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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007, 06:05:13 am »
Just found this...
http://www.teara.govt.nz/NewZealanders/NewZealandPeoples/SouthAfricans/2/en

In terms of language, qualifications and cultural background South Africans have found many similarities with New Zealanders. On the other hand, South Africans’ forthright way of speaking has been perceived as arrogant by some New Zealanders, used to more indirect communication. Another issue many white South Africans faced was the assumption that they were racist, which probably stemmed from misunderstandings about their motives for emigrating. Most came for economic, safety and lifestyle reasons.
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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007, 06:56:40 am »
Thanks Colleen.  Sad even in other countries we are judged because of our skin colour.   Maybe our kids will be accepted for them selfs and not rejected for something they had no hand in.


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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007, 08:36:13 am »
White SA'ns will always have that racist badge fimly hung around their necks, just as the Germans will always have the Nazi badge around their necks, regardless of whether they are guilty / had anything to do with it or not. The only way to escape that is to fully become a Kiwi and forget your SA roots which is easier said than done. Our kids will still be South African Kiwis because we come from SA. Our grandchildren will be real Kiwis and finally have no badge around their necks O0

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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007, 08:48:07 am »
History repeats itself.

My grandmothers, grandmother also ran away from their countries for their childrens benefit.
He was English, she was Irish.   Hope we are choosing the right country for our great, great, great grand children.   :)

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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007, 08:54:40 am »
Who may one day decide to up and move back to Ireland!  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 09:30:38 am »
True :2funny:

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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007, 09:53:45 am »
 
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South Africans’ forthright way of speaking has been perceived as arrogant by some New Zealanders, used to more indirect communication

I have this problem allready - I am very straight forward (and sometimes not so straight) and this drived people mad... :knuppel2:

My sister edit's all my emails to what she calls "island" style. Which includes more words like: "please, comfortable, if this would suit you, with time" etc....

Guys we need to slow down....... relax,,,,, take the africa time with us to the island... :clap:



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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007, 09:55:58 am »
Personally, I cant wait to slow down and learn to relax.

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2007, 10:02:50 am »
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My sister edit's all my emails to what she calls "island" style. Which includes more words like: "please, comfortable, if this would suit you, with time" etc....


In other words, courteous and polite. :)

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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2008, 12:50:09 pm »
I hear you Tandl...the jhb lifestyle is just too much now....the relaxed outlook of NZ is exactly what my wife and i are after.
We were initialy from the coast so resorting back to the slow attitude with the benefit of a first world paradise....  O0
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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2008, 09:31:23 am »
WOW thanks for those 2 interesting articles......

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2008, 04:15:22 am »

Guys we need to slow down....... relax,,,,, take the africa time with us to the island... :clap:

Please don't bring the African time with ... they just don't do anything worthwhile ..

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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2008, 09:26:14 pm »
I don't think we are racists .... we are just logic in our approach towards life and the standards that one should live by.

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Re: Settlement Experiences of Skilled Migrants
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2008, 05:09:51 am »
 O0 Johann you are so right. I believe that is not a racist issue at all but one of simple human rights. The right to live a moral and safe life.
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