Welcome to the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership

We do research and convene policy roundtables in support of the South African government’s goal to build a national skills planning mechanism.

 

Colloquium 2016

From 26-30 September 2016 the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership and the Department of Higher Education will host a dedicated series of research and policy workshops.

 

News and events

Date: Monday, 28 November 2016

Date: Monday, 28 November 2016

Event date: Friday, 7 October 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Latest LMIP Briefing

The South African labour force is made up of 15 million employed and 7.5 million unemployed persons. Three quarters of the employed and 90% of the unemployed are from the African population group. Two thirds of the population is less than 34 years of age and one third are between the age of 15 and 34 years. Unemployment is particularly high amongst youth (15 to 34 years) and this is increasing as more young people join the labour force.


An important step

"The LMIP research project marks an important step in contributing towards the creation of a credible labour market intelligence framework - the establishment of a functional interface that will ensure better information gathering, analysis and overall systems synergy in pursuit of a skills development agenda that is developmental, forward-looking and embedded in empirical analysis."

– Minister of higher education and training, Blade Nzimande, speaking at the launch of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership in 2012

Latest LMIP publications

The Labour Market Intelligence Partnership conducts research to inform monitoring, planning, and policymaking for more effective skills development and equitable labour markets in South Africa. Follow us on Twitter @LMIP_RSA. Write to us on lmip[at]hsrc.ac.za.