A Statistics SA report released in 2017 projected that approximately 150000 would emigrate over the next five years.
But the SA Institute of Race Relations’ (IRR), Michael Morris, differed.
Morris said while there was a new spirit of optimism swirling around in South Africa, he was not sure how long that would last.
“If Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration succeeds in sustaining confidence - which will depend on higher economic growth - the country will regain skilled expatriates, of whatever colour. The reverse is equally true.”