Homecoming Revolution’s careers and networking event (4 and 5 March), aims to equip attendees with the knowledge they need to make the decision to return to their home countries. The event is currently being held at London’s Park Plaza Victoria and some 400 Africans living in the UK will take part.
The pan-African recruitment firm has found that the majority of Africans interested in the event are South Africans and that they’re increasingly feeling the pull of home. This is despite the somewhat unstable political and economic state of the country.
“Key factors like friends and family, the incredible lifestyle, a sense of belonging and 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 Angel Jones, CEO of Homecoming Revolution.
Attendees will be presented with career opportunites back home with pan-African employers including: Agco, Bryanston Consulting, Guaranty Trust Bank, Ipreo, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Mace and MultiChoice. Pam Golding Properties will also provide an update on African property markets and White & Co will present removals information. Participants will also find out about private schooling options with schools like Kingsmead, Bishops, Hilton College, St John’s College and Roedene School.
Entertainment will be provided in the form of South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz and keynote speakers will discuss their homecoming stories and offer insight into the continent. Chris Kirubi (Kenyan businessman and entrepreneur), Bankole Cardoso (Nigerian homecomer and entrepreneur) and Eddie Mandhry (Director for Africa, Yale Office for International Affairs) are some of the speakers expected to attend.
“Active citizens are a nation’s biggest asset,” says Brand South Africa CEO, Kingsley Makhubela. “Part of active citizenry is to fly the country’s flag and tell our positive stories. Brand South Africa calls on citizens, wherever you may be, to play your part and fly our country’s flag with pride and patriotism. Very few countries have as vibrant and diverse a democracy as South Africa. In our 22nd year of democracy, we must celebrate, honour and protect this.”
For more information to book tickets, visit Homecoming Revolution’s website.