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Key healthcare workers back on critical skills list

04 Aug 2022


Specialist nurses, doctors and dentists are back on the critical skills list, according to a revised version of the list published in the Government Gazette.
“The previous version, released in February, inexplicably left healthcare workers off the list, despite SA’s shortages,” reported Business Day (4 August 2022).
“The scarce skills list is important because it smoothes the way for employers to hire foreigner nationals to fill the gaps in SA’s workforce.
“The SA Medical Association (Sama), welcomed the inclusion of healthcare professionals on the scarce skills list, but said it was a short-term fix for government’s failure to ensure enough doctors and nurses were trained to meet the country’s needs."

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