Jan 31

January 2017 – Make the Circle Bigger


Homecoming Revolution News
We’re the recruitment firm for global Africans

It’s been an exciting start to the year with our ever-widening circle of top African professionals who want to return home.

There’s a special magic when you connect face-to-face with top candidates in an inspirational and stimulating setting. So we’re thrilled to be partnering with the Harvard Africa Conference in February and the Oxford Africa Conference in May.

If you’re ready to climb the next rung on your career ladder, have a look at our selection of pan-African job opportunities.

And if you’re an employer needing top talent, please get in touch.

Onwards & Upwards
The Homecoming Revolution Team

Tapping Into Our Circle
Homecoming Revolution works tirelessly to nurture a global circle of highly skilled African professionals.

“We’re looking forward to another successful year of matching executive candidates to top careers at home,” comments Faye Tessendorf, Director at Homecoming Revolution.

“Employers are working with us not just for end-to-end recruitment but they’re also tapping into our circle with our Unique Mapping offering.

These exclusive candidate lists give in-house recruitment teams a rare selection of talent for live vacancies, competitor intelligence and succession planning,” continues Tessendorf.

Here are a few quick facts about Homecoming Revolution’s unrivalled network:

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  • We’ve hosted over 40 international events
  • We’ve attended over 110 pan-African networking conferences
  • The team has had face-to-face contact with 19 000 African professionals worldwide
  • We bring strong marketing expertise together with a proven recruitment track record


“Being out-and-about also enables us to introduce ‘wild card’ candidates to employers. And we’ve had surprising success with this innovative match-making approach,” concludes Tessendorf.

If you’re an employer, get in touch to tap into our circle.

Deloitte Africa Conference
Last week Homecoming Revolution attended the “Africa 2017 – Shaping the Continent’s Future” Conference at Deloitte in Johannesburg.  It was a meeting of minds with sobering considerations and exciting trends for our year ahead.

Itumeleng Kgaboesele
(Sphere Holdings) & Lwazi Bam (Deloitte)
Kevin Black (Deloitte), Peter Matlare (Barclays) & Dr Martyn Davies (Deloitte)
Dr. Martyn Davies (Deloitte), Konrad Reuss (Standard & Poor’s), Ronnie Ntuli (Thelo Rolling Stock), Innocent Dutiro (MMI) & Dr. Nkosana Moyo (MINDS)

Angel Jones
(Homecoming Revolution) & Marianne Fraser (Deloitte).
Celebrating Mandela’s Legacy
Last month, Homecoming Revolution attended the poignant gathering of the 3rd Anniversary of Madiba’s passing at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Speakers included Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and Dr Leon Wessels. Ramaphosa stressed the importance of redressing economic inequality and called on South Africans to “read your beautifully crafted constitution in order to know your rights”.

In the News
Our CEO joined ENCA’s Moneyline to discuss Homecoming Revolution’s Pan-African recruitment activities across Africa and why it’s so critical to get talented professionals back to Africa. Watch here.
The Harvard Africa Business Conference
A Selection of Job Opportunities
We are recruiting for top roles across a variety of sectors across the continent. Ensure we have your details by uploading your CV & please spread the word to your friends & family.

A multinational retailer is seeking the following candidates for their Johannesburg offices:

Talented African Homecomers
Please get in touch if you are interested in recruiting any of the following candidates:

South African Male – High-level GM just returned home from Ghana with strong Commercial, Sales, Marketing results across FMCG, Aviation, Tourism and Media

Kenyan Female – Development Management Specialist focusing on Advisory. Country experience in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, USA and Zimbabwe.

South African & Nigerian Dual Citizen – Senior Data Analytics Executive with an MBA in Corporate Finance – Wants to Return home from New York

Nigerian Male – Top Tier Banking & Financial Services Specialist just returned home from South Africa with over 20 years of experience & an MBA in corporate finance and strategy, as well as a second Master degree in Finance and Investment management.

South African Female – Business Development & Strategy Executive with investment banking & IT exposure – Wants to return home from Switzerland

South African Male – Strategy & Business Development Expertise 16 years of experience spanning the Computer Technology and Oil & Gas industries. Wants to return home from the Netherlands.

Homecomer Stories: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

The Exciting but Sobering Realities of Moving Back to Kenya.

I have yet to decide exactly what I will be doing when I land back in but my heart has “+254” stamped all over it – so that is the only place I am considering. It has been a wild adventure going to school and working in over 30 international cities in the past decade – from Addis Ababa to Phoenix, Abuja to London, San Francisco to Accra, Abidjan to Warri, Dakar to Buffalo. Read more.


Everyday in Nigeria is an Experience.

Through the Nigerian lens, that crazy business idea you had when you were daydreaming on the bus, suddenly doesn’t look quite so crazy.

Entrepreneurship and building something of your own isn’t seen as daring, it’s part of the national identity & its part of the reason why so many people want to move here in the first place. Read more.


My love for this country knows no limits.

After living in the States for nearly two decades, Leigh Barrett decided to come back to SA – and fell in love with her homeland.

I left South Africa in 1998 – not for any of the usual reasons people used to leave South Africa, but simply because there was another world out there. I packed up my five dogs and hit the plane to New York. Read more.

#HeartAfrica Campaign
Share your captured #heartAfrica moment with us on our social media platforms.