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 […]


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 […]

Executives on the move: WeThinkCode Managing Director

Nyari Samushonga has joined South African tech institution WeThinkCode as Managing Director. Nyari will be responsible for building on the success of WeThinkCode by driving sustainable expansion across Africa. With over 16 years of experience as a business leader, digital strategist and financial consultant in South Africa, the United States, Tanzania and Zimbabwe she has […]

Big business sets sights on repats for C-suite roles

Multinationals and big businesses across Sub-Saharan Africa have confirmed that localized C-suite talent works best on the continent. At the recently held Deloitte Africa in 2019 Outlook Conference, Nabeel Laher, Head International Private Equity Old Mutual Alternative Investments, said, “We’ve found better success in employing executives who have ties back home in Africa.  It is […]

Mastercard hosts targeted fintech talent event in London

Homecoming Revolution recently hosted a targeted talent event in London for leading global payments and technology company Mastercard to encourage top Nigerian fintech talent to return home. The event, which took place on 14 December at The Park Plaza Victoria, was titled ‘Connecting you to priceless possibilities in Africa’ and aimed to inform the audience […]

Executives on the move: iVeri Head of Business Development

Tamara Reddy has been appointed as Head of Business Development for payments technology company iVeri. She is a highly experienced business development professional with strong experience in payments in the banking ecosystem. With more than two decades of experience, iVeri has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the payments industry across most African countries.  Within […]

Executives on the move: Phil Mokoele

Phil Mokoele has been appointed Store Operations Director for Massdiscounters t/a Game and DionWired. He is a seasoned operations executive with almost 20 years’ experience in retail.   Within his new role, Phil will be responsible for providing sound leadership and direction to regional and store managers countrywide as well as to ensure all new […]

Executives on the Move: Makro Digital Marketing Manager

Kerry Ho Van Rensburg has been appointed as Digital Marketing Manager for Makro. She is a strong strategic marketer with an excellent lead generation, analytics and content management track record. Within her new role, Kerry is responsible for developing a senior, experienced digital marketing capability in the organisation as a key pillar of the business’s […]

TFG hosts SA IT talent event in London

Homecoming Revolution recently hosted a targeted talent event in London for TFG Infotec to woo South African IT professionals home. The event, which took place on 28 September at The Park Plaza Victoria, brought together seasoned IT candidates for an informative and insightful evening on the opportunities offered by TFG in Cape Town. Each candidate […]

Executives on the Move: Executive Head SBF Foundation

Halli Manolakos-Tsehisi has been appointed as Executive Head of Students for a Better Future Foundation. She is responsible for managing the implementation, evaluation and continued growth and development of the key functions of the foundation: scholarship recruitment; Grade 7 preparatory programme; school scholarship programme; tertiary programme and Alumni Association. When asked what appealed most about […]

Executives on the Move: Samsung Consumer Electronics Director

Reggie Nxumalo has been appointed Consumer Electronics Director for Samsung South Africa. He is responsible for guiding and driving Samsung’s consumer electronics arm to the future as well as motivating digital adoption among consumers. Reggie says the opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading consumer electronic brands is what appealed most about the […]

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