Press statement on the Revised Critical Skills List gazetted by the Minister of Home Affairs on 2 August 2022
1. After the Minister of Home Affairs gazetted the Critical Skills List on 2 February 2022, he has engaged extensively with the Minister of Health, South African Nursing Council, Health Professions Council of South Africa, Hospital CEOs of some of the public hospitals and other experts.
2. The Minister carefully applied his mind to the inputs made by the said stakeholders and decided to publish in the Government Gazette the revised Critical Skills List on 2 August 2022. The list includes mainly medical specialists and nurses who render only specialist services in various fields.
3. The Minister is convinced that the revised Critical Skills List will contribute positively in addressing the skills deficit in South Africa.
Link to the Gazette:
Bongi Gwala 066 588 3251 (Head of Communication: Department of Home Affairs)
Siya Qoza, 082 898 1657 (Spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs)
David Hlabane, 071 342 4284 (Media Manager: Department of Home Affairs)