According to a recent report, Cape Town’s semigrant population has increased by over 50% in the past decade, as more people choose to split their time between the city and other locations.
Semigrants are typically professionals who work remotely, or who split their time between different offices or locations. They are attracted to Cape Town’s lifestyle, natural beauty, and quality of life, and often choose to live in the city for several months of the year.
While some have expressed concern over the impact of semigrants on Cape Town’s housing market and infrastructure, the city believes that these concerns are unfounded. According to a spokesperson for the city, Cape Town has the capacity to accommodate the growing number of semigrants, and is working to ensure that the city remains an attractive destination for professionals and tourists alike.
The city has been investing in a range of initiatives to support its growing population, including the construction of new housing developments, the expansion of public transport infrastructure, and the development of new business districts. These initiatives are designed to make Cape Town more livable and sustainable, and to attract new residents and businesses to the city.
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cape Town remains an attractive destination for semigrants and other professionals. The city’s natural beauty, vibrant culture, and high quality of life make it a desirable place to live and work, and many are choosing to make it their home.