The Chinese have always valued education, even in South Africa. During apartheid, getting a good education was particularly important for Chinese South Africans because a university degree provided them with the means to be upwardly mobile — but only after leaving South Africa.  In so doing, the country was robbed of many educated people and families were torn apart.

 

By Emelia Motsai.

This video is in two parts. In the first video a woman tells a story about how apartheid separated her and her mother’s side of the family.
In the second video co-authors of the book, Colour, Confusion and Concessions, talk about the Chinese Brain drain that was caused by apartheid.