Vocational Education and Training (VET)
This training has lagged behind in the promotion of human resource development, resulting in a serious skills shortage in South Africa. This has been compounded by the mismatch between the training that has been offered and the needs of the economy.
The National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) has been developed to address this challenge, and this strategy guides the strategic planning of the DoL, the National Skills Fund, the SETA’s and related agencies and represents a broad stakeholder view of national principles, priorities, objectives and success indicators to guide skills development.
The NSDS is developed through a consultative process organised by the National Skills Authority, which is established by the Minister of Labour, and includes representatives from the government, business, labour, community and skills development specialists.