19 Artisan/Tradesperson Jobs Covered by South Africa’s New Critical Skills Work Visa & Permit Category

South Africa’s new critical skills work visa and permit category makes it possible for certain tradespeople to qualify to live and work in the country.
South Africa’s new critical skills work visa and permit category makes it possible for certain tradespeople to qualify to live and work in the country.

The new 2014 South Africa immigration act has come under fire for closing the door to foreign workers who don’t hold what many have dubbed ‘middle-class skills’ – those skills that generally come with holding a higher degree from tertiary education.

In reality though, the new critical skills category, a grouping that grants a visa to people who have expertise that’s vital to the South African economy, is making it easier for certain artisans and tradespeople (like mining and construction workers) to get a job than ever before.

In past, these types of workers would have to negotiate the requirements for the general work visa or the exceptional skills visa, meaning it would be necessary to secure a job without a visa (a difficult task) or prove exceptional status (another complex challenge). Read more 19 Artisan/Tradesperson Jobs Covered by South Africa’s New Critical Skills Work Visa & Permit Category

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Critical Skills Visa Makes It Easier to Work And Live in South Africa Than Ever Before

APPROVALChange is no easy thing to deal with. As human beings, we’re even programmed to keep as much constant as possible to maintain homeostasis, our bodies’ own anti-change mechanism. But often, the greatest opportunities can arise from what can appear to be the most challenging of shifts. And such is the case with South Africa’s 2014 immigration legislation revision.

While the overhaul created some hurdles, the advent of the new law’s critical skills visa brings with it the chance for certain workers to find a job and seamlessly settle in South Africa easier than ever before.  Read more Critical Skills Visa Makes It Easier to Work And Live in South Africa Than Ever Before

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