ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba said government should prioritise South Africans before discussing quotas for foreign nationals.
“We can’t discuss quotas for foreign nationals when 13-million South Africans are unemployed. Attract rare skills, not jobs South Africans are capable of doing. We rely on you to protect our country’s sovereignty,” he said.
Business Times reported that business and economic experts felt the move was positive to reduce SA’s crippling unemployment numbers, but said caution was needed to avoid sparking anti-immigrant sentiment.