The South African government has added new requirements for the Director (Enterprise Organization) and Corporate General Manager categories on the 2022 Critical Skills list.

Key Points:

  • An employer must have the minimum number of employees required to qualify as a medium enterprise in order to sponsor foreign workers in the following categories of the 2022 Critical Skills List:
    • Director (Enterprise Organization).
    • Corporate General Manager.
  • To qualify as a medium enterprise or larger, companies must meet the requirements in this chart.

Additional Information: A company’s size as medium or larger is determined by the number of full-time paid employees in relation to its turnover in each operating industry. Companies that have more employees and a higher turnover than a medium enterprise will automatically be classified as a large enterprise.

BAL Analysis: Companies intending to sponsor foreign nationals under the Director (Enterprise Organization) and Corporate General Manager categories should ensure that they qualify as a medium enterprise.

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