n Professional Accountant - The war on talent and financial skills shortage : research

Volume 2014, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1680-7537


The shortage of skills in South Africa is a recurring topic, not only in the financial sector but in many other sectors of the economy. While some of these shortages are sector-specific, others affect businesses in most sectors of the economy and have severe consequences. South Africa's business leaders have repeatedly cited the unavailability of a skilled workforce as the key growth constraint. Together with other systemic constraints (such as regulations and red tape), the lack of skills prevents companies from growing and thereby thwarts efforts to jump-start economic growth and employment.

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