Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
3 May 2022
6:10 am

SA’s workforce ‘under-skilled and expensive’, says CEO

Brian Sokutu

A report by PricewaterhouseCoopers showed 87% of SA CEOs were worried about a skills shortage in their organisations.

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As South Africa this weekend marked May Day amid the standoff over wage increase talks between Sibanye Gold and the labour movement, experts yesterday warned the country’s workforce was highly unskilled, yet among the most expensive compared to other developing countries, impeding productivity and economic growth. This is against a background of the unprecedented obstruction by workers of President Cyril Ramaphosa from addressing a Congress of South African Trade Unions-organised May Day rally in the North West. The root of unhappiness centred on Sibanye offering an increase of R800 – R200 less than demanded. ALSO READ: Ramaphosa’s address at Cosatu’s May...