Symposium Report documents the proceedings of the merSETA Research Symposium on FET Colleges, Industry and Employability Education Partnerships for Africa Research Project seminar. The report builds on other research and impact stu...

Emerging Voices 2 volume 1 newsletter >

This exciting new venture introduces the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation's (CERT) involvement with the Emerging Voices 2 (EV2) project. The main focus of this edition is on the emerging voices of the EV2 Youth Research, Learning and Ad...

Emerging Voices 2 volume 2 newsletter >

This edition features more emerging voices from our Youth, Research, Learning and Advocacy (YRLA) team members in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, as well as the voices of our researchers. This edition marks the newsletter as the beginning of a collabor...

Emerging Voices 2 volume 3 newsletter >

As the second chapter of the Emerging Voices research project is coming to a close the EV2 NEWS newsletter will also be saying goodbye in its current format. The future for the newsletter will be a change into a community education development (CED)...

The white paper on post-school education and training: Policy perspectives >

This presentation details policy perspectives pertaining to the White Paper on Post-School education and training.

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Esayidi TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A Note on evidence-based policy-making: Contribution to the Research Colloquium on Post-School Education and Training convened by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa on 4 November 2014 >

This paper explores evidence-based policy-making (EBP). It begins with a brief review of EBP, before more detailed discussions on defining EBP, approaches to EBP and its uses, some important caveats about the nature and use of EBP, and finally, its i...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (False Bay TVET college) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Fasset customer satisfaction research report 2009 >

The overall objective of this research report is to conduct a Customer Satisfaction Survey with a sample of FASSET's stakeholders i.e., employers, learners, service providers, partners, professional bodies and staff. This survey is for the period of...

Fasset scarce skills guideline 2013/2014 >

This guideline, distributed annually, is aimed at those who need to understand and identify scarce skills within the Fasset sector. Interested stakeholders may include educationalists, learners, parents, policy-makers, and education and training prov...

Fasset sector profile 2002 >

In October 2002, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) completed in-depth research into the Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority's (Fasset's) sector in order to obtain an accurate and up-to-date profile of th...

Fasset sector skills plan 2005 to 2010: Update for the 2009/2010 financial year >

This report provides an overview of the sector, factors that influence change in the sector, the demand for skills, employment trends, the supply of skills, the availability of financial skills in the economy, formation of new skills for the sector,...

Fasset sector skills plan 2005 to 2011: Update for the 2010/2011 financial year >

This report provides an overview of the sector, factors that influence change in the sector, the demand for skills, employment trends, forecasted demand, the supply of skills, the availability of financial skills in the economy, formation of new skil...

Fasset tracer study: The value of work-readiness programmes >

The main aim of this tracer study was to determine the value of the Bonani and Thusanani Work-Readiness Programmes. The specific objectives related to beneficiaries of the Work-Readiness Programmes and the employers where the beneficiaries were emplo...

Disability toolkit: Employer toolkit for employing people with disabilities >

This is the first revision of Fasset's Employer Disability Toolkit. When the first Employer Disability Toolkit was released in 2009, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) had not yet finalised their highly beneficial tax deductions for employers p...

Fasset QCTO research background paper 2009 >

Fasset has appointed EE Research Focus (Pty) Ltd to work with role players in Fasset's sector and to revisit the financial occupation names and descriptions as they occur on the Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO). This project is necessary be...

Fasset sector survey 2012 final report >

This study is the third comprehensive Sector Survey commissioned by the Seta for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services (Fasset). The study was conducted in the 2012/2013 financial year and its overall aim was to prov...

FET college lecturers: The 'devolving' link in the South African skills development equation >

National attention on the role of skills development has focused on the role of Further Education and Training (FET) colleges in providing intermediate-level education and training necessary to meet the South African national development challenge. I...

Report of the research colloqium on post-school education and training: Towards successful workplace-based learning in South Africa >

The annual Research Colloquium is organised by the Research Forum on Post-School Education and Training (PSET) under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The purpose of the Research Colloquium is to deepen the conve...

Analysis of workspace skills plans (WSP) and annual training reports (ATR) for merSETA member companies (2005-2007) >

This report analyses information contained in Workplace Skills Plans (WSPs) and Annual Training Reports (ATRs) submitted to merSETA by companies in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services sector in the years 2005 to 2007. The study object...

State of skills in South Africa, 2007-2008 >

The State of Skills, 2007-8 focuses exclusively on the findings of a series of research projects commissioned by the Department of Labour in July 2006 and completed in March 2008. The research was undertaken by a consortium of partners including the...

Workplace learning experiences of TVET College candidates in learnership programmes: An exploration of the workplace learning environment >

In light of common assumptions about the value of workplace learning, this research was concerned with exploring whether, and how such learning is taking place. It sought to understand the methodologies, practices, and affordances available to learni...

The financial services sector and its skills development issues relevant to the South African economy >

This report concerns the skills profiles that characterise the Financial Services sector and its principal sub-sectors. In particular, it examines the possible causes of slow delivery that stand in the way of additional skills supply to the wide rang...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Flavius Mareka TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

From matric into and through university: University access and success for the 2008 national matric cohort >

This presentation discusses the following topics: Project background, project context and research outputs; the context of why, how and what? Why does SA have so few graduates? Measuring university outcomes for the 2008 NSC cohort; why delayed univer...

Mapping key role-players and partnerships: A design and methodology >

This presentation guides research on skills development systems. In South Africa, there is a range of methodologies for understanding supply and demand, for different purposes. These include manpower planning, forecasting, sectoral plans (SIPS/Water/...

The changing nature of artisanal work and occupations: What knowledge and skill does a 21st century artisan need? >

This presentation addresses the following question: what knowledge and skills does a 21st century artisan needs; and what would a 'good artisan training system' look like?

Gaming and lotteries industry consolidated report: Prorities and recommended actions for a demand-led approach to skills development in the gaming and lotteries industry >

CATHSSETA appointed FR Research Services to conduct skills analysis research on the Gaming and Lotteries Industry, which is a major sub-sector and levy contributor to the SETA. The purpose of the research is to determine the skills needs within the d...

Gaming and lotteries industry labour market profile and change drivers report june 2016 >

This research provides a Labour Market Profile and Change Drivers profile report of the Gaming and Lottery industry. The report covers the following key topics: Scope of Industry Coverage; Key Industry Role-players; Key laws, strategies and plans; ec...

Gaming and lotteries industry salary survey report (june 2016): Key occupations >

This survey contains up-to-date salary information as well as regional differences in remuneration using actual salary offerings from Career Junction, Pnet and Payscale websites. The salary is a median in the range per occupation. It represents month...

Gaming and lotteries stakeholder interview and workshop report (June 2016) >

This Skills Needs Survey, which is based on interviews and workshops with stakeholders in the industry, is part of a broader constellation of research studies conducted in the gaming and lotteries industry to gather labour market intelligence on skil...

Graduate tracer study: Gaming and lotteries sub-sector >

This graduate tracer study established the whereabouts of CATHSSETA learners who have completed recognised qualifications in gaming and lottery in 2011, 2012 and 2013. We trace graduates for the National Certificate in Dealing (NQF Level 3) and the N...

Gaming and lotteries industry: Vacancy analysis survey >

As the custodian for skills planning, CATHSSETA conducts research to identify skills imbalances in the Gaming and Lotteries industry. This information enables CATHSSETA to make informed decisions and investments on skills planning in the industry. Th...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Gert Sibande TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Globalisation, education and training: Insights from the South African automotive sector >

This study seeks to explore these relationships between globalisation and education and training through an examination of certain transnational corporations, operating in one sector in a specific country. Through an examination of skills development...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Goldfields TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Analysis of the skills required for green economy: The local government sector perspective >

The project was carried out within the context of the role of local government in the adoption of green economy strategy. The role of the local government in promoting green economy should be both reactive and proactive. The reactive aspect of the ro...

Analysis of green occupations: The local government sector perspective >

A study was carried to analyse existing and potential green occupations and identify green qualifications and skills necessary for the development of green economy practices. The study was carried out within the context of the role of local governmen...

Getting skills right: Adapting to changing skill needs >

This presentation details OECD's Getting Skills Right project. It highlights OECD Skills for Jobs indicators and skills needs indicators, skills shortage index; cognitive skills in shortage, routine/manual skills in surplus, and knowledge shortages i...

Better foresters Stellenbosch and forest industry >

This presentation focuses on the relationship between Stellenbosch and the forest industry with regard to the role of universities, industry and education partnerships, and with reference to the 2010-2012 Graduate survey.

A low growth trap amidst the skills challenge in South Africa >

This presentation focuses on the genesis of an emerging market growth trap in the South African Economy. It highlights, and draws conclusions from, the following topics: economic growth trends in global comparison; savings and investment trends; expo...

Labour Market Intelligence Partnership Policy Roundtable III: University perspective >

This presentation provides a university perspective on the following topics: the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training. Integrated systems at different levels; The university as a system: Political, economic, social and technological env...

Higher education and work: Setting a new research agenda >

Higher education and Work consists of two papers. The first provides an analysis of research on graduate employment in South Africa and reflects on the state of research on graduate employment and unemployment in South Africa, while the second looks...

