Homecomer’s mission to make SA’s story more accessible

South African homecomer Michael Charlton’s highly acclaimed My Father’s Coat is a one-man show written with the intention of bringing South Africa’s history to life. The show condenses South Africa’s epic narrative into a bite-size story which is both compelling and accurate. My Father’s Coat has drawn amazing emotion from South Africans and non-South Africans […]

Paul Harris: South Africa in sy moer?

Paul Harris, former CEO of FirstRand Limited, was invited to his old school, Maritzburg College, as Guest of Honour and Guest Speaker at a recent event. Harris was Head Prefect in 1967. The event was attended by old boys from as far back as 1944, according to Maritzburg College. Besides reminiscing in an entertaining manner, […]

A 23rd Birthday Poem for South Africa

The below poem was written by Homecoming Revolution CEO Angel Jones to mark the celebration of 23 years of freedom in South Africa on 27 April. Hello OUR SA, hip hip hooray! Here is how Google celebrates us today! Enoch Sontonga wrapped in our colours, Composer of anthems for sisters and brothers. We were born free, […]

This is the call to come together

Last week was a sad week in South Africa with the loss of struggle stalwart Uncle Kathy (Ahmed Kathrada). At Kathrada’s funeral there was a standing ovation when former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe quoted the struggle stalwart’s letter urging President Jacob Zuma to resign. We are a very special nation. As Professor Jonathan Jansen put […]

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 […]

Don’t give up. Show up. 

It’s been a frenetic and fraught year for South Africa, filled with much stress and uncertainty.  I just want to rush off to the beach and bury my head in the sand. What a shock end-of-year blow we received with President Jacob Zuma’s sacking of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on Wednesday night.  As I write […]

The Brain Gain: SA expats are flocking back home

This article appeared on Fin24 on 1 September Leaving the land of your birth, to settle in another country, is never an easy process. Logistically, financially, culturally, and above all, emotionally, it’s a change that sparks upheaval as well as opportunity. But harder still, is making the decision to pack up and come back home. […]

Madiba: Celebrating a life like no other

Father, husband, peacemaker, mentor and master, our beloved Madiba was many things to many people, and most of all- an inspirational leader. A few years before Nelson Mandela died, Homecoming Revolution commissioned different South African artists to create different portraits of Madiba to celebrate his remarkable life and achievements. It was Madiba himself who inspired […]

OPINION: Light the way in a darkling SA

From a tent meeting in Emalahleni (Witbank) to a school hall in eThekwini (Durban); from a synagogue in Parktown to a church funeral in Port Elizabeth, I find a strain of concern, an urgency that was not there before. Our people are worried. They are black and white, middle class and struggling. It is a […]

OPINION: The SA emotional rollercoaster

Mandy Wiener says South Africans experience the full spectrum of emotions on an almost daily basis. This country makes us so angry sometimes. Like throw things against the wall angry. At the top of the long list of things to be angry about is e-tolls and the rage was almost tangible when Deputy President Cyril […]

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