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I hve noticed a good few people posting that they are thinking of moving here. DONT DO IT!!!
I moved here in 2005 and I can honestly say it was one of the worst decisions of my life.
I came here to be with my wife and the mother of my son as we were unable to move back to the uk after we were married. As a uk citizen marrying a non citizen it is a hell of a lot simpler (and cheaper) to live as a married couple outside the uk for five years. I had never been to SA and liked what I saw when I got here. My brother in law had a building company here and offered me a position as a foreman (I am a bricklayer to trade). This only lasted about 12 months and he shut the business down. Since then I have been scratching around looking for work! Thank god my wife has had a constant job since we got here!
I saw on a post from a couple of days ago someone was asking about the anti-white employment legisltion that we have here. IT EXISTS AND THEY KEEP AMENDING IT!!! We started with B.E.E (black economic empowerment)targetting white men as personna non grata. Now we have B.B.E.E (broad based black empowerment)targetting all white people, male and female as being unemployable!! If you are a white male then stay where you are, you wont get work here! If you are a white woman, same rules apply! Unless you have independant financial means do NOT consider SA as an option! Should you be lucky enough to have the means then ber in mind that the thieves target rich white people, even poor white people are crime victims. I have been robbed at gunpoint three times in the last three years, had my house broken into twice and my wife has been hijacked twice!!
There are those out there who would tell you I am being a drama queen. Suit yourself!! I wouldnt take the risk! No doubt you are wondering why we dont go back to the uk? Simple. My wife's salary only just covers our living costs with nothing to spare, so where must we find the money to go abroad?
Hope everyone heeds the advice of someone who has been here a while and knows how damn difficult things are being made for us here!

  • Go to Michael Dipa's profile

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    Hi, I am Michael Dipa the founder and director of Dipa community feeding scheme which provides feeding scheme and food parcels, bursaries, clothing, stationeries and school uniform for orphanage and vulnerable children of our communities. I would like someone to assist us by clothing, food, stationeries and school uniform for the orphanage and vulnerable children of our communities because they don't have parents and education is the key of life.

  • Manya Bredell

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    I am South African and was born here. Even keeping the emotional issues aside, let's look at some facts about life here. Every 30 seconds a woman is raped in S.A. (this is not a true figure as many never even report a rape). Twenty (20) people are killed every day from gunshot wounds. If you do not barricade yourself into your house/home at night, you will not sleep well or safely, no matter what neighbourhood you stay in. You cannot go for a walk in the mountain here around C.T. (we had 3 attacks in the last weeks on walkers/joggers). If you walk around at night - take your chances. Police ? well, they just can't cope. Justice ? Well, they are overloaded and can't cope. Jails ? overflowing and can't cope. Hope you get the picture.

  • Go to F Douglar's profile

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    What I see here, is a bunch of folks who seem yo think they're entitled to success, regardless of where they are in the world. Some people have lived in an environment where they were among the preferred group, and were lulled into thinking that life was actually like that..May I say, " dude, you're not the only person in SA who's not employed. . There are many people in SA who are unemployed, plus you..

  • Go to Lewis Sinfield's profile

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    I moved to South Africa in November 2012 and I absolutely love it, this country does have its problems but doesn't every Country? For me and my wife this country fit us great, and we can see growth and improvement. It took myself about 10 months to find work but I was in the same situation in the UK. So if your thinking of moving here don't be discourages by these negative comments and find out for your self!

  • Sedy .Mosikili

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    Please before you mislead people here write down your company registration and information , People need to verify if you legit...no offense we can never be too careful and your name is not SA so I wonder????/

  • Go to Seb Lalloo's profile

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    Thanks Donald for at least replying to my post. The situation now is its hard to get out - you need a job to get a visa and you can't get a job because you don't have a visa. That's how I read it for anywhere I would like to go like the US or Canada.

  • Go to Donald Hesse's profile

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    Seb- If you are a white person in SA you are discriminated against regarding employment. That is both the cultural and the legal reality of attempting to exist there. If you are a black person the job opportunities are also few and far between - certainly nothing in the line of work to which you may be accustomed . My suggestion is to get the hell out of there as soon as possible..

  • Go to Seb Lalloo's profile

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    Folks, I am almost at my wits end. I have been back since December 2012 and as an HR Professional with 21 years experience, I have not yet received one phone call inviting me to an interview!!!

    I needed to return to South Africa to finalize a divorce from my South African wife and unfortunately to do that I needed to resign from a one-in-a-million dream job I had at the International Monetary Fund. Now, I am unemployed and it seems persona non grata. I have tried to find answers about why I am not even getting interviewed and it seems to fall on deaf ears or the subject is changed. I don't have any judgments against my name nor do I have any criminal offenses.

    What is up? Can somebody help shed some light on this?

  • Go to Jobs Informations's profile

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    I personally believe that we should show the people that are planning/wanting to move to South Africa, we should show them the different channels where they can find jobs postings. Here at www.Justlanded.com is the best way to start.The reason I'm saying this is because the first thing( according to statistics) that people should look up before moving to another state or country is for jobs and vacancies.
    I definitely recommend you these to sites:

    www.DPSAvacancies.org

    www.vacanciesateskom.com

    Good luck!

  • Go to Sarfarraz Mukuddem's profile

    posted by  in South Africa forum 

    Thanks for that reply, like I said before, negative crates negative, we need to make our decisions based on positivism Mr Donald Hesse over there is bitter

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