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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BusinessTech.]

Foreign workers have raised concerns over South Africa’s new critical skills list and the possibility that it could lead to an exodus of people that no longer meet the new criteria.

A confidential draft of the new document obtained by Reuters indicates that the new list could be introduced as early as April, and appears to reflect a growing climate of economic nationalism unfavourable to the hiring of non-South Africans.

Concerns have also been raised that the list is being rushed through without adequate consultation – despite promises made by President Cyril Ramaphosa to overhaul the current visa system.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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