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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ckmayoca(m): 6:00pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
what i observed is here they dont like travelling out so American embassies are starving so they need people they need money, so i can tell u it's easy to get american visa from here. as soon as u get permit here.

U r very correct.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by egbaguy: 6:00pm On May 11, 2015
Ikengawo:

because had you taken your time with the business you sold you would be living better in Nigeria than what's happening today for you in SA because you lost years of development in struggling. You're now on your feet and we're all proud of you but add those years to your business in Ng. and you'll be a lot further. Nothing worst than unfinished product. It's good that you're not going through generator stress and the chaos that is Nigeria. i don't fault you for leaving but we need strong ambitious men like yourself here as opposed to selling your properties in Nigeria and starting from the bottom elsewhere. It's of course your life and you're the master of your destiny, but 90% of the Nigerians in SA need to stop wasting their time and come home. Someone will be in SA clipping people's nails for 15 years. Are there no nails in Nigeria?
dude,u dey spew rubbish!!!! Why will he come to a place where things aint working

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by MRBrownJ: 6:07pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
my man i hope u believ me now, from my experience i swear no matter what has happened this people are not treating us bad if u see what our people are doing here u will feel sorry for south african. one example among many south african like dressing half Unclad when they pass where alot of nigerian are nigerians will be shouting making them feel shy also we are so desperate for women and money here which is not good i guess because of pressure from home.

come on man, now you are not fully honest with us....these xenophobic attacks didnt start today. what we saw 2 months ago was just ANOTHER episode of the ongoing xenophobia of SA. it happened in 2008 where they killed 42 people, in may 2009, didnt the local business people of Khayelitsha sent letters to Somali traders threatening them if they did not move out of the area within a week? and also in 2013 where they killed countless africans in renewed xenophobic attacks?

before they used to focus on people from Zimbabwe and Mozambique, but now they blame their problems on EVERYBODY....... and the drug problem in SA is blamed on Nigerians.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 6:11pm On May 11, 2015
Ikengawo:

because had you taken your time with the business you sold you would be living better in Nigeria than what's happening today for you in SA because you lost years of development in struggling. You're now on your feet and we're all proud of you but add those years to your business in Ng. and you'll be a lot further. Nothing worst than unfinished product. It's good that you're not going through generator stress and the chaos that is Nigeria. i don't fault you for leaving but we need strong ambitious men like yourself here as opposed to selling your properties in Nigeria and starting from the bottom elsewhere. It's of course your life and you're the master of your destiny, but 90% of the Nigerians in SA need to stop wasting their time and come home. Someone will be in SA clipping people's nails for 15 years. Are there no nails in Nigeria?
we need to be realistic shame will not allow some of us do what we do here their, secondly read my replies i said flood made me close my business cos i dnt hv money 2 do neccesary tins required i hv to sell it to someone who can further it instead of leaving it closed.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by darmhey(m): 6:12pm On May 11, 2015
ChimaAdeoye:


For 83 k from 36k in Naija, you haven't made any progress. In Nigeria, you would have so many opportunities to grow, not to talk about being close to family and friends. In SA, their people will make sure you don't progress, and if you stubbornly attempt to grow, they will organize themselves into xenophobia mobs to tear you down.

The only justifiable reason to leave ones country is WAR. Naija government should make Nigeria attractive to our youths. So that they stop wasting their lives and talents in elusive foreign lands.
Some people can just be negative, he said he left cos of a flood attack that ruined him, what did our government do when it ruined him? What if the flood killed him what would they have done? The guy said his job is more convenient there just leave him alone nd shut the f**k up! There hasn't been light for one week in my area and we get fuel for #140 are u telling me ppl will not be having problems with their businesses? He didn't say u must come neither did he say you will not make it in Nigeria, he's only giving advice to people that want to travel abroad, if u don't want the advice, simply walk out f the thread.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 6:17pm On May 11, 2015
MRBrownJ:


come on man, now you are not fully honest with us....these xenophobic attacks didnt start today. what we saw 2 months ago was just ANOTHER episode of the ongoing xenophobia of SA. it happened in 2008 where they killed 42 people, in may 2009, didnt the local business people of Khayelitsha sent letters to Somali traders threatening them if they did not move out of the area within a week? and also in 2013 where they killed countless africans in renewed xenophobic attacks?

before they used to focus on people from Zimbabwe and Mozambique, but now they blame their problems on EVERYBODY....... and the drug problem in SA is blamed on Nigerians.
my man to the best of my knowledge iam, i said this things are hapening but not every where, they have hot areas and cool areas, i gave example north is hot does not mean the whole nigeria is like that, out of how man provinces they have tell me how many places xenophobia occured?

