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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 8:45pm On May 11, 2015
cocaineaddict:
Tanx a lot bro
thanks man
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 8:50pm On May 11, 2015
themilanway:
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?
here their food and weather will make u look good if they havn't send or done anything home i can assure you, you are better than them over their pride and shame is keeping most of us from returning home, unless well conected drug lords the rest drug dealers are just suffering here just answering drug dealers their lords are using them to push it.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by themilanway(m): 8:55pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
here their food and weather will make u look good if they havn't send or done anything home i can assure you, you are better than them over their pride and shame is keeping most of us from returning home, unless well conected drug lords the rest drug dealers are just suffering here just answering drug dealers their lords are using them to push it.

Ok,but from your experience in the street,are Nigerians guys making it in drug business?
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 9:05pm On May 11, 2015
themilanway:


Ok,but from your experience in the street,are Nigerians guys making it in drug business?
2 people will make it out of 20 people. cos i see they are alwys comin to beg me for food, their wives home quiting marriage etc it's just name nothing the real people are using thm down here.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by doctuw(m): 9:10pm On May 11, 2015
Why don't you just ask them directly? My mind tells me you do the same job just like your friends.
themilanway:
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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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 9:14pm On May 11, 2015
doctuw:
Why don't you just ask them directly? My mind tells me you do the same job just like your friends.
they cant tell him in some cases when some of us say what we are doing people dont believ thy alwys say if the place is not good so what are u still doing their?

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by themilanway(m): 9:25pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
2 people will make it out of 20 people. cos i see they are alwys comin to beg me for food, their wives home quiting marriage etc it's just name nothing the real people are using thm down here.

Interesting revelation,how about guys who marry and have a child by with a naija chick,only for the guy to abandon the babe here with the child.The least the guy will do is to ask the babe to come visiting and be sending money to her for upkeep.

Are these kind of guys married to SA chicks or what?
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by themilanway(m): 9:28pm On May 11, 2015
doctuw:
Why don't you just ask them directly? My mind tells me you do the same job just like your friends.

I'm about to start a business of mine own here,still comparing and contrasting.

They have never open up to me and i only asked once.
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by PAINGAIN: 9:40pm 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)?
let me help that guy cus I also live in joburg. First and foremost d xenophobia attacks happened in places they call locations/townships or basically slums. Nigerians don't live in those slums no matter how koboless they r bcus that's where the worst of the worst in SA live. Some of these slums r pretty close to d highbrow areas. Zimbabweans,malawians stay in those kind of places. FYI those slums r like 5percent of joburg and these attacks on foreigners always happen in such places. Coming to d issue of nigerians and drugs, yes nigerians r seen as drug dealers but if u r not dealing on drugs then u have nothing to worry about, no one will discrimate against u. Eg, I sell cars, I go to auctions or places they sell accident damage cars, I buy one or two cars, fix them up and sell them. Sometimes in a month I sell upto 4 to 5 cars. A lot of nigerians,cameroonians r into that business too. I also do interpretation in law courts here in SA. Basically I am working for d government in a job that no south african can do. There r a lot of nigerians here doing real business, some r realtors, some r into importation,some have restaurants, some run night clubs, some have bottle shops, some r mechanics(if u r a mechanic come to SA,it pays). Bottomline is, if u r not into drugs bizness and u have ur permit, u have absolutely nothing to worry about.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 9:43pm On May 11, 2015
themilanway:


Interesting revelation,how about guys who marry and have a child by with a naija chick,only for the guy to abandon the babe here with the child.The least the guy will do is to ask the babe to come visiting and be sending money to her for upkeep.

Are these kind of guys married to SA chicks or what?
from all iam seeing nigerians are not stupid to that extend the problm is thy are sending their last kobo not all tho bt 80 percent but because thy dont have money to come home and they are also considering the expectations home their wives will be acusing them of married to a south african. their is this man he was working with eagle cement in nigeria now he's a welder here his wife keep abusing him calling him names the man alwys show me sms mean while he's drinking coke and bread here. they believ we are rich here thet dont know the reality.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by OneNaira6: 9:43pm On May 11, 2015
Wtf are you still doing in SA that's all I want to know?

