You don't have to emigrate to send your child to a UK university
As a South African with young children, you may be tempted to relocate to the UK or Australia in order to secure a second passport and an international education for your children. This could arise because of the economic and political volatility that exists in the country, as well as the worry that South African tertiary education standards are slipping.
The problem is that relocating a young family from South Africa to the UK has several consequences:
- It’s a costly exercise
- You (and/or your partner) will have to take a backward step in your career(s) and earning potential
- Private schooling in the UK and Australia is prohibitively expensive
- The property transaction – selling in SA and buying in the UK or Australia – will leave you living in a smaller house, far from city centers
- The lifestyle that you were used to in SA (the outdoors, the holidays, the hired help, etc) won’t exist anymore
Secure your child's future today
As a parent, you always want to ensure that your children have the best chances in life; their university education is a massive part of that. With all the uncertainty around the future of South African universities, it may be time to consider the best way to future-pro of your child’s education and career.
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