South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024

Survey finds insights into why South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024. Image: File

TEN reasons why South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024

A new survey pinpoints why South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024, as well as the key ingredients to make the move stick …

South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024

Survey finds insights into why South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024. Image: File

According to a new survey, here are the top ten reasons why South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024, reports Business Tech. Of course, in the aftermath of the 2024 General Elections – as political parties scramble to make advantageous coalitions to further their own interests – there’s much socio-economic uncertainty on the horizon once again in South Africa.

It’s a situation tailor-made for those sitting on the fence about leaving the country to strongly reevaluate their stance. That’s where a new emigration report called Dream Destinations and Mobility Trends, by The Stepstone Group, Boston Consulting Group, and Network comes into play …

SOUTH AFRICANS ARE CONSIDERING EMIGRATING IN 2024

South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024
It’s time again to reconsider your work-abroad options. Image: File

The survey, which drew input locally from CareerJunction, polled 150 000 people from 188 countries, with 7 000 South African respondents taking part. So, if you think you may fall into that group, here are some of the top takeaways from the report …

  • 80% of South African respondents said they were considering emigrating in 2024.
  • Many South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024, but only with a concrete job offer in hand.
  • 59% surveyed say improved financial prospects are the most important reason to relocate.
  • Second highest to consider emigrating is career advancement.
  • Third priority is a better quality of life.

WORK, MONEY AND BETTER LIFE QUALITY

The overall hierarchy of people considering emigrating, although South Africans differ in parts. Graphic: CareerJunction

As CareerJunction explains, “Individuals from Europe, Central Asia and North America don’t necessarily consider moving abroad as potential career enhancement. However, individuals from Sub-Saharan Africa, seem to believe that moving and working abroad can benefit their career.”

However, South Africans specifically only rank career advancement at number seven as a reason to consider emigrating. A concrete employment opportunity is number one for Saffas, second is money and education third in main big drivers for South Africans to move overseas. Interestingly, people from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia show the highest willingness to move and work abroad anywhere in the world.

HAVE YOUR SAY

South Africans are considering emigrating in 2024
Time to have your say. Are you staying or going after this latest round of elections? Image: Duncan P Walker

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