The post-apartheid period has seen a comprehensive reorganising of the higher education system while, at the same time, there have been important structural changes in the labour market. Many of the changes associated with a globalising workforce have introduced fundamental shifts in labour market experiences for all workers, but, arguably, for the youth (often defined as either 15- to 24- or 15- to 34- year-olds), in particular, as well as recent university graduates. As a result, in South Africa, there has been renewed interest in graduate employment and, more broadly, the role of higher education in addressing both high levels of youth unemployment and a perceived skills gap.
Rogan,M., Reynolds, J., (2016) Pathways through university and into the labour market: Tracer study from the Eastern Cape.
Type(s): Policy Briefs