Where in the world South Africans are looking to find work

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Where in the world South Africans are looking to find work

The most popular destinations for South Africans willing to work abroad include the United States, the UK, and Australia.

This is according to the Decoding Global Talent, Onsite and Virtual report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which encompassed almost 209,000 participants in 190 countries.

The study was conducted together with a network of partners of partners, including CareerJunction, and surveyed 1,421 respondents in South Africa.
 
In my own personal circle, people are either trying to leave, have left or have no means to leave but would grab to opportunity if it presented itself. And I'm sure this is reflected by many circles - even here on MyBB, I would say like 85% of those still in SA would leave if they had the choice.
 
Botswana in #9, nice :thumbsup:. And China has dropped off the list completely :laugh:

Edit: And to add about UAE, i.e. Dubai/Abu Dhabi - you can go there and get experience and have a good time, just remember that you will never be a full citizen there so don't see it as a final destination
 
Willingness is a strange measurement for this. Would be more accurate to say where people are going. Since willing doesn't imply that you can? Im willing to have a billion dollars...
 
What the article doesn't mention is no matter where these people go, they will always come back to mybb spreading their good will, humanitarian values and disbursing valuable nuggets to pull us towards positivity.

How cool is that.
 
What the article doesn't mention is no matter where these people go, they will always come back to mybb spreading their good will, humanitarian values and disbursing valuable nuggets to pull us towards positivity.

How cool is that.

I have no doubt some will. 20-30 years ago I know many who left and returned. Today, they are all gone again. This time for more than 15 years. Doubtful so many people will return after fleeing a failed state oppressing minorities. Times have changed. Seems people's feeling not so much any more.
 
UK will drop off the list in the coming year as the reality of debt & Brexit become real. Their tax forward warnings should be an indicator of things to come.

Will be interesting to watch the EU and in particular the US which is out of monetary weapons.

My bet is still on a financial crisis soon so will see what the world looks like after.
 
UK will drop off the list in the coming year as the reality of debt & Brexit become real. Their tax forward warnings should be an indicator of things to come.

Will be interesting to watch the EU and in particular the US which is out of monetary weapons.

My bet is still on a financial crisis soon so will see what the world looks like after.
Yes but western economies are still more attractive than going to China (next world super power )
 
UK will drop off the list in the coming year as the reality of debt & Brexit become real.
Drop off the list?

London is #1 on this study...and has been for 3 year running.

Don't think the UK is going anywhere despite Brexit
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London is #1 on this study...and has been for 3 year running.

Don't think the UK is going anywhere despite Brexit
I wonder where UK would rank if it was t for 1) English and 2) ancestral visas.

That list is weird though: Berlin 4th. Why would you move to Berlin before Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf etc?
 
I wonder where UK would rank if it was t for 1) English and 2) ancestral visas.

That list is weird though: Berlin 4th. Why would you move to Berlin before Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf etc?
I think it's in part an acceptance of immigrants. Like half of London wasn't born there.

Berlin - kinda. Not all that weird. Hot with startups & slightly more alt cultures. Though I'd rather pick Munich tbh
 
I wonder where UK would rank if it was t for 1) English and 2) ancestral visas.

That list is weird though: Berlin 4th. Why would you move to Berlin before Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf etc?
Berlin is one of my favorite cities. It really is a cultural hub (Munich too it course, but it’s a very different kind of culture). I have considered moving there in the past - it’s not very central for air travel though: airports are terrible, and no direct flights to the US (there are direct flights to Munich and Frankfurt). Intra-European flights are also very uncomfortable. I tend to go around by train once I’ve flown in directly.
 
Thing to remember that of the several factors that make a foreign country attractive when planning emigration, there are a couple that stick out for South Africans in particular: language and culture. The CANZUK nations kill two birds with one stone (and the US 1.5 of them), so why they're always the top of any list is a no-brainer. They're extremely easy to assimilate into, some more so than others. Family in Aus sing the same tune as everyone else who's gone there: it's basically South Africa if the ANC never ruined it.
 
Drop off the list?

London is #1 on this study...and has been for 3 year running.

Don't think the UK is going anywhere despite Brexit
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The changes are coming.. the last 3 look like nothing compared to the next hell even their corp take is jumping 8% besides brexit issues cropping up.

I’d say brexit is least of their concerns yet a major issue in the wings when eu slaps their financial service sector as they try and get EU going again.

Medical sector always will be in need(globally almost).. education.. yah I don’t hear a lot teaches loving it(those kids ) there compared to other countries. Other stuff hangs in the balance due to either agreement and when economies are down are you gonna throw a life line or use it yourself as a growth avenue.
 
The changes are coming.. the last 3 look like nothing compared to the next hell even their corp take is jumping 8% besides brexit issues cropping up.

I’d say brexit is least of their concerns yet a major issue in the wings when eu slaps their financial service sector as they try and get EU going again.

Medical sector always will be in need(globally almost).. education.. yah I don’t hear a lot teaches loving it(those kids ) there compared to other countries. Other stuff hangs in the balance due to either agreement and when economies are down are you gonna throw a life line or use it yourself as a growth avenue.
Well I wouldn’t want to be a Scottish fisherman that’s for sure. Or anything lower working class frankly cause of cost of living pressures being brutal. But the economy as a whole will be just fine.
 
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