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 […]

Africa has been ‘exporting brains.’ Now it’s trying to lure them back

Highly skilled Africans, your continent needs you. That’s the motivational message from Homecoming Revolution, a recruitment firm aiming to reverse the “brain drain” in African economies by wooing back talented professionals living abroad. A common path for ambitious Africans involves heading to Britain or the United States for college, earning degrees at top schools — and […]

Homecoming Revolution Insights Report 2015

Homecoming Revolution, the brain gain company for Africa, undertook a study from February – August 2015 to better understand African repatriation and immigration patterns. The online survey examines a broad range of issues including the core reasons why people move abroad, the key trigger factors that encourage people to return home, what people miss most […]

Thabo Mbeki’s Speed Meet Jozi Speech

REMARKS OF THE PATRON OF THE TMF, THABO MBEKI, AT THE “SPEED MEET AFRICA” HOMECOMING REVOLUTION: JOHANNESBURG, 14 AUGUST, 2015. Programme director, Leaders of the Homecoming Revolution, Distinguished participants: Our country and Continent owe Angel Jones and her colleagues a great debt of gratitude for the initiative they took to form and sustain our host […]

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