‘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 […]

 “My gut was telling me to return home”

Analytical chemist Anthony Gachanja returned to Kenya with a mission to bring chemistry and equipment to scientists. The sixth of seven children in his family, Anthony Gachanja spent his childhood in rural Kenya working on his parents’ farm and attending a small, basic local school. It was here he became captivated by chemistry. “I just […]

“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 […]

5 things I have learnt as a diaspora returnee

Homecomer Oluwakemi Loriade shares 5 things she learnt since returning to Africa in 2016. It’s been over a year since I “moved back” to Africa.I kept telling friends and family that I wanted to leave Washington DC. It felt like the right time to return to the continent I left at 15 to attend boarding school […]

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 […]

“It’s been a rollercoaster!”

Kim van Wyk and her family have been back in South Africa for just over a year.  She looks back on her first year back home. We are so happy! Now that’s not to say it has been easy. I was 20 weeks pregnant when we arrived, and we had not planned our little miracle […]

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