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The Challenge of Management Development in South Africa: So Little Time and So Much to Do

Andrew Templer (University of Windsor, Canada)
David Beaty (Hampton University, USA)
Karl Hofmeyr (University of South Africa)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Seeks to provide understanding of the challenges facing management development in South Africa in the next decade: a desperate shortage of managerial skills; a particular need for trained Black managers to fill the opportunities that are opening up. Describes management development techniques and programmes offered in South Africa, and the kinds of institutions and organizations that offer them. Suggests that, despite the need, surprisingly little Black management development has been accomplished, and what has been done has often not addressed the marginal position in which many Black managers find themselves, nor used effective techniques which adequately match local culture. Draws on the authors′ research, and personal work experience in South Africa, for recommendations for improving South African management development programmes in the 1990s.

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Templer, A., Beaty, D. and Hofmeyr, K. (1992), "The Challenge of Management Development in South Africa: So Little Time and So Much to Do", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 32-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000001393

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