Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Ex-Pats Homeward bound

Personally I'd rather you all stayed the f#@k away , but it does seem a lot of you expats are coming back with your tails between your legs. Back to the very coutry you've no doubt been telling anyone willing to listen was a "living hell". Back to the country where you'll move back into massive mansions, and raise your children on the backs of your straining black maids, while you spend your painful lives playing golf and jet skiing, instead of manning the bar and collecting the garbage. I hope it's with a good send of humiliation and humility your f#cktards enjoy this wondeful land. Wellcome back c#ntw@ds....just not from me. I hope you bitter fuckers are being forced back because of economic decay in the western world all end up on the end of the wellfare line.

To those who return because they want to be part of the awesome future this country is forming....I offer you god's sunshine, my lawn , my weber, my fire and my meat. Welcome home brews!!

THE global economic meltdown and resulting widespread job cuts could result in South Africa‘s crippling brain drain soon becoming a brain gain as South Africans living abroad are forced to return home.

And it is has been predicted that within the next few months the “floodgates” will open as expats seek the security of home.

While South Africa has had its fair share of economic woes, it has not been as hard hit as some leading nations like Britain and the US, where South Africans working or trying to find employment are becoming increasingly concerned about future job prospects.

South Africans are among many hundreds of thousands worldwide who have already lost their jobs due to the widespread credit crunch, and for some home now means security.

Homecoming Revolution, a non-profit organisation that assists South Africans wanting to return home, said it had been inundated with queries from expats living abroad and wanting to return.
The organisation‘s managing director, Martine Schaffer, said she had also seen a steady decrease in South Africans leaving the country for so- called greener pastures.


Although she could not supply statistics, Schaffer said she believed that within the next three months or so, the “floodgates would open” in terms of South Africans wanting to return – if they could afford to move back, as travelling costs in some countries had “gone through the roof”.
In addition, the UK is drawing up plans to ban advertising jobs overseas, to ensure that vacancies go to British citizens. According to The Times News Service in London, the latest UK figures show that the number of unemployed people has risen to two million for the first time since the mid-1990s.


The picture was bleak for South Africans looking to work overseas as it had become “close to impossible” for them to enter Britain and the US, Schaffer said. The popular two-year working holiday visas have also been scrapped.

But while the picture was not a very positive one, the credit crunch could be a blessing in disguise as returning South Africans would bring with them much-needed knowledge, skills and experience which could be ploughed back into the country to address South Africa‘s “brain drain”, she said. There were many opportunities in South Africa with its emerging market.
Several people originally from the Eastern Cape and now living overseas told Weekend Post of their experiences and those of friends and family who had decided to return home.


Judith Tietyen, who spends nine months of the year in Port Elizabeth and the rest with her family in Chicago, said the US lost 2,7 million jobs last year.

“I know no one who is unaffected. Friends and family have lost jobs, businesses and homes, and investment income by 40 per cent or more.”

People living on fixed incomes were feeling the impact of rising food, petrol and healthcare costs and many were “having to choose food over healthcare and prescription drugs”.

Steve Katz, a former Bay resident who has lived in the US for the past 30 years, said it was the toughest economic time he had ever experienced.

“Never have I seen a topic discussed so much, at so many events, so often. It has hit every economic group, every family it seems, with no signs of letting up.”
The sectors most affected were retail like clothing and electronics, the motor industry and real estate, he said.


He predicted that the number of South Africans flocking to the US for jobs would decrease because it was difficult to obtain a work permit and because there were fewer positions available, which would reduce the opportunities for foreigners.

In Britain, things are not looking any brighter. A former Eastern Cape resident now living in London, who wanted to remain anonymous, said food was more expensive than ever and travel costs had risen dramatically.

“I‘m in the construction industry and the future does have a large feeling of uncertainty with respect to future projects.”

He said he knew several South Africans who were considering coming home because of the UK‘s economic climate, and felt the number of South Africans going to Britain to seek jobs there would decrease.

Lara Cragg, a former Bay resident who has been living in the UK for the past year, said it took much longer to find a job in Britain nowadays. “The cost of living is high, particularly in London, so one would need to find a job as soon as possible.”

Former Eastern Cape journalist Piet van Niekerk said he knew of about six South Africans who were leaving the UK for greener pastures. “They are moving to Singapore because the salaries are better and there is more job security. Others are moving to Dubai.”

However, there are signs that jobs in Dubai are also drying up.

According to Arabian Business.com, South African construction and engineering firm Group Five announced on Wednesday that its operations in the Middle East had taken a knock. The credit crisis and other problems led to Dubai authorities cancelling a R3,3-billion contract and suspending a R654-million contract.

Michelle de Klerk, a former Weekend Post reporter who is now an associate editor for a commodities newswire and newsletter in the UK, said several of her friends had been hard hit, particularly those employed in the banking world.

“Many of the sources I speak to through work have given up hope of bonuses or salary increases because right now, to have a job is a bonus.”

In Ireland, the situation is not much better. Charl Oberholster, who exchanged the Eastern Cape for Ireland eight years ago, said the economy there had shifted drastically in the past year. “Living costs are among the highest in Europe.

“Unemployment and people claiming social welfare payments are at an all-time high and December saw a 23% increase in unemployment year-on-year – the biggest jump yet.”

He added that the global banking crisis had affected four of the five biggest Irish banks and building societies. “But, personally, I think South Africans will hang onto their jobs in Ireland and the UK if they can at the moment – unless they can find confirmed work back home.”

