South Africa has been a magnet for people seeking better economic opportunities, or even just better healthcare, from across the African continent.
But calls to ensure jobs and business opportunities go to South Africans are getting louder, and the government is looking to revamp its immigration policies.
Thousands of people from Zimbabwe and Lesotho are legally working or studying in the country, but with special permits being terminated, foreigners now have to prove that they have critical skills that South Africa needs.
Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Johannesburg, South Africa.
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