Why I moved from the world’s most liveable city to Johannesburg

Why on earth would you do that?” It was the question that surprised me from many Australians who thought I was mad to move to South Africa.

After all, isn’t Australia full of South Africans trying to escape that terrible country (and crime ridden Johannesburg in particular)?

Well, not quite. But let’s rewind a bit first and look at why people migrate.

I was never an Australian in the first place despite citizenship and a passport. I moved to Australia from London in 1995. Why on earth would I do that on the cusp of Cool Britannia?

Well, the grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence. Read more on Ed Charles’ blog

Ed Charles is a Johanneburg based writer. https:/tomatom.com

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