If it was announced at the end of this year that violent crime in South Africa halved to 17 murders per 100 000, would you come back ?
Think about it for a moment and answer honestly to yourself.
If your answer is yes , and you're white , then already you've just made an absurd statement. That crime rate is higher than the one white South Africans currently experience. But that's not the point at all, any sane person knows the perception of crime regarding South Africa is totally irrational. The point is : What would it take you to return to South Africa ?
Please...I don't want to hear negative tirades about "It will never happen" etc. I just want to get some kind of idea of what it would take you to pack up and come home. Perhaps it's about violent crime, perhaps it's about your perception that you can't get a job (ridiculous by the way , 4.6 % of white South Africans are unemployed ...less than the unemployment rate in the U.S.A) ? Is it just something you'll never consider while a black government is in place no matter how much crime and the economy have improved since 1994 ?
So let's get a sense of where you guys are coming from.
If you're not yet an expat , but a disgruntled South African , then perhaps you could answer the question to in the sense of what it would take you to stay. If you're like me and a very happy South African perhaps you could answer what it would take you to leave. I'm looking forward to your answers but please be honest. Drop the drama queen tantrums for a moment and let's have an adult conversation.
Peace and love