Restless Minds: South African Students and the Brain Drain

"This paper is part of a broader regional research exercise by the Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) designed to assess the emigration potential of final-year students across the region. The fundamental question addressed by the PSBS (Potential Skills Base Survey) project was whether governments and training institutions are simply training up a cohort of skills that will join the well-established “brain drain” from the region on graduation. In addition, the survey sought to provide information on student perceptions on what factors might influence them to stay or leave."