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Teacher shortage to worsen after home affairs cancels Zim ...


Teacher shortage to worsen after home affairs cancels Zim exemption permits

Almost 200,000 Zimbabwean nationals will be affected and they don’t hold much hope of getting the relevant visa


Thousands of Zimbabwean teachers who hold exemption permits may be forced to return to their home country if they fail to secure a visa before the end of the year.

The teachers, many of whom have been teaching at low-fee paying private schools for years, were allowed to work in the country because they had valid documents.

But home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced at the end of last year that extensions to the permits would not be granted and the affected Zimbabwean nationals would be allowed until the end of this year to get visas...

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