The Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsolaedi has confirmed that 51 people were rescued from a Chinese-owned factory in Ekurhuleni, over the weekend.

The Minister says the 51 people were in the country illegally.

He spoke to eNCA and says the victims were rescued after a tip-off from members of the public.

Motsoaledi says the victims had been kept in slave-like conditions.

Watch the full interview here.

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The Department of Home Affairs has released a list of scarce and critical skills, that are in high demand in the country, to help guide employers to prioritize the employment of people with these skills in the country.

Employment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi says the list would also be used to help employers to easier obtain work visas for skilled foreign employees.

The Minister says employers must then encourage these highly-skilled individuals to transfer their skills and knowledge to South Africans.

Watch the full briefing here.

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