We moved home for our kids

After completing Matric, Jacqueline de Rozario-Knezevich, sold her first car and bought a one-year return ticket to England. The plan was to work hard, save money and come home to buy her first house cash. Little did she know it was going to be a 14-year staycation. It all changed when I met my British […]

“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 […]

“Our hearts are singing, we are home”

  Homecomer Jennifer McQuillan recounts her homecomer journey since returning four months ago.  We arrived in Johannesburg in September, and the last four months have been wonderful and frustrating and hectic and on the whole, oh so very GOOD. South Africa is one rather special place… we are getting used to being greeted by strangers […]

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 […]

Goodbye New Zealand. Hello Home.

Story from The Diedericks Adventure Diary. Well, let’s get to it and just drop this bomb while it’s hot. WE ARE COMING HOME. (and no not with our tails between our legs either) Surprised? Shocked? In horror? I’m sure many of you will feel or think many different things depending on your relationship with us or […]

Business Day Wanted: Homecoming Revolution CEO Angel Jones on the organisation’s journey

WANTED, Business Day’s award-winning lifestyle and culture magazine, spoke to our CEO Angel Jones on the journey that led to Homecoming Revolution’s inception, expansion, and success.  Picture this: Nelson Mandela addressing a crowd of South Africa expatriates in Trafalgar Square from the balcony of South Africa House, and in that crowd, a highflying ad executive: Angel […]

A message to London Saffas from Nik Rabinowitz

Hi London Saffas!  Guys. It’s time to come home. Seriously. Think about the benefits: It’s been 40 degrees in Joburg for a month and we’re experiencing an incredible drought, so you’re guaranteed NO RAIN. Our beaches are all made of sand, not rocks, so you can wear flip flops, and avoid that pesky wellie tan. And if […]

Barista by the Sea

Marck Barter knows my husband’s name, and his favourite beach breaks. Which boards he likes to use for each break, and who made them. He knows my daughter’s names, where they go to school and when they are writing exams. He’s seen them grow from hot chocolate to cappuccino. He even carved birthday presents for […]

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