PODCAST: Critical moment for Mavuso Msimang
If your skill isn’t on this list, you can’t come and live in SA, no matter how competent you may be
Former Umkhonto we Sizwe commander, SanParks boss and home affairs director-general Mavuso Msimang is widely recognised as one of the most level-headed people to emerge from the struggle against apartheid.
Now retired, he has been corralled by President Cyril Ramaphosa to do an almost impossible job - speed up the process by which someone with a so-called “critical skill” can come and live and work in SA.
The problem is that there’s this list, and if your skill isn’t on it, you can’t come and live here, no matter how good you may be at whatever it is you do. The Critical Skills List is the product of the departments of higher education; employment and labour; trade, industry and competition; home affairs, and the SA Qualifications Authority. ..