JoziFolk - images of everyday life in South Africa

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Do you think there is a future for your kids in South Africa?

 "That changes from day to day. It depends on the news reported. As a white person I sometimes feel helpless. For example, my dad and I are are working day and night to build up a business. We've put everything into it but BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) legislation means we'll effectively have to give away 25% of the business if we want to keep doing business with some of our customers.

 "It also means many of our smartest kids can't get jobs in their own country and leave.

 "I try to stay positive but it's hard. With all the legislation and compliance requirements, it's difficult to do business. So yes, I do often think my kids could be better off overseas. We love this country but we don't feel secure."


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