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Australia.... Not Another one! The Island Saga
« on: August 14, 2019, 01:01:35 pm »
I have started this thread late. By all accounts about 3 years late I suppose but after reading @Mr Zog and @silvrav threads I thought some of you may find this interesting. Also some people may want more info about this island.

Firstly some background as to how we got here.
We were sitting at home looking at the situation for our kids.
My eldest son of two was just going to go to High School and we were discussing their future when they leave school, the universities were busy being burned down and yada yada yada you know the story.
I had been passed up for promotion twice and eventually the owner of the company told me that I was never going to become a director as he needed his BBBEE points.... again yada yada yada you know the story. Donít get me wrong, this is not a dig itís just the reality of the situation.
I had just finished my Unisa Degree in Business management after 6 years of studying from 4:30am till 6:00am and feeing empowered we decided to investigate immigrating someplace.
We looked at the USA, Canada, UK, NZ and Aus. now when I say looked all we did was look.
I did the same as everyone else and emailed the standard "whatís the cost of living" there question to an ex colleague of mine based in Australia. Who instead of answering me with useful details about the weather, food and beer prices, said "Send me your CV we are looking for someone like you"
Things happened quickly after that and before you know it I was in Melbourne living in a flat with no furniture thinking WTF Just happened. My wife and kids were left behind to pack up everything and join me a month later.
To sum it up, I was completely unprepared for what this change in life and lifestyle  threw at me. My mind was in the wrong place and to be honest my heart was / is still in Africa but the decision to leave for my kidsís future is still the correct one.
Anyhoooo moving along
As a coping mechanism, I started writing letters to friends and family to tell them about the WTF moments and everything else in between Happy and Sad.
 
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I will paste  most of these verbatim as I wrote them, there may be some foul language and I make no apologies for it, my bad grammar and possibly my twisted outlook on life as it happens.
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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! Itís the catchup thread.
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 01:12:08 pm »
yeah bring it.. the miss wants me to look into AUS as her family live there. I'm digging in my heels but maybe a decent perspective is all I need.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 01:18:30 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 01:25:23 pm »
Looking forward to this.
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 01:29:21 pm »
Glad you started this thread - can't wait.....keep it coming. My daughter (a teacher) and her boyfriend (an electrician) are thinking of emigrating to Australia so I'll look forward to what you have to say.

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! Itís the catchup thread.
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 01:32:54 pm »
Not Aus but close enoughÖ  check the number of you and me's. 650 every month  :deal:

https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/321947/this-is-how-many-south-africans-are-moving-to-new-zealand-every-month/

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190 000 in Aus
100 000 in US
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 01:42:35 pm »
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 08:14:43 pm »
No need to apologise. Veni vidi vici.
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2019, 08:47:32 pm »
Not Aus but close enoughÖ  check the number of you and me's. 650 every month  :deal:

https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/321947/this-is-how-many-south-africans-are-moving-to-new-zealand-every-month/

Saffers in foreign countties
210 000 in UK
190 000 in Aus
100 000 in US
  60 000 in NZ
This I'm afraid is not very accurate. What about the thousands of people who leave under the radar. The SA government has no idea I left, similarly a lot of other people I know..

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! Itís the catchup thread.
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2019, 08:52:51 pm »
Not Aus but close enoughÖ  check the number of you and me's. 650 every month  :deal:

https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/321947/this-is-how-many-south-africans-are-moving-to-new-zealand-every-month/

Saffers in foreign countties
210 000 in UK
190 000 in Aus
100 000 in US
  60 000 in NZ
This I'm afraid is not very accurate. What about the thousands of people who leave under the radar. The SA government has no idea I left, similarly a lot of other people I know..

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But NZ Aus etc knows excactly how many South Africans enter. Sure the stats comes from there
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2019, 09:01:44 pm »
Well done, good luck with the new venture  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! Itís the catchup thread.
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2019, 09:02:01 pm »
Not Aus but close enoughÖ  check the number of you and me's. 650 every month  :deal:

https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/321947/this-is-how-many-south-africans-are-moving-to-new-zealand-every-month/

Saffers in foreign countties
210 000 in UK
190 000 in Aus
100 000 in US
  60 000 in NZ
This I'm afraid is not very accurate. What about the thousands of people who leave under the radar. The SA government has no idea I left, similarly a lot of other people I know..

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How do you leave under the radar ?
 

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Re: Australia.... Not Another one! Itís the catchup thread.
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2019, 09:06:24 pm »
Not Aus but close enoughÖ  check the number of you and me's. 650 every month  :deal:

https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/321947/this-is-how-many-south-africans-are-moving-to-new-zealand-every-month/

Saffers in foreign countties
210 000 in UK
190 000 in Aus
100 000 in US
  60 000 in NZ
This I'm afraid is not very accurate. What about the thousands of people who leave under the radar. The SA government has no idea I left, similarly a lot of other people I know..

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How do you leave under the radar ?
Passport of another country. I guess they might know I've left because somewhere there might be record at airport immigration that my SA passport was stamped. I enter the other country on my other passport and registered in the other country on my other passport.

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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2019, 09:19:59 pm »
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