The Status of Freelancing in South Africa.
South Africans have a lot to benefit if most of them take up freelancing as a permanent or a temporary employment solution but even though a few individuals are starting to take up freelancing, The rate at which this is happening is really low compared to Countries such as Australia, India and USA and those countries are really at the forefront of the freelancing movement, and also one can include in this list a country such as Turkey.
Even though one could mention things such as the Digital Divide such is no longer the case presently.
The reason is with the level of smart phones penetration both in rural and urban areas in South Africa, then you will then realise that most individuals do have access to the internet rather what is lacking is the level of education especially concerning what could be done with such an internet access.
Now the responsibility of educating South Africans as to the advantages of having access to internet in order to solve our social problems falls not solely on he private sector but is also the responsibility of the government in power at this very moment in South Africa.
The Benefits of Freelancing especially for a Country such as South Africa are too numerous to mention.
One only has to understand that South Africa although it is a strong country economically compared to the rest of the African Country still has some of the lowest employment rates compared to the same countries, this is unacceptable even if one can explain the situation in any way possible.
Freelancing Should really be an option that the government itself consider as an alternative to the present social and economic crises in South Africa.
The Author is Justice Ndou CEO of Blue IT Marketing and webmaster of Freelancing Solutions a South African Freelancing Organization created to instil the Spirit of Freelancing amongst South Africans and the rest of the world. Freelancing Solutions also creates various solutions for freelancers so that they are able to enter the freelancing industry more easily.