Why South Africans Are Leaving Their Country

South Africa is undergoing an exodus of its population as a significant number of the country's higher-educated professionals are leaving. Those leaving cite an elevated crime rate along with dwindling job opportunities as major reasons for moving.

Vangile Makwakwa, Nanette Savides and Dianne Stewart are among those who left South Africa. They relocated to the U.S. in hopes of improving their quality of life. The women explain their decision to leave and offer insight on why others are doing the same.

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