Over 11% with higher education consider emigration – Study

South Africa is at risk of losing its working-age population, with at least 10% of educated and high-income earners considering emigration, a study by Inclusive Society has revealed, reports The Citizen.

The study revealed that 11.13% of South Africans with higher education indicated that they were considering emigrating to another country in the next year or two, with 10.35% of the top earners indicating that they were seriously considering emigrating in the next year or two.

Race is not the driving force behind the motivation to emigrate, revealed the study, with 11.72% of the white participants wanting to emigrate, followed by 9.73% of the black participants. The three top reasons for emigration were better job opportunities, overall better opportunity and a better life or standard of living.
Full report on The Citizen site