The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) held the inaugural Naturalisation Ceremony on Wednesday for new citizens to pledge allegiance to South Africa.
Although the attendance was not compulsory, Minister Malusi Gigaba said there are plans to find ways to integrate foreign nationals as part of social cohesion efforts.
702's John Robbie spoke to him regarding the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
Many of them have excellent skills, they are investors, they've got international connections and experience we need as an economy.— Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Home Affairs
It's also a way of ensuring the integration of foreign nationals in South Africa.... They can play a part in continuing to be a safe nation.— Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Home Affairs