The South African government’s National Labour Migration Policy and Employment Services Amendment Bill, which was launched for public comment last week seeks to limit the number of foreign nationals employed at businesses, foreign-owned SMMEs, and foreign platform service providers, such as e-hailing drivers. It also proposes that foreigners be banned from starting small businesses in some sectors. News24 reports that the policy allows the Minister to authorise a labour inspector to monitor and enforce the provisions of the act and gives the director-general of the Department of Labour the power to seek a fine from the Labour Court of up to R100 000 on any business whose appointment of foreign national employees is not in line with the newly introduced quotas.