Question NW1194 to the Minister of Home Affairs

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17 May 2021 - NW1194

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Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

With regard to the Inter-Ministerial Committee co-chaired by him and the Minister of Employment and Labour established in 2020, what measures have been put in place to effectively deal with issues of migration and labour since the inception of the committee?


a. After looking at the sectors mentioned by the honourable member, it was agreed that there needs to be an act that provide for quotas for nationals v/s non-nationals in those sectors. The officials have been tasked with a job to develop a bill to that effect.

b. For now they are being renewed until such time that the asylum seeker backlog has been cleared. Then a decision will be made. Remember that these permits were a results of the backlog which DHA could not handle.

c. The aim of the inter-ministerial committee is to advise Cabinet on what to do with the issue of migration seeing that most of the people asking for asylum are in fact just economic migrants.


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