• 10 tips to find bargains

    Susan Erasmus gives advice on how bargain hunters can get the most bang for their buck.

  • Inside Labour

    Labour's bitter breaches need to be seen in historical context, says Terry Bell.

  • Rich getting richer

    Economists differ on how to tackle the chasm between rich and poor, says Leopold Scholtz.

Loading...
See More

Govt can plug skills shortage, says AG

Feb 21 2013 16:06 Sapa

Related Articles

Bursaries up for grabs for aspiring CAs

SA service delivery exceptional - Zuma

Madonsela: Delivery woes cause anger

Phosa: Govt, business need each other

Protector: Maladministration the spoiler

Service: SA not getting 'bang for buck'

 
Johannesburg - Recruiting and training chartered accountants could help ease service delivery problems, Auditor General Terence Nombembe said on Thursday.

"There is a shortage of chartered accountants. The public sector is beset by [a] skills shortage," Nombembe said in a statement.

"Can government attract, afford and retain the business skills it requires? It most certainly can.... Chartered accountants are key to service delivery."

He said other provinces should emulate the KwaZulu-Natal government's Thuthuka Bursary Fund, which recruits talented students and gives them the opportunity to become chartered accountants.

KwaZulu-Natal's finance MEC Ina Cronje was spearheading a "great example" of how municipalities could upskill themselves through private-public sector projects, said Nombembe.

"Recruiting talented, but deserving students from far-flung municipalities and easing them through the bursary programme will produce a number of accountants in rural KwaZulu-Natal every year.

"This will make an incredible difference to the outlying rural communities."

The challenge was to ensure that other provinces, departments and parastatals did the same thing, "and that they do it quickly."

"Let us stop focusing on who to blame for our woes and get on with their resolution [Thuthuka]. The answers lie within our grasp. Our country deserves this," said Nombembe.

Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
13 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

Brought to you by BizNews

More from BizNews

We're talking about:

SMALL BUSINESS

Johannesburg has been selected to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2017. "[The congress] will ensure that small business development remains firmly on the national agenda and the radar screen of all stakeholders, the Small Business Development minister said.
 
 

Top 10 richest musicians of all time

Check out the gallery to find out who they are!

 
 

Luxury living

Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Watch: Flying first class has never been this luxurious!

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

How do you see your boss? He/sheis:

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...