This monograph provides an overview of human resources development (HRD) in South Africa. It focuses on the youth labour market, the world of work and the national system of science and innovation. It concludes that South Africa, lacking high, intermediate and low skills, has severe HRD problems which require urgent resolution.
Andre Kraak is the executive director of the human resources development research program at the Human Sciences Research Council. He has worked on human resource development strategies with COSATU, the ANC, and the South African government.