Recently I surfed the Internet and found out that SA Immigration had already lowered the conditions in order that new migrants can obtain State Sponsorship more easily (Cit.: We've made significant changes to our applications).
But it was not what I would have been expected. Not established in a logical sense or looking for high qualified specialists, no, no reversed, more a flip-flopping back to a English requirement (IELTS) of a 6 only and work experience of 1 year only.
I cannot tell you all how shocked I was!!! We came here as non native English speakers with a 6.5 (spouse) and 7 and found it hard at the beginning. With a 6 only I reckon it would not be easier for new arrivals!!!
And the most ridiculous fact is that they reduced the work experience requirement. It is even hard to get work in SA with heaps of work experience when you are from overseas. However, everyone knows how difficult it is for people with no or little local work experience to secure work.
Of course, this government only wants to lure new migrants to come here and take them to the cleaners.
I've come to the conclusion that they only want their cash and assets, they know better that we've a recession and no jobs and now they lure semi-skilled and semi-English speaking people to migrate.