Haven't they killed enough ppl to let you know those ppl should be avoided like a plague. Do you have a death wish op?

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 9:46pm On May 11, 2015
PAINGAIN:
let me help that guy cus I also live in joburg. First and foremost d xenophobia attacks happened in places they call locations/townships or basically slums. Nigerians don't live in those slums no matter how koboless they r bcus that's where the worst of the worst in SA live. Some of these slums r pretty close to d highbrow areas. Zimbabweans,malawians stay in those kind of places. FYI those slums r like 5percent of joburg and these attacks on foreigners always happen in such places. Coming to d issue of nigerians and drugs, yes nigerians r seen as drug dealers but if u r not dealing on drugs then u have nothing to worry about, no one will discrimate against u. Eg, I sell cars, I go to auctions or places they sell accident damage cars, I buy one or two cars, fix them up and sell them. Sometimes in a month I sell upto 4 to 5 cars. A lot of nigerians,cameroonians r into that business too. I also do interpretation in law courts here in SA. Basically I am working for d government in a job that no south african can do. There r a lot of nigerians here doing real business, some r realtors, some r into importation,some have restaurants, some run night clubs, some have bottle shops, some r mechanics(if u r a mechanic come to SA,it pays). Bottomline is, if u r not into drugs bizness and u have ur permit, u have absolutely nothing to worry about.
yea this is the reality hear as you can see if i was lieing he would av told you and he also said exactly wht's hapening here

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 9:49pm On May 11, 2015
OneNaira6:
Wtf are you still doing in SA that's all I want to know?

Haven't they killed enough ppl to let you know those ppl should be avoided like a plague. Do you have a death wish op?
what are u still doing in nigeria havn't u heard of boko haram attacks?

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by OneNaira6: 9:51pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
what are u still doing in nigeria havn't u heard of boko haram attacks?

I don't live in Nigeria.

Anyway, stay in SA. When they come after you, Don't say noone warned you.
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by PAINGAIN: 9:53pm On May 11, 2015
themilanway:


I'm about to start a business of mine own here,still comparing and contrasting.

They have never open up to me and i only asked once.
have ur friends visited home in the last five years? Have they built or atleast renovated their family homes? If ur answer is NO then na wash. My guy, if u have d right kind of money there are a lot of businesses u can do here. U can b a car dealer, u can have ur own nightclub or bottle store. That nightclub/bar and bottle store u make huge returns on those cus southy people can drink walahi. Morning, afternoon,night. Infact from dusk till dawn. Besides d environment is nice, southy is not called african europe or europe in africa for nothing.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 9:55pm On May 11, 2015
OneNaira6:


I don't live in Nigeria.

Anyway, stay in SA. When they come after you, Don't say noone warned you.
any where u are staying i wnt to know the reason why you are still their, havn't u heard of xenophobia attacks?

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by PAINGAIN: 9:56pm On May 11, 2015
OneNaira6:


I don't live in Nigeria.

Anyway, stay in SA. When they come after you, Don't say noone warned you.
lmaoooo. Guy easy oo! Even other southy people no like the zulus.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 9:58pm On May 11, 2015
PAINGAIN:
have ur friends visited home in the last five years? Have they built or atleast renovated their family homes? If ur answer is NO then na wash. My guy, if u have d right kind of money there are a lot of businesses u can do here. U can b a car dealer, u can have ur own nightclub or bottle store. That nightclub/bar and bottle store u make huge returns on those cus southy people can drink walahi. Morning, afternoon,night. Infact from dusk till dawn. Besides d environment is nice, southy is not called african europe or europe in africa for nothing.
yea.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by themilanway(m): 10:00pm On May 11, 2015
PAINGAIN:
have ur friends visited home in the last five years? Have they built or atleast renovated their family homes? If ur answer is NO then na wash. My guy, if u have d right kind of money there are a lot of businesses u can do here. U can b a car dealer, u can have ur own nightclub or bottle store. That nightclub/bar and bottle store u make huge returns on those cus southy people can drink walahi. Morning, afternoon,night. Infact from dusk till dawn. Besides d environment is nice, southy is not called african europe or europe in africa for nothing.

