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Wednesday, November 25 • 12:30 - 14:15
E37: National Skills Development Strategy

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South Africa is an unequal society where the socio-economic situation favours the few well connected citizens making the rich more richer and the poor poorer. Government is unable to provide jobs and basic needs e.g. water and healthcare. To achieve equity effort should should focus on social transformation through education.  The education system should be transformed to empower its products with employable and job creation skills to enable them contribute the country’s development. Knowledge is power hence education should  be used to bring about socio-economic equality. This workshop emphasies the provision of job skills for the unemployed youth through  proper implementation of the National Skills Development Strategy. The acquisition of job skills can happen through apprenticeships and learnerships programmes.This workshop will focus on how the transition from apartheid to post-apartheid can be managed through relevant education and skills training to reduce social inequalities in the country. To achieve this aim the workshop will discuss the following:
  • lessons learned from other countries in skills development for socio-economic change.
  • the importance of socio-economic transformation.
  • vocational and technical skills acquisition and
  • the role of adult education in socio-economic transformation.
  • recommendations for the implementation of the NSDS
Keywords:  Skills   Development,   Knowledge,   Education,   Unemployment,   Socio-Economic Transformation

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Mammo Muchie

Rated Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
Professor Mammo MuchieTshwane University of Technology: DSI-NRF SARChI Chair Rated Research Professor in Innovation Studies, Pretoria, South AfricaMammo Muchie received his primary and secondary education at St. John Elementary School and Fassildes High School [Gondar] respectively... Read More →


Tabita Ladzeh Akpey-Mensah

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tshwane University of Technology

Abisuga-Oyekunle Oluwayemisi Adebola

Tshwane University of Technology

Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:30 - 14:15 CET
Zoom Room A