Carol Paton Editor at large

After a two-year delay, the department of home affairs on Thursday published a draft of the "critical skills list" — occupations earmarked for skilled immigration — identifying 126 narrowly defined jobs for eligibility.

The promise that the list would be published this week was made in the state of the nation speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who said he was aware it was long overdue but would finally be done...

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