‘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 […]

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 […]

An independent index to monitor SA’s Rama-recovery

In the mid-1990s, my career journey took me from journalism into Absa, and helping turn around a reputation then in the gutter. One of the best tools was the Campbell Belman report, a long-standing survey by financial market influencers – investors, research analysts, media – which ranked companies against their peers. While the science of […]

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 […]

7 things to know before returning to Ghana

From the United States of America to the Queensland to the land down under, in the past decade more Ghanaians have repatriated than ever in history. Though many still pursue the American dream and desire to move abroad for various reasons, many who have tasted the other side seek to join the “moving back” train […]

“The returning diaspora is vital to Nigeria”

Ope Adeyemi, a Solutions Architect at Softcom Nigeria, returned home after an almost 2-year stay in the United Kingdom where he studied for a Master’s Degree in Control & Systems Engineering. 1.Q: Can you share the main motivation behind your decision to move back? A: The returning diaspora is vital to Nigeria’s reconstruction and development […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa endorses Homecoming Revolution

President Cyril Ramaphosa endorsed the work done by Homecoming Revolution in the National Assembly on 5 November 2015. The President said, “We applaud those who have started various initiatives. There are people who have started the Homecoming Revolution and are encouraging a number of people to come back home and utilize their skills here.” Watch […]

Welcome home to the turmoil & hope

Justin Foxton writes a letter to his sister who is about to return to South Africa after living in Britain for the past 4 years.  Dear M, I hope you are well and surviving that UK weather. I wish you could send some rain to the Western Cape. The drought down there is horrific. What […]

‘I have learnt to prize flexibility’

Anne Jason, the executive sourcing leader for Sub-Saharan Africa in GE Global Operations, spent 13 years living and working away from home before returning to Kenya. She worked in consulting in the United States and South Africa, with experience in Europe and Asia. Despite her global career, Anne began to feel the call of home. […]

The psychological impact of emigration

Mobility is one of the most significant characteristics of our globalized world. This has had a deep impact on families and relationships all over the world and especially in many countries in Africa. Nonetheless even when only one person leaves his or her country emigration is never just an individual event. Both those leaving and […]

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