Labour unrest: SA faces decisive choices - 4 Dec 2012By Rod Baker: Content Director
Agri SA says that the choices on labour unrest will be decisive for South Africa
. It says in a statement that it is evident that the wage and related challenges are not exclusively, but mainly that of seasonal workers who have to earn their annual income over a period of a few months.
On the education front, something really needs to be done to jack up our education system after the latest results show that maths and science skills remain poor
, with grade nine pupils recording a dismal average score of 12.7% in mathematics and 35% in first additional language in the Department of Basic Education's second annual national assessments of pupils' mathematics and literacy abilities.
Such results will have a massive impact on school-leavers' ability to find employment.
On the tourism front, Chris Moerdyk asks: Is SA being priced out of the tourist market?
As comments on the article seem to have it, the answer could be a big "Yes!" and remember, once tourists have been ripped off - or feel they have been ripped off - they will never come back, and they will tell everyone they know.
Finally, Amelia Jones reckons that the proposed BEE amendments are nonsensical, immoral and counter-productive
and will hamper social development efforts in the Western Cape and elsewhere.