The government took to Twitter to call for comments on the 2021 Critical Skills List on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, ahead of its approval.
The government took to Twitter on Thursday, 18 February 2021, to confirm that Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi is calling for the public to comment on the 2021 Critical Skills List. The list notes occupations that foreign nationals would be permitted to apply for a local Critical Skills Work Visa for, as a result of having an occupational skill that is rare or in demand in the country,
However, the matter is a contentious one because of the growing calls for the prioritisation of South Africans within the labour sector and the economy. Therefore, lists like the aforementioned are topical in the current climate.
According to the statement, “The publishing of the list follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement during the State of the Nation Address that a revised Critical Skills List would be published within a week. The published list was developed through an extensive scientific methodology led by the Department of Higher Education and Training through its Labour Market Intelligence Research Programme.”
The public has been advised to submit comments before 16:00 on Wednesday, 31 March 2021.
See the post below.
— @SAgovnews (@SAgovnews) February 18, 2021