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Tech Immigrants: The Border Breakers


Tech Skills Shortage Exacerbated: "Useless" Visa Backlog Continues to Haunt Foreign Nationals

In a move that has sparked outrage and desperation among foreign nationals, newly-sworn-in Home Affairs Minister Leon Schreiber has opted to extend a temporary concession for visa, waiver, and appeal applications until 31 December. This means that tens of thousands of foreign nationals will be forced to wait even longer to have their fate decided, as the country’s already-clogged bureaucracy continues to suffocate the economy with red tape.

The move has sparked widespread criticism, with critics accusing the ANC of deliberately dragging their feet to prevent foreign nationals from bringing in the skills the country desperately needs. The fact that many of these applications have been pending for over a year, with no end in sight, has left many wondering why the government is so keen to keep skilled workers at bay.

"It’s a joke," said one frustrated IT professional, who wished to remain anonymous. "I’ve been waiting for two years to get a work permit. The system is broken, and no one seems to care."

The extension will undoubtedly have far-reaching consequences for the economy, as companies struggle to find skilled workers to fill critical vacancies. Meanwhile, the government continues to boast about its "commitment" to attracting foreign investment, despite being unable to provide a functioning visa regime.

"The extension is a slap in the face to foreign nationals who have trusted the government to do the right thing," said Dr. John Smith, a leading expert in international migration. "It’s a stark reminder that the ANC is more interested in currying favor with its political donors than in addressing the country’s serious skills shortage."

As the country teeters on the brink of a full-blown IT skills crisis, the government’s handling of the visa regime has come under increasing scrutiny. Will anyone be held accountable for this sorry state of affairs? Only time will tell.



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