If you're seeking for work as a foreign worker, whether legally or illegally, be aware that it's far more difficult than you might think. Major changes are on the way, as are new restrictions aimed at limiting foreign workers' access to the labor market. The Department of Employment and Labour is aiming to change its guidelines so that South Africans are prioritized when it comes to job opportunities.
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Many illegal immigrants forced to enter South Africa are alleged to have monopolized the labor market and contribute significantly to the country's unemployment rate. Unfortunately, this situation has spread to folks who are legally present and have all of their documents in order. The Labor Department is limiting the number of foreigners who can work in certain sectors of the economy.
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Those wishing to open small companies such as spaza shops or hair salons, for example, will be denied permission. These will primarily be companies that only Sa citizens will be able to conduct. The only ones who are fortunate are those who possess vital, scarce abilities. Even in that situation, they will only be granted permits and work visas for a limited time and will be required to share their knowledge to South Africans.
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On the other hand, the Ministry of Home Affairs is aiming to amend its immigration regulations in order to control the influx of foreign nationals into the country.
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