Talent Agenda Series brings East Africa’s business and HR leaders together in Nairobi to crack human capital questions

From 24-25 May 2017, more than 200 senior leaders from across East Africa’s regional and multinational employers will gather in Nairobi for far-reaching human capital discussions around the region’s talent agenda. The meeting, hosted by Global Career Company, will deal with the business response to macroeconomