Many doctors and healthcare staff feel the need to practice in richer countries that offer a more stable politics, better education and opportunities for their families.
India, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa lose thousands of trained doctors each year, lured away to work in richer countries – at great cost to their nation’s healthcare systems.
African National Congress top six leaders. The governing party’s wishes are sometimes out of kilter with the dictates of statecraft.
South Africa suffers capability deficiencies and institutional stasis due to poor political management.
Patternmaker Paul Kay is now used to the idea of working by himself.
The skills shortage in the foundry sector shows there is a continuing demand for “traditional” trades.
Having a good degree is not always enough to succeed.
This might be a rarer sight without investment.
As Australia’s fastest growing economic sector, tourism is long overdue for a level of government investment which matches its contribution to economic growth and employment.
Phishing is a growing problem across Africa. South Africa has the highest number of victims.
Cyber security has been identified as a global challenge, with Africa facing renewed threats through increasing internet use across many platforms.
Vocational training shouldn’t be dismissed as an easy, lazy alternative to completing formal schooling.
Modern vocational programmes must prepare students for complex work which demands a skills and knowledge mix that is different but not necessarily easier than school subjects.
The supply side of information security professionals is not keeping up with the demand.
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As the US and UK look to the opportunities presented by cybersecurity, Australia is still dealing with a critical skills shortage.
The government focus on economic migration has meant increased private sector power over who becomes Australian.
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The government incentivises workers to relocate for a job, but is it incentivising the right workers?
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Hairdressing was once on the Migration Occupation in Demand List, which is again under scrutiny.
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The skills required to tap Big Data include statistics, mathematics, computer science and engineering.
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Jaguar Land Rover needs more engineers.
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Despite Australia’s critical shortage of skilled workers, many trade apprentices are living on a wage that falls below the…