SA Government puts 101 jobs on Critical Skills list

Posted on: Wed, 02/09/2022 - 07:00 By: mysuperskills

The South African Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, gazetted a new list of Critical Skills for South Africa on 2nd February 2022.

This critical skills list aims to address skilled labour shortages in various sectors including finance, technology, engineering and medicine. The goal is to stimulating economic growth and help jump-start the economy by filling these critical shortages.

According to a recent article in Biznews, the 101 jobs listed in the critical skills list that are so critical in South Africa that foreigners should in theory be allowed to do them.   However foreigners with critical skills must still show a "solid offer of employment" when applying for a work visa in south Africa.

 

The List of 101 Critical Skills is as follows:

  1. Directors
  2. Policy Planning Managers
  3. Corporate General Managers
  4. Programme or Project Managers
  5. Quality Systems Managers
  6. Customer Services Managers
  7. Research and Development Managers
  8. Manufacturing Operations Managers
  9. Engineering Managers
  10. Supply and Distribution Managers
  11. Chief Information Officers
  12. Data Management Managers
  13. Environmental Managers
  14. Call or Contact Centre Managers
  15. Physicists
  16. Climate Change Scientists
  17. Chemists
  18. Geologists
  19. Geophysicists
  20. Materials Scientists
  21. Mineralogists
  22. Hydrologists
  23. Oceanographers
  24. Actuary's
  25. General Biologists
  26. Biotechnologists
  27. Microbiologists
  28. Zoologists
  29. Agricultural Scientists
  30. Food and Beverage Scientists
  31. Conservation Scientists
  32. Environmental Scientists
  33. Industrial Engineers
  34. Industrial Engineering Technologists
  35. Civil Engineers
  36. Civil Engineering Technologists
  37. Mechanical Engineers
  38. Mechanical Engineering Technologists
  39. Aeronautical Engineers
  40. Aeronautical Engineering Technologists
  41. Naval Architects
  42. Chemical Engineers
  43. Chemical Engineering Technologists
  44. Mining Engineers
  45. Metallurgists
  46. Biomedical Engineers
  47. Quantity Surveyors
  48. Agricultural Engineers
  49. Agricultural Engineering Technologists
  50. Electrical Engineering Technologists
  51. Energy Engineers
  52. Energy Engineering Technologists
  53. Electronics Engineers
  54. Architects
  55. Urban and Regional Planners
  56. Multimedia Designers
  57. Nurse Educators
  58. University Lecturers ( See Gazette for Specifics )
  59. FET STEM School Teachers
  60. Senior Phase STEM Teachers
  61. Tax Professionals
  62. External Auditors
  63. Forensic Accountants
  64. Investment Analysts
  65. Investment Managers
  66. Investment Advisors
  67. Business Development Officers
  68. Policy Analysts
  69. Corporate Treasurers
  70. Organisational Risk Managers
  71. Internal Auditors
  72. Occupational Instructors ( Air Traffic Space )
  73. Market Research Analysts
  74. ICT Systems Analysts
  75. Data Scientists
  76. Software Developers
  77. Programmer Analysts
  78. Developer Programmers
  79. Multimedia Specialists
  80. Applications Programmers
  81. Computer Quality Assurance Analysts
  82. Computer Network and Systems Engineers
  83. Network Analysts
  84. ICT Security Specialists
  85. Economists
  86. Chemistry Technicians
  87. Town Planning Technicians
  88. Electronic Engineering Technicians
  89. Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  90. Draughtspersons
  91. Air Traffic Controllers
  92. Inbound Contact Centre Consultants
  93. Outbound Contact Centre Consultants
  94. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
  95. Metal Machinists
  96. Millwrights
  97. Mechatronics Technician
  98. Lift Mechanics
  99. Electrical Equipment Mechanics
  100. Transportation Electrician
  101. Instrument Mechanicians

You can download the Gazetted Document here

 

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