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Old Mar 17th 2002, 9:48 pm
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Default Emigrate to South Africa?

Are you a South African that has left South Africa and is considering returning home? Or are you someone looking for a better standard of living and thinking about moving to South Africa.

My husband and I are fortunate to have residency for both the UK and Australia, but because we both grew up in Africa (Kenya and South Africa) we can't help but feel that South Africa is home despite all its "problems".

Is there anyone out there that has already made the move (back) to South Africa? How has it been? Is there anyone out there like us, that are considering the move but are unsure? What are your thoughts/doubts?

It would be great to hear your views, concerns, etc.

Cheers,
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Old Mar 18th 2002, 7:35 am
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In article <[email protected]>, Magwired
<[email protected]> writes
    >Are you a South African that has left South Africa and is considering returning
    >home? Or are you someone looking for a better standard of living and thinking about
    >moving to South Africa.
    >
    >My husband and I are fortunate to have residency for both the UK and Australia, but
    >because we both grew up in Africa (Kenya and South Africa) we can't help but feel
    >that South Africa is home despite all its "problems".
    >
    >Is there anyone out there that has already made the move (back) to South Africa? How
    >has it been? Is there anyone out there like us, that are considering the move but
    >are unsure? What are your thoughts/doubts?
    >
    >It would be great to hear your views, concerns, etc.
    >
    >Cheers, MM
    >
    >
    >
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Hi, interesting to read your post. I wonder where in Kenya you both grew up? We
haven`t been to South Africa but lived in Kenya for a few years. Our son went to
school there but he`s been living in NZ for six years now. Best wishes, Pat
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Old Mar 18th 2002, 9:12 pm
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Default Re: Emigrate to South Africa?

I was born and grew up in Kenya, we first lived in Machakos and then later moved to Karen. My schooling was at Hillcrest where my father was the headmaster. We left there in 1989 when my parents decided to move back to the UK. My husband is from South Africa, he went on a 6 month Contiki holiday to Europe back in 1993 and hasn't returned to live in South Africa since. Unlike most South Africans he wasn't "leaving" South Africa, but ultimately that is what has happened.

We are at present confused as to where to live, we know that we do not want to spend the rest of our years in the UK, but due to family and friends we are unsure which country to pick - Australia/South Africa?? Nowadays we have far too many choices.

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Old Mar 21st 2002, 12:12 pm
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I was born in Cape Town and regret leaving at 13, no choice. I wish I could move back
but what conditoins would we face ? Sorry to be controvertial but white does'nt fit
anymore thats why all the SA's I meet are so bitter.
 
Old Mar 21st 2002, 7:35 pm
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If you are talking to white South Africans who have emigrated, you will get a biassed
answer, since they decided to leave. The white South Africans who are quite happy and
committed to living here are unlikely to be in your sample.

"john hirst" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I was born in Cape Town and regret leaving at 13, no choice. I wish I
could
    > move back but what conditoins would we face ? Sorry to be controvertial but white
    > does'nt fit anymore thats why all the SA's I meet are so bitter.
 
Old Mar 22nd 2002, 3:06 am
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in article [email protected], Peter at [email protected] wrote on
3/22/02 4:20 AM:

    > If you are talking to white South Africans who have emigrated, you will get a
    > biassed answer, since they decided to leave. The white South Africans who are quite
    > happy and committed to living here are unlikely to be in your sample.
    >
    > "john hirst" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >> I was born in Cape Town and regret leaving at 13, no choice. I wish I
    > could
    >> move back but what conditoins would we face ? Sorry to be controvertial but white
    >> does'nt fit anymore thats why all the SA's I meet are so bitter.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >

I've yet to meet a South African expat - white, black or coloured (to use the broad
distinctions of the "old days") who does not love the land. Many hated the old
system, some the new; others couldn't stand the crime or the terror, if not for
themselves then for their families (my physician left after a grenade landed between
his wife's legs at the Cape Town "spraying" incident just before the 1993 elections -
he said it was the one time he was grateful for having had compulsory military
service). The expat population is as varied as the domestic one.
 
