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What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act?

What is the purpose of the Skills Development Act?

The short supply of skilled staff is a serious obstacle to the competitiveness of industry in South Africa. The
Skills Development Act of 1998 aims to:
Develop skills for the South African work force;
Increase investment in education and training, and improve return on investments in those areas
Encourage employers to promote skills development by using the workplace as an active learning environment;
Encourage workers to participate in learnership and other training programmes;
Improve employment prospects by redressing previous disadvantages through training and education;
Ensure the quality of education and training in and for the workplace, and
Assist with the placement of first time work-seekers

 

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