Have you con­sid­ered em­i­grat­ing?

CityPress - - Voices & Careers - Mmo­neng Mashego Gaut­eng

Var­shan Gaut­eng

Yes, due to the crime, my child’s ed­u­ca­tion and fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties, the state of the econ­omy and po­lit­i­cal in­sta­bil­ity, ig­no­rance, poor health­care, racism...

Elaine Tyzack Gaut­eng

Yes. I have ap­plied for a visa for Aus­tralia. Whites have no fu­ture here. I can’t let my chil­dren deal with the same hate, bias and racism to­wards whites that I have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing more reg­u­larly here.

Richard Mukoni via SMS

It is not safe for my fam­ily here and I wish to em­i­grate.

Zoekie via SMS

Yes, I’ve thought about em­i­grat­ing. Af­ter fin­ish­ing my MBA at Bond Univer­sity, I wanted to leave, but I thought things would im­prove. I was wrong.

If you want a ca­reer in govern­ment, you need to have good con­tacts so that you can be de­ployed. To work for the pri­vate sec­tor, you must be a for­eigner. That way the bosses feel safe, or maybe that is an­other way to get back at the ANC.

It is a mis­con­cep­tion to think ev­ery black per­son in this country is ben­e­fit­ing from its BEE poli­cies. Go to the town­ship, you will re­alise that it is not so.

I re­spect whites who are leav­ing. They have the guts. There is noth­ing wrong with what they are do­ing. If you stay in this country, you’ll end up on the street, beg­ging. That’s where some of us are go­ing. Ask guys from Zim­babwe, the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo or any African state.

Siyabonga Mkhize Gaut­eng

I’m con­sid­er­ing em­i­grat­ing mainly be­cause of the cor­rup­tion and eco­nomic in­sta­bil­ity. I’m a black qual­i­fied char­tered ac­coun­tant and an en­tre­pre­neur. We’ve been ten­der­ing for pro­fes­sional ser­vice jobs, but the so-called com­rades get the jobs ahead of us. It’s all about cor­rup­tion in this country – it doesn’t matter how skilled, qual­i­fied and pro­fes­sional you are.

It is dis­cour­ag­ing to work hard for other peo­ple’s ben­e­fit. So-called BEE is only work­ing for cer­tain blacks, not all of us.

An­other rea­son to em­i­grate is so that my chil­dren can get a ed­u­ca­tion and be able to use their skills and be pro­fes­sion­als.

We should be work­ing on how the country can help small busi­nesses be­cause they are the cor­ner­stone of our econ­omy. In­stead, small busi­nesses are be­ing ex­ploited. If you get a job from govern­ment, it takes more than 120 days to re­ceive pay­ment, which messes up your cash flow and kicks you out of busi­ness. If you do not bribe the ac­counts per­son in govern­ment, you don’t re­ceive your pay­ments in time. This is deeply con­cern­ing and we need to speak out and solve this eco­nomic mess be­fore it is too late.

As a pro­fes­sional, it con­cerns me that I have qual­i­fi­ca­tions, yet I suffer, while un­skilled peo­ple who are po­lit­i­cally con­nected are pros­per­ing. Yes, ex­er­cises of this na­ture are very es­sen­tial, more so to the coun­tries par­tic­i­pat­ing in peace­keep­ing mis­sions. It also helps to share ex­pe­ri­ences with other armies.

Christo­pher Sibisi Mpumalanga

I think it is a good thing.

Kag­iso McCarthy North West

I don’t sup­port any form of ex­er­cise with the US, Bri­tain, Rus­sia, China and In­dia be­cause of their abil­ity to col­lect in­tel­li­gence. They limit their firepower and re­sources. They can never be trusted.

Andis­ani Ce­ty­wayo Mpumalanga

I want to join the train­ing be­cause I want to keep peace in Africa.

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