Following the cabinet approval of the Department of Home Affairs’ White Paper regarding the targets to be met by 2063 of South Africa’s migration and immigration status, South African citizens who wish to travel abroad for more than three (3) months will soon be required to register with the Government.
This will enable the Government to keep track of the South Africans abroad and attempt the curb of the high emigration rate in South Africa.
This comes as data published in the white paper indicate that 520,000 South Africans became expats between 1989 and 2003. Of these, 120,000 had professional qualifications, making up over 7% of all of the country’s professionals.
The white paper also noted that these emigration figures have increased by 9% each subsequent year and that a greater number of skilled black South Africans were also choosing to emigrate.
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As published by businesstech.co.za