This article, published on Tuesday 14 April at, will be of interest to many of our members who have either applied for, or have acquired, critical skills visas to work in South Africa in the ICT profession.


“The Department of Home Affairs has outlined temporary measures that have been put in place to address immigration matters during the lockdown period.


The temporary measures were introduced after President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a National State of Disaster on 15 March and subsequently a national lockdown from 27 March, extended until the end of April 2020, to contain the spread of COVID-19.


These temporary measures will remain valid until 31 July 2020, unless extended officially by the department. They apply only to foreign nationals, who have been legally admitted into the country.


The visa concessions are contained in the Directions, which have been issued by the department in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.”


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