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 6:19pm On May 11, 2015
darmhey:
Some people can just be negative, he said he left cos of a flood attack that ruined him, what did our government do when it ruined him? What if the flood killed him what would they have done? The guy said his job is more convenient there just leave him alone nd shut the f**k up! There hasn't been light for one week in my area and we get fuel for #140 are u telling me ppl will not be having problems with their businesses? He didn't say u must come neither did he say you will not make it in Nigeria, he's only giving advice to people that want to travel abroad, if u don't want the advice, simply walk out f the thread.
my brother that is what iam observing now people twisting my comments.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by CharliParker: 6:21pm On May 11, 2015
Were you not affected during Xenophobia in SA and how is the condition now I mean the foreigners are they living in peace. 2ndly how is there power (NEPA) is it constant, also did they have good food and low cost of living

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by nas4q(m): 6:30pm On May 11, 2015
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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 6:30pm On May 11, 2015
CharliParker:
Were you not affected during Xenophobia in SA and how is the condition now I mean the foreigners are they living in peace. 2ndly how is there power (NEPA) is it constant, also did they have good food and low cost of living
i was not affected i watched it online just like people outside south africa did, let me explain, xenophobia happened only in durban and johanessburg simply just like kaduna and kano, those people are called the ZULU's just like hausas known for xenophobia just like hausa is knwn for boko haram, so if u close ur ear and take ur business to hausa and boko haram attack you who are u going to blame? i hope u undastnd. light dont go off from january to december here, they have nigerian food here also, a plate is N530

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by MRBrownJ: 6:32pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
my man to the best of my knowledge iam, i said this things are hapening but not every where, they have hot areas and cool areas, i gave example north is hot does not mean the whole nigeria is like that, out of how man provinces they have tell me how many places xenophobia occured?

then where exactly do you think these xenophobic issues are worst? was it not in Johannesburg (and also Durban) that the worst of the worst happened few months ago? is J/burg safe for Africans ?! what was done to fix this lingering issue about these South Africans racists who attack and kill africans (en masse) every few yrs?

btw: you didnt answer my question:" are nigerians labelled as criminals/drug dealers or not (thanks to the little few bad apples)?

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 6:35pm On May 11, 2015
rent is expensive the least is N21,000 up to N38,000 a room but after paying rent and electricity no much tins again just food, u wont buy fuel, repair generator etc.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 6:39pm On May 11, 2015
MRBrownJ:


then where exactly do you think these xenophobic issues are worst? was it not in Johannesburg (and also Durban) that the worst of the worst happened few months ago? is J/burg safe for Africans ?! what was done to fix this lingering issue about these South Africans racists who attack and kill africans (en masse) every few yrs?

btw: you didnt answer my question:" are nigerians labelled as criminals/drug dealers or not (thanks to the little few bad apples)?
from my experience i think social media is hyping things no one is labelling nigerian any thing here if police arrest someone thy just take the person quietly no one talks but if it's drug related issue or crime thy will put it online and news papers.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by Ikengawo: 6:41pm On May 11, 2015
egbaguy:
dude,u dey spew rubbish!!!! Why will he come to a place where things aint working
things ain't workin in SA. as he said 90% of Nigerians there are paupers and do menial work that would be below them in Nigeria.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 6:44pm On May 11, 2015
Ikengawo:

things ain't workin in SA. as he said 90% of Nigerians there are paupers and do menial work that would be below them in Nigeria.
didnt i say that? didnt i list the type of job we are doing here? or did u just jump in the middle and started quoting us? or do u expect me to say only the bad aspect and leave the gud aspect?

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by remlurd: 7:10pm On May 11, 2015
Op, thanks for this thread.......what do u think about getting married to SA woman and how can it be of help. How easy will it be to get a job in Port Elizabeth. Thanks

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 7:17pm On May 11, 2015
remlurd:
Op, thanks for this thread.......what do u think about getting married to SA woman and how can it be of help. How easy will it be to get a job in Port Elizabeth. Thanks
geting married to a south african has alot of advantages u 'll get authomatic permit no more wories, secondly if the lady will assist you good if not job is not easy here man even with certificate u 'll only be secured about with permit.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by iamrealdeji(m): 7:21pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
1.i will start with if you are a graduate and u want to migrate to south africa, it will be wise u learn how to do any other thing cos out of 200 people that come with their certificate only 4 may secure job with it, unless u have someone who will help you but if you dont certificate is not helping us here.
2.if u dont have any one to help you just be prepared to sleep on the street, suffer for like one year or 2 years before you will stabilize.
3.dont hope that any nigerian will help you cos majority of them even the once that have stayed up to 7 to 8 years will still want to take from u.
4.if you come here with with N100,000 it will last you highest 3 months to finish completely so how do you survive cos the least rent here is N21,000 per month and we pay monthly no one will allow you to spend one day in their flat when you dont have money
May God bless you Uche for enlightening our Nigerian brothers that think traveling abroad is the only way out,can you pls tell us the rate at which Nigerians are making it in SA,as in,your own rough estimation,poor,rich,medium class Nigerians in your locality in SA,and is the electricity and water supply constant everywhere in SA?

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by remlurd: 7:30pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
geting married to a south african has alot of advantages u 'll get authomatic permit no more wories, secondly if the lady will assist you good if not job is not easy here man even with certificate u 'll only be secured about with permit.
thanks bro.....what are d conditions on d permit? Is it indefinite stay or certain years will be indicated on it...with such permit can someone get a job easily?

