South Africa wants to hire a ton of employees; however, employers are finding themselves having to work harder to acquire crucial skills that are leaving the country.
South African companies are offering larger annual bonuses and other incentives to keep hold of skilled workers during the 'great resignation'.
South Africa's immigration experts have raised concerns about the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and frustratingly lengthy delays around the issuance of evaluation certificates.
The new critical skills list, which was gazetted in February 2022, includes numerous occupations - including electrical, chemical and mining engineers - which were originally left off of the draft list.
The Department of Home Affairs has published its critical skills list for South Africa, outlining the skills which are in short supply in the country.
Permanent Residency Permit (PRP) applications for South Africa have been on hold since March 2020 when the president declared the country to be in a national state of disaster, and the arrival of the Omicron variant could push things out…