Are you thinking of emigrating?

Are you thinking of emigrating, in the process of emigrating or have you already left South Africa?

  • I am in the process of emigrating

    Votes: 42 13.3%
  • No, I will never leave South Africa

    Votes: 31 9.8%
  • I have already left the country

    Votes: 24 7.6%
  • I want to leave, but don't have the means

    Votes: 88 27.9%
  • I am thinking about leaving, but not actively pursuing it at this time

    Votes: 130 41.3%

  • Total voters
    315

Flippy

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Mar 23, 2008
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Yip
Current plan is March 2022.

No kids , my wife & I can both work remotely anywhere.
I have an EU passport and we now have more friends in Europe than SA.

So at this point it would be stupid not to give Europe a try.
 

bwana

MyBroadband
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Feb 23, 2005
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6) Ready to go, just waiting for the missus to get onboard
 

B-1

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Apr 17, 2020
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We can all dream but not everyone's dreams comes true.

Some of us just need to dream a bit lower :) we can't all go to the first world. But there are countries that are better off than SA but not too tough to get in.
 

PsYTraNc3

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Jan 4, 2012
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Other: No, but I might if the opportunity arises to move to Scotland or Ireland.
 

Cray

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Oct 11, 2010
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Always in the back of the mind but no plans to at the moment.
 

JuliusSeizure

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I'd be open to it if I got a job opportunity abroad, I have a degree+ a few years experience but don't have ties to any other country which does not help.
 

Messugga

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Sep 4, 2007
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On the contrary, I've just invested in a home near the sea. I have UK passport but at this stage I'm staying put.
Man, what I wouldn't do for that passport. Instead, we're subject to maintaining sponsorship and whatnot.
 

powermzii

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Jun 4, 2007
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on my way out, already working for a company that's based in Atlanta, Georgia. Under consideration for a position in the EU because I do not wish to live in the USA.

I participated in the poll but I didn't fall for the click-baity title that implies "Wealthy taxpayers" are leaving.
Reality check for journalism:
* The wealthy left long ago
* The ones with means to, left long ago
* Those with scarce skills left not so long ago
* Then there's most of us who gave it our best shot, have elderly parents here, or other ties but we would like to leave.
I need to get something like this going - have looked into it extensively and getting a job overseas helps so much more
 

Fulcrum29

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Jun 25, 2010
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My exit plan can only realise in 5 years time, maybe a bit sooner, but that is what it is.
 
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