Critical Skills List Gazetted But What Comes Next?

Critical Skills List Gazetted But What Comes Next?

Gazetted in February 2022, the latest Critical Skills List added numerous skills that have been in short supply in South Africa for some time. The list was previously updated back in 2014.

New Work Visa Adjudication Process – Correct Strategy, But Expect Teething Problems

New Work Visa Adjudication Process – Correct Strategy, But Expect Teething Problems

The Department of Home Affairs (“DHA”) has recently introduced a centralised adjudication system which sees that all long-term visa applications submitted through a South African Embassy or High Commission (Missions) (in countries where South Africa is represented) are being sent to the DHA Head Office in Pretoria. Previously, these applications were adjudicated and finalised by […]

Dutch Recruitment Drive For Skilled South Africans Highlights Need For Emigration Roadmap

Dutch Recruitment Drive For Skilled South Africans Highlights Need For Emigration Roadmap

With a swiftly growing economy and the demand for skilled workers far exceeding available domestic supply, the Netherlands is increasingly enticing highly skilled South Africans wishing to take advantage of the country’s attractive work/life balance and impressive salary packages.

Critical Skills List 101: Home Affairs Gives Input

Critical Skills List 101: Home Affairs Gives Input

Xpatweb, in collaboration with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and the American Chamber of Commerce, recently hosted an event to unpack the new Critical Skills List, its roadmap to fruition and new technicalities that have come to light since its release.

Skills shortage in critical sectors in South Africa

Skills Shortage In Critical Sectors In South Africa

South Africa faces a continuing shortage of essential skills, according to Adcorp, a publicly traded workforce solutions company, particularly in the areas of nursing and information technology.

Let’s Talk Post Qualification Experience

Let’s Talk Post Qualification Experience

The new Critical Skills List, which was gazetted in February 2022 has brought a host of changes across the board and applications for Permanent Residency were not spared from these changes.

The New Critical Skills List: Foreign Language Speakers Included

The New Critical Skills List: Foreign Language Speakers Included

The Department of Home Affairs has recently gazetted a new Critical Skills List which now includes a revised list of languages for Foreign Language Speakers with specialist language skills.

Netherlands Now Top Ranked Destination For Professional South Africans

Netherlands Now Top Ranked Destination for Professional South Africans

Tax Consulting South Africa and Xpatweb, South Africa’s largest tax and international mobility practice respectively, returned this week from the Netherlands after hosting tax and immigration planning sessions with recently emigrated South Africans.

The New Critical Skills List – A Firm Offer of Employment A Must

The New Critical Skills List – A Firm Offer Of Employment Is A Must

The new Critical Skills List that was gazetted in February 2022 and subsequently the Directive that was issued in the same month, comes with an array of changes which can be daunting for those looking to either apply for or renew their Critical Skills Work Visa.

There Is A New Critical Skills List. Do I Still Qualify For Permanent Residency?

There Is A New Critical Skills List. Do I Still Qualify For Permanent Residency?

It is common knowledge that South Africa has a high unemployment rate and a shortage of suitably qualified/skilled persons. However, South Africa continues to be the destination which expatriates, multi-nationals and investors see as the land of hope, growth, and new beginnings.