Refugee Digest 68: Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Towards the end of the first week of August, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, acting in terms of the Immigration Act, added 39 further skills to the Critical Skills List. These are mostly in the med- ical area, and could be grounds for a critical skills visa or for permanent residence for foreigners who possess the designated skills. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) went on to say: “Highly skilled foreign workers create more than one job for South African workers on average, and contribute sig- nificantly to tax revenues and spending in the economy, as well as to productivity improvements and innovation.”

Refugee Digest 68 Migrants, Refugees and Misplaced Persons