IS THE SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC SERVICE READY TO EMBRACE GLOBALIZATION: INTRODUCTION(3)

INTRODUCTION(3)

On the one hand, there is a need for higher academic skills and increasing technological expertise to respond to the demands of this increasingly technology driven world, yet, on the other hand, there is a need for more broad-based management of training, which would assist to develop a variety of skills such as customer care, financial management, procurement and logistics, labour relations, project management and general management. There is a growing shortage of the abovementioned skilled labour in all sectors of the public service because of the inadequacies of on-the-job training, off- the- job training or job enrichment programmes which makes it difficult to attract and retain qualified personnel Coetzee, 2001:425).

The demise of apartheid and the advent of political democratisation in South Africa have resulted in trading and opening of diplomatic relationships with countries that previously avoided this country. In the light of this development, South Africa is confronted with the challenges of globalisation in particular, public human resource management. It is essential for employees in the public service to possess skills and expertise such as customer care, financial management, procurement and logistics, labour relations, project management and general management, in order to cope with demands of globalisation in order to provide an effective and efficient public service delivery.

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