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US News South Africa does not intend to extend the work permits of 250,000 workers Zimbabweens

22:10  29 november  2021
22:10  29 november  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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according to the last census of the population, South Africa welcomes more than 2.2 million foreigners, including political refugees. , economic migrants and qualified expatriate workers.

  L'Afrique du Sud n'entend pas prolonger les permis de travail de 250 000 travailleurs zimbabwéens © provided by FRANCINFO

South Africa has announced that it was not going to extend the work permits granted to some 250 0000 Zimbabweans working in the country. The latter who, for the most part, fled the political and economic crisis in their country, had obtained a four-year work permit in 2009. Their visas have been constantly renewed, but the South African government An announced that there would be no further extension at the time of expiry, paving the way for potential mass expulsion from these workers.

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Towards Massive Expulsion

"The Cabinet decided not to prolong the special Zimbabwean derogations," said South African Minister Mondli Gungubele during a press conference. However, Zimbabwean employees have one year to request alternative visas that could apply to individual individual situations.

"At the end of a period of 12 months, those who have not managed to obtain a new visa will have to leave South Africa or be expelled."

Mondli Gungubele, South African Minister

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34% of unemployed

South Africa and its most industrialized economy of the continent has always been a pole of attraction for economic migrants in search of better employment prospects in the region. Nelson Mandela's ANC has long opened the country with political refugees and "African brothers" on the continent.

But the Government of Cyril Ramaphosa is under pressure to create jobs for its citizens, while the rising unemployment rate exceeds 34%. The country has known several deadly xenophobic waves against workers from southern Africa.

and South Africa has already tightened its regulations in terms of work visas in recent years.

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