Old Mar 22nd 2002, 11:05 pm
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I have a SA wife, are are considering moving down, if we get proper jobs. Her family
however all warn us. Their belief that Europe is the last of opportuntes, may
influence their advice.

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http://www.nicolette.dk/hitlist "Magwired" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > Are you a South African that has left South Africa and is considering returning
    > home? Or are you someone looking for a better standard of living and thinking about
    > moving to South Africa.
    >
    > My husband and I are fortunate to have residency for both the UK and Australia, but
    > because we both grew up in Africa (Kenya and South Africa) we can't help but feel
    > that South Africa is home despite all its "problems".
    >
    > Is there anyone out there that has already made the move (back) to South Africa?
    > How has it been? Is there anyone out there like us, that are considering the move
    > but are unsure? What are your thoughts/doubts?
    >
    > It would be great to hear your views, concerns, etc.
    >
    > Cheers, MM
    >
    >
    >
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Old Mar 23rd 2002, 4:36 am
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Hi I am from Canada and was working in South Africa for 1 year last year. I was
with VSO Canada teaching computers. I really loved it down there. I lived in
Nelsprut in Mpumalanga province and spent lots of time in the bush. one of my fav
places were Uzumbe around Durban. There was not much to do there just relax and
chill on the beach.

Regards,

Robert Glasco "Magwired" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I was born and grew up in Kenya, we first lived in Machakos and then later moved to
    > Karen. My schooling was at Hillcrest where my father was the headmaster. We left
    > there in 1989 when my parents decided to move back to the UK. My husband is from
    > South Africa, he went on a 6 month Contiki holiday to Europe back 1993 and hasn't
    > returned to live in South Africa since. Unlike most South Africans he wasn't
    > "leaving" South Africa, but ultimately that is what has happened.
    >
    > We are at present confused as to where to live, we know that we do not want to
    > spend the rest of our years in the UK, but due to family and friends we are unsure
    > which country to pick - Australia/South Africa?? Nowadays we have far too many
    > choices.
    >
    >
    >
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Old Mar 25th 2002, 8:05 pm
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Yes - Herr Bob Mugabe would like you to emigrate to Zibabwe. SA will end up
like Zimbabwe.

"Jesper Nielsen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected] .dk>...
    > I have a SA wife, are are considering moving down, if we get proper jobs. Her
    > family however all warn us. Their belief that Europe is the last of opportuntes,
    > may influence their advice.
    >
    > Jesper
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    > http://www.nicolette.dk/hitlist "Magwired" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > message news:[email protected]...

    > > Are you a South African that has left South Africa and is considering returning
    > > home? Or are you someone looking for a better standard of living and thinking
    > > about moving to South Africa.
    > >
    > > My husband and I are fortunate to have residency for both the UK and Australia,
    > > but because we both grew up in Africa (Kenya and South Africa) we can't help but
    > > feel that South Africa is home despite all its "problems".

Yeah that is why people cannot escape the crime and racism fast enough.

    > > Is there anyone out there that has already made the move (back) to South Africa?
    > > How has it been? Is there anyone out there like us, that are considering the move
    > > but are unsure?

    > > What are your thoughts/doubts?

I think many people think they may end up like the white farmer in Zimbabwe where he
was dead under a sheet and his poor dog was sleeping by his body.

    > > It would be great to hear your views, concerns, etc.

Plunging currency, rampant AIDs and crime, whites attacked and killed
- sounds wonderful.

    > > Cheers, MM
    > >
    > >
    > >
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Old Mar 25th 2002, 8:44 pm
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Default Re: Emigrate to South Africa?

Are you a South African? How long did you live in South Africa, or any other African country for that matter?

