London 2016

4th & 5th March 2016 at the Park Plaza, Victoria.

Speed Meet Africa London 2016 took place on 4th and 5th March 2016 at the Park Plaza Victoria. Attended by approximately 400 people, the interactive event equipped Africans living in the UK with everything they need to know about returning home including careers, property, relocation services, schools & immigration advice. Keynotes included: Nik Rabinowitz (South African Comedian), Bankole Cardoso (Nigerian homecomer & entrepreneur), Eddie Mandhry (Director for Africa, Yale Office for International Affairs) & Pumela Salela (Brand South Africa UK Country Head).

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Companies:

Africa Health Placements, Agco, Brand South Africa, Bryanston Resources, Guaranty Trust Bank, Ipreo,  Mace, MultiChoice, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Pam Golding Properties & White & Company.

Post Event: Average of 4 candidates being pursued
per employer.

Industries represented by attending companies:

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Breakdown of delegates by gender:
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A few words from our Clients:


“A well organised event which was a one-stop shop for acquiring talent for all our operations across the continent” – Clement O’Reilly, Multichoice

“It was a great platform to showcase what Ipreo has to offer potential homecomers.” – Alois Nyamarebvu, Ipreo

“An exceptional event. This year, we saw an even greater emotional connection to Africa,”– Pumela Salela, Brand South Africa

“Through Homecoming Revolution, Angel is living her heart’s-passion. Her obvious vulnerability to the fact that she is embracing her dream has encouraged me to commit to living a life that serves the interests of the next person. uMntu ngumntu ngabantu.”  Esther Dlamini, Africa Health Placements

“The Homecoming Revolution illustrated the number of South Africans and Africans who are eager to return home.  If they are entrepreneurial they are excited about the potential that emerging markets   offer, they want to be close to family and miss the lifestyle and sun. Pam Golding Properties look forward to assisting them in finding their dream home when they return to Africa.” – Lanice Steward, Pam Golding Properties

“The Homecoming Revolution Speed meet event in London has been a refreshing and exciting spin for a tired recruitment function that craves new ways to source talent. Thank you for linking us to our critical talent aboard.” – Althea Wicomb, Agco

“Attracting diaspora talent back into our African businesses remains a priority, and attending these sort of events held by the Homecoming Revolution highlight our commitment to that” – Stuart McKechnie, Mace Group

“The event was well-organised, and the programme was well thought out and followed through. The quality of talent showcased at the event is commendable and the Homecoming Revolution staff were pleasant and supportive.”  Nkeiru Nzeka, GT Bank

A few words from Attendees:


“Thank you so much for a lovely event on Friday, it was so inspiring, gave me goose bumps and definitely gave me a hope of returning in the future.” – Danielle Lefebvre

“I found the presentations and speed sessions really informative – Nik was of course the best!” – Ruvimbo Nyangoni

“Thanks for an outstanding homecoming event you planned for us. I’m proud of you and it is encouraging to see our people going beyond expectation in delivering the service.  I’m convinced that this event was solely God’s plan for my return. I spoke to the team and I have already decided it is time for me to go home and render services for my people. I am looking forward at an offer then I’ll be officially part of the team. I always tell people that South Africa is the best place to be! Keep it up! KEEP SHINING!” – Dr Nomusa Raphesu

“Thanks very much for laying on such a great event. I will be heading back to SA, or possibly another African country this year having worked in Broadcast in the UK for 18 years.” – Julian Smith

“I had the pleasure of attending Homecoming Revolution event. It really helped me confirm that moving back home to Cape Town is 100% the right thing for me. So thank you! Now that the decision to move back is set, I need to make it happen. One of the biggest challenges in taking the leap back home was the insecurity in finding a job. The event has given me so much hope.” – Juanique Ferreira

”Inspiring, thought-provoking and I feel absolutely energised and excited about the prospect of returning back home. I think Homecoming Revolution has absolutely achieved its objectives in every way.” – Nana Ocran

”Inspiration , motivation, passion to go back home is still on thanks to the drive and dedication of the team.” – Pumlani Bangani

“Inspirational and motivating. Very helpful!” – Maphala Mojapelo

“Chair of the event, Nik Rabinowitz, the world’s leading Xhosa-Speaking Jewish South African comic, was hilarious. The venue is top class and easy to reach by London transport. I’m positive the best is yet to come. Long live Homecoming Revolution.” – Xolani Xala

“Awesome event, looking forward to future events.” – Cindy Martins

“Amazing event. Very inspirational. The best thing was the people – it was a great crowd,” – Peter S

“I was very touched by the inspirational stories. They bought tears to my eyes.” – Tinta Mulomo

“I am considering relocating and the event was very informative. I needed something to give me that push and this event was it.” – Michael Muyinda

“Thanks for the great night, can’t wait to move back to Cape Town! Keep up the great work!” – Brian Wilson

“I enjoyed the speakers, particularly the comedian, and the atmosphere. The freebies were lovely, scarves, hats, SA treats, all very nice. The venue, too, was very convenient and well chosen. Overall, I am very pleased I attended this event. It gave me food for thought and I liked to see the passion expressed by the company’s founder and several of the speakers. I remain a loyal South African abroad, but may not have been moved to take the next step, in practical terms.” – Caren Urbani

Event Programme:

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