SA Minister Proposes Ban On Foreigners From Informal Jobs

A South African cabinet minister said that the government should ban foreign nationals from working in the country’s informal sector.

Small Business Development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, argued that South Africa should follow the Zimbabwean and Botswana model of reserving some sectors of the economy for locals in order to prevent “problems” in that country. She said:

We as a department, we are going back and check within the provisions of our law that says, within this threshold, foreign nationals cannot participate… But we are going to be specific, like what they have done in Ghana, what they have done in Zimbabwe, in Angola, in Botswana. We are going to engage with Cabinet to say, Cabinet, if we are not definitive there is going to be a problem.

Ntshavheni said that banning foreigners from working in salons, small shops, and as street vendors would prevent recurring xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.

In September this year, 12 people were killed following xenophobic attacks in Gauteng and other areas.

More: VOA News

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3 comments on “SA Minister Proposes Ban On Foreigners From Informal Jobs

  1. Zimbabwe we have all nationals doing whatever they want anywhere they want, so what is it u say u want to copy. What u should just copy is just to be tolerant and be selfless.

  2. african ministers must understand one thing being a politician and running the economy is different many politicians are not good to run the economy thats why africa has a crisis due to mininsters who apply things that are not viable for the economy

  3. U can say what ever you want but dont thing your country we be good for long cause sanction are coming for and noone can stand for you

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