These Are The Most Crucial Skills Needed In South Africa Listed By The Department of Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs (South Africa) has published a list of the most critical skills needed in the business market. The skills listed are of paramount importance in business entities that are looking to employ or attract skilled personnel from other organisations or countries.
Home Affairs had last published the updated set of skills that are needed in the market way back in 2014.
According to the South African immigration Act section 19(4),
critical skills work visa may be issued to an individual possessing such skills or qualifications determined to be critical for South Africa and Attracting the skills we need is vital if we are to increase economic output and get the economy back on track..
In the sophisticated and highly competitive business era where the economies are evolving, most of the developing countries are in a scramble for human capital that will come up with new skills which will help them stay abreast of fast-moving technologies and rapidly changing business models.
Most of the developing and the developed countries are using their immigration policies to attract these skills. The Department of Home Affairs in the United Kingdom recently announced the visa conditions that are very favourable for healthcare workers so that they employ more skilled health workers that are in a search for greener pastures.
Marisa Jacobs the Managing Director at Xpatweb, the largest independent work permit practice in South Africa said
“Government’s initiative to fine-tune our immigration system to make it easier for companies to attract the skilled people they need is admirable, and clearly the more data it has to work with, the more accurate the list will be.
“We’ve already had record participation in this year’s survey, which indicates how important an issue this is. We are urging companies to take advantage of the new closing date to make sure their voices are included in the process of compiling the final critical-skills list.”
Below is the list of skills in-demand in South Africa:
|Actuary||Dockmaster||ICT systems analyst|
|Advertising specialist||Draughtsperson||Industrial engineer|
|Aeronautical engineer||FET college principal||Internal auditor|
|Agricultural farm manager||Fraud examiner||Investment advisor|
|Application development manager||General accountant||Manufacturer|
|Architect||General medical practitioner||Mechanical engineer|
|Chief information officer||Geophysicist||Network analyst|
|Civil engineer||Hydrologist||Quantity surveyor|
|Data scientist||ICT project manager||Registered nurse|
|Digital artist||ICT security specialist||Web developer|
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