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southafricalogoBusinessTech reports that the Department of Home Affairs has approved the first set of companies to be part of the Trusted Employer Scheme (TES), which aims to address some of SA’s most significant labour shortfalls.

The TES was announced during President Ramaphosa’s 2023 State of the Nation Address and is set to improve the immigration process for large employers and investors through a more predictable and efficient system that attracts talent and foreign investment. According to Marisa Jacobs of Xpatweb, the TES has strict qualification criteria, ensuring that only the most reputable and reliable companies gain access. “This select list of companies will enjoy a streamlined and expedited immigration process, ultimately benefitting South Africa’s economic growth and stability,” Jacobs said. She added that the scheme promised several key benefits to employers, including efficiency, reduced documentation and accelerated processing times. All the applicants for the scheme have been receiving feedback from 19 January, and this will continue until 26 January. “Over the last 24 months, the Department of Home Affairs has faced numerous challenges in managing immigration-related processes. The TES represents a bold step forward in addressing these issues, offering a solution that benefits both employers and the South African government,” Jacobs commented.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Luke Fraser at BusinessTech

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