South Africa is undoubtedly the current economic success of Africa. Yet, with a strong and diversified economy and excellent infrastructure, it also faces increasing challenges in its social and economic transformation. Significant disparities continue to exist between the rich and the poor, while high rates of unemployment and a lack of the skills and capacity necessary to generate new employment among its less affluent citizens act as a barrier to growth.
Increasingly used as the entry point for doing business in Africa, South Africa has excellent infrastructure and offers a low cost base for international and multinational companies to establish operations. As outsourcing becomes an increasingly popular route for European and North American companies, South Africa is perfectly positioned to attract the outsourcing market, thereby generating employment opportunities for its own people.
Growing its economy and generating employment requires continuing investment by South Africa in developing skills and management expertise, particularly among its historically disadvantaged people.
Through its network of partners, Interims for Development works with South African industry and institutions to bring professional expertise and an international perspective to Human Resources, Employment and Training challenges that are appropriate to Africa by people who know Africa.