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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The United States and South Africa: Human Investment
Author:Segal, Aaron
Year:1987
Periodical:Issue
Volume:16
Issue:1
Pages:24-29
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
United States
Subjects:black workers
foreign investments
education
Economics and Trade
international relations
Labor and Employment
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1166414
Abstract:South Africa is faced with a persistent shortage of skilled labour in the midst of enormous surpluses of unskilled labour. The human resources gap is the direct result of apartheid and of a systematic underinvestment in human resources. In this context the problem for the United States is not so much to exercise leverage and pressure on the South African government as it is to assist in human investment to help South Africans to acquire the education, skills and training to build their own future. The author spells out the case for American involvement, government and private, in education and training in South Africa, reviews current and contemplated nonprofit programmes and US government efforts, and takes a look at the future, arguing that the American commitment to human investment in South Africa needs to expand quickly to respond to a crisis situation.
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