SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS SKILLED MIGRANTS

PRETORIA, South Africa needs to attract highly skilled and professional immigrants to grow the economy, says Home Affairs (Interior) Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.

Currently the country gets an influx of unskilled immigrants who add little value to the country’s development, she said when briefing the media here Monday following a meeting with Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen.

Unlike South Africa, Canada attracts skilled migrants who benefit that country’ economy.

Hussen says: Canadians understand the value of immigration; immigrants to Canada create jobs, they don’t take jobs from the locals. We value the role that immigration plays in a country like Canada with an aging population and a low birth rate; we value how immigrants bring skills.

The South African government has often faced challenges with locals protesting against immigrants accusing them of stealing jobs from local people.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK