Cape Town - Former Proteas batsman HD Ackerman has announced on his Facebook page that he will be relocating to Australia later this year.
According to Times Live, the SuperSport commentator said that his decision to move was mainly over his family’s security in South Africa, saying that “it is the best one we can make for our little ones at this time”.
“SA has so much potential," Ackerman continued.
“However in my entire life, I don’t think I have ever seen anything more common than something or someone fail to reach their potential. I fear this may be the case with my beautiful country.
“I truly hope that SA does go on to reach its true potential and that crime decreases, corruption slows … and an equal opportunity is there for all.”
Ackerman, 43, who is the son of former SA player Hylton, played four Tests for South Africa scoring 161 runs at an average of 20.12.
Ackerman's family of four will call Perth their new home from September onwards.
Ackerman is not the first notable South African to leave South African shores.
Last week Rob Walter quit his job at the Titans to take up a job in New Zealand for the Otago Volts.
New Zealand have also appointed former Proteas sports therapist and logistics manager, Riaan Muller, whose family is set to relocate with him.
Pete de Wet also quit last month as CEO of the Dolphins and the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket
Union to be CEO of the Central Districts Cricket Association. The De Wet's will emigrate to New Zealand later this month.