Key Points:

  • South Africa suffers from debilitating skills shortage. Its own skills production system is grossly inefficient.
  • Making matters worse, skilled people have been leaving the country at an alarming rate.
  • In the long term, the skills production system needs to be reformed while in the short term an urgent reform of South Africa’s migration policy might help so that hundreds of thousands of skilled people can be enabled to live and work here.
  • This report makes the case for reducing South Africa’s skills shortages by recruiting large numbers of skilled foreigners and by improving the flows of economic migrants and asylum-seekers.
  • This report Makes the case for reducing South Africa’s skills shortages by recruiting large numbers of skilled immigrants. In the short and longer term, the country’s rate of economic growth can be accelerated by dramatically expanding the number of skilled migrants moving to South Africa

Press release: Report calls for dramatic increase of skilled immigrants to drive higher economic growth

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