South Africa Updates the Critical Skills List

On October 2, 2023, the government of South Africa published an updated Critical Skills list in the Government Gazette. Two new occupations have been added to the list:

  • Registered Nurse – Veterinarian;
  • Registered Nurse – Veterinary Nurse.

Foreign nationals are now able to apply for a Critical Skills Work Visa in these occupations.

The Critical Skills list is a list of occupations that the South African government considers to be in high demand and essential to the country’s economic growth and development, and is updated regularly.

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