I actually base in lag,dont know if these guys have ever been home or not.
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by cococandy(f): 10:03pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
i was sleeping on bare floor, jst eating and paying rent till all my money finished and the flat owner asked me to move out, at this point i 've sold evrything i came with phone etc, i slept outside for 2 months untill i got a job to wash plate in a restaurant when i got my first pay i paid rent then back to flat again. mind u some sleep outside for close to 4 months before they come back including nigerian graduates unlike me, mine was 2 months outside, at the point of sleeping outside u will mix up with people who are addicted to drugs thats the point where some people start selling drugs or start taking it.
no one will help you including your fellow nigerian unless you are ready to push drugs for them.
cry
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by egbaguy: 10:05pm 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.
but @op is doing fine....he runs a restaurant nah. He has access to good infrastructures and social amenities

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 10:06pm On May 11, 2015
PAINGAIN:
have ur friends visited home in the last five years? Have they built or atleast renovated their family homes? If ur answer is NO then na wash. My guy, if u have d right kind of money there are a lot of businesses u can do here. U can b a car dealer, u can have ur own nightclub or bottle store. That nightclub/bar and bottle store u make huge returns on those cus southy people can drink walahi. Morning, afternoon,night. Infact from dusk till dawn. Besides d environment is nice, southy is not called african europe or europe in africa for nothing.
how are u bros? good to know a brother is here.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by OneNaira6: 10:10pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
any where u are staying i wnt to know the reason why you are still their, havn't u heard of xenophobia attacks?

Yes I have and that's why I'm wondering why you are still in a country doing it. Why you dey risk your life eeh? You wan die na em I wan know. Even the types of jobs you said you people do down there is highly demeaning and is that same demeaning job, they killing you for yet you want to stay there. Hmmm na wa for you ooo. See how you dey fall my hand.

As for where I am, I dey USA and last I checked, they are not rounding up foreigners and killing am.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by byrron(m): 10:26pm On May 11, 2015
doctuw:
Why don't you just ask them directly? My mind tells me you do the same job just like your friends.

I tire ooo!
Just imagine the type of questions he is asking.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by Nobody: 10:31pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
here we cant build in their town, and we are mostly staying in town so if you have someone who has stayed here for 8 years without sending anything home dont believ he is planning to come in a big way he is frustrated in the street no matter the person's status in nigeria, cos it's imposible 2 stay that long without doing anything at home so what is the person doing with the money cos u cant build here, only 5percent can do that ( i mean making well without doing anything at home) all of us want to proove oursefs at home.
you are quite sincere I must say, you don't even care about the backlash of a faceless forum which is the best, I wish you all the best in ur SA waka, cheers!

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by byrron(m): 10:31pm On May 11, 2015
OneNaira6:


I don't live in Nigeria.

Anyway, stay in SA. When they come after you, Don't say noone warned you.

U must be in Pluto then because every country has its own societal issues.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by byrron(m): 10:38pm On May 11, 2015
OneNaira6:


Yes I have and that's why I'm wondering why you are still in a country doing it. Why you dey risk your life eeh? You wan die na em I wan know. Even the types of jobs you said you people do down there is highly demeaning and is that same demeaning job, they killing you for yet you want to stay there. Hmmm na wa for you ooo. See how you dey fall my hand.

As for where I am, I dey USA and last I checked, they are not rounding up foreigners and killing am.

I am also in the U.S and there are so many societal issues here as well!

