Where Did We Go?

A visualisation of South African emigration over the years

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    What's this all about?

    South Africa is facing an unprecedented exodus of skilled workers to all over the world, yet very little is known about the multitude that is leaving. I have created this project to visualise where, when and how many South Africans have left the country over the years and what skills have been lost as a result.

    If you have left the country please add your details to our database to enable us to gain better insight into the decisions and journeys of our fellow South Africans that have left.

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