Higher Education Monitor: Access and throughput in South African higher education-Three case studies >

This study investigates a range of campus experiences, perceptions of and attitudes to campus processes and practices, and the social context in which students learn and staff, faculty and administrators work. It seeks to clarify the enabling and con...

HIV/AIDS pilot project >

Self-Empowerment International (SEI) were appointed by MERSETA to conduct a pilot project on assisting small and medium-sized enterprises to develop an HIV/AIDS strategy for their workplace. The pilot project was conducted for 37 companies. Key findi...

Artisan/teacher's TVET college report >

This report discusses the following issues as artisans and teachers: How do curriculum providers interface with employers to enhance employability? How do employers view curriculum providers and what do they do to enhance employability? What can we l...

Employability and responsiveness in post-school education and training institutions: A comparative literature review >

The first paper (Working Paper no. 8 in the LMIP series) has two main foci: a critical overview of employability and a summary of debates pertinent to Further Education and Training (FET) colleges and universities. Where relevant, perspectives from d...

Understanding interactive capabilities for skills development in sectoral systems of innovation: A tentative framework >

What we propose in this paper is a framework for analysing existing interaction and interactive capabilities in key sectoral systems of innovation (SSIs) in South Africa, as a basis on which to proceed. We have adopted a network and interactive capab...

Recent internal migration and labour market outcomes: Exploring the 2008 and 2010 National Income Dynamics Study panel data in South Africa >

This paper explores the current nature of the links among the challenges of rural and urban unemployment and how these possibly lead to new patterns of recent internal migration, using the first two waves of the NIDS (2008 and 2010). In this context,...

Mapping links between occupations and classification of educational subject matter (CESM) >

This working paper was conceived to explore initiatives in mapping in South Africa, giving particular attention to the Classification of Educational Subject Matter (CESM) and to the Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO), because these two classi...

LMIP dictionary on skills supply and demand >

The aim of the study was to compile and develop, in collaboration with the DHET, a dictionary to serve the following purposes: To enhance shared language use by labour market intelligence (LMI) users; To provide a trusted reference point for clarifyi...

Investigating employer interaction with the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) >

The focus of the present study is to investigate employer interaction with the Department of Labour's Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) system and to consider the status of ESSA in the context of employer perceptions of, and engagement with,...

High-level audit of administrative datasets >

This High-level Audit of Administrative Datasets, as part of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership programme, conducted research in more than 20 national government departments and other entities. The aim was to investigate the relevance of data...

Towards understanding the distinctive nature of artisan training: Implications for skills planning in South Africa >

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) initiated the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), leading a consortium to conduct research to support the development of an institutiona...

The role of post-school education and training institutions in predicting labour market outcomes >

In this paper, we examine the role played by higher education institutions in two higher education labour market outcomes, namely the probability of employment and earnings. We use the first three 2 Blacks refer to Africans, Coloureds and Indians/Asi...

Smooth, staggered or stopped? Educational transitions in the South African Youth Panel Study >

This report uses the South African Youth Panel Study (SAYPS) - a longitudinal panel study - to follow Grade 9 learners who participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in order to explore the educational transitio...

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and the development of the higher education system in South Africa: A description of the demographics and performance of NSFAS beneficiaries >

This paper focuses on the time period 2000 to 2012, beginning in the year after the NSFAS was established by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999. We use a non-public data set provided by the NSFAS that contains some demographic info...

Growth, employment and skills: The new growth path revisited >

This report has two broad objectives. Firstly, the report hopes to use the rubric of employment intensity and growth outlined in the NGP (EDD 2011) to assess and understand the output-growth implications of the job-creation targets set in the NGP. Se...

Higher education access and outcomes for the 2008 national matric cohort >

This study uses a unique data set to investigate university access, throughput and dropout for the 2008 national matric cohort. The findings show that university access in South Africa is limited, even among learners who perform relatively well in ma...

The post-matriculation enrolment decision: Do public colleges provide students with a viable alternative? >

This paper uses National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) data for the period 2008 to 2015, together with administrative data on South African schools and post-secondary institutions, to estimate the relationship between enrolment in post-secondary educa...

Assessing the usability of the Western Cape Graduate Destination Survey for the analysis of labour market outcomes >

Graduate destination studies have the potential to provide detailed information about graduate transitions to work that cannot easily be collected in household surveys. However, response rates are typically very low and raise the concern that the non...

Estimating the current and future skills demand of government's national growth and development policies >

The purpose of this report is to assess government's economic-development policies as drivers of demand for skills. The main objective is to generate a broad estimate of the skills demand implications of implementing key development strategies, inclu...

Survey analysis of the pathways of public TVET college learners through NATED programmes >

A number of research studies were conducted within this theme of research. The key questions that each of the studies attempted to answer is reflected in the following topics: 1. What is the progression, graduation and destination of secondary school...

Institutionalising tracer studies to assess the impact of workplace-based training: Reflections on feasibility >

The main objective of the project was to scope and consider the feasibility of institutionalising tracer studies relating to WPBL programmes. The report engages with this objective in the following ways: Firstly, it evaluates tracer-type research int...

Responding to shifting demand for skills: How do we get firms and post-school education and training organisations to work together? >

This report represents work in progress, that is, a first attempt to synthesise and highlight trends emerging from our research, primarily to inform initial discussion and debate. We have conducted three in-depth case studies that provide a systemic...

Higher education, employment and economic growth: Exploring the interactions >

The purpose of this report is to interrogate the impact and nature of South Africa's post-apartheid economic growth performance through the lens of human-capital investment with a particular emphasis on higher education. In this report, the authors i...

Understanding interactive capabilities for skills development in sectoral systems of innovation: A case study of astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array telescope >

This case study report is a product of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP), a largescale, long-term research and development project that aims to support the Department of Higher Education and Training's mandate to establish a credible...

International comparative analysis of skills planning indicator systems across national contexts >

This report is one of a number of inputs into a broader selection process to determine the optimal set of indicators for the South African con-text. The selection of indicators in use within any labour market reflects the local policy priorities wher...

Roadmap for the implementation of a skills planning unit >

Within the context of the Skills Planning Unit (SPU), this roadmap addresses the following issues: What are the functions of the SPU? What could be the most suitable location for the SPU? What structures will be required to establish the SPU? What pr...

Schooling inequality, higher education and the labour market: Evidence from a graduate tracer study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa (paper) >

This study attempts to link schooling, demographic, socio-economic and academic factors to first-choice degree completion and labour market outcomes. More specifically, this study investigates those factors that are most directly associated with whet...

How well matched are South African workers to their jobs? A comprehensive analysis of education and skills mismatch >

The working paper presents an econometric analysis of the data on public perceptions of work and thus serves as an extension of the research agenda seeking to gain more insight into social attitudes of ordinary South Africans to the labour market. Sp...

Skills for work and life: Towards a transformative approach >

This presentation focuses on: the return of skills and work to the development agenda.; thinking more radically about skills and work; existing VET orthodoxy; productivism; employability, UNESCO's three skills lenses; a new, broader notion of VET; a...

A new approach to the evaluation of vocational education and training >

This presentation presented at the LMIP Seminar South Africa August 2014 highlights A new approach to the evaluation of Vocational Education and Training.

The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership: Emerging findings >

This briefing reflects on two dimensions of the work of the LMIP: findings from the research, and the relationship between DHET and the research community in this exercise.

Schooling inequality, higher education and the labour market: Evidence from a graduate tracer study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa >

This presentation at the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) 59th World Assembly 'Challenging Disparities in Education' in Tokushima, Japan addresses the following subject: Schooling inequality, higher education and the labour mark...

ICT skills in the labour market: An occupational-level analysis focusing on computer professionals and associate professionals, 1996-2005 >

formation and communication technologies (ICTs) are widely understood to be an enabler of economic growth (UNDP 2001a). South Africa's Deputy President, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who launched the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative (Asgisa), indic...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Ikhala TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

International Labour Organisation: Future of Work Initiative. Theme 4: The governance of work >

The purpose of this final paper is to encourage participants in the national dialogue on the future of work to look ahead to the likely impact of the emerging forces in the world of work and to imagine a governance landscape for the future world of w...

International Labour Organisation: Future of Work Initiative. Theme 2: Decent jobs for all >

This paper will examine the long-stated ILO goal of full employment and decent work, and whether under current global, regional, and more specifically, national circumstances, such a goal is achievable in the next 20 years. The concepts of work, empl...

International Labour Organisation: Future of Work Initiative. Theme 3: The organisation of work and production >

The paper starts with an overview of the context in which changes to the organisation of work and production are likely to take place over the next two decades. It then looks at some basic aspects of this process at a global level, including the need...

International Labour Organisation: Future of Work Initiative. Theme 1: Work and society >

This paper elaborates on current changes taking place in the world of work and what implications they will have for the relationship between work and society. We draw from extended definitions of what constitutes work and who is a worker, and thus il...

Synthesis report: Assessing the impact of learnerships and apprenticeships under NSDSII >

Our study adopted a pathways conceptual approach (Raffe, 2003; Harris et al, 2006), focusing on the trajectories of (young) people in the transition from school to un/employment, various forms of further study, and into the labour market. Central to...

