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EOH JOB Creation

  1. 1. Mohamed Cassoojee
  2. 2. Annual World Travel Awards Cape Town named top beach destination Tuesday, 02 October 2012
  3. 3. Growing the Middle Class “…a better-educated and wealthier electorate is generally less prone to political manipulation and more vigilant about public finance” “Over time, the values of the middle Classes in emerging countries become more like those of the publics of developed nations.” Honest Elections Free Speech Moral & Good Values Going Green Stability Freedom of Press Freedom of Religion* Pew Research Centre 2009
  4. 4. From BRIC to BRICS  Brazil, Russia, India, China and now, South Africa  IMF – BRICS will account for 36% of Growth in next 3 years  South Africa seeen as the gateway to 1 Billion people in Africa
  5. 5. Positives  25th Largest Economy in the worlds compared to 35th in 2002  Inflation close to 5% compared to 14% in 1994  Interest rates at 8.5% vs the 16% we seen over a decade ago  Budget deficit at 5.5% - 4.5%  25% of goods produces are for export – up 10%  Young Population
  6. 6. The Challenges The economy is not growing fast enough “Jobless Economic Growth” Lack of skills, particularly IT, is holding back job creation Over 40% living below the breadline Out of nearly 50 million people in South Africa, only about 13,1 million are employed Only 40% of people of working age are in a job Graduate unemployment in South Africa doubles …… despite a worsening skills shortage* Graduates have the qualifications but not always the practical skills and experience*Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) i- Cape Town’s school of Economics
  7. 7. From Teenager To Adult  The system is not working  Our democracy is 18 years old  SA is still progressing with peaceful change  Transition is a process that does not require upheaval  5 million people have never seen a payslip  We do not live in a normal society
  8. 8. The Job Creation Imperative  Government alone cannot solve this problem  Business needs to take a different view  Jobs do not get created by government  We cannot afford to sit on the fence  Business must put its hand up  Stop moving Jobs Overseas  Help our Interns and Learners to get experience
  9. 9. Government Has Made This Easy  R 5bn rand in National Skills Fund  R 9bn rand in the Job Fund  Easy to access, some admin  ICT industry MICT Seta pays 50% of the cost of Interns  R 2500 per month for a university graduate  R 1500 per month for a learner  Business is just lazy
  10. 10. Job Creation Function  To engage with our customers, government and technology partners around job creation  The promotion of Internship and Training Programmes  Repatriation of jobs offshored to other countries and the creation of jobs by offshoring services to other countries.  Working with Government to mobilise business to take advantage of Government incentive schemes for job creation  Business to invest more in SA which will result in job creation. (JSE listed companies have R600 Billion in cash...).  Objective for the next 3 years, to bring 10 000 offshored jobs back to SA  Create 20 000 internships  Create 30 000 learnerships
  11. 11. Thank you