Have you considered emigrating?
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.