President Cyril Ramaphosa has thrown his weight behind the new work visa regulations, saying they send a clear signal to business that SA is committed to attracting skills that enable economic growth and job creation.

Second-draft amendments to immigration regulations gazetted by the department of home affairs last week — dealing with two visa categories: a remote working visa and the critical skills visa — make provision for a point-based system for work visas determined by the minister, taking into account age, qualifications, language skills, work experience, offer of employment and the ability to adapt within SA...

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