Tag archives: Refugees Act

Reserving low skilled jobs for South Africans is not likely to pass constitutional muster

This blog was co-authored by Thando Ndita, Candidate Attorney Last month the Minister of Employment and Labour published proposed amendments to the Employment Services Act, 2014, the purpose of which is to address high unemployment and the “high representation of foreign nationals” in the unskilled sector. Foreign nationals include all persons who are not South … Continue reading

Asylum Seekers’ right to apply for asylum not barred by delay

This blog was co-authored by: Anneline Coetsee, Candidate Attorney The Constitutional Court held in December 2021 that, although the amendments to the Refugees Act, 1998 and its regulations imposed more onerous procedural requirements on asylum seekers, these requirements do not rob them persons of their right to apply for asylum, even if there had been … Continue reading