An alternative perspective on the emigration of highly skilled people from South Africa

  • Year: 2012
  • Publication Author(s): Thomas Höppli

Emigration of highly skilled people has become an increasing concern in South Africa. While it is uncontested that such emigration can have detrimental effects in the form of a brain drain, this policy brief argues that South Africa could also draw some benefits from this emigration. It recommends that the country resumes its efforts to tap into the huge potential offered by its expatriate communities.

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