18/02/2014 - News

Total South Africa renews its partnership with Wits University to help address skills shortages

Total South Africa renews its partnership with Wits University to help address skills shortages.

Total South Africa today reaffirmed its commitment to the contribution of the empowerment, up-skilling and education of the country’s youth at a signing ceremony, in partnership with the University of Witwatersrand.

The signing of the agreement is one of many initiatives employed by Total South Africa to address the skills shortage in South Africa. Recent statistics indicate that there is a significant skills shortage in the fields of medicine, engineering and other key sectors that drive the development of a country.  “Total South Africa recognises that skills development is essential for South Africa’s economic growth. We are thus committed to work in unison with government, the private sector and institutions of higher learning such as Wits University to assist in alleviating the skills gap and to provide our youth with the chance of a better future through our bursaries and various other education initiatives,” explains Total South Africa’s Managing Director and CEO, Christian des Closi√®res.