Young people leaving SA: Have your say

2019-04-11 08:11
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses an audience in Stellenbosch. Photo: Jaco Marais

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses an audience in Stellenbosch. Photo: Jaco Marais

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This week President Cyril Ramaphosa during a public appearance in Stellenbosch said that young South Africans should not leave the country and that those who have already left should come back and contribute to growing South Africa. 

When asked whether white people had a future in the country, the president commented that the feeling among young people that they were not wanted in the country was simply not true.

"I don't want young white South Africans to leave the country. If I could, I would tie them to a tree," he said as he smiled.

"There is room for all of us to play a role."

Are you a young South African living abroad or thinking about leaving the country? What are your reasons for leaving? And what will have to be different for you to change your mind?

Have your say and write to the president about what you think of his call for young South Africans to stay. Email your letter to voices@news24.com. Submissions should be 300-500 words. Please include your name, age and occupation. The best articles will be published on News24.

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