Is Emigration from South Africa at its Highest Ever and is the Rand Going South Again

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Re: Is Emigration from South Africa at its Highest Ever and is the Rand Going South Again

Unread postby vanjast » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:20 pm

The Thunder of Silence is deafening.........

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Re: Is Emigration from South Africa at its Highest Ever and is the Rand Going South Again

Unread postby paulw » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:21 am

:lol: :lol:
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They have a book on how to take my money away? When did this happen......
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Re: Is Emigration from South Africa at its Highest Ever and is the Rand Going South Again

Unread postby savas » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:40 am

Quite a few reasons:
Weather
Freedom to Fly
Red meat is cheap
Big 5 within an hours flight
Lots of opportunities
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Re: Is Emigration from South Africa at its Highest Ever and is the Rand Going South Again

Unread postby paulw » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:18 am

savas wrote:Quite a few reasons:
Weather
Freedom to Fly
Red meat is cheap
Big 5 within an hours flight
Lots of opportunities



Hhmm, I am not convinced

1. Weather = Also in other countries. No cyclones here though. Fiji was hit twice in a row last week.
2. Freedom to Fly = Also in other countries especially USA. Japan and Hong Kong is bad for GA. Lots of flying in NZ, AUS, Thailand and other countries.
3. Red meat is cheap = depends on the country, some expensive , some cheap. Bad for your health in anyway
4. Big 5 within an hours flight = for those who are interested and can afford to go and visit a game reserve and not scared they will be killed on their way there or back either robbed or bad drivers or pot holes.
5. Lots of opportunities = that is true. In some countries you get bogged down by red tape, but then in those same countries they also assist you a lot. Services ie getting permissions licenses etc is also a lot faster. Chances of getting robbed in a store or some business is higher though in SA so if you have a business and making money.....

On this last one, my brother-in-law had to retrench people. not even his company. He was held at gun point for a few hours as the people wanted their job back. My sister-in-law is a Real Estate agent. They had to meet someone somewhere. The people held them at gun point. She had to go into the bank and withdraw money while her husband (both agents) was held at gun point in the car.
I just read yesterday someone advertised a car. Perpetrators came to view car and attacked them and stole some stuff.
I wouldn't want to have the type of business where I deal with local people who visit my business.

I need more to convince me, but keep coming with the positive comments, I'd like to hear more positive comments. :D
I do understand some would never leave SA and are totally happy. I think longer term.
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They have a book on how to take my money away? When did this happen......
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Re: Is Emigration from South Africa at its Highest Ever and is the Rand Going South Again

Unread postby Marius Schrenk » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:31 am

paulw wrote:
I do understand some would never leave SA and are totally happy. I think longer term.

Its precisely my long term thinking that stops me from leaving. Statistically I should be pushing daisies in the next 10 to 20 years. Who wants to start a fresh in such a late stage ? I would much rather stay and try my best to enjoy it here.....and survive long enough to see how the cANCer implode. :wink:
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Re: Is Emigration from South Africa at its Highest Ever and is the Rand Going South Again

Unread postby savas » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:42 am

I need more to convince me, but keep coming with the positive comments, I'd like to hear more positive comments. :D
I do understand some would never leave SA and are totally happy. I think longer term.[/quote]

Im not trying to convince you Paul, simply stated My Positives, without dissecting each of my pointers.
Dont get me wrong im not naive, but certainly the countries that you referred to eg USA - generally are not safe sending your kids too school as a start.

A lot to do with my age offcourse, in fact my daughter finished 2017 with Honors and we parents offered her the opportunity to go abroad and try it out as we believed she does not have to start her adult life in SA cause of parents- she chose to stay.
For now, i have a better hope with CR than with Zumbo- although reserved.
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Re: Is Emigration from South Africa at its Highest Ever and is the Rand Going South Again

Unread postby paulw » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:18 am

savas wrote:
PaulW wrote:I need more to convince me, but keep coming with the positive comments, I'd like to hear more positive comments. :D
I do understand some would never leave SA and are totally happy. I think longer term.


Im not trying to convince you Paul, simply stated My Positives, without dissecting each of my pointers.
Dont get me wrong im not naive, but certainly the countries that you referred to eg USA - generally are not safe sending your kids too school as a start.

A lot to do with my age off course, in fact my daughter finished 2017 with Honors and we parents offered her the opportunity to go abroad and try it out as we believed she does not have to start her adult life in SA cause of parents- she chose to stay.
For now, i have a better hope with CR than with Zumbo- although reserved.



I 100% agree with you and if you for what ever reason choose to stay, then you have to look at the positives and enjoy that and make use of it ie opportunities. Of course being realistic is also a good thing knowing the dangers out there.

SA is not just doom and gloom.

Each country do have its pro's and con's. I've been doing a lot of searching and reading on all kinds of countries and comparing it to SA and SA is a good country to live in if it is possible to look past and live with some of the negatives.

Looking at other countries then I see in each positive and negative. One country cheap but medical not as great, etc.
Some countries I am interested in ie NZ and Vanuatu and Japan are all on the Ring of Fire earthquake line and there is an expectation of the Big One coming now very very soon. Lots of smaller quakes in past 2-3 weeks. Basically Slope slipping and some swarms.
Also cyclones in the pacific area is a bit of a damper.

Just BTW, as I typed this, I spoke to a colleague who is also planning in going that there was an Excel spreadsheet distributed of his matric class of about 25 years ago. Of about a 100 pupils, only about 10 are left in SA.
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They have a book on how to take my money away? When did this happen......



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