Q: I believe that I am an exceptionally skilled individual. I understand that there is something called an exceptional skills work permit. How will I know if I qualify?
A: An exceptional skills work permit requires an applicant who is uniquely and exceptionally skilled. This may not necessarily mean that you have numerous Degrees behind your name, however this is always an advantage. To fall within this category it also generally means that you would have numerous publications that you have authored, as well as awards won in your profession and that, on the whole, you must be well known in your profession and industry. The individual must be possessed of skills that are scarce or not freely available but needed in South Africa.