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'Allowing more skilled foreigners into SA will make us all more prosperous'

19 August 2019 8:24 PM
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Pavlo Phitidis
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In one bold move, South Africa can secure leadership on the Continent while fixing our skills shortage, says Pavlo Phitidis.
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This interview took place on 7 June 2019.


South Africa is suffering an extreme skills shortage, says Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

Failing public education and emigration are chipping away at the country’s industrial base.

We built our economy primarily on the export of dwindling commodities.

To keep on growing sustainably, we must turn our backs on consumption and extraction and become a value-adding economy.

Phitidis says we can, in a single bold move, secure leadership in Africa in both tech and industry and create three million jobs in the next five years.

Immigration can save our economy and make us more prosperous, says Phitidis.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed him for the weekly small business feature.

For more detail and examples of immigration leading to increased prosperity, listen to the interview in the audio below.

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19 August 2019 8:24 PM
Tags:
Entrepreneurship
Small businesses
The Money Show
Immigration
Bruce Whitfield
Pavlo Phitidis
SMEs
small business
Aurik Business Accelerator
sme

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