Sub-Directorate: Quality Assurance NAMB-Accreditation and certification >

This presentation focuses on the ways in which the NAMB is improving data on accreditation and certification.

Independent schooling: Assessing its size and shape >

This presentation at the Independent Schools Conference focuses on the subject of: 'Independent schooling: assessing its size and shape'.

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Ingwe TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

CHIETA's credible mechanism for skills planning: Presentation to LMIP Roundtable >

This presentation highlights the following topics: why the new online skills planning platform is needed; conceptualising and developing the credible mechanism for online skills planning and reporting; online system supports compliance requirements;...

The marketing of public FET colleges in South Africa: Issues for policy and practice >

This paper considers the rising trend of introducing marketing practices into public education through the lens of South African further education and training colleges. It provides a review of the international literature on 'for-profit' and 'non-pr...

Job opportunities and unemployment in the SA Labour Market 2013-14 >

The main purpose of this report is to assess the job opportunities, job losses and the skills gaps in the country during the financial year 2012/13, in order to inform policy makers on the changes of skills supplied and demanded, then draw some sugge...

Enhancing the implementation of the South African NQF: Comments on the findings of the NQF Act implementation evaluation >

This presentation comments on the findings of the NQF Act Implementation Evaluation.

Between a rock and a hard place: Understanding the balance between access and efficiency in South African higher education >

The article argues for a case for a 'revisioning' of the education policy-implementation nexus in the South African higher education sector. It is proposed that the well-meaning idealism expressed in policy pronouncements is necessarily subject to a...

A public TVET perspective >

This presentation poses, and answers, the question: How do post-school education and training providers take the skills demands of key sectoral networks into account?

Assessing the human capital outlook implications for skills development in the priority sector: Metal fabrication, capital equipment and transport equipment >

The objective of this study is to assess the demand and supply of skills within the metal fabrication, capital equipment and transport equipment sectors between 2011 and 2015. The study aims to inform the DTI - as a key interface between economic str...

The catalyst for skills, economic growth and employability >

This presentation is CHIETA's response to the Implementation Evaluation of the National Qualifications Framework Act (NQF). In response to the study, it is a reflection on the findings and recommendations of the evaluation study. It shares experience...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (King Hintsa TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Knowledge-based aid: A four-agency comparative study >

Part of the response of many development cooperation agencies to the challenges of globalisation, ICTs and the knowledge economy is to emphasise the importance of knowledge for development. This paper looks at the discourses and practices of 'knowled...

Knowledge, curriculum and qualifications for South African further education >

All countries, and South Africa is no exception, face acute dilemmas in modernising their systems of upper secondary and further education and training. Faced with pressures from the fast-changing world of work, this education sector has become chara...

Building labour market intelligence for skills planning: Recommendations from evidence >

This presentation supplies the following recommendations: Institutionalise longitudinal datasets on systemic pathways; Map innovation and skills development networks to promote systemic alignment; Enhance interactive capabilities across the system; A...

How do we get firms and post-education and training organisations to work together? >

This presentation focuses on how to get firms and post-education and training organisations to work together through research communication, capacity building, workshops, and policy roundtables. The following needs and questions are discussed: Unders...

Labour reform in South Africa: Measuring regulation and a synthesis of policy suggestions >

This paper, in trying to mature the debate on labour regulation and worker protection, has two key objectives. Firstly, we attempt to provide more nuanced and empirically-based measures of labour regulation and worker protection for South Africa, wit...

Law professionals: Scarce and Critical Skills Research Project >

The Department of Labour has commissioned a Research Consortium (comprising the Human Sciences Research Council, the Development Policy Research Unit, and the Sociology of Work Unit) to undertake a range of research projects on aspects of the second...

LMIP learning session 6: Review of the workspace skills plan and the annual training report >

The Ministerial Task Team on SETA Performance, as well as the White Paper on Post-School Education and Training (PSET) expressed concern about the quality of data received by SETAs from employers, and the limited potential for credible analysis of su...

The impact of the NQF on a professional body's view with a focus on the credibility, mobility and misrepresentation of qualifications >

This presentation focuses on the following topics: What is a profession? SAQA criteria for professional bodies; findings and recommendations; experiences of the NQF in relation to the credibility, mobility and authenticity of South African qualificat...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Lephalale TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Letaba TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Young labour entrants' perceptions about a career in local government: Literature review and conceptual framework >

The purpose of this research paper is to identify factors that might influence career choice in the public sector and in particular, local government as part of the SETA's efforts of addressing NSDS III Goal 8 of building career and vocational guidan...

Global trends and TVET: The case of South Africa (draft) >

Globalisation and contemporary global trends are two different things and impact differently on technical and vocational education and on any consideration of a future role for UNESCO on TVET at the country and global level. The global economic slowd...

LMIP annual report april 2015-March 2016 >

The fourth year of the LMIP, April 2015- March 2016, marked a period where a number of research reports were produced and research findings disseminated through among others, policy roundtables, policy briefs, seminars, research bulletins, LMIP Updat...

Capabilities, innovation and skills development: Towards a new approach to planning post-school education and training in South Africa >

This presentationaddresses the challenge of developing a new planning approach for South African post-school education and training. Questions posed include: How do we address skills gaps in South Africa to improve alignment between what the E and T...

Briefing note: Creating a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning in South Africa >

This briefing note provides a high-level synopsis of six focus areas selected for discussion at the workshop: 1. A credible institutional mechanism for skills planning 2. The need for a SETA labour market survey 3. Attitudes to work: Social attitudes...

LMIP colloquium 29 and 30 September 2016: Report on the presentations, discussions and conclusions of the colloquium >

In late September 2016, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) convened a research colloquium. The intention was to create a space for researchers, policy makers, planners, educators and...

Analysing skills demand and supply in sectoral systems: A tentative framework >

This presentation addresses the following challenges: How do we address skills gaps in South Africa to improve alignment between what the E and T system produces, and the needs of the public and private sectors? How can industry and education organis...

Outcome 5.1.1: 'A credible institutional mechanism for skills planning' >

This presentation to Minister Nzimande, DHET details: Research completed; why skills planning is needed; what approach to skills planning and labour market intelligence systems is needed; an information framework guiding skills planning; who will be...

Creating a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning in South Africa (session 3) >

This briefing workshop to the Minister of Higher Education and Training focuses on the topic of Responsiveness to firm demand: enhancing interactive capabilities across the post-school system; and Planning for artisanal skills: the importance of unde...

Creating a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning in South Africa (session 2) >

This briefing workshop to the Minister of Higher Education and Training focuses on Emerging trends from the MEMSA skills forecasting model; the need for a SETA Labour Market Survey; Attitudes to work: Social attitudes have a bearing on Labour Market...

Institutional alignment in the knowledge economy: Lessons from Square Kilometre Array telescope >

The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership is a collaboration between the Department of Higher Education and Training and a national research consortium, led by the HSRC. It aims to provide analytical insights which support the development of policie...

Responsiveness and employability: An argument for building interactive capabilities in technical vocational education and training colleges in South Africa >

Public vocational education and training (VET) institutions have long been enjoined to be more responsive to industry needs. However, this policy orthodoxy is weakly theorised. One result is that learners and providers are counselled to focus on imme...

Enhancing employability: What can be done to improve TVET students' chances of finding work? >

Unemployment of young people in South Africa is regarded as a crisis that needs urgent intervention. Disaffected and disillusioned youth are a potential threat to the long-term stability of the society as a whole. When graduates from institutions suc...

How can universities and colleges improve the alignment between education and work? A systemic, demand-led approach to skills planning and development >

This policy brief proposes a framework that can be used by PSET organisations and skills planners to analyse the current alignment - or misalignment - between labour market demand and skills supply within a system. This framework provides a basis for...

Pathways through university and into the labour market: Tracer study from the Eastern Cape >

This policy brief (from the HSRC's Labour Market Intelligence Partnership) is based on a recent LMIP report that explored the findings of a graduate tracer study conducted in the Eastern Cape. The broader objective of the study was to explore key edu...

Smooth, staggered or stopped? Educational transitions in the South African Youth Panel Study >

The South African Youth Panel Study (SAYPS) followed Grade 9 learners who participated in TIMSS 2011 over four consecutive years, in order to explore the educational transitions of young people. The study found that: South African learners follow one...

History and the economy matters for artisanal skills planning >

The re-establishment of a good artisan training system was identified as a key research focus area and urgent priority, given that 'the apprenticeship system has been allowed to deteriorate since the mid-1980s, resulting in a shortage of mid-level sk...

Why changes to occupational domains matter for artisanal skills planning in South Africa >

This Policy Brief argues that we need a more nuanced understanding of the shifting boundaries of artisanal work and occupational domains. In particular, it presents two key findings emerging from research that evaluated changes to the nature of artis...

Occupational shifts and skills challenges facing the South African economy >

Despite robust economic growth over much of the past 20 years, South Africa still faces significant challenges in terms of high unemployment, poverty and inequality. One view of what underlies persistently high unemployment rates is that the economy...

Public attitudes to work in South Africa >

This policy brief is based on an analytical study, with the objective to assess public attitudes towards the South African labour market. To address this question the study canvassed the opinions of both the employed and the unemployed. The study the...

