Brexit – Let this be a Lesson

Angel Jones weighs in on how Britain’s vote to leave the EU could impact Africans at home and abroad.  I woke up earlier than usual on Friday morning with a strange premonition. I immediately turned on the news and couldn’t believe my eyes to see that the UK Leave campaign was projected to win. The rest of […]

Business Day Wanted: Homecoming Revolution CEO Angel Jones on the organisation’s journey

WANTED, Business Day’s award-winning lifestyle and culture magazine, spoke to our CEO Angel Jones on the journey that led to Homecoming Revolution’s inception, expansion, and success.  Picture this: Nelson Mandela addressing a crowd of South Africa expatriates in Trafalgar Square from the balcony of South Africa House, and in that crowd, a highflying ad executive: Angel […]

Brand SA gets audience on their feet at Homecoming Revolution London 2016

Pumela Salela, Brand South Africa’s UK country head and one of the keynote speakers at Homecoming Revolution’s March 2016 London event, played popular South African song,  When You Come Back,  to inspire the audience to return home. When it was first written, the song, written by singer & songwriter Vusi Mahlasela, was a popular anti-apartheid anthem, addressed […]

Africa’s leaders emphasise need to retain the continent’s top talent

Africa’s leaders have this week emphasised the need to retain the continent’s top talent. This week, Senegal is hosting the inaugural Next Einstein Forum (NEF). The gathering brings together the continent’s top thinkers in policy, industry, science, and civil society who are meeting to discuss the future of African talent & how to effectively combat the […]

4 key trends emerge from Homecoming Revolution London 2016

Johannesburg – Four key trends have emerged from Homecoming Revolution’s latest event in London. Homecoming Revolution, the recruitment firm for global Africans, hosted an interactive careers and networking event at the Park Plaza Victoria on 4 & 5 March. The event, attended by approximately 400 people, equipped Africans living in the UK with everything they […]

Goodbye Europe, Hello Africa

High growth markets, a shortage of skills and the potential for innovation are driving Africans abroad to return home to exciting career opportunities. When Ernestina Ellen Boadi resigned from her job as an Events Management Executive in London, it wasn’t because she planned to switch to a better job in the city. Instead, the 30 […]

The importance of African diaspora talent

The demand for African talent has never been higher, and the ever-growing economies of the continent are calling for the senior leadership skills of the African diaspora to return home. In a recent survey entitled ‘Attracting and Retaining Executive Talent in Africa’, Russell Reynolds Associates established that the diaspora’s talent pool is perceived as vital […]

Don’t give up. Show up. 

It’s been a frenetic and fraught year for South Africa, filled with much stress and uncertainty.  I just want to rush off to the beach and bury my head in the sand. What a shock end-of-year blow we received with President Jacob Zuma’s sacking of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on Wednesday night.  As I write […]

Why talent is key to unlocking Africa’s competitiveness

Sub-Saharan Africa continues its solid performance, set to grow at 4.4% in 2014, second to emerging and developing Asia, bearing witness to the region’s economic potential. However, Africa’s levels of productivity and competitiveness remain low, largely held down by the more basic drivers of competitiveness, such as weak institutions, poor infrastructure and insufficient health and education sectors. In […]

How Angel Jones’ Homecoming Revolution is helping Africans abroad return home

You may be living the highlife in London or Perth, earning a fortune with the world at your fingertips, but where do you feel really alive? A sense of purpose and belonging… Family and friends… The outdoor lifestyle… Making a difference… There are many reasons why South Africans abroad are returning. The Money Show’s Bruce […]

Africans in the US to be wooed home

Homecoming Revolution, the brain gain company for Africa, is hosting its inaugural USA event on 25 September. Taking place at the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square, Speed Meet New York will introduce Africans living in the USA to top employers back home,  provide inspirational content and practical tools on returning including property and relocation […]

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