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Human Resources Development Review
Education, Employment and Skills in South Africa
Authored by the Research Programme on Human Resource Development, HSRC
297mm X 210mm | 736pp. | R400.00 | 0-7969-2049-4| 2004

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The core focus of the Research Programme on Human Resources Development (HRD) at the HSRC is to analyse the pathways of learners from the schooling system into the world of work and further and higher education.

The Research Programme's flag-ship project, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, has two components: firstly, the production of a print triennial HRD Review, which will comprehensively analyse key education and training, labour market and macro-economic indicators; and secondly, a comprehensive web-based Data Warehouse, oriented towards the provision of an improved information and analysis infrastructure to support government decision-making in the arena of HRD (see http://hrdreview.hsrc.ac.za).

This invaluable volume emphasises the importance of 'joined up' government action, the necessity for which arises because HRD problems are intrinsically cross-sectoral and fall between the discrete mandates of separate government departments. Greater collaborative efforts by government in developing and implementing multi-faceted policy solutions that span existing departmental silos are required and only in this 'joined-up' way will the most serious of the national HRD problems be addressed.

Human Resources Development and 'Joined-Up' Policy - Andre Kraak

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

Public Expenditure on Education - Russell Wildeman
Public Schooling - Helen Perry and Fabian Arends
Public Further Education and Training Colleges - Glen Fisher, Ros Jaff, Lesley Powell & Graham Hall
Public Higher Education - George Subotzky
Independent Schooling - Jacques L du Toit
Private Further Education and Training - Salim Akoojee
Private Higher Education and Training - George Subotzky
Enterprise Training - Azeem Badroodien

Scarce Skills:
Forecasting the Demand for Scarce Skills, 2001-2006 - Ingrid Woolard, Phillip Kneebone & Deborah Lee
Educators - Luis Crouch & Helen Perry
Academics - Charlton Koen
Medical Practitioners and Nurses - Elsje Hall & Johan Erasmus
Engineers and Technicians - Grovè Steyn & Reza C Daniels
Biotechnologists - David R Walwyn
Managers - Frank M Horwitz & Angus Bowmaker-Falconer
ICT & Associated Professionals - Percy Moleke, Andrew Paterson & Joan Roodt
Human Resources Development and the Skills Crisis - Andre Kraak

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