Technical Report

Mpumalanga’s List of Occupations in High Demand

This report provides a foundation for evidence-based policy decisions that can enhance workforce development, support economic recovery, and address the evolving needs of Mpumalanga’s labour market.

Labour Market Intelligence research programme


Knowing which occupations are in high demand is important for South Africa’s post-school education and training sector. This pilot study on P-OIHD in Mpumalanga sheds light on the region’s economic and labour market conditions. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is evident in the decline in employment growth and the challenges faced during the post-pandemic recovery. Due to projected poor growth on a national level and Mpumalanga’s lagging recovery, it is therefore crucial that the skills planning closely aligns with occupational demand.

This publication covers

  • Mpumalanga’s Economy and Labour Market
  • Evolution of the Methodology Used to Identify Occupations in High Demand in South Africa
  • The 2024 Methodology and Results
  • Consolidation of Evidence and the Final List