South Africa still has a lot to offer but we do have some challenges facing us, poverty, HIV/AIDS, corruption and crime being the ones most needing attention.
My advice will be for you to closely monitor developments and when the time arrives for you to make a decision base it on the current facts and then choose.
In terms of tertiary education SA has some great universities, Cape Town, Rhodes, Stellenbosch, Potchefstroom and Pretoria are all world class and if you choose to study via correspondence we have Unisa.
Technicons and Universities have now been integrated and there are numerous technical degrees that one can enroll for.
Specialized education and nursing colleges are also available.
South Africa has been a democracy for some years now but not all characteristics of a true democracy are visible and on the political front we are currently witnessing some interesting developments with a breakaway party from the ruling ANC being formed, COPE.
In terms of employment, affirmative action is law and preference is afforded to those previously disadvantaged and in reality only white males are really effected....currently unemployment is well over 30% and this is another factor to take into account.
South Africa remains a beautiful country.