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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BusinessTech.]

For years, poor governance and policy changes in South Africa have pushed skilled professionals into seeking greener pastures overseas. While this has mostly been associated with white South Africans, more recent findings show that black professionals are now more likely to jump ship.

This is according to Johannes Wessels, director of entrepreneurial non-profit, The Enterprise Observatory of South Africa (EOSA), who highlighted some alarming findings in the Department of Home Affairs’ 2017 white paper on emigration.

For every professional immigrating to South Africa – eight professionals are emigrating, the researchers found, and while a large number of white professionals were making the jump, in recent years, the annual number of black professionals leaving South Africa exceeds the tally of professional white emigrants.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.4% y/y in April 2019 (CPI) & +6.5 y/y in April 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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