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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Tech.]

Employment and Labour minister, Thulas Nxesi, says that his department will clamp down on employers not complying with the country’s labour laws by unlawfully hiring foreign workers.

Speaking at a departmental ceremony on Thursday (26 September), Nxesi said that the influx and employment of displaced foreign nationals in the country was not of their making and that the situation was ‘getting out of hand’.

“We cannot in this day-and-age continue with the employment of foreign nationals, and think there will be peace if you are going to take low-level jobs of low-skilled people and give it to displaced people,” he said.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.1% y/y in March 2020 (CPI) & +4.5 y/y in February 2020 (PPI)
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