South Africa mulls visa exemption for talented foreign graduates

Visa exemption for talented foreign graduates

Malusi Gigaba, South African Home Affairs Minister, said that his department would grant a visa exemption for overseas graduates possessing skills critical for their country.

Addressing the International Students Conference in Newlands, hosted by the University of Cape Town on 27 August, he said that he was encouraging overseas students studying in South Africa to take up work in the country to enhance its development.

The Eyewitness News quotes him as telling his audience that over 20,000 health professionals belonging to Africa who studied in the continent were either employed in North America or Europe.

Gigaba said that the government was keen on changing this. According to him, those who wish to work in the Rainbow Nation would be entitled to a long-term work visa. Their government was trying to retain the continent’s graduates in Africa, he said.

Gigaba also encouraged South African students to pursue studies in other universities of the continent.

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