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Offline JAX310877

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Re: Citizen of NZ At what cost?
« Reply #60 on: August 05, 2013, 11:07:19 am »
You don't leave 1 country thinking the other will replace it because it will not. What you do is leave the 1 so that you may be free in the other. SA - no free schooling and the schooling they get is bad, up to 40 children in a class. Private schooling is not affordable to ordinary south Africans. SA - no free medical, if you go to any OPD you will wait for 2 days to be seen to. My mom had a heart attack on a Saturday night and was only seen to at 10:20am on the Monday morning. She had another heart attack whilst waiting to be seen to. Only 2 oxygen outlets and about 60 people needing it so they each had a 5 minute share of it. No HIV medicine no cancer medicine no blood preassure medicine. Took us 10 years to get my mom a grant but the offices sit with hundreds of girls aged 12 and up with 1 or more children and they instantly get grants. 10 Year olds on drugs in the cape flats and now filtering down to the small towns. Rape does not even get reported anymore as the jails are too full and 90% of the time the docket gets lost. I would love to stay and try and help save SA but at what cost? to loose one of my children or for either my husband or I to die in a car jacking...no thanks. Rather a free country where there are drugs, but they are policed properly and jailed. Where there is an actual police force doing their job. Here when an officer stops you you do not stop but drive to the nearest station so that you can be sure he does not rape or steal from you. Every country has their things but in NZ at least there is a proper system in place and there is freedom. So I will still continue our journey to go to NZ because what we want is not money or what we have here. But the ability to walk on the beach without being attacked. FREEDOM!

Offline kaitangsou

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Re: Citizen of NZ At what cost?
« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2015, 09:40:53 pm »
In Philippines I saw a doctor for free, and in China it costs about R5 to see the dr...Philippines is probably one of the nicest places in the universe...

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Re: Citizen of NZ At what cost?
« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2015, 09:40:53 pm »

Offline Savayla

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Re: Citizen of NZ At what cost?
« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2015, 01:03:59 am »
In Philippines I saw a doctor for free, and in China it costs about R5 to see the dr...Philippines is probably one of the nicest places in the universe...

So stay there and get off this forum please. You are a troll.  :beer: :offtopic: :offtopic: :offtopic: :offtopic: :offtopic:

Offline Hope2Go2

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Re: Citizen of NZ At what cost?
« Reply #63 on: February 15, 2015, 09:59:35 pm »
What bothers me, is that the cost of staying might be pretty daunting.

For example, I'd much rather - heaven forbid - have my daughter pregnant through some of her own stupid mistakes, as opposed to from being gang raped by scum, most of whom would probably be HIV+.  http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Woman-weeps-as-she-recalls-rape-attack-20140812  :envy:  With daddy probably forced to watch on.

Something like socialism in NZ couldn't possibly be as bad as the issues in SA, could it?  With about 5.5 million registered tax payers and 16 million people on social grants?  http://www.citypress.co.za/news/16-million-south-africans-get-social-security-grant/

Although every country has crime, your chances of becoming a victim is not exactly the same everywhere.

Thanks.  It's not that I don't appreciate well-intentioned advice, but if NZ would only be willing to offer us a job and a roof over our heads, we'd be boarding that plane in flash.
Feb 2015 - Submit EOI, selected
Mar 2015 - ITA received
May 2015 - NZ Medicals done
Jun 2015 - PR application submitted
Jul 2015 - Received NZQA Assessment result
Oct 2015 - Case officer assigned
16 Dec 2015:  Residence approved!