Investigating employer interaction with the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) (briefing) >

This policy brief is based on an analytical study, with the objective to investigate employer interaction with the ESSA system while considering the status of ESSA in the context of employer perceptions of, and engagement with, the various recruitmen...

High-level audit of administrative datasets (briefing) >

This research brief is based on a High-level Audit of Administrative Datasets. The study surveyed more than 20 national government departments and other entities with the aim to investigate the relevance of databases to skills planning, particularly...

Understanding labour demand in South Africa and the importance of data sources >

Building a Labour Market Intelligence System requires both demand and supply side information. Thus, the LMIP is concerned with establishing the foundation for labour market information systems (LMIS) in South Africa in which data on labour demand is...

South African Labour Market Micro-data Scoping Study >

This policy brief is based on a South African Labour Market Micro-data Scoping Study. The purpose was to investigate sources of micro-data1 available for analysis of the South African labour market. The study provided an overview of the wide range of...

Towards better metrics of artisanal skills supply >

This presentation details the metrics needed for the various interdependent subsystems within an overall artisan development system.

LMIP policy suggestions >

Each month, since May 2014, the LMIP has produced evidence-based policy relevant insights to inform the development and operation of the skills planning mechanism. This document consolidates those insights and highlights key findings from the LMIP's...

The role of skills and education in predicting micro-enterprise performance >

This presentation discusses the following topics in relation to the role of skills and education in predicting Micro-enterprise performance: Context and motivation; Research objective; Methodology; Data; Human capital profile of the SMME sector; Econ...

LMIP policy roundtable III: Responding to shifting demands for skills: How do we get firms and post-school education and training organisations to work together? >

This is the agenda for the LMIP policy roundtable III, held at the Protea Hotel Capital on 21 August 2014.

Building on the capacity of the state through partnerships: The labour market intelligence project >

This presentation to the Human Resource Development Council focuses on the following topics: 1. Why Skills Planning? 2. Historical Background 3. Broader Context of LMIP 4. Aims of LMIP 5. Key LMIP Outputs 6. Key LMIP Reports 7. Key LMIP Findings 8. F...

Occupational shifts and shortages: Skills challenges facing the South African economy >

This report extends the analysis of labour demand trends to the 2001-2012 period. It consists of a descriptive analysis of skill-biased labour demand changes, through an examination of sectoral and occupational employment growth trends. We also consi...

Pathways through university and into the Labour Market Report on a graduate tracer study from the Eastern Cape >

In order to support the objectives set out in the Department of Higher Education and Training's (DHET) 2013 White Paper for Post-school Education and Training (PSET), it is critical to engage with a strong evidence base of research. To this end, the...

Employability and curriculum responsiveness in post-school education and training >

The relationship between educational processes and the employment of individuals is a significant policy concern and a widely debated social issue in South Africa. The apparent mismatch between industry needs and the educational outcomes of the South...

Labour Market Intelligence Partneship: Five years of LMIP 2012-2017 >

In 2012, when the then Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, launched the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP), he requested that the HSRC-led consortium conduct research to provide the scientific basis to 'set up sys...

Astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array >

This presentation discusses network alignment, skills supply, challenges and successes in relation to the Astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array project.

A self-sufficient skills development system in the sugarcane growing and milling sector in KwaZulu-Natal >

This presentation provides insights into the following topics: the South African sugar industry: Focus on sugarcane milling and growing; Developing a well-organised, self-sufficient skills development system; Examples of sugar technology and applied...

Skills, innovation, and interactive capabilities in the astronomy sector: The case of the Square Kilometre Array telescope >

This presentation provides and overview of the following topics: Astronomy and the SKA; The Labour Market Intelligence Research Partnership; Research question and theoretical framework; Methodology; The Astronomy Sectoral System of Innovation; Skills...

LMIP update 2012-2013 >

The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) together with other related projects holds the promise of refining our tools for an informed and informative skills planning approach, tailored to the specific needs and policy context of South Africa...

LMIP update 2016 >

The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership is a collaboration between government and a national research consortium that aims to build a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning and development in South Africa. This report is a product of...

LMIP update 2014 >

The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership is a collaboration between government and a national research consortium that aims to build a credible institutional mechanism for skills development in South Africa. The first section of LMIP Update 2014 ou...

LMIP Roundtable Theme 5: Post-schooling training and higher education: Key issues for skills development and the labour market >

This presentation focuses on the key question: How is South Africa responding labour market and skills challenges? The presentation aims to respond to, and address, the fragmentation and 'lack of credibility' of supply and demand side skills informat...

Barriers and bottlenecks: Understanding youth transitions in the post-compulsory phase of school >

This presentation addresses the following topics: Throughput rate of learners to Grade 12 is of concern - Increasingly staggered progression as learners move through school; High and growing level of unemployment amongst youth population - 60% of une...

Skills supply and demand in South Africa >

This report provides a holistic understanding of the current supply and demand for skills in South Africa and represents one of the first attempts to analyse how the two interact to inform future skills policy to support an inclusive economic growth...

Meeting routine skills needs in the tier 1 automotive component sector in the Eastern Cape >

This presentation is on the Automotive Components: Nature of the Case Study. It is focused on: the Eastern Cape; considers the sectoral system of innovation around 'tier 1 firms': the main component suppliers to the global automotive manufacturers; t...

Planning for graduate tracer studies in the South African Post-Schooling Sector: Findings from a study of the usability of graduate destination surveys for the analysis of labour market coutcomes >

This presentation shares the findings of the study of the usability of graduate destination surveys for the analysis of labour market outcomes, under the auspices of the Planning for graduate tracer studies in the South African post-schooling sector...

Local government management and leadership skills development (2015-2016): Final report >

This research has five objectives: assessing the impact of skills development interventions on senior leadership in the municipalities, conducting the skills audit for the senior leadership in the municipalities, understanding the link between servic...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Lovedale TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Implementation evaluation of the NQF Act (2008): Reflections on the draft findings-Umalusi >

This presentation reflects on the draft findings of the Implementation Evaluation of the NQF Act (2008). It also highlights NQF Act successes and challenges, and NQF gaps, as well as recommendations.

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Majuba TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Maluti TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

The management profession and skills in South Africa: Report for the Scarce Skills Research Project of the Human Sciences Research Council >

The first challenge that one confronts in attempting to define the skills shortage among managers is the basic issue of who or what a manager is. Unfortunately, the challenge is not only confined to issues of qualifications; levels or types of manage...

Three-stream model and envisaged articulation opportunities >

This presentation on the Three-stream model and envisaged articulation opportunities explores: 1. Background and introduction 2. Strategic Direction 3. Three Stream Model 4. Articulation opportunities 5. Responses to the NQF Research 6. Conclusion.

Final research report on a study to boost local economic development through marine resources: A perspective of the local government SETA >

This study has begun to quantify the scale of non-compliance in the recreational fishery sector, and most importantly the relationships between non-compliance of the recreational fishers and small-scale fishers. This is the first study of this nature...

Maritime Sector Skills Technical Task Team (MSSTTT) report: Advancing skills development in the maritime sector >

South Africa (SA) has a skills crisis that mirrors global conditions, characterised by a mismatch between the available pool of employees and market demand which has been linked to a number of factors including state of the education system. Shortage...

New TVET artisan bridging and qualifications >

This presentation highlights the new TVET artisan bridging and qualifications, including 7-System, alignment of the gamut for artisans, GTTP: workflow, knowledge modules, practical skill modules, worker experience modules, a Legend for Artisan Trade...

The impact of National Certificatevocational on the continued learning: Patterns and destinations of the FET colleges engineering graduates in the North West province >

The study was triggered by a quest to respond to the skills shortage and the inadequacy of the outdated National Education Programmes for Technical Colleges to provide the needed human resources. 'The NC (V) programmes are intended to respond directl...

Work readiness and graduate recruitment in the Fasset sector >

The objective of the research is to conceptualise the skills and competencies required from graduates for entry level positions and to determine if the skills and competencies that are advanced by means of the Fasset Work Readiness Programme and deem...

Measuring individual transitions and trajectories: A methodology to inform targeted policy implementation >

This presentation focuses on the following key points: that aggregate performance is a blunt measure; the notion of 'limited insight, less reliable'; trajectories technique leads to significant insights for policy intervention; and the need for a mor...

The shortage of medical doctors in South Africa >

This study on medical doctors forms part of a broader study entitled A multiple source identification and verification of scarce and critical skills in the South African labour market which is, in turn, one of a number of Skills Development Research...

merSETA ABET project final report >

This research was undertaken in order to establish the current status and impact of Adult Basic Education and Training within the MERSETA. The brief for this project required that the research provide reliable information on the current situation wit...

merSETA report: Impact assessment of learnerships and apprenticeships >

This study was commissioned by the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MERSETA) with the aim of ascertaining the efficiency and effectiveness of the learnership and apprenticeship systems and to assess their impact on the demand for...

merSETA tracer study final report 2016 >

The merSETA in response to the NSDS III implemented various workplace learning programs to assist learners and graduates with the much-needed work experience. These include apprenticeship, graduate internships and learnerships. It was in this light t...

merSETA disability research project >

Historically the inclusion of people with a disability in the learnership process has been managed without addressing the inherent requirements of both the learner and the learnership. It has been universally accepted that people with a disability ca...

