[South Africa] New bill will limit hiring of foreign workers

[South Africa] New bill will limit hiring of foreign workers
15 Dec 2020

Liezl Van der Merwe of South Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has announced plans to bring a private member’s bill to parliament introducing further regulations around the hiring of foreign workers in the country. 

Ms Van der Merwe said the Employment Services Amendment Bill aims to address the high representation of foreign nationals employed in lower occupation levels. She said that the number of foreign workers is a critical concern, in the unskilled sector in particular.

“There should be deliberate attempts by the State to control the increasing preference by certain sectors in the workforce to employ foreign nationals over South African citizens, without justification on the basis of skills.

“Therefore, it is imperative to regulate the employment of foreign nationals in South Africa, in order to stem the narrative that the ratio of job opportunities between foreign nationals and South African citizens are skewed towards foreign nationals.”

Business Tech has further details of the proposed changes.

Liezl Van der Merwe of South Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has announced plans to bring a private member’s bill to parliament introducing further regulations around the hiring of foreign workers in the country. 

Ms Van der Merwe said the Employment Services Amendment Bill aims to address the high representation of foreign nationals employed in lower occupation levels. She said that the number of foreign workers is a critical concern, in the unskilled sector in particular.

“There should be deliberate attempts by the State to control the increasing preference by certain sectors in the workforce to employ foreign nationals over South African citizens, without justification on the basis of skills.

“Therefore, it is imperative to regulate the employment of foreign nationals in South Africa, in order to stem the narrative that the ratio of job opportunities between foreign nationals and South African citizens are skewed towards foreign nationals.”

Business Tech has further details of the proposed changes.

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