South Africa: Permits Foundation responds to Draft National Labour Migration Policy27 May 2022
On 27 May, Permits Foundation submitted a written response to South Africa’s Draft National Labour Migration Policy (NLMP) and Employment Services Amendment Bill.
South Africa is viewed by the Foundation as a priority country. One third of our sponsors operate here and are supportive of policy that would facilitate dual-careers in the global workplace. In Permits Foundation’s international dual careers survey of global mobility professionals, South Africa was ranked 6th out of 62 identified countries where (further) legislation to facilitate partner work access would be welcomed.
In our response we urge government departments to work together to adopt policy that will facilitate visa processing and direct work access for dependents of OHDOFL, critical skills and intra-company transferee visa holders.
The Foundation has shared our recommendation and supporting evidence with the Minister for Employment and Labour and the Minister for Home Affairs.