Established in South Africa in 2003, Homecoming Revolution is the “brain gain” Global Headhunting Firm for Africa. 

We specialize in headhunting and placing globally experienced African talent on the continent, with a focus on middle management up to C-suite.

We primarily recruit across sub-Saharan Africa with a strong focus on South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and other Anglophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Primary Industry Focus is FMCG, Retail & Fintech.

Our Secondary Industry Focus includes Financial Services; Tourism, Technology, Media & Telecommunications; Education; Healthcare and Construction.

Homecoming Revolution’s unique approach to headhunting across the globe sets us apart through our: 

 1. Unrivalled Network & Relationships

We have a database of 37 000 globally experienced African professionals. We also have strong local and international relationships with multinational corporates, professional industry networks, global diaspora groups, Ivy League Universities and university alumni. We travel across the world attending different industry summits and meeting high-calibre candidates.

 2. Focus on Diversity

Homecoming Revolution is proud to say that over the past year, 62% of our placements have been female. We have sourced and placed candidates across 17 geographies.  Not only do we look across Africa and internationally, but we also look for the diversity of skills and have certainly found that candidates who have worked across industries have developed a tenacity and flexibility to succeed in a challenging environment. 

3. Unique Search Process

We have an extensive network of local and international sourcing channels that enables us to source and match the best talent to a brief.  Rather than simply relying on desktop research, we tap into our database of global professionals and use word-of-mouth referrals from trusted sources, opinion leaders and business experts.

 4. Employer Branding Expertise

We have a deep-seated understanding of employer branding, market intelligence, digital marketing and talent attraction strategies. This allows us to really attract perfect talent and match it to the correct company DNA.

5. Bespoke Global Events

To date, we’ve hosted 42 global events and had face-to-face contact with 19000 African professionals abroad. These events promote: The Filling of vacancies, Pipeline, Referral Network, Employer Branding and Market Intelligence. Pre-screened candidates are exclusively invited according to the skillset that the employer requires.

6. Candidate Catalogues

As a top-up service for your internal recruitment team, we offer bespoke talent catalogues of our vast global network. Each catalogue is created with strategic intent, industry trends and market intelligence in accordance with each individual brief.

Homecoming Revolution Track Record


Global database of
African professionals

We’ve been building our database for 16 years and we keep strong relationships with all our candidates, even after they’ve returned home.


International &
pan-African events

We’ve been hosting high-touch events for ever a decade – from London to Lagos, from New York to Nairobi, from Sydney to Dubai, from Dubai to Dublin.


contacts abroad

We’ve had thousands of personal interactions with high level professionals abroad who are thinking of returning home.


client relationships

We’ve helped top global companies recruit senior African talent across a multitude of sectors.


Innovative Digital Marketing

We continually leverage our many social media platforms, e-shots, digital communities and paid search to create compelling attraction campaigns.


Employer Branding

We interrogate an employer’s unique benefits to ensure that we communicate not just the WHAT of the job,
but the WHY.


High Touch

Not just high tech. We form strong face-to-face relationships with our candidates to ensure we understand their holistic needs and best fit. 


Inspirational Content

We bring unique insights to Content Marketing, as this plays a big role in attracting hard-to-engage professionals.