Skilled professionals fleeing SA's economic uncertainty

Sable International's Andrew Rissik says as many as 25,000 skilled professionals are leaving South Africa annually because of economic uncertainty and crime. 

JOHANNESBURG - As economic uncertainty bites in South Africa, an emigration expert warns more South Africans are leaving the country. 

Sable International's Andrew Rissik says people of all races, especially young professionals, are looking for better opportunities abroad. 

"A lot of people are leaving because of economic uncertainty and crime right now."

Rissik says an estimated 25,000 people are emigrating annually and while some return home because of family ties, many more are opting to hedge their bets abroad. 

"As long as push factors are strong, we'll see more people leaving. Government needs to take note of this."

* Watch Jane Dutton's interview with Andrew Rissik above.

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