Impact assessment of learnerships and apprenticeships >

The merSETA is committed to seeking new and better methods to promote skills development. In order to do this, a deeper understanding of participants in learnership and apprenticeship programmes is necessary: an understanding of their motivations, ex...

Recent internal migration and labour market outcomes: Exploring the 2008 and 2010 National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) panel data >

The main objectives and broad questions of this presentation are: Within the LMIP - paper explores the NIDS data - through recent migration; main research question: are there links between recent migrations of individuals (x) and employment status/la...

Matching higher education and the labour market >

This presentation asks the following key questions: Why are some graduates unemployed? It questions the objectives of the Eastern Cape Graduate Destination Study on unemployment; details its methods and data and shares its findings before drawing som...

2017 DHET Research Colloquium: Minister's speech >

This speech by the Minister of Higher Education and Training introduces the evaluation study into the implementation of the South African National Qualifications Framework. The development of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF)...

DHET colloquium presentation on national qualifications framework >

This presentation explores the theme 'Enhancing the Implementation of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) '. The presentation focuses on success stories on the National Qualification Framework; barriers to Implementation of NQF;...

Mitigating service delivery protest through skills development and employment >

The specific aim of this research is to explore how to mitigate violence associated with service delivery protests through skills development programmes targeted at youth. If local government is to heal relations with young people, could skills devel...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Mnambithi TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Perspectives on skills development and lessons for South Africa >

This presentation highlights skills planning in South Africa. It focuses on the following topics: The Current Realities; The Labour Force and Skills (2014); Sectoral Employment by sector, 2014; Contribution to GDP, 2014; Story 1: South Africa's perfo...

Monitoring and evaluation of DANIDA Support to Education and Skills Development (SESD) Programme: Second formative impact study (synthesis report) >

This study established the baseline status of institutions that will be supported by the SESD programme, namely the National Department of Education's FET Directorate, provincial FET Directories and designated colleges in the provinces of Kwa-Zulu Na...

Monitoring and evaluation of DANIDA Support to Education and Skills Development (SESD) Programme: Baseline study >

This study established the baseline status of institutions that will be supported by the SESD programme, namely the National Department of Education's FET Directorate, provincial FET Directories and designated colleges in the provinces of Kwa-Zulu Na...

Monitoring and evaluation of DANIDA Support to Education and Skills Development (SESD) Programme: First formative impact study (Synthesis report) >

This study established the baseline status of institutions that will be supported by the SESD programme, namely the National Department of Education's FET Directorate, provincial FET Directories and designated colleges in the provinces of Kwa-Zulu Na...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Mopani South East TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Motheo TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Implementation Evaluation of the NQF Act (2008): Response to the Draft Evaluation Report >

This presentation reflects on the findings and recommendations of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO); NQF successes; and NQF challenges; as well as providing recommendations for improvement to the NQF.

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Mthashana TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

LMIP Policy Roundtable: How do TVET providers develop intermediate skills to strengthen employability prospects for students? >

This presentation details the circumstances prevailing in the Forestry Industry which determine its skills needs.

The development of new occupational qualifications: Implications for employability >

This presentation details the following topics: The QCTO is responsible for 'qualifying a skilled and capable workforce'; the Quality Assurance Framework, framed by the NQF Act; the QCTO mandate in SDA; skills development interventions that respond t...

First four years National Artisan Development NAD: 2010-2014 >

This presentation documents the Situational Analysis HRDC AD TTT.

National enterprise and cooperative development strategy 2016-2017 >

The purpose of this strategy document is to expound on Goal 6 of the NSDS III, specifically: Encouraging and supporting cooperatives, small enterprises, worker initiated, nongovernmental organisation (NGO) and community training initiatives as a resu...

National scarce skills list: Top 100 occupations in demand: Comments from the LMIP Team >

This document is provides feedback on the scarce skills list gazetted by the Departmemt of Higher Education and Training

National Skills Development Strategy III >

The key driving force of this strategy is improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the skills development system. This strategy represents an explicit commitment to encouraging the linking of skills development to career paths, career developmen...

The future of work in SA: Scope: South Africa horizon: 2030 >

This presentation highlights a background to the study, ILO focus areas, two broad methods, a potentiality matrix, Metaxis, the battle of the paradigms, South Africa's unique context, macrotempo special perspectives, process, work and society, the fu...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Nkangala TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Northern Cape Rural TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Northern Cape Urban TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Northlink TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Enhancing the implementation of the SA NQF: DHET Research Colloquium - RPL for access to undergraduate and postgraduate study >

This presentation focuses on the following topics: 2008-2016 An emerging RPL policy framework; RPL Policy Definitions 1998-2013; the Council for Higher Education 2016. The overarching research question posed is: What needs to change for RPL to become...

The changing role of public research institutes in South Africa: A report to the NRF >

The research reported on here will contribute one complementary component to a multifaceted research agenda focused on problematising the developmental role of universities and public research institutes in the national system of innovation in South...

NSFAS funded programmes in health and social development sector 2013-2014 >

The aims of this paper are: to determine number of students funded through NSFAS in the health and social development programmes; to estimate the total amount of funding needed by students in the next financial year.

Adapting to changing skill needs in South Africa >

This paper explores the current state of skill imbalances in South Africa. While noting that policy initiatives have been put in place, it makes suggestions as to what more could be done to improve skills development in South Africa.

National Graduate Destination Survey Project: Research colloquium on skills planning >

This presentation details the problem statement of the National Graduate Destination Survey Project, alignment with HRD objectives, project scope and activities, resource requirements, and implementing organisation and project management.

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Orbit TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

LMIP Policy Roundtable Session 3: Perspectives on merSETA >

This presentation highlights the main challenges facing the post-school system. It also discusses SETAs and their role in the post-school system, as well as the implications of what this means for SETAs.

Outcome 5.1.1: 'to develop a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning' >

This presentation to Minister Nzimande, DHET, discusses what LMIP has done to date; Why should South Africa invest in a skills-planning mechanism? What is the skills planning mechanism? South African and International Experiences; Data and informatio...

Human capital outlook implications for skills development in the pharmaceutical sector >

The Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) commissioned Ilangabe Lase Africa to conduct research into human capital outlook implications for skills development in the pharmaceutical sector, with a specific focus on IPAP-2-identified growth opport...

Policy Roundtable 6: Knowledge-based artisanal futures? >

This presentation highlights the following topics raised at the Policy Roundtable 6: Knowledge-based artisanal futures? Local Context: Artisan training; Global context: Technological progression leads to increasing economic reliance on knowledge-driv...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Port Elizabeth TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Synthetic analysis on the skills development and economic responsiveness role of education and training institutions in South Africa: Towards an integrated public-private partnership strategy for skills development in the TVET college system >

This synthesis report aims to inform strategic thinking in the TVET branch, towards devising a coordinated strategy to promote PPPs across all tiers of the system. We situate the current strategic initiatives to promote partnership in South Africa wi...

Curriculum responsiveness and student employability in VET: Preliminary findings from three case studies >

This presentation outlines preliminary findings from three case studies in regard to curriculum responsiveness and student employability in VET. These are structured as follows: Employability and Responsiveness: Opening up the debate; Theme 4: Projec...

Skills planning in post-school education and training organisations: An interactive capabilities approach >

This presentation details how firms and PSET organisations can work together more effectively through an interactive capabilities approach.

The sectoral nature of our economic growth trajectory: Three observations >

This presentation discusses the following topics: 1. The Skills Implications of a Growth Path Dependency 2. The Structural Transformation Challenge: From Sectors to Skills 3. Are our Education and Training Institutions Growth Enhancing?

Private and further education and training in South Africa: The changing landscape >

Private provision of Technical and Vocational Further Education and Training (TVET) in the Further Education and Training (FET) band in the South African education system is an issue of national importance. To date however, information about the prec...

Public attitudes to work in South Africa >

The underlying assumption of the study is that understanding public attitudes offers insight into the factors that influence decisions about labour market and education participation. The research adds value by providing detailed attitudinal data in...

Indicators and data to support skills planning in South Africa >

The purpose of this presentation is to: Provide a background to the LMIP work and why DHET/ skills planning needs a set of indicators; Present the framework for determining what indicators will be developed (conceptual approach); Outline the methods...

Reimagining the purpose of VET: Expanding the capability to aspire in South African Further Education and Training students >

This paper applies the capabilities approach to the broader debate of the role of vocational education and training (VET) in poverty alleviation. The capabilities approach provides an approach for conceptualising and evaluating VET which differs in o...

Learning session: Methodologies to identify skills needs >

The search for appropriate methodologies to identify 'skills needs' is high on the agenda of many countries around the world. In South Africa, a range of different approaches are currently being used to inform the identification of 'skills needs', re...

Research bulletin on post-school education and training >

The Research Bulletin on Post-School Education and Training is published by the Department of Higher Education and Training as a service to the education research community and all stakeholders and participants in lifelong learning. It is an annual b...

Local economic responsiveness and TVET colleges: A guide to mapping TVET partnerships and linkages >

This research guide is intended as a resource for college managers and strategic planners to inform college strategic planning around responsiveness to local economic development. It provides tools to gather and analyse information on 1) economic and...

