The National Skills Research Agency (NASRA) is a Not For Profit Company (NPC) that has been in operation since 2004. We pride ourselves on our track record and our reputation for excellence and delivery. NASRA’s projects focus on specific issues as well as the broader aspects of development programmes and initiatives in the SADC region. Our approach is primarily applied in nature and looks beyond specific contexts to produce outcomes that are applicable to both policy and practice and which improve and enhance the sustainability of development initiatives. Communicating and disseminating our findings through high-quality publications is an integral component of our work.

Initially, NASRA began life as a research unit; firstly within the Centre for Skills Development and Technology Transfer (CSDTT) at the Durban Institute of Technology (DIT) [now the Durban University of Technology (DUT)]; secondly within JOBWORX, a skills development training company. Since 2008, it has operated as an independent Not For Profit Company (NPC). The skills development landscape has changed considerably since NASRA’s establishment in 2004: correspondingly, NASRA’s service offering has continued to develop and evolve, in response to emerging needs and opportunities. Initially, NASRA’s work was based in South Africa, however since 2010, NASRA’s scope of work has expanded to include the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
NASRA works with a group of established research associates and subject matter experts, which enables the company to be responsive and flexible to the unique context of each project. Team members for each project are selected on the basis of their proven expertise in relation to the project’s Terms of Reference, their track record, ability to deliver and professionalism.

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