Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula announces new Quota Work Permits for foreigners with scarce and critical skills. Many thousands of qualified professionals are set to contribute to economic growth.

Home Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula today announces the availability of many thousands of quota work permits for skilled foreigners able to contribute to the growth of the South African economy in a number of areas suffering from a shortage of critical skills.

The list of professional categories and occupational classes open to foreigners with formal qualifications and a minimum of five years of practical experience is published in today’s Government Gazette and includes scarce and critical skills in sectors ranging from agricultural economists to civil engineers, bioengineers, mechatronics and autotronics technicians, and structural steel and welding trades workers.