Mapping partnerships and interactive capabilities in skills development systems: A framework and methodology to guide research >

This research guide (Research Instrument 1) introduces a new research framework, design and methodology that can yield evidence that complements and adds to the quantitative data traditionally used for skills planning. Research using this guide will...

Mapping partnerships and interactive capabilities in skills development systems: A guide to conducting a sectoral overview >

This research guide (Research Instrument 2) provides a set of templates for conducting a sectoral overview or background paper that should be used to inform the fieldwork investigating interactive capabilities of post-school education and training or...

Mapping partnerships and interactive capabilities in skills development systems: A guide to fieldwork in universities >

This research guide (Research Instrument 3) provides a practical guide and set of templates for gathering information on the partnerships and capabilities of universities to form effective partnerships and learn through interaction - i.e., their inte...

Mapping partnerships and interactive capabilities in skills development systems: A guide to fieldwork in TVET colleges >

This research guide (Research Instrument 4) provides a practical guide and set of templates for gathering information on the partnerships and capabilities of TVET colleges to form effective partnerships and learn through interaction - i.e., their int...

Mapping partnerships and interactive capabilities in skills development systems: A guide to fieldwork in firms >

This research guide (Research Instrument 5) provides a practical guide and set of templates for gathering information on the partnerships and capabilities of firms to form effective partnerships and learn through interaction - i.e., their interactive...

Mapping partnerships and interactive capabilities in skills development systems: A guide to fieldwork in SETAs and other sectoral intermediaries >

This research guide (Research Instrument 6) provides a practical guide and set of templates for gathering information on the partnerships and capabilities of sectoral intermediaries to form effective partnerships and learn through interaction - i.e.,...

Mapping partnerships and interactive capabilities in skills development systems: A guide to data management and analysis >

This research guide (Research Instrument 7) provides practical guidelines and a set of templates for analysing information on the partnerships and capabilities of universities and TVET colleges to form effective partnerships and learn through interac...

HSWETA supported programmes and projects: 2010-2013 >

The main goal of the HWSETA skills development programmes and projects is to provide skills to learners in the workplace in scarce and critical areas within the health and social development sector. Outcomes of the skills development interventions ar...

The TETA research strategy final report >

This is a sectional report on the development of the TETA Research Strategy that was undertaken after a period of preparation of stakeholders to assist in the collection of data from their sectors. The data collection was carried out by the CLEAR AA...

A summary of methods and approaches for identifying the skills needs associated with the transition to a low carbon economy and a consideration of the policy and research implications >

The key research question of this report is: Why is it important to look at identification of skill needs for the green and low-carbon economy? Most research questions about the impact of the transition to a low carbon economy require significant ana...

The role of further education and training colleges in enhancing skils development to combat poverty: Are FET colleges education sub-sector in a position to deliver on its educational mandate? >

The connection between poverty and lack of education seems entirely self-evident, yet real progress in overcoming the obstacles to education and economic affluence has eluded governments and social activists worldwide for decade. This document intend...

LMIP Policy Roundtable: Presentation on unemployed graduates >

Unemployed graduates are a perennial problem - we read about this matter every year in the newspapers, and everybody has an opinion on the best way to deal with the problem, but there has been very little progress in this regard. Another issue that i...

An overview of the South African sports coaching system >

This presentation focuses on the following topics: vision and phases, foundations and pillars, the journey so far, will RPL impact the SA coaching workforce, the South African coaching pathway, the RPL challenges, and looking ahead.

Operation Phakisa oceans economy/maritime sector skills development: Draft terms of reference for skills initiative working groups to be convened by SAIMI >

The Skills Initiative Working Groups are intended to co-ordinate the implementation of the maritime skills development initiatives in the 3-foot plans of each Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy delivery unit. Their key deliverable will be a Skills Deve...

Schooling inequality, higher education and the labour market: Evidence from a graduate tracer study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa (briefing 1) >

This presentation focuses on the following topics with regard to the evidence from a graduate tracer study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa on Schooling inequality, higher education and the labour market: the South African context; some stylised fac...

Usefulness of NQF for the marketing and communications profession >

This presentation argues that alignment with the industry could be better, and that a holistic response to all the recommendations is needed to close the identified gaps in the implementation of NQF Act 2008. Additional highlighted topics include: Re...

Survey of the financial and accounting services sector May 2008 final report >

The overall aim of the sector study was to provide Fasset with an integrated profile of the Financial and Accounting Services Sector, the education and training provision to the sector, and the skills needs and requirements of the sector. The specifi...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Sedibeng TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Sekhukhune TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

From matric into and through university: Higher Education access and outcomes in South Africa >

This presentation covers a national representative quantitative analysis of transitions from school to university (Access), how matric results, demographics, and school background influence university outcomes, and how students progress through the p...

Mapping key role players and SETA partnerships: A design and methodology to guide research on skills development systems >

In 2012, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to lead a national research consortium, the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP), to support it in creating a strategic l...

SETA Labour Market Survey: Case studies of firms' experiences >

The overarching purpose of the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) Labour Market Survey was to collect information that would assist in informing the Department of Higher Education and Training's (DHET) strategy on how to address one of it...

Shifting understanding of skills in South Africa >

This book is an attempt to examine the multiple and shifting meanings that skill has taken on in South Africa. It does so with a view primarily to how skill is being played out in contemporary policies and practices within the country, but it affirms...

Reflections on governance (System of exercising authority and control): Implementing the NQF Act >

This presentation reflects on the on Governance (System of exercising authority and control) in terms of implementing the NQF Act.

Industry involvement in training: A case study of an agricultural college >

This presentation introduces the following topics: background governance and mandate of agricultural colleges; reasons why they should work together with industry; industry and education/training models; teaching and learning activity models; reflect...

Skills, innovation, and interactive capabilities: The case of the Square Kilometre Array telescope >

This presentation focuses on the following topics: a working framework; methodology; the growth in astronomy despite a shortage of astronomers; network structure and alignment; interactive capabilities at the SKA; firm strategies to address skills ne...

Skills Development Circular No. 19 of 2016: A call for SETAs to make use of the DHET's research repository >

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has established a Research Repository through the Labour Market Intelligence Project (LMIP). The Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) are therefore requested to make use of the Resea...

Skills development for poverty reduction: Can FET colleges deliver? >

This report begins by establishing the envisaged role of FET colleges in the national development trajectory. This is followed by an analysis of the current form, context and challenges facing the sector in South Africa. It concluded by examining the...

Skills development in the financial and accounting services sector >

This study was commissioned by the Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Fasset), with the main aim of providing the SETA with a detailed profile of the sector that it serves, a description of education and traini...

Skills for and through SIPs Progress Report March 2015 >

This report aims to detail the progress that has been made to date, both by the Special Projects Unit as well as by the SIPs themselves, under each of the Focus Areas. Establishing what skills will be in short supply for the roll-out of the National...

Skills for development: A new approach to international cooperation in skills development? >

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) was a central tool of development cooperation from the 1950s through to the 1980s. However, with the rise of education for all in the 1990s, TVET 'fell from grace'. At the beginning of the twenty...

Skills for productive citizenship for all: The place of skills development for micro and small enterprises in South Africa >

Three important elements of a South African vision for high skills must be spreading skills improvements across the population in general, creating policy coherence and constructing new institutions. This article examines these issues through an inve...

Measuring skills mismatch >

This note presents indicators that can be useful for the regular monitoring of skills mismatches across EU Member States. It distinguishes three broad groups of skills mismatch indicators: indicators of macroeconomic skills mismatch, specific skills...

Skills mismatch and informal sector participation among educated immigrants: Evidence from South Africa >

Using South African census data, we show that immigrants with tertiary education from different origin country groups differ in their likelihood of obtaining a skilled job. Immigrants from advanced country groups outperform native internal migrants,...

Understanding the skills needs of the NPOs operating within the health and welfare sectors >

A non-profit organisation (NPO) is a trust company or any other association of persons with a public rather than a private purpose and which does not operate for profit. In South Africa, NPOs are pivotal to the delivery of health-related community-ba...

Skills shortages in South Africa: A literature review >

This paper conducts a review of the literature on skills shortages in South Africa. It is demonstrated that different Government departments have different views concerning the definition of skills shortages. This is largely due to the omission in an...

Skills supply and demand in the hairdressing industry in South Africa >

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) have undertaken a study on skills supply and demand in the hairdressing sector, in order to investigate, inter alia, the a...

Understanding skills supply and demand in the hairdressing industry: Report of stakeholder workshop >

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), in collaboration with the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) hosted a stakeholder workshop on Understanding Skills Supply and Demand in the Hairdressing Industry on...

Skills transfer in municipalities in South Africa >

This study focused on skills transfer in local government with specific reference to South Africa. The terms of reference for the study are: To develop a concept document on skills transfer in the workplace focusing on capacity-building programmes, c...

Skills, technology and capital intensity: Employment and wage shifts in post-apartheid South Africa >

This presentation of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership Policy Roundtable focuses on the following topics: Data; Changing Employment Landscape - Sectoral and Skills-biased trends; Skills-Biased Technological Change - A Decomposition Analysis;...

