Shocking number of skilled professionals leaving South Africa

Jamie McKane

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Shocking number of skilled professionals leaving South Africa

Qualified and skilled professionals are leaving South Africa in droves in search of better opportunities for them and their families.

The ongoing problems of crime, economic uncertainty, political problems, affirmative action, BEE and unemployment are driving citizens to look for greener pastures overseas.
 

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This problem cuts across racial lines. While emigration was associated with white professionals a few years ago, the number of black professionals leaving South Africa now exceeds white emigrants.
That has been going on for more than a decade, and only picked up a bit over the last 18months.

And linked to all those leaving are a large part of the domestic workers becoming unemployed.
 

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Well I guess the good news is that sucker-for-punishment idiots like myself don't currently find it very hard to get a new job here, that is, at least, until the last ship mast disappears below the waves.
 

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A friend of mine is also leaving next week. He is qualified mechanic at Kia at the moment. Hyundai in New Zealand offered him a starting salary at 4 times his current salary.
 

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I don't know how this current government thinks they have a right to complain and be concerned. They have ignited racism and ramped up BEE. But more than that, they behave like gangsters with zero accountability. They are an utter disgrace, and frankly, it's ALL their fault. People want a country that works, not more excuses, more sh!tty service, and a bunch of total clowns who think it's ok to treat the people they're meant to serve this way.
We're also leaving, and with it, 2 companies, our employees will be without work, and the property will be cashed out (even at a loss) since they have made an aggressive intent to steal this property from legal owners.
 

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I don't know how this current government thinks they have a right to complain and be concerned. They have ignited racism and ramped up BEE. But more than that, they behave like gangsters with zero accountability. They are an utter disgrace, and frankly, it's ALL their fault. People want a country that works, not more excuses, more sh!tty service, and a bunch of total clowns who think it's ok to treat the people they're meant to serve this way.
We're also leaving, and with it, 2 companies, our employees will be without work, and the property will be cashed out (even at a loss) since they have made an aggressive intent to steal this property from legal owners.
This is goverments view



58% MAJORITY of SA Voters voted them into office again. That is the scariest part of it all...

:thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
 
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58% of SA voted them into office again. That is the scariest part of it all...
:thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
I think that you need to go back to school to understand arithmetic and statistics ..........
I think that you need to look a bit closer


In 2004, 12.4 million eligible voters (both registered and unregistered) stayed away, as opposed to the 10.9 million people who voted for the ANC. In 2009, 12.3 million stayed away, while 11.6 million voted for the ANC. In 2014, 12.8 million stayed away, as against the 11.4 million who voted ANC. In 2019, 20.2m such eligible voters stayed away, whereas 10 million people voted for the ANC. In last week’s election, the ANC thus won its 57.5% majority in the National Assembly with the support of only 26.5% of all eligible voters.

Racialisation rises as polls show record stay-away – Anthea Jeffery

The myth and reality around SA’s low voter turnout
 

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I think that you need to go back to school to understand arithmetic and statistics ..........
I think that you need to look a bit closer


In 2004, 12.4 million eligible voters (both registered and unregistered) stayed away, as opposed to the 10.9 million people who voted for the ANC. In 2009, 12.3 million stayed away, while 11.6 million voted for the ANC. In 2014, 12.8 million stayed away, as against the 11.4 million who voted ANC. In 2019, 20.2m such eligible voters stayed away, whereas 10 million people voted for the ANC. In last week’s election, the ANC thus won its 57.5% majority in the National Assembly with the support of only 26.5% of all eligible voters.

Racialisation rises as polls show record stay-away – Anthea Jeffery

The myth and reality around SA’s low voter turnout
Ok.. i was going top of my head with 58%. It should me MAJORITY of SA Voters...
 

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Such a tragedy - the loss of productive talent costs this country dearly, and with each one that leaves the prospects drop further. I don't blame anyone for leaving, though.
 

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The ongoing problems of crime, economic uncertainty, political problems, affirmative action, BEE and unemployment are driving citizens to look for greener pastures overseas.
With the trade war (tech war) and a global recession coming etc. where is this place?
 

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Jokes on you!! Im leaving and Im neither skilled nor qualified. Im useless haha HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 

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With the trade war (tech war) and a global recession coming etc. where is this place?
Depends on the risk u want to take and wether you can handle being in a socialist (in the sense that gov takes care of everyone) country or prefer more capitalistic (you fend for yourself but then inequality happens).

i.e. if your problem with SA is the government taking care of people with national healthcare, pension etc and taxing everyone in a progressive manner then stay far away from europe.

on the other hand if u want to pay less tax (directly or indirect vs loopholes), can handle people suffering why u coin it and don't mine the repurcussions that comes form it.. then US, India, SA, and a few others is the place to be.

There are also happy in betweens too but typically its boils down to the above. When it comes to recession... the socialist modelled systems (there are capitalistic elements of the system.. its not simply one or the other) tend to do ok.. the capitalistic states go thru a dog eat dog phase to kill off weak players in the market. so e.g. Netherlands, New Zealand, +/- Austrailia all have socialist policies but even when recession hits globally they narrow down to population growth gdp. not bad..


LMFAO at people who have a problem with current gov saying socialist state is the devil ... and then want to move to northern europe ;) :p
 
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