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

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You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

What a load of BOLLOCKS you managed to spew here chicken-shit!
I have never seen such a bullshit "spin" on SA's position in the economic meltdown EVER! You would make Joseph Goebbels blush with all that high grade manure!
Even if any whites did want to come back AND put themselves and their family in MORTAL danger they would still have to wade through the morass that is AA/BEE in order to get a job (not to mention the indigenous shit-for-brains going on strike due to "racist" labour policies) The unemployment in the UK may be 2mil, but in a population of 61mil that is still peanuts. Compare that to SA's 48mil with a 25% unemployment rate - and the economic tsunami is still not hit! (you do the math Einstein)
At least in first world countries you have a social safety-net that you can rely on. In SA you have NADA! Just a kick in the teeth down a back alley if you're lucky
Oh, and just wait...The first world countries feel the crunch first - your turd world, being so backward, feels it slightly later.
Have a look at the motoring and mining sector already. They are laying off masses. Economics 1-0-1 genius - If there is no one to buy you raw materials you are in a world of pain! Enjoy your "soon to be on TV" civil unrest -
Jesus H Christ you must be an idiot of the highest order to write such drivel!

geek said...

OH SHIT there is another crisis.

You now have more comments on your blog than SASUCKS!

Congratulations. Truth always wins in the end.

Lekker bly,

Hennie K

The Rooster said...

People tend to disagree with me. It's cause they bave too little to do with their time. As a public servie I'm going I'm unzipping my pants and allowing the sucking of my massive cock. Enjoy.

The Rooster said...

I have just lodged a complaint with the Google AdSense program about your blog.

You're welcome.

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oh jesus no ! Don't take away the few cents a week I make from google adsense !

Actually while we talking about google adnsense let me or the record state that they can too suck upom my flacid cock....it's only flacid because that's how little I care about them or how much it excites me. Hey google adsense....go fuckyoursels!

But please ! Don['t write them a letter ! Oh god no !
I'd hate to get on their bad side.


mwhahahahahahahaha...fucking cunt.

The Rooster said...

OH SHIT there is another crisis.

You now have more comments on your blog than SASUCKS!

Congratulations. Truth always wins in the end.

Lekker bly,

Hennie K

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Always do and always have...eveen whe I've been sitting in little tubes while they blast me with radiation. I'm back and I'm really back now...let's stay on theme....suck my gigatic balls sasucks you blow hard motherfucking sons of whores who only fund out yu where pregnant while testing for the syphalis...

hear me and hear me good....fuck you.....let's all sing it everyone.,...


fuuuck you....fuuuuuuuuck you....fck you......fuuck you...

Anonymous said...

yeah

i agree here i miss sa and always win and would love to return
but i agree rooster what a load of kak u jsut wrote

for a start bee and aa will stop whites from getting jobs
plus u have masses of crime
i jsut met a woman from joburg last week she jsut arrioved here in oz saying oz isnt so lekker
but theres one thing oz can offer that sa camnt

and thats safety no boom gates no electric fences no car jackings she told me how her boss in jobrug stoped to chance a flat tire and was shot at point blank range


auusie has 109 murders a year ans they solve 70 percent of them in the first 30 days

sa has like what 27 000 murders a year no one is rushing back to sa i promise u every one i have met wil never go back

and my family in joburg is saying
that cause of the slow econmeny that sa is becoming super expensice

and people iam meeting from sa that r living here in oz now
say that you r more richer in oz tjhan in sa

as for taking out thrash and tending bars its only like that for a short time till your skills are recognised

The Rooster said...

for a start bee and aa will stop whites from getting jobs


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Nonsense.Over 96 % of white South Africans adults are employed (wikipedia : south african : demographics. Compared to the United states it's 10% there. We're still gettinr richer faster than any oher "race" , and thst;s saying something because almost all of the races have been getting richer pretty damn fast !


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Depends. If you're white you've got 3 times less chance of being murdered in South Africa than wasington DC . The murder rate fo whites in S.A is 12/100 000 ..washington DC ....36/100 000.


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The Rooster said...

sa has like what 27 000 murders a year no one is rushing back to sa i promise u every one i have met wil never go back


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Kak. We have around 18 000. It's a lot but if you split up the demograhics and the types of murders middle classed people are at risk at then it;s a very different picture. my website is full of examples as to why is ridiculous nd neurotic to obsess about being killed in S.A as a white person. unless you'r spending time lat at night ata sheebeens and causing trouble.

Hijackings , housebreaking and armed robbery make for only 500 of those 18 000 murders. 1 in 33 murders happens to a white person. That gives you an 8000 to 1 chance of being murdered ....each year. The chance of ou dying of a car crash in ausralia are something like 10 times higher than that of me being murdered here in the same lifetime.

The Rooster said...

and my family in joburg is saying
that cause of the slow econmeny that sa is becoming super expensice

and people iam meeting from sa that r living here in oz now
say that you r more richer in oz tjhan in sa
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Maybe they remember south africa like 8 years ago. Been here lately? There's money to burn !

As far as getting rich is concerning you're going to lose the argument...you simply can't beat the opportunities that living in a growing developing country with emerging middle classes offers with a stagnatng one like australia. Maybe that fodder for a little debate. Don't e surprised if I write about it soon.

Anonymous said...

Ye gods Rooster, but your language sucks. You used to be a lot more civilised. Don't sink to such levels.

As for the economic crisis: it's hitting us too and will hit us even more if the ANC go ahead with their crazy leftist policies. Crime will get worse as more and more refugees flee Zimbabwe. The picture is not very pretty for SA right now.

It's not great anywhere right now, but let's not have any illusions about the glaring shortcomings of our current leaders.

Anonymous said...

hey rooster

the issue isnt bout how whites are less likey to be murded the issue
is sa murder rate is to high full stop

and all the anc cares bout
is is changing names of places
names of town names of sports teams names of roads and aiports
they have let crime and aids run wild