Skills shortages in South Africa: Case studies of key professions >

South Africa's skills shortages are widely regarded as a key factor preventing the achievement of targeted growth rates. There is some dispute as to the nature and extent of these shortages, given that the country also has a large pool of unemployed...

Skills planning for post-school education and training (September 2017) >

This presentation maps the following key topics: Education and Jobs; Link between school mathematics/numeracy and jobs; Tertiary Education to Labour Market: Sectors and Jobs; Youth transitions over five years in South African Youth Panel Study; Chang...

Skills planning for post-school education and training (May 2017) >

This presentation to the Portfolio Committee asks the question: why skills planning? It then proceeds to summarise the six focus themes of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP). Additional summaries of research topics presented include: W...

Smooth, staggered or stopped? Educational transitions in SAYPS >

This presentation introduces the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP). It then supplies an overview of the South African Youth Panel Study (SAYPS) Report which analyses the characteristics of learners making different transitions and explore...

Social Work as a scarce and critical profession >

The constraint of high-level skills within the South African labour market is considered by government to be a key obstacle to achieving its target of a six percent economic growth rate. In support of the challenges to address skills shortages, the v...

South Africa National Skills Survey 2003 >

The aim of the NSS 2003 was to assess the overall impact of the National Skills Development Strategy and the impact of the levy-grant scheme on skills training in South Africa, in large, medium and small enterprises. In doing so the research was expe...

South Africa NQF >

South Africa is good in developing policy and its policies are interfered during the implementation process without reaching its timeframe. Even though some policies are not favourable since they are borrowed but there is still a belief that our poli...

South African Labour Market Microdata Scoping Study >

This study investigates sources of data available for analysis of the South African labour market. It is a data discovery exercise to determine what data is available for policy research and to assist policy analysts to locate data sources relevant t...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (South Cape TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (South West Gauteng TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Minister's speaking notes for opening remarks: Lessons for skills planning - A dialogue >

This submission details the Minister's speaking notes for opening remarks, under the theme of 'Lessons for skills planning: A dialogue'. It documents the key persons in the meeting, and argues for the importance of Skills Planning, before concluding...

Imperatives and recommended actions for a demand-driven approach to skills development in the sport, recreation and fitness industry >

CATHSSETA appointed FR Research Services to conduct skills analysis research on the Sport, Recreation and Fitness Industry, which is a major sub-sector and levy contributor to the SETA. The purpose of the research is to determine the skills needs wit...

Sports, recreation and fitness sub-sector: Labour market profile and change drivers report >

This report supplies a labour market profile of the Sports, Recreation and Fitness Sub-Sector. Sport, fitness and recreation plays an important role in promoting a nation's well-being, general health and social cohesion. The National Development Plan...

Sports, recreation and fitness industry: Salary survey report >

This survey contains up-to-date salary information as well as regional differences in remuneration using actual salary offerings from Career Junction, Pnet and Payscale websites. The salary is a median in the range per occupation. It represents month...

Sports, Recreation and Fitness Skills Needs Survey: Stakeholder interviews and workshop report >

This Skills Needs Survey, which is based on interviews and workshops with stakeholders in the industry, is part of a broader constellation of research studies conducted in the sport, recreation and fitness industry to gather labour market intelligenc...

Sports, recreation and fitness:- Graduate tracer dtudy >

This graduate tracer study established the whereabouts of CATHSSETA learners who have completed accredited qualifications in sport, recreation and fitness between 2011 and 2015. We trace graduates for the National Certificate in Fitness (NQF Level 5)...

Sport, recreation and fitness: Vacancy analysis survey >

As the custodian for skills planning, CATHSSETA conducts research to identify skills imbalances in the arts, culture and heritage industry. This information enables CATHSSETA to make informed decisions and investments on skills planning in the indust...

Guidance for higher education providers on current and future skills needs of enterprise >

This report has been developed to provide guidance for providers tendering for higher education places for those eligible to participate on Springboard+ courses during this round. It gathers together the most recently available data concerning higher...

Statistics on post-school educaton and training in South Africa >

The Department of Higher Education and Training presents to you its seventh issue of Statistics on Post-School Education and Training in South Africa. The report includes 2016 enrolment and graduate statistics obtained from public and private Higher...

Student retention and graduate destination: Higher education and labour market access and success >

Student attrition has been a perennial theme in South African higher education throughout the past decade. In its National Plan for Higher Education (2001), the Department of Education attributed high dropout rates primarily to financial and/or acade...

Summative evaluation of the ancillary health care qualification and its associated skills programmes >

The aim of the study was to evaluate the possible impact and outcome the Ancillary Health Care (AHC) qualification and its related skills programmes may have had on previous learners and the community. This course was designed to provide learners wit...

Enhancing curriculum responsiveness to local skills needs: Towards a manual for DHET >

This presentation addresses the following key questions related to enhancing curriculum responsiveness to local skills needs: What is the problem? Tensions between central and local. International trends What is currently possible? Developing a progr...

Studying the shifting boundaries of artisanal work and occupations: Research guide >

The research guide provides a conceptual frame and research instruments to assist skills and strategic planners in their task from a specific research method and design perspective. Specifically, the guide provides practical guidelines and tools to c...

Work and qualifications futures for artisans and technicians: A research guide >

This study, seeks to understand how artisans and technicians of the future need to be prepared for the labour market, it makes no claims to direct causal relations with regards to either of the relationships described above. The design was informed m...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Taletso TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Changes in education since 1994 >

This study was commissioned by the Policy Unit of the Office of the Presidency. Aim The Policy Unit is conducting a fifteen-year review of government business. The main aim of the review is to assess the outcome and impact of policies, programmes and...

Teacher graduate production in South Africa >

The quality of any national education system depends on its teachers. In recent years in South Africa, teacher supply has become a matter of national concern. This monograph examines changes in enrolment and graduation patterns of education students...

Human capital dynamics in three technology platforms: Nuclear, space and biotechnology >

In South Africa, big science was made part of the reconstituted national innovation system from the very beginning and has become more prominent ever since. It co-existed somewhat uneasily with lower-tech activities in national innovation strategy do...

Temporary employment services in South Africa: Assessing the industry's economic contribution >

The focus of this paper, is to try to understand the nature of employment changes and their impact in one particular sector, namely the temporary employment services (TES) industry. The sector, colloquially known in South Africa as the 'labour broker...

Ten questions for mathematics teachers ... and how PISA can help answer them >

The PISA student background questionnaire sought information about students' experiences in their mathematics classes, including their learning strategies and the teaching practices they said their teachers used. This information, coupled with studen...

How can the marine manufacturing industry release the binding skills constraints facing the sector? >

In order to close the skills gaps in the Maritime sector, SAMSA and SAIMI require: 1. Industry partners - SAMSA is looking to partner with industry to assist in closing skills gaps across Maritime sub-sectors by providing opportunities for learners a...

TETA tracer research analysis report >

This TETA Tracer Survey was commissioned to gain a better understanding of TETA funded skills development interventions in terms of contributing towards the attainment of goals and seven developmental and transformative imperatives of the NSDS III.

The 4th Annual DHET Research Colloquium: Enhancing the implementation of the South African NQF - Colloquium proceedings >

The fourth annual DHET Research Colloquium, took place on 12-13 September 2017, at Emperor's Palace in Kempton Park, Gauteng. The theme of the Colloquium was the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The selection of this theme was m...

The boundaries of artisanal work and occupations, and its intersections with inequality >

This presentation provides an overview of the research question, before illustrating the following topics: An LMIP theme of research entitled 'Changing Artisanal Milieus and Identities'; the concept of boundaries: why and how? Empirical cases; sample...

The emerging contours of a credible institutional planning mechanism for South Africa: Towards a common perspective >

The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) hosted a policy roundtable to open debate on the nature and shape of an appropriate institutional skills planning mechanism for South Africa. The event drew a range of stakeholders from across the SET...

The impact of the 2008-2009 global economic crisis on merSETA firms: A focus on employment and skills >

This report sets out to provide merSETA with a better understanding of the impact of the 2008/9 global and local economic crises on the South African (SA) automotive, metals and plastics sectors. In line with merSETA's mandate to facilitate skills de...

The need for a learnership in financial markets >

In the 2008/2009 strategic planning session Fasset's board provisionally allocated an amount for the development of such a learnership but requested an objective research report on the need for the learnership before the money would be made available...

The need for strategic learnerships in finance, accounting, managment consulting and other financial services >

This study was commissioned by the SETA for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services (Fasset). The aims of the study were threefold: a) To conduct a demand analysis to establish the need for learnerships in the sector....

The research-policy nexus in South Africa: Understanding the interface of science and policy in skills planning >

This paper examines the formation and operation of this research-policy nexus in South Africa and the means by which evidence-based policymaking has been conceived and utilised in this space. The paper is divided into five sections. Section 1 discuss...

The returns to training and the determinants of training expenditure: The case of manufacturing firms in South Africa >

This report makes use of a unique survey dataset of manufacturing firms in South Africa to investigate the returns to workplace training. This survey was conducted within a broader national project, the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP),...

The role of education in development: An educationalist's response to some recent work in development economics >

This paper delves beneath the widespread belief that education (often repackaged as human capital) is important in development to consider the role that the discipline of education plays in shaping the wider discourses of development. In particular,...

