n Journal of Public Administration - Skills development in the South African public service : problems and solutions

Volume 44, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



The changes that were brought by transformation and administrative reform in South Africa challenged the black South Africans who were expected to take over the new administration of the country to address the inequality and imbalances caused by the apartheid government. These administrative changes and challenges need knowledgeable and skilful public servants who will ensure that global orders are well managed and proper administration and management of the country are achieved.

In order for public servants to achieve proper implementation of the tasks that are bestowed on them, it is important that they should possess skills and levels of competency that will make it easier for them to cope with the challenges they are facing. Thus skills development in the South African public service is extremely important. The article will address the need for skills development in the South African public service and further suggest solutions to solve skills shortage. It will also highlight problems that the South African public service faces when trying to address skills shortage.

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