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Life in the Diaspora: 12 South Africans Making It…

Dana Sanchez | AFK Insider   in 
May 13, 2015

There’s a joke in South Africa that the country’s greatest export is highly skilled people who leave in search of better opportunities.
South Africans who emigrate go mainly to English-speaking countries. By 2010 the research consultancy Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies said there were up to 700,000 South Africans living abroad, with 192,000 in the U.K. (the No. 1 destination), followed by Australia and then the U.S.
According to the U.S. census 2013 American Community Survey, 69,677 people born in South Africa are living in the U.S.
Filling the vacuum in South Africa are large numbers of often unskilled immigrants from neighboring South African Development Community countries that include Zimbabwe and Mozambique…


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