Understanding Barriers to Accessing Skills Development and Employment for Youth in South Africa
By Peliwe Lolwana and Siphelo Ngcwangu
This country report presents the results of the reserach undertaken in South Africa within the framework of the triangular study on Understanding Barriers to Accessing Skills Development and Employment for Youth in Argentina and South Africa (a synthesis report of which is also available to download). The triangular study is the product of two years of work across three continents (Europe, Latin America and Africa) between three institutions: NORRAG in Switzerland, the REAL Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and PREJET at IDES in Argentina. The study brings together interdisciplinary research perspectives in order to examine a critical challenge to both developing and developed countries in the world today: rising youth unemployment resulting in large numbers of young people being unable to access employment or skills development.
Ms. Peliwe Lolwana is the Former Director of the Centre for Researching Education and Labour (REAL), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Mr. Siphelo Ngcwangu is an Associate Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.