Plunging currency... it seems to have levelled out for the time being at 1 British Pound = 16.52859 South African Rand, prior to the massive drop at the end of 2001, the Rand was stable at around 10-12 Rands to the pound for several years. If it were "plunging" the Rand would never have recovered from 20 Rand to 16 Rand to the Pound.

Rampant AIDS... yes unfortunately this is the case, and without education, funding, etc it will unfortunately remain this way.

Crime is high, and yes they are targeting some affluent areas, but you'll find that majority of the crime occurs in and around the townships. By saying "whites attacked and killed" you are in fact wrong, your statement should say "people of all races are being attacked and in some cases killed"! But then isn't this the case worldwide?

Finally, I wasn't asking about Zimbabwe, my thread is about South Africa or to be more precise, the Republic of South Africa, which won't necessarily go the same way as many other Africa countries - for starters the president can only be in office for a maximum of 2 terms, therefore preventing a dictatorship as in Zimbabwe and Kenya.

To be honest I was hoping for some constructive feedback.
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Old Mar 26th 2002, 12:05 am
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On 25 Mar 2002 21:47:25 -0800, [email protected] (Reginald Bosanquet) wrote:

<<>Yes - Herr Bob Mugabe would like you to emigrate to Zibabwe.
    >SA will end up like Zimbabwe. >>

You dumb ****, SA and Zimbabwe are two different countries.
 
Old Mar 26th 2002, 4:39 pm
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[email protected] (Ferdi Greyling) wrote in message
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    > On 25 Mar 2002 21:47:25 -0800, [email protected] (Reginald
    > Bosanquet) wrote:
    >
    > <<>Yes - Herr Bob Mugabe would like you to emigrate to Zibabwe.
    > >SA will end up like Zimbabwe. >>
    >
    > You dumb ****, SA and Zimbabwe are two different countries.

Hee-hee! Ignore him, Ferdi. He thinks genocide is being committed against Whites
in Zimbabwe.

I doubt if he could find either country on a map.
 
Old Mar 26th 2002, 4:39 pm
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"Ferdi Greyling" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 25 Mar 2002 21:47:25 -0800, [email protected] (Reginald
    > Bosanquet) wrote:
    >
    > <<>Yes - Herr Bob Mugabe would like you to emigrate to Zibabwe.
    > >SA will end up like Zimbabwe. >>
    >
    > You dumb ****, SA and Zimbabwe are two different countries. (written by
one of the regulars Ferdi
    >

The ng seems to have been taken over by foul mouthed extremists with very little
knowledge, either first or second hand, about South Africa. The regulars are just
lurking, in the main, in the hope the children will get bored & move on.
    >
    > Moira, the Faerie Godmother
 
Old Mar 26th 2002, 4:39 pm
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"A.L. Myles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > [email protected] (Ferdi Greyling) wrote in message
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    > > On 25 Mar 2002 21:47:25 -0800, [email protected] (Reginald Bosanquet)
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > <<>Yes - Herr Bob Mugabe would like you to emigrate to Zibabwe.
    > > >SA will end up like Zimbabwe. >>
    > >
    > > You dumb ****, SA and Zimbabwe are two different countries.
    >
    > Hee-hee! Ignore him, Ferdi. He thinks genocide is being committed against Whites in
    > Zimbabwe.
    >
    > I doubt if he could find either country on a map.

Map? What map? No one told me anything about no map.
 
Old Mar 27th 2002, 6:05 am
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"Ferdi Greyling" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 25 Mar 2002 21:47:25 -0800, [email protected] (Reginald
    > Bosanquet) wrote:
    >
    > <<>Yes - Herr Bob Mugabe would like you to emigrate to Zibabwe.
    > >SA will end up like Zimbabwe. >>
    >
    > You dumb ****, SA and Zimbabwe are two different countries.
    >

Ferdi is the dumb ****....

SA and Zimbabwe just become one country.

When Robert and Thabo got married.

It is now King Mugabe and Queen Mbeki.

And when they ****ed for the first time what was born...........

Ferdi Greyling AKA Supper Moffie.
 

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