South Africans are pretty good at staying positive in the face of general upheaval, and you only need to look at Facebook groups like #ImStaying to see people trying to focus on keeping it that way.
Still, the green mamba isn’t the world’s most powerful passport, and it never hurts to have a so-called ‘Plan B’, in terms of alternative citizenship.
There are a number of ways to go about doing that, with citizenship through investment programs proving popular, and many South Africans have also looked at Portugal as an option.
For those who are entrepreneurial-minded, that’s a great place to start.
That last bit is important, as there’s no need to worry about spending a prescribed amount of time there each year in order to tick certain boxes.
Please be warned that Canadians are some of the nicest and most welcoming people on the planet.
In terms of securing alternative citizenship or residency, any option coming in at under a million rand is impressive.
Again, for those who are keen to explore the option of a Plan B, these above are just a starting point.
To find out which route best suits your needs (and budget), get in touch with the professionals over at Immigration South Africa. They have offices on Bree Street in Cape Town, and you can also speak to one of their immigration experts on 021 001 2109.
Alternatively, pop them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just don’t mention anything about it on #ImStaying, alright?
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