Clock Ticks For Migrants With Special Permits
Companies and individuals who employ foreigners because they think they can get away with paying lower wages and extracting longer working hours are partly to blame for the end of special permits.
Applications for Lesotho special permits closed at the end of December, and are valid until the end of 2019. Zimbabwe special permits expire at the end of this year – those who want to work in South Africa after that have to apply for a standard work visa, for which the bar to qualify is high.
The expiry date for...