Counting the World Cup benefits

Skills ‘flowing back into South Africa’

The "brain drain" of professionals from South Africa is showing signs of reversing, with 359 000 high-skilled South Africans having returned to the country since the global financial crisis of 2008-09, according to the latest figures from workforce management company Adcorp.
South African fusion restaurant a hit in Houston

South African fusion restaurant a hit in Houston

Peli Peli, the first South African fusion restaurant concept in the United States, has been selected as a 2013 Diners' Choice Award winner for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the United States.
Helping the SA Diaspora to give back

Helping the SA Diaspora to give back

Acknowledging the important role the South African Diaspora can play in shaping the future of the country, Homecoming Revolution has launched an online giving community to enable South Africans living abroad to connect with thousands of good causes across the country.
In London

Expatriate voters acknowledged

The government has acknowledged the important role that South African voters abroad played in the country's 2009 general election, saying it boded well for building a global South African "brain-bank" to help bring investment and skills back into the country.
In London

In London, voting for identity

At 4am, London is dark and raining. While my taxi snakes me through the deserted streets, a trainee Jesuit priest is camped outside South Africa House ... Timothy Schultz joins the queue to vote in South Africa's general election, and asks himself why he's doing it.
In London

In London, voting for South Africa

South Africans gathered in their thousands in Trafalgar Square, London on Wednesday to vote for their country's future. John Battersby joins them, and is reminded of the crowd that gathered in the same place 25 years ago, to help consign apartheid to the past.
Taking tennis shoes to Africa

Taking tennis shoes to Africa

Fourteen years after South Africa's transition to democracy, many children in the country still don't get the chance to play certain sports - such as tennis - because of the cost of equipment. Former South African Brian Modise, a college tennis coach in the US, is spearheading an initiative to do something about this.
South Africa's global 'brain bank'

South Africa’s global ‘brain bank’

Priceless human capital has left South Africa. The Homecoming Revolution and skills-hungry employers are trying to get it back. Global South Africans, a complementary initiative by the International Marketing Council of SA, is harnessing the capital where it now resides.
South Africa mag hits UK shelves

South Africa mag hits UK shelves

South Africa magazine, the first magazine to bring SA to the international market, has hit the shelves in the UK, targeting property owners, tourists, potential investors, as well as "anyone who enjoys the vibrant culture of this unique destination."
JSE named Africa's best

‘Harness Africa’s diaspora’

The expertise of the African diaspora should be harnessed to provide the extra capacity Africa needs as it moves to its next stage of development, a senior World Bank official tells the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town.

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