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South Africa Set To Ban Foreigners From Starting Small Businesses In Some Sectors

South Africa Set To Ban Foreigners From Starting Small Businesses In Some Sectors

The South African government is set to introduce new employment quotas on foreign workers, as well as ban foreigners from starting small businesses in some sectors.

On Monday, Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi introduced the National Labour Migration Policy (NLMP) and Employment Services Amendment Bill for public comment.

The NLMP will introduce quotas on the total number of documented foreign nationals with work visas that can be employed in agriculture, hospitality and tourism, as well as construction, along with other sectors.

The limit on foreign nationals will be set by the minister of labour, and the quotas will differ per occupation, sector or region. Quotas would apply not only to formal employees but, also to anyone paid for any work as well as “platform workers”, such as Uber drivers.

The proposed new legislation will be accompanied by amendments to the Small Business Act, which will limit foreign nationals from establishing small and medium-sized enterprises and trading in some sectors of the economy. This will include a list of sectors where foreign nationals cannot be allocated business visas.

Foreign nationals will include all people who aren’t citizens, permanent residents or refugees

The government said there are four million foreign-born persons in SA, representing 4% of the population and 7% of the labour force.

The department of labour said, “migrants are in particular concentrated in the informal sector – a worrying trend.” 

Nxesi said it was critical for government to act and curb the hiring of foreign nationals in the country, as employers were exploiting desperate foreign nationals and “distorting the labour market”.

Nxesi said the Constitution of South Africa does not allow them to ban the employment of foreign nationals but they can limit and control it. 

Nxesi said along with the migration labour policy, the strengthening of border management policy will be prioritised. 

More: news24


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28 Comments

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Zvinondishamisa kuti unonzwa ndere richiti mashona **** Ivo vazere NE ngochani dzegadzega every scandal rengochani pane ****


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Hulk Hogan 2 months ago

South Africans were living peacefully with Ndebele people all along,and their economy was far much better.No one was stealing their jobs or tenders,until the Shona people decided to go there and it was hell for everyone


Venom 2 months ago

James Jende ijende chairo JENDUVHA rembwa


Tkt 2 months ago

Bulawayo isn't ZIMBABWEAN, it's Mthwakazian...

Nontuli 2 months ago

Gonna fall😏. You are the forgotten lot. If you are the ones who made it stand still, why don't you manage your home land, good for nothing chaps.


Lizzy 2 months ago

dzokai kumba


Mboko 2 months ago

MaNdex garai ikoko ndiko kumba kwenyu chaiko...never dare comeback,musatiza nyika yenyu,rovanai nemaZuru ikoko,togokubatsira saanasbare..fight yo battle will support you..


ngorima mushava 2 months ago

mboko ,why are being tribalistic???? nhai veduwe veduwee veduweeeee, ona vanhu sevanhu izvi zvemarudzi zvabvepi

😾😾 2 months ago

Njandini

Sadomasochist 2 months ago

@Mboko I'm going to anally rape you one day I tell you and you are going to bleed like a woman at the moon

Mthembo 2 months ago

Tsek

Tsivo 2 months ago

South africa yagutisah madyeinoda Putin chaiye cuz ummm pfungwa dzavoe tirikudziwona hedu .


The King of Serpents 2 months ago

But mungadaro zvenyu but Inga muno munemaforeigners wani arikuita mari svinu but hapana zvatinovaita

Vax 2 months ago

Politics idzi ,indirect attack Kuna E.D ndiyo irikuitwa neS.A 2023 election vanenge vadzingwa vose ikoko vazara muZim apa vasina kana mari yekutenga flour yechimodho.


Vax 2 months ago

Politics idzi ,indirect attack Kuna E.D ndiyo irikuitwa neS.A 2023 election vanenge vadzingwa vose ikoko vazara muZim apa vasina kana mari yekutenga flour yechimodho.


The King of Serpents 2 months ago

But tichamamma nekubirwa plus macases e armed robbery achawedzera

The King of Serpents 2 months ago

And by foreigners,they mean Zimbabweans


Munya 2 months ago

Asi unoti munyengetero yako inonzika iwe uchishandisa user name yekut jende
Be srs pindula beneficiaries


Mark 2 months ago

That country is gonna fall and collapse considering that majority of foreigners actually hold significant places in positions of power of their economy.


The King of Serpents 2 months ago

Ya that's very true and they'll only realise it when it's too late. But I hope that by then we'll be on track in rebuilding Zimbabwe.


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