Opleiding van bantoepersoneel in geskoolde betrekkings
It is evident from the study made that South Africa will soon experience a tremendous shortage of skilled workers in all categories. A minimum growth rate of 5½% per annum must be maintained in South Africa in order to keep step with the average population growth rate of 3,4% p.a. (all races), the continual decrease in the wage gap and other economic and political phenomena. An appraisal of the country's need for trained manpower to maintain this minimum growth rate up to the year 1980, reveals that a shortage of 3½ million skilled workers will exist of which at least l¾ million must needs be found among suitably trained Bantu. A study on existing local training methods and systems for the Bantu as well as a literary study in training principles was made. Compared to other sectors, the industry has achieved much for in service training of the Bantu, although in many cases it was iniated by the subsidy scheme of the ; Department of Bantu Education. The Department of Bantu Education certainly pulls its weight as far as training in the different spheres is concerned. It is, however, a pity that so little has been done for in service training as a follow-up of the effort of the Department . In service training should be done by all organisations in collaboration with the Department. Much can be accomplished by municipalities, Bantu Affairs Administration Boards and other semi-governmental organisations to assist the Bantu in obtaining independence on all levels in their own territories. The NIPR approach to industrial training is a very sound one and is worth while considering. Valuable research was clone by the institute and everyone concerned should endeavour to benifit by this through active participation with the institute. Training managers should make a greater effort to learn from contributions made by the institute, various individuals and other organisations in the training field. A recommendation was made regarding the approach of an organisation in establishing a training department for Bantu staff. Circumstances differ considerably from one concern to another and a ready formula cannot be recommended to be applied to each and every organisation. Proper planning must be done prior to the establishment of a training department. The size of the. organisation determines whether a separate training department can be considered. Aspects which must receive special attention in the development of a training department are relations between management and the labour unions and between white and Bantu staff. The resistance of whites to the upward mobilization of the Bantu must be handled with care. The object of white South Africa must be in line with the view expressed by the Tomlinson Commission: "by the Bantu for the Bantu".