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.

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Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi says Government will introduce quotas on the number of documented foreign nationals, with work visas, that can be employed in SA’s major economic sectors.

Nxesi this week gave details on the National Labour Policy and the proposed amendments to the Employment Services Act.

He says the measures are aimed at limiting the number of documented foreign nationals employed in the country.

The Minister says the measures will be implemented in, among others, the agriculture, hospitality, and construction industries.

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