ANNOUNCEMENT 26 May 2014In May 2014, the government of South Africa announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Government Gazette no. 37335 (the draft regulations were implemented without amendments): http://www.gov.za/documents/download.php?f=209748
AllAfrica, 2 June 2014, 'South Africa: Govt Tightens Immigration Rules': http://allafrica.com/stories/201406021982.html?page=2
Affected trading partners: http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/P03514/P035142012.pdf
On 26 May 2014, the new South African Immigration Regulations 2014 went into effect, introducing more restrictive policies and a local employment requirement. Under the new regulations, the word 'permit' is reserved for a Permanent Residence Permit only: all other document categories will be called 'visas'. The most important restrictions are: