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    Default Re: Why we are leaving the Country- Young South Africans speak

    At least you’re still able to read this post.

    Right, note the time, I’m off to bed. Goodnight.
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    Default Re: Why we are leaving the Country- Young South Africans speak

    Pretty simple:

    What kind of future can I give my kids in a country that politicises where a child sits in a school classroom?

    So here we are, making a new life 14000km from where “home” was.
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    Default Re: Why we are leaving the Country- Young South Africans speak

    Very old article but even more relevant.
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    Default Re: Why we are leaving the Country- Young South Africans speak

    Very simple - two reasons

    We have a booming population without the necessary economic growth to support it.

    Racial discrimination, like affirmative action, will never stop in SA.

    My children (3rd year and grade 11) know that they must qualify themselves to be able to leave, should they choose to.

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    I guess if you leave to Minneapolis US you won’t feel too homesick

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    Both my kids in the UK Since 2004 and 2010. Both mid 30's now and the best thing they did.
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    Default Re: Why we are leaving the Country- Young South Africans speak

    Ja, lots of friends sniggered 35 years ago when I sorted out families full German citizenship....
    Now they not too chirpy.
    My advice is dig into your family history until you find a way to apply for anything that can help you travel...
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    Ja, lots of friends sniggered 35 years ago when I sorted out families full German citizenship....
    Now they not too chirpy.
    My advice is dig into your family history until you find a way to apply for anything that can help you travel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karol View Post
    I guess if you leave to Minneapolis US you won’t feel too homesick

    The man was a prophet...


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    Default Re: Why we are leaving the Country- Young South Africans speak

    Racial discrimination against young whites, in an economy which offers few professional jobs, is probably the main reason.

    Most of my nephews and nieces are leaving for greener pastures. One is a doctor, busy with his second year of community work in an Eastern Cape hospital, with his wife, also a doctor. We were at their wedding last year, and many of the guests were young doctors from their class.

    Most said they are leaving. They were not moaning about what they were being paid - was apparently not bad - but were uncertain of what future they can have in SA. Apparently it's hard to open your own practice in an area of your choice. Non present are able to carry on with specialist studies due to quota numbers.

    While being disadvantaged by pale skins, they said that many of their black friends/colleagues, are also emigrating.

    A niece was also prevented from furthering studies for a doctorate, even though she had the second highest marks in her class. There was only one position for a white student. Another nephew is studying engineering in Europe. There are no realistic opportunities for him in this country.

    South Africa is not a democracy. Even less now since Covid.


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    Default Re: Why we are leaving the Country- Young South Africans speak

    I was surprised when a colleague of mine's son found employment as a fuel station forecourt supervisor, likewise my son now employed at a local pharmacy. Laaities a year out of school with just matric.

    Some industries here were recently employing qualified pale faces by choice in substantial numbers.
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