@ Makhosini, i am sorry but you have missed my point completely. I don't believe many people would differ with my views if they understood the point i am making here. The issue of our Universities and related areas being places of learning that should welcome everyone and the need to attract talent from around the world and also the fact that i am for South Africans being appointed in senior positions elsewhere outside South Africa are way outside the scope of the point i am raising here. If you read carefully the point i am making here is that we have more potential within the country that should be used for the benefit of this country. If you understand Venda language you should understand the meaning of the following "Mutuka wa haya ha vhifhi" The issue is that i love my country and i respect the diversity of knowledge and skills she keeps and to me when opportunities come up, they take priority then others will follow. I am inviting you to do some research into the composition of staff complement of all our Universities in the country. Once you have the results, if you are not convinced that a serious intervention is need urgently then i give up. Ask yourself why the Department of Higher Education started with the nGAP program, do some research please. Check out the profiles of our respected academics, do you need an example? maybe the likes of Prof Tshilidzi Marwala will shake up things, i mean really now; couldn't we have found a similar candidate who would be a bit PATRIOTIC?