TVET in South Africa and the International Agenda: Are They Transformative?
By Salim Akoojee
This policy brief examines the nature of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy and practice in South Africa and its relationship with key regional and international policy pronouncements. Key regional (African Union), continental (BRICS) and global (United Nations) perspectives are examined.
Current developments in TVET in South Africa are endogenous - however exogenous factors also have the potential to shape and reinforce the current policy trajectory, perhaps not in a manner that is as transformative as would be desired.
This policy brief forms part of a series of NORRAG Policy briefs available on a range of topics and provides an assessment of the current South African trajectory following from an earlier piece by Lolwana (Lolwana, 2014) regarding the relationship between the international and national in South African education and skills policy.
Dr. Salim Akoojee is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Researching Education and Labour (REAL) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is also an International Research Associate involved in projects in the field of education, in and for development.