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Offline WendyH

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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2008, 07:32:20 pm »
No problem Colleen!
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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2008, 12:38:06 am »
It would be interesting to see how many of us have left in the last 3 months. And how many of us have done it the "offical" way.

In the last 2 weeks, we have had 3 groups of friends asking questions on how to get out.. and these were all people who said they would never leave!

Before I left, I said to a friend that the water will go next... and low and behold, my mom phoned the other day, Durban North had no water for 3 days because there was not enough power to run the pumps!

My Father in-law is still trying to keep our business afloat, until he can off load it. He has just retrenched 5 staff, and put the rest on to short time.

I say, you voted the ANC in, now live with it, don't come crying to me.

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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2008, 12:38:06 am »

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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2008, 07:18:36 am »
Definitely Shirls, not only can we see on this site that the interest in going overseas to start a new and better life  has increased, but I've also had a couple of friends and acquintances ask about moving. I actually told my hubby we should SERIOUSLY move our bums - don't want NZ to close its borders because of sheer NUMBERS of SAns coming in :)
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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2008, 07:48:02 am »
yep....seriously afraid that they may move the goalposts making it more difficult for us to get in. Two of my family arrived there this week......they just have to make it all happen. I seriously think time is against us now. Selling our homes might be a huge hurdle as well.....
Anyway.....the kids, they are just LOVING IT, LOVING IT, LOVING IT. However, they need to find jobs first.....but....decision made. We're ALL outa here .....
Hold Thumbs guys.....please, please

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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2008, 11:44:47 am »
Definitely holding thumbs for everyone!
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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2008, 12:29:54 pm »
Too true travelite.  It is so difficult to get into Aus now, and I believe to go to Ireland (don't know who would want to with that weather!) it is almost impossible.  Lets hope the goal posts stay where they are for a while!  O0

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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2008, 08:24:12 am »
It is probably not entirely correct these days to say that all africans are unable to plan for tomorrow.  I have met some capable people in SA.

The real problem is that the mass of voters don't vote for people who can plan, they vote for people who toi-toi with them in the streets...

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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2008, 08:24:12 am »

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Re: Eskom sparks migrant exodus
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2008, 04:16:28 pm »
Alwyn so true  :2funny:  O0