South Africans still feel pull to return despite uncertain climate
“Key factors like friends & family, the incredible lifestyle, a sense of belonging & a desire to make a difference keep the idea of returning home top of mind among a number of South Africans living in London, ” says Homecoming Revolution CEO Angel Jones.
Homecoming Revolution, a Pan-African executive recruitment firm, is hosting a careers and networking event in London this weekend at the Park Plaza Victoria on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th March.
The event, which aims to equip South Africans, Nigerians, Kenyans and Ghanaian’s abroad with all the knowledge they need to make the decision to return, is being attended by approximately 400 Africans living in the United Kingdom who are interested in opportunities back home, majority of whom are South African.
Headlining the event is hilarious South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz. Delegates will also be inspired by true homecomer stories & expert insights on the continent from incredible keynotes including: Chris Kirubi (Kenyan Businessman & Entrepreneur), Bankole Cardoso (Nigerian homecomer & entrepreneur), Eddie Mandhry (Director for Africa, Yale Office for International Affairs) & Linda Magapatona – Sangaret (Brand South Africa Chief Marketing Officer).
Attendees will encounter career opportunities back home with top Pan-African employers including: Agco, Bryanston Consulting, Guaranty Trust Bank, Ipreo, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Mace and MultiChoice. They will learn all about the African property market with Pam Golding Properties, get removals advice with White & Co & find out about top private schools back home including: Kingsmead, Bishops, Hilton College, St John’s College & Roedene School.
Delegates will also speed-meet with fellow attendees, homecomers, media, business heads and opinion leaders about their personal views on coming home. Included in the £12 ticket price is a Taste of Home snack-pack filled with some of South Africa’s best-loved snacks plus a Brand South Africa Cocktail on the Friday & a Pam Golding lunch on the Saturday.
“A recent homecomer told me that he didn’t come home in spite of the problems, he chose to return because of the problems. This is exactly the sentiment being expressed by several South Africans abroad,” says Jones. Jones adds that while there are the naysayers determined to drag South Africa’s name through the mud, they are often the very people who feel so passionately about home.
Click here to RSVP to the event.