Artisans vital to SA’s economy

Artisans and other members of a country’s

workforce who have mid-level skills could be its saving grace during an economic recession.

“Artisan training is important for the South African economy because it assists in the battle against youth unemployment,” he pointed out.

This sagacity shows through again when Nevis speaks about how technology is changing the industry and the opportunities it creates for artists.

“There’s a lot of direct information that is now accessible to artists. Technology in the music industry comes down to accessibility.

We’re living in a time where everyone has access to a variety of resources at their fingertips.

“Where artists once strived to be part of record labels to be playlisted on radio, we’re now going straight for playlists that are linked to streaming services.

That’s where you’ll get exposure and find a following, and where you’ll find important data and analytics.

 As an artist, you’ll be able to say ‘Oh, my song is doing really well in New York, maybe I should go and perform there.’”

Artisans vital to SA’s economy which helps identify those qualifications that are most likely to result in stable employment or entrepreneurial success.

Qualified artisans can work in the mining, agriculture,

manufacturing and engineering, construction, services and the information technology sectors.

Demand for services Deputy Minister Manamela said that by and large,

artisans do not struggle to secure employment because their services are in demand across all the economic sectors.

The risk of spending years and money obtaining a qualification, only to find yourself unable to secure a job,

Artisans vital to SA’s economy is therefore greatly reduced. “The other beauty is that an artisan can become an entrepreneur.

A survey conducted by INDLELA and the Swiss-South African Cooperation Initiative in the 2017/18 financial year

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