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 […]

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 […]

From NYC to Jozi then Lagos & back to Harare

Debbie Peters is a consultant with extensive experience private equity funds, investments, infrastructure, real estate and healthcare with a focus on Africa. She has set up various off-shore funds in Mauritius, a real estate fund in Nigeria and is currently consulting to banks, multinationals and insurance companies in Zimbabwe as well as advising star-ups and […]

‘I get to see my family & childhood friends always’

Fashion designer Helena Aya Aidoo-Morrison the brain behind the Aya Morrison fashion label, spent six years living abroad before returning to Ghana.  Her brand is one of the most popular fashion brands in Ghana providing style-conscious women affordable luxury from purses, bags, and accessories to their one-of-a-kind swim and resort wear offerings. Here is her […]

A South African love story

I fell in love at the age of 43. Not that responsible love which I know, or that infatuated love which I also know. But I fell in love in that real love way. When you can see someone for who they are – flaws and virtues – and love them anyway. Real love is […]

What African expats miss most about home

1. Friends and family Home truly where the heart is. Emotional ties to family and friends are the top thing that Africans in the diaspora miss most about home. Kids growing up with grannies and grandpas close by and knowing their roots is a big factor. According to a survey conducted by Homecoming Revolution, in […]

South Africans expats have been urged to return home

London – South African expats have been urged to return home “and assist in creating a better country.” Speaking at the Homecoming Revolution event at the London Expo 2014, several South Africans urged their fellow citizens “to come back where they belong.” Lead SA activist and Head of Crime Line, Yusuf Abramjee, told hundreds of expats […]