Brain drain and brain circulation : a study of South Africans in the United Arab Emirates.

Fourie, Anco (2006-04)

Thesis (MPhil (Sociology and Social Anthropology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2006.


Human resources are one of the most valuable assets of any country’s economy. Countries invest millions in the education and development of their citizens to improve knowledge, skills and productivity that will sustain and enhance their economic growth. Previously governments regarded money spent on education and training of its current and potential workforce as a ‘safe’ investment, but the situation has changed drastically in the past 50 years. Today, many highly skilled professionals are leaving their native country to work and live in another.

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