The emigration of SA’s skilled professionals is a major risk for job-creation efforts and the dwindling tax base and cannot be ignored by policymakers as the country battles the aftermath of Covid-19 and one of the highest unemployment rates in the world.    

On Tuesday, Izak Smit, CEO of the Professional Provident Society (PPS), a mutual financial services provider that offers insurance and investment products to graduate professionals, red-flagged the exodus of SA’s most skilled workers, who not only provide tax revenues but support jobs across the economy. ..

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