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Huawei’s Mideast-Africa Cloud Summit Wraps Up in UAE With a Warning From South Africa: Fix Your Employment Issues or Else…

The Huawei Cloud Summit for Middle East & Africa held in Dubai in March 2022. Image via Huawei.

The head of South Africa’s State Information Technology Agency, Luvuyo Keyise, made it clear on Tuesday that Huawei had better start hiring more local employees if it wants to continue doing business with the SA government.

Earlier this year, South Africa’s labor department took action against the Chinese telecom giant after it discovered that 90% of its local workforce were foreign nationals, more than double what’s permitted by law.

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