Xpatweb has released its 2020/21 Critical Skills Survey Report. “The report data is most used by stakeholders who influence policies around critical skills and the import of foreign professionals,” says Marisa Jacobs, the firm’s MD.
Xpatweb has published its Critical Skills list for 2021, detailing the jobs which are short supply in South Africa and what government and business need to do to attract skilled professionals.
Xpatweb’s Critical Skills Survey 2020/21 highlights the most in demand scarce skills the country is facing, which has led to businesses seeking to recruit talent from across the globe.
According to Marisa Jacobs, Managing Director of Xpatweb, certain artisan skills have been left off the recently gazetted draft Critical Skills List. “This should be cause for concern for affected organisations and we encourage them to review the list urgently,” she says.
In July last year, the UK government announced that it would be launching a special visa for Health and Social Care workers to apply to work in the UK. This included, amongst other things, faster visa turn-around times, reduced visa fees compared to that paid by other skilled applicants and exemption from the Immigration Health […]
The Department of Home Affairs is currently calling for public comment on the draft of a new Critical Skills List. However, several roles that featured in the previous list, has been omitted from the latest draft List.
The changes that have been occurring in the professional world of work have meant that careers that were considered bankable about a decade ago are now slowly being rendered irrelevant by machines and artificial intelligence that can do the same job. The same goes for accountants.
The Department of Home Affairs is currently calling for public comment on the draft of a new Critical Skills List.
South African owned firms and locally based multi-national businesses have a range of visas to consider when seeking to employ foreigners, but clearly the most useful visa to apply for when foreign skills are needed urgently on site is the Short Term Work Visa in terms of Section 11(2) of the Immigration Act.
The publishing of the much-awaited draft of the Critical Skills list has been welcomed with open arms by industries across South Africa, it has however also been met with disdain by many ordinary South Africans.
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