- Load-shedding has been singled out as a reason why many South Africans are leaving the country
- According to experts, this is because load-shedding takes a toll on the economy and leads to uncertainty about the future
- Other factors that contribute to emigration include uncertainty around land reform and nationalising the Reserve Bank, as well as government corruption
Some experts are now arguing that load-shedding is contributing to South Africans moving abroad.
This comes as the number of South Africans selling their homes to emigrate has increased over the last five years.
One expert has claimed that Eskom plays a big role in causing these people to leave.
One expert, John Loos, said Eskom's energy problems were a major consideration for South Africans who were thinking of leaving the country. In Loos' view, this is because load-shedding slows economic growth and can also make the future unpredictable for business owners.
A big part of this is the issue of uncertainty. Load-shedding takes a toll on not just the economy but the society as a whole, and makes people more reluctant to invest in the country in the long-term, according to another expert, John Dunn.
Despite this, Dunn told The South African that Eskom was not solely to blame for emigration. Other issues that contribute to South Africans leaving the country include uncertainties around land reform and nationalising the Reserve Bank, as well as increasing revelations of government corruption and mismanagement.
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