Racial discrimination/profiling still exists here and the crises In Ferguson and most resently in Baltimore goes to show that the western worlds too do have their own ish.
every country gat it's own issues dude.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by PAINGAIN: 10:40pm On May 11, 2015
ucheokpara100:
how are u bros? good to know a brother is here.
God is great my brother.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 11:03pm On May 11, 2015
chloe7:
you are quite sincere I must say, you don't even care about the backlash of a faceless forum which is the best, I wish you all the best in ur SA waka, cheers!
thanks dear i decided to tell d hard truth cos most times i dnt understand why people derive joy in deceiving others put them into unnecessary pain because of ego

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by moski5(m): 11:04pm On May 11, 2015
PAINGAIN:
let me help that guy cus I also live in joburg. First and foremost d xenophobia attacks happened in places they call locations/townships or basically slums. Nigerians don't live in those slums no matter how koboless they r bcus that's where the worst of the worst in SA live. Some of these slums r pretty close to d highbrow areas. Zimbabweans,malawians stay in those kind of places. FYI those slums r like 5percent of joburg and these attacks on foreigners always happen in such places. Coming to d issue of nigerians and drugs, yes nigerians r seen as drug dealers but if u r not dealing on drugs then u have nothing to worry about, no one will discrimate against u. Eg, I sell cars, I go to auctions or places they sell accident damage cars, I buy one or two cars, fix them up and sell them. Sometimes in a month I sell upto 4 to 5 cars. A lot of nigerians,cameroonians r into that business too. I also do interpretation in law courts here in SA. Basically I am working for d government in a job that no south african can do. There r a lot of nigerians here doing real business, some r realtors, some r into importation,some have restaurants, some run night clubs, some have bottle shops, some r mechanics(if u r a mechanic come to SA,it pays). Bottomline is, if u r not into drugs bizness and u have ur permit, u have absolutely nothing to worry about.

how can one get a permit n for how long
Nb is it renewable?
Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by ucheokpara100(m): 11:06pm On May 11, 2015
OneNaira6:


Yes I have and that's why I'm wondering why you are still in a country doing it. Why you dey risk your life eeh? You wan die na em I wan know. Even the types of jobs you said you people do down there is highly demeaning and is that same demeaning job, they killing you for yet you want to stay there. Hmmm na wa for you ooo. See how you dey fall my hand.

As for where I am, I dey USA and last I checked, they are not rounding up foreigners and killing am.
iam not competing with u evenif u work with obama and i sweep street it doesnt make any difference as long as iam happy with it.

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Re: Things You Must Know Before Coming To South Africa - A Nairalander In SA by OneNaira6: 11:09pm On May 11, 2015
byrron:


I am also in the U.S and there are so many societal issues here as well!

Racial discrimination/profiling still exists here and the crises In Ferguson and most resently in Baltimore goes to show that the western worlds too do have their own ish.
every country gat it's own issues dude.

Are you seriously comparing Ferguson and co to xenophobia? For real? No doubt that police brutality to the black community is a problem. But let's come of it, the police are not going around looking for black people to harass, beat up and kill nor are the amount of blacks killed or physically harmed as high as the amount of foreigners killed in SA in just one week. South Africans or rather Zulus are deliberately seeking foreigners out. We've watched videos of them physically killing many foreigners the most inhumane way possible without any kind of remorse whatsoever. We've heard and seen that some of their police supports the act and actually look the other way or laughing when they witness such. Let's come off and embrace the truth. What SA are doing is not in comparison to what's happening in USA or any other western or even African nation, excluding Nigeria. Lets stop all this comparison to west just because SA is an African nation. Let's tell ourselves the truth. The dude life is in danger whether we, himself included, like to accept it or not. This is not the first time SA went on a xenophobic killing spree and I highly doubt this will be the last. It's best for other Africans to leave that nation for them. Even if the guy does not want to return back to Nigeria, I don't blame him, I don't want to either but there are several African nations he can go and rebuild without looking over his shoulder everyday if this is today they will come for him just because he's a foreigner. If he was in middle east, would you be comparing what is happening to west? No. Rather you'll be asking the guy wtf is he doing in a terrorist infested region or wondering if he's safe with the increasing number of ISIS activity happening over there.

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