Rundown for the latest set of Requirements for the General Work Permit
The Department of Home Affairs has decided to tighten the belt with regards to foreigners applying for general work permits by enforcing a strict set of requirements which need to be adhered to when submitting your application.
Here’s what to expect with the new set of requirements;
1. The Department of labour will conduct an onsite inspection at the designated work place to ensure that employers are complying with all labour laws.
2. Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) submitted-for designated employer. Or a Report of all Training Planned or Programmes already conducted
3. Employment Equity Plan (EEP) submitted- for designated employer. Outline the workforce of Business , specifying citizens/residents vs foreign nationals
4. NGO’s/CBO’s Report: Written evidence of labour search from Traditional Leaders/Community Leaders/Ward Councilors/Community based organization.
5. Private Recruitment Agency Report: Written evidence of labour search from, at least, one relevant private recruitment agency.
6. Sectoral Organizations/Professional Bodies Report: Written evidence of labour search from sectoral organizations/Professional Bodies.
7. A Motivation Letter by the Employer clarifying why the employment of a foreign national and not a South African citizen or Permanent Resident. Include copy of current/previous Permits issued by DHA.
8. Proof that the opportunity/vacancies are registered on the Department Of Labour Employment Services Database (ESSA) as well as proof of the outcome of any recruitment from the system.