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South Africa bleeding IT skills

Emigration consultant Nicholas Avramis has said that IT professionals make up a quarter of all people who contact his agency for assistance emigrating.

Avramis, a regulated Canadian immigration consultant (RCIC) at Beaver Immigration, told MyBroadband that pay, career growth, and generational security are the most common reasons for this.
 
Who needs IT skills in South Africa. Corruption skills pay much better.

And SASSA breeding grants will take care of "generational security".
 
Another paid advert?
Would take this as a pinch of salt. Lots of talent locally.
 
Good, more work for those of us staying behind.
True. Don't get me wrong, I'd like to explore opportunities, but I do not think I have the guts to do it. I respect people who take those risks.
 
There are no jobs for these people in any event.
 
Avramis, a regulated Canadian immigration consultant (RCIC) at Beaver Immigration, told MyBroadband that pay, career growth, and generational security are the most common reasons for this.

I have a dirty mind, my mind went somewhere else. :cautious: :confused:
 

Number 1, because there exist a huge IT skills shortage in South Africa, already confirmed by the "private sector" and "Government". So, the article is 100% correct. Anyone doubting is, is probably unskilled or uneducated.

Number 2, if there was a strong economy with businesses doing well and employing people, they would all have been employed already, and like pre-1994. all tried to get better paying positions in other companies. So, there would have been no skills shortage.

A combination of a bad government with bad policies and laws are creating negative business conditions, with businesses scaling down and not employing. This in turn, causes those with skills to look for employment abroad instead. Also, those looking to start new careers also see the limitations and choses other options.

You do not need sources to confirm this. Just a bit of intelligence, understanding and you can easily see through all the bulls**t. Besides, this is all self-inflicted damage, so it is all part of their policies and cannot be questioned by anyone. No one also has the right to complain. It is what it is.
 
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Number 1, because there exist a huge IT skills shortage in South Africa, already confirmed by the "private sector" and "Government". So, the article is 100% correct. Anyone doubting is, is probably unskilled or uneducated.

Number 2, if there was a strong economy with businesses doing well and employing people, they would all have been employed already, and like pre-1994. all tried to get better paying positions in other companies. So, there would have been no skills shortage.

A combination of a bad government with bad policies and laws are creating negative business conditions, with businesses scaling down and not employing. This in turn, causes those with skills to look for employment abroad instead. Also, those looking to start new careers also see the limitations and choses other options.

You do not need sources to confirm this. Just a bit of intelligence, understanding and you can easily see through all the bulls**t. Besides, this is all self-inflicted damage, so it is all part of their policies and cannot be questioned by anyone. No one also has the right to complain. It is what it is.
You forgot the complete and utter lack of innovation or R&D.

SA “IT” is clicking buttons in VMware, SAP and boring Microsoft systems which bounce in and out of outsourced management in a giant circle jerk of CTO/CIOs who were gifted their cadre position and derive all their strategy from a Gartner subscription.
 
Enjoy being paid 1/10th as much as us who left to do it.

You forgot the complete and utter lack of innovation or R&D.

SA “IT” is clicking buttons in VMware, SAP and boring Microsoft systems which bounce in and out of outsourced management in a giant circle jerk of CTO/CIOs who were gifted their cadre position and derive all their strategy from a Gartner subscription.

Did you recently leave and are just working through the emotions or just bitter in general?
 
Enjoy being paid 1/10th as much as us who left to do it.

That's not been my experience. I can't comment on other fields within IT, but senior developer salaries in South Africa are pretty competitive with overseas salaries.
 
That's not been my experience. I can't comment on other fields within IT, but senior developer salaries in South Africa are pretty competitive with overseas salaries.
Business Analysts as well.
 
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