- A Zimbabwean man moved to South Africa after losing several jobs in Zim due to the country's crippled economy
- However, despite having a degree in business management, he is struggling to land a decent job in SA
- The father of two said he now works part-time as a teacher and security guard just to make ends meet
A lot of people move because they think the grass is greener on the other side, however, a Zimbabwean teacher found out it's not always the case.
A Zimbabwean, who has been identified as Quinton, shared his story with Facebook page I Have a Name.
Quinton obtained a business management degree in Zimbabwe and went on to work as a Creditors clerk for the mining company ZMDC in 1988.
However, after working for the company for 12 years, over 2000 mines closed down, which left Quinton unemployed with a wife and two kids.
He then moved on to work for a real estate company for two years, but the business also shut it doors, leaving Quinton jobless once again.
"I then moved to working in industrial electrical sales , but things were getting bad for businesses in Zimbabwe and the company couldn’t pay its employees and I came to South Africa," he explained.
Quinton landed a job at a cleaning company in Joburg, which had SARS as one of its clients, but after three years he was let go, Briefly.co.za learned
"I was the manager there for 3 years until the contract was terminated and rules were put in place not allowing Zimbabweans to work there anymore," he said.
Ever since Quinton has struggled to secure a proper job. He makes ends meet by part-time teaching in Rustenburg and working as a security guard.
Quinton also said he learned how to do bead work to make a little extra cash.
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