The role of skills and education in predicting micro-enterprise performance >

The research objective of this paper is addressed by firstly using direct and indirect measures of skills to generate a human capital profile of SMME owners across both the formal and informal sectors, and secondly by using econometric analysis to ex...

The business of higher education: A study of public-private partnerships in the provision of higher education in South Africa >

The phenomenon of partnerships between public higher education institutions and private providers of higher education in South Africa began in the early 1990s. While partnerships emerged in the distance education sub-sector, they soon became a featur...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Thekwini TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

The devolment and promotion of a skills-oriented lifestyle programme for a group of apprentices in the mining industry >

This study was conducted within the context of the mining industry. The empirical investigation involved 80 apprentices and three lifestyle trainers based at the Goldfields Training Centre in Luipaardsvlei. The aim of the research was to: (i) assess...

Learning pathways: Actual student movements as seen in the National Learners' Records Database (NLRD) >

This presentation details the key DHET/DMPE study findings in research into the Learning Pathways: Actual student movements as seen in the National Learners' Records Database (NLRD) research project.

Top 100 scarce skill occupations in south africa >

This document provides a list of the top 100 occupations in the country that are considered to be in short supply, accompanied by an explanation of the methods and processes followed in compiling the list. The purpose of the list is to inform, inter...

Tourism: Sector studies research project >

Within the context of the national importance assigned to the development of the South African tourism sector as a contributor to overall national economic and employment growth, this sector study attempts to answer one key question for its client, t...

Towards a national human resources database >

This report provides a synthesis of two research papers commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme (EPP) on the review and suitability of the National Learners Records Database (NLRD) to become the National Human Resources Database. The objec...

TETA-BETA tracer study on candidates funded for maritime and logistics studies >

The objectives of this study are to: Evaluate the existing course delivery model; Assess the impact of the programme in respect of the knowledge and skills acquired from the exposure and training; Assess the value realised by participating organisati...

Tracer study for learners who participated in HWSETA funded learnerships and internships certificated during the 2013-14 financial year >

The tracer study tracked and traced the target population of the National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDS III) within health and welfare sector which constitute of the individuals or learners 'from school, college or university, or even from th...

Transport planning in municipalities in South Africa: Final Report >

The LGSETA commissioned the WITS School of Governance to investigate the ability of municipalities to conduct transport planning with a specific emphasis on the skills, or the lack thereof, to undertake transport planning. A sample of 18 municipaliti...

Response to the NQF evaluation >

The NQF is a regulatory framework that organizes and classifies qualifications hierarchically and illustrates progression pathways. The NQF Act is the policy that articulates specific objectives and makes provision for those entities that will give s...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Tshwane North TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Tshwane South TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

TVET College Times Vol 45 June 2016: In pursuit of excellence >

TVET College professionals and students alike are striving for excellence. This becomes very clear when one reads of their accomplishments, some of which are featured in this edition of TVET College Times. To start with, Minister Nzimande addresses t...

TVET College Times Vol. 47 December 2016: Institutions of choice >

In this edition, there are the reports of more than 39 contributors, who are professionals in the TVET system. They represent colleges and the wider TVET sector in South Africa who have a professional interest and involvement in the sector. We commen...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Umfolozi TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Umgungundlovu TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Understanding the history of artisan training in a macroeconomic environment >

This presentation highlights the following key needs when considering an understanding of the history of artisan training in a macroeconomic environment: 1. Bring historical lens to the training systems and demand schedules (economic growth path/s) w...

Understanding interactive capabilities for skills development >

This presentation focuses on the following challenges: How to address skills gaps in South Africa to improve alignment between what the Education and Training system produces, and the needs of the public and private sectors? How can industry and educ...

Understanding labour demand in South Africa: The importance of data sources >

This presentation discusses the following questions: What is labour demand? What is demand-side data? What data can be used to shed light on labour demand in South Africa? In theory the above are a focused set of research questions - in practice the...

Understanding the size of the problem: The National Skills Development Strategy and Enterprise Training in South Africa >

This chapter will explore the extent to which the ambitious goals of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS), are being realised. It does so by examining the findings and trends of six research studies or surveys conducted between 1999-2002,...

Research on unemployed learners in social auxiliary field in Limpopo, KZN and North West >

The objectives of the study are: To estimate the number of unemployed social auxiliary workers in LP, KZN and NW; To compare provincial unemployment distributions amongst SAWs.

Unit record vs aggregate data: Perspectives on postsecondary education data collection, retention, and release >

The Steering Committee of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) established a Unit Record Versus Aggregate Data Working Group in 1996 to identify and assess data sharing methods that are needed to advance our understanding of when,...

Pathways of TVET college learners through TVET colleges >

This presentation details the research study that was commissioned by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and DHET The study is located within Theme 5 of the HSRC Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) that has multi-cohort panel studie...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Vhembe TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Skills supply and demand for South Africa: LMIP Colloquium presentation >

This presentation looks at the Skills Supply and Demand in South Africa Report. The challenge for government is to estimate and anticipate the education and skills required to support societal development and a productive and inclusive economic growt...

Vocational education and training for development: A policy in need of a theory? >

The current decade has seen a significant return of interest in vocational education and training (VET) amongst the international policy community. This rise in policy and programmatic interest in VET's role in development, however, stands in contras...

Vocational education and training for sustainability in South Africa: The role of public and private provision >

This paper considers the role that skills development has in the sustainability of the South African political-economic project. It explores some of the disarticulations of public policy and argues that these both undermine public sector delivery and...

Vocational education and training in Southern Africa: A comparative study >

This volume is intended to develop and share knowledge within the southern African region regarding the challenges faced by vocational education and training (VET) systems and the responses to these challenges. Some of these challenges arise out of t...

Volume 1: An analysis of international practices on funding for post-school education and training >

This international review provides a snapshot of the different institutional and funding mechanisms in place to support the post-school education and training (PSET) system across a wide range of developed and developing countries. It also raises par...

Volume 2: An analysis of existing post-school education and training expenditure and revenue >

The Post-School Education and Training (PSET) system has a critical role to in providing the human capital, research and innovation that is needed to drive development and raise economic growth over the long term. In South Africa, the PSET system has...

Volume 3: Cost implications of the white paper proposals - Costing model output report >

The White Paper on Post-School Education and Training sets out a vision of the post-school education system in 2030. In addition, it provides a number of policy targets and objectives. This expenditure model investigates the likely financial costs of...

Skills Planning for Post-School Education and Training >

The presentation provides an overview of the Research-Policy Nexus DHET-HSRC led research consortium. The strategic applied research involved a close relationship between policy makers and research in shaping the skills planning research agenda. It h...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Vuselela TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Water and wastewater management in local government: Skills needs and development - Final report part I >

Water and wastewater management in South Africa is almost reaching a crisis level and for this reason there is an increasing need for collaboration among different stakeholders. In 2014, the Local Government Sector Education and Training (LGSETA) and...

Water and wastewater management in local government: Skills needs and development - Final report part II >

Water and wastewater management in South Africa is almost reaching a crisis level and for this reason there is an increasing need for collaboration among different stakeholders. In 2014, the Local Government Sector Education and Training (LGSETA) and...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Waterberg TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Work education framework South Africa >

The Worker Education Technical Task Team, one of nine in the HRDC, commissioned a Worker Education Study in November 2012: To conduct an analysis and attain a common understanding of the current provision and understanding of the three pillars namely...

Making visible the invisible: Confronting South Africa's decent work deficit >

This report argues that national direct surveys of households, such as the biannual Labour Force Surveys issued by Statistics South Africa, are useful in measuring the numbers of those in employment, but that they are unable to measure the size and n...

Employability and curriculum responsiveness in post-school education and training (LMIP Policy Roundtable) >

This LMIP policy roundtable briefing asks the following questions: How do we address skills gaps in South Africa to improve alignment between what the E and T system produces, and the needs of the public and private sectors? How can industry and educ...

Reflections from studies >

This presentation details some reflections on case studies. Themes covered include trust and partnerships as a central component of a relational system; and what mechanisms can facilitate these processes.

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (West Coast TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (Western TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

White paper for post-school education and training: Building an expanded, effective and integrated post-school system >

The White Paper sets out strategies to improve the capacity of the post-school education and training system to meet South Africa's needs. It outlines policy directions to guide the DHET and the institutions for which it is responsible in order to co...

Who benefits from knowledge for development? >

This article questions the notion of 'knowledge for development' being seen as an answer to the challenges posed by globalisation, ICTs and the knowledge economy.

Women in management in the financial services sector in South Africa: A review of the literature >

The need to correct racial and gender imbalances and to increase the labour participation of all population groups in the South African economy is widely accepted. Despite legislation and other measures to eradicate inequalities, the 2007 employment...

A sectoral analysis of wood, paper, pulp industries in South Africa >

The primary purpose of this research project is to facilitate synchronisation of the education and training requirements of the wood, paper, and pulp (WPP) sector with its development strategies. It seeks to enhance complementarities within the Depar...

Workplace skills plan analysis report: Examining the submission trends of 2012, 2013, and 2014 >

It is essential to have qualified and skilled employees in South Africa's Health and Welfare sectors; the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) was implemented to realise this objective. The WSP is a plan that informs the Health and Welfare Sector Education an...