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artisan2SABC News reports that the Department of Higher Education and Training is due to release its new critical skills list in April this year.  

Businesses, human resources (HR) professionals, recruiters and business owners have the opportunity to communicate to the department to indicate which skills they believe are in short supply.  The scarce skills cited in last year’s audit were wide-ranging and included highly skilled senior finance executives such as chief financial officers (CFO), teachers, plus persons with legal, ICT (information, communication and technology) and agricultural skills.  Department of Basic Education spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, indicated that they would change the curriculum to facilitate the teaching of subjects that were needed for the critical skills list.

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