Fairlady Feature

Homecoming Revolution CEO Angel Jones spoke to Fairlady about the midlife crisis that turned her NPO into a moneymaking business, the firm’s headhunting work across Sub-Saharan Africa and why many South Africans abroad are still making the decision to return home despite the unstable political and economic climate.

Executives on the move: Makro Head of Advertising

Tracy Roberts has been appointed as Head of Advertising at Makro. Within her new role, this experienced marketing and communications leader will be responsible for consistent and efficient best practice advertising and communication to ensure alignment of Makro’s strategic goals. Commenting on her recent appointment, Tracy says “I feel very privileged and fortunate to be […]

These skills are key to the future success of your business

A global shortage of soft skills is posing a major threat to employers across the globe. According to recent research from LinkedIn’s “Future of Skills” report, soft skills are essential to the success of the future workplace. The report found main soft skills that are lacking include: Critical thinking or problem-solving Adaptability and flexibility Communication […]

‘Data on S.African brain drain not current’

In an April 2019 episode of the Money Show on talk radio 702, host Bruce Whitfield explored why South Africa’s economy was ”in trouble”. ”Brain drain” – the long-term departure of skilled people from a country – was part of the discussion. ”For every one professional immigrating to South Africa, eight professionals are leaving our […]

‘South African expats homecoming trends higher than expected’

This article, featuring insights from our recently released Homecoming Trends Report 2019, was published by South African news platform SA People on 25 June 2019. Contrary to popular belief, more South Africans are returning home than public perception. When SAPeople published a blog recently from an expat who was moving with her young family back […]

Executives on the Move: Managing Partner: Public Relations & Influence for Ogilvy SA

Lebo Madiba has been appointed Managing Partner: Public Relations & Influence for Ogilvy South Africa. She is a communication expert and brand builder with 20 years-experience of using communications and branding to solve complex business challenges. Commenting on her appointment, Lebo said: “I am beyond thrilled about the new role. Ogilvy is among the most respected PR […]

Sunday Tribune: Why South Africans are leaving the country

South Africans with skills are leaving the country. Their reasons include better career opportunities as well as political and economic stability. Statistics from the Department of Home Affairs showed that in 2017, eight South African professionals left for every skilled foreigner who entered the country. The report estimated that over half a million South Africans […]

FACT CHECK: DO 8 PROFESSIONALS LEAVE SOUTH AFRICA FOR EVERY 1 THAT COMES IN?

In an April 2019 episode of the Money Show on talk radio 702, host Bruce Whitfield explored why South Africa’s economy was “in trouble”. “Brain drain” – the long-term departure of skilled people from a country – was part of the discussion. “For every one professional immigrating to South Africa, eight professionals are leaving our […]

Homecoming Trends Report 2019

On Wednesday 22nd May 2019 Homecoming Revolution, the “Brain Gain” headhunting firm for Africa, hosted a VIP Cocktail event at the Saxon Hotel where insights from the Homecoming Trends Report 2019 were shared. Comment from Angel Jones (CEO of Homecoming Revolution): “The findings of this qualitative survey have provided us with key insights into the […]

Africa’s Retail Skills Shortage

In Sub-Saharan Africa’s fast moving and highly competitive consumer market, the importance of hiring the right talent remains critical to the success of retailers. This was among the key insights and trends garnered from the recently held GIBS Retail and Consumer Insights Conference 2019. One of the major themes which emerged from the event was […]

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