SA is haemorrhaging critical skills, says Innocent Dutiro, CEO of workforce management company Adcorp, which recruits people with IT and digital skills for its clients. Finding such people is a growing challenge, says Dutiro, who was brought in 18 months ago to bring the ailing company back from the brink. Adcorp runs one of the largest digital training businesses in SA, dedicated to producing the specialist skills the country requires to be internationally competitive and grow the economy. Digital and IT skills are what Adcorp's clients, which include the major banks, increasingly need. "We've got an IT contracting business where we struggle to fill the requests that come from our clients because the skills here are in such short supply, and the demand for these skills is global." Adcorp has a similar business in Australia, and many of the IT professionals it supplies to Australian companies are from SA. They're leaving the country in growing numbers because conditions in SA are pu...

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