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Here is the list of Critical SKills in South Africa

The Critical Skills List - Published 3rd June 2014

Business, Economics and Management Studies

Agricultural Engineer
Agricultural Scientist
Forestry Technician
Sheep Shearer
Construction Project Manager
Land Surveyor
Quantity Surveyor
Urban and Regional Planner
Actuaries and Risk Assessors
Corporate General Manager
External Auditor
Financial Investment Advisor

Information Communication & Technology

CISCO Solution Specialist
CISCO Engineers
Solutions Architects in Telecommunications and ICT
Integrated Developers (PHP, PERL, JAVA)
Network Analyst
IT Security Specialist
System Integration Specialist
Enterprise Architects
Data Centre Operations
Network Specialist (Security)
Database Specialist
Microsoft System Engineers
Network Controllers
AV Specialist (Anti-virus)
Desktop Support Engineer

Energy Engineer
Metallurgical Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Civil Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Installation Inspector
Electronics Engineer
Industrial and Production Engineers
Industrial Designer
Manufacturing Managers
Materials Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Mining Engineer
Production/Operations Manager
Quality System Manager
Research and Development Manager
Ship’s Engineer
Telecommunications Engineers
Electrical Engineering Technologist
Energy Engineering Technologist
Mechanical Engineering Technologist
Metallurgical Engineering Technologist
Mining Engineering Technologist
Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
Automotive Electrician
Automotive Motor Mechanic
Boiler Maker
Chemical Engineering Technologist
Civil Engineering Technologist
Diesel Mechanic
Electronics Engineering Technologist
Fitter and Turner
Materials Engineering Technologist
Mechatronics Technician
Metal Fabricator
Physical and Engineering Science Technicians
Pressure Welder
Structural Plaster

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

Medical Superintendant/Public Health Manager
Public Health Physician
General and Specialist Medical Practitioner
Hospital Pharmacist
Nursing Professionals
Registered Nurse (child and family health)
Retail Pharmacist

Life and Earth Sciences
Environmental Engineers
Environmental Manager
Industrial Pharmacist
Aquatic Scientist
Animal Scientist
Advanced Composites Engineering
Archaeological/Paleontological Specialist
Biological Scientist
Botanical Scientist
Chemical Scientist
Computational Biologist
Environmental Scientist
Ecological Scientist
Food Scientist
Engineering Geologist
Geohazards Specialist
Laboratory Technologist and Technician
Marine Bioscientist
Materials Scientist
Metallurgical Scientist
Microbiological Scientist
Polymer Scientist
Protein Scientist
Soil Scientist
Toxicology Scientist
Water Resource Scientist

Professionals and Associate Professional

Land and Engineering Surveyors
Electronic Engineering Technician
Materials Engineering Technologist
Electrical Engineering Technician
Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Practitioner
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Chemical Engineering Technician
Organisation and Methods Analyst (Incl. scheduler, estimator)
Surveying Technician
Geomatics Technician
Quantity Surveying Technician
Civil Engineering Technician
Materials Engineer Non-destructive Testing (NDT)
Materials Engineering Technician – Road materials
Materials Tester
Construction Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Agent/Manager/Officer
Aeronautical Engineering
Architectural Senior Technologist
Architectural Draughtsperson
Physicist (SKA)
Geomagnetic Physicist
Solar Physicist
Space Physicist
Plasma Physicist
Space Technologist
Space Weather Specialist
Magnetic Technology Specialist
Radar Engineering
Radio Frequency Engineering
Environmental Technologist
Industrial Engineer
Industrial Engineering Technologist
Industrial Engineering Technician
Landscape Architect
Landscape Contract Manager
Landscape Horticulturalist
Mining Technician


Boilermaker (For Strategic Infrastructure Projects)
Industrial Machinery Mechanic
Pipe Fitter
Double Coded Welder
Raise-bore Operators
Raise-bore Foreman

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

Software Development Engineers and Managers
Systems Architects, Engineers and Managers
Foreign Language speakers for specialist language support and technical or sales support (German, Swiss German, Flemish, Greek, Swedish, Danish, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and French)
Business Analyst
Quality Analyst
Quality Assurance Specialist/Auditor
Customer Service Manager/Team Lead

Academics and Researchers

Doctoral Graduates (Acquired Abroad)
Research in any of the following areas;
Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Galaxy Structure and Dynamics
Pulsars and Black Holes
Pulsars and Black Holes
Pulsars and Gravitational Waves
Deep Observations of the earliest Radio Galaxies
Dynamic and Transient Burst
VLBI Operations
Search for CO to investigate role of Molecular Hydrogen
Deep Surveyors of Neutral Hydrogen Gas in the Early Universe
Cosmology and Dark Energy
Cosmic Magnetism
Calibration and Imaging of Radio Interferometer data
Pulsar Research
Pulsar and Gravitational Waves
VLBI Operations
Signal Processing
Observational Radio Astronomy in General
Algorithm for Radio Astronomy
Signal Processing for Radio Astronomy
Supercomputing for Radio Astronomy
Software Development for Radio Astronomy
Data and Streaming- Real-Time Processing of Massive Data Amounts
Green Computing- Extreme Performance at Minor Energy Cost
Performance at Minor Energy Costs
EMC and Spectrum Management
Beam Modelling
Antenna Modelling
Feeds for Radio Astronomy Systems
Receivers for Radio Astronomy Systems
Signal Processing for Radio Astronomy
High Speed Data Transport
Nano-photonics-Data Transport Power
Reduction over Short and Long Distances
Antenna Design
Antenna Foundation Design
RFI Shielded Buildings and Facilities
Advanced Manufacturing
Space Science and Technology
Global Change
Energy Security
Information Communication Technology
Earth Observation
Natural and Applied Sciences

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