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by iamrealdeji(m): 7:34pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
these are also reasons why u see people decide to sell drugs cos thy believ that the life they are living is equal death no need to fear death sentence.
sir,is death sentence the penalty for drug trafficking in SA? And how rampant is HIV/AIDS in SA? I heard it's very rampant there

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 7:49pm On May 11, 2015
iamrealdeji:
May God bless you Uche for enlightening our Nigerian brothers that think traveling abroad is the only way out,can you pls tell us the rate at which Nigerians are making it in SA,as in,your own rough estimation,poor,rich,medium class Nigerians in your locality in SA,and is the electricity and water supply constant everywhere in SA?
their is constant electrity here i mean light never go off unless emergency which thy will fix it within 2 hours it happens maybe 3 times in a year.
apart from people that come with their own money from nigeria else before someone will make it here it will take close to 4 years iam serious then out of hundred people in that 4 years around 17 people will be having close to 2millions in naira i said apart from people that come with cash to south africa to invest.
if you come with cash and buy business immediately depend on the business size example if you come with 2million naira you may be geting close to one million naira in a year then it may grow based on your management skill or fall because of mis-management.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 7:52pm On May 11, 2015
remlurd:
thanks bro.....what are d conditions on d permit? Is it indefinite stay or certain years will be indicated on it...with such permit can someone get a job easily?
the permit is called life partner you will stay here perminently no limit. when u 've gotten the permit u can do anything with it u are like a south african, u can study with it, work with it, do business infact evrything.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by cocaineaddict(m): 7:54pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:

Nice thread. Please I would like to know the relationship between Nigerians(blacks) and white South africans in terms of discrimination,marriage, dating, business etc

2) How much does one need totally to relocate and live in SA.

3) Is it cold all through the year in SA

4) Are there frequent disturbances from police and immigration officers towards Nigerians pertaining permits, papers etc
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 8:00pm On May 11, 2015
iamrealdeji:
sir,is death sentence the penalty for drug trafficking in SA? And how rampant is HIV/AIDS in SA? I heard it's very rampant there
i dont really know about their drug law but i know drug is illegal here, here HIV is like a play someone can just tell you iam HIV positive but not rampant but some dont hide it cos they council them treat them and pay them so thy dnt feel that bad about it, the once i 've heard from alwys say ''if i die we all will die one day''

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by cocaineaddict(m): 8:00pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
their

Nice thread. Please I would like to know the relationship between Nigerians(blacks) and white South africans in terms of discrimination,marriage, dating, business etc

2) How much does one need totally to relocate and live in SA from Nigeria

3) Is it cold all through the year in SA

4) Are there frequent disturbances and harassment from police and immigration officers towards Nigerians pertaining permits, papers etc

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by iamrealdeji(m): 8:04pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
i dont really know about their drug law but i know drug is illegal here, here HIV is like a play someone can just tell you iam HIV positive but not rampant but some dont hide it cos they council them treat them and pay them so thy dnt feel that bad about it, the once i 've heard from alwys say ''if i die we all will die one day''
wow,I see
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 8:16pm On May 11, 2015
cocaineaddict:


Nice thread. Please I would like to know the relationship between Nigerians(blacks) and white South africans in terms of discrimination,marriage, dating, business etc

2) How much does one need totally to relocate and live in SA.

3) Is it cold all through the year in SA

4) Are there frequent disturbances from police and immigration officers towards Nigerians pertaining permits, papers etc
i think with N500k u can relocate but if u want to do permits immediately then just budget around N800,000 or N700,000 . meeting whites here depends on your status example if u have good job or u are in good school u will meet them easily but if you are struggling in the street my brother no good white unless those drug addicts. it's very very cold between april to august, it's hot august to november, raining november to february. if u have ur permit police wont disturb u, they will disturb if u dnt have. maybe one or twice in a month.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by odiyaka(m): 8:18pm On May 11, 2015
Nice thread. Love your analysis and answers to questions. I would love sometin lyk this for those planning to travel to Finland.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 8:24pm On May 11, 2015
odiyaka:
Nice thread. Love your analysis and answers to questions. I would love sometin lyk this for those planning to travel to Finland.
thanks man.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by remlurd: 8:25pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
the permit is called life partner you will stay here perminently no limit. when u 've gotten the permit u can do anything with it u are like a south african, u can study with it, work with it, do business infact evrything.
Bless u bro.........
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by cocaineaddict(m): 8:33pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
i think with N500k u can relocate but if u want to do permits immediately then just budget around N800,000 or N700,000 . meeting whites here depends on your status example if u have good job or u are in good school u will meet them easily but if you are struggling in the street my brother no good white unless those drug addicts. it's very very cold between april to august, it's hot august to november, raining november to february. if u have ur permit police wont disturb u, they will disturb if u dnt have. maybe one or twice in a month.
Tanx a lot bro
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by themilanway(m): 8:44pm On May 11, 2015
Are the South Africans exagerating by calling Nigerians in SA drug lords?

How lucrative is the drug and 419 business in SA?

I know two of my sec school mates back in 04 who are now in SA.What they always update on facebook is nice abs and 6packs,champagne on ice in clubs,looking fresh and flashy car.

What kind of work are these my ex school guys doing over there?

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