Foreign Students of Critical Skills soon able to obtain Permanent Residence

Foreign students graduating from South African universities in critical skills areas will soon qualify for permanent residence permits, so their talents can be retained, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba confirmed his original plans from 2016 at a Dinner hosted by the Southern African German Chamber of Commerce yesterday in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

“International students constitute a key segment which is prioritised by governments globally, because of the economic and social benefits they offer host countries in terms of adding to the skills base and contributing positively to society more broadly,”

He would formally launch the special exemption in the coming weeks to make sure the country benefited from all the skills produced by its universities.

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