South Africa’s Ministry of Home Affairs said that the revised critical skills list gazetted by Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on 2 August 2022 came after extensive engagement with various professional bodies. In a statement issued this Friday, the ministry said:
After the Minister of Home Affairs gazetted the Critical Skills List on 2 February 2022, he has engaged extensively with the Minister of Health, South African Nursing Council, Health Professions Council of South Africa, and Hospital CEOs of some of the public hospitals and other experts.
The Minister carefully applied his mind to the inputs made by the said stakeholders and decided to publish in the Government Gazette the revised Critical Skills List on 2 August 2022. The list includes mainly medical specialists and nurses who render only specialist services in various fields.
The Minister is convinced that the revised Critical Skills List will contribute positively in addressing the skills deficit in South Africa.
Link to the Gazette: http://www.dha.gov.za/images/PDFs/47182-2-8-CriticalSkillsDHA.pdf
The list provides South African businesses with guidance on which foreigners qualify for critical skills work visas.
Foreign nationals can get such visas only if they possess skills or qualifications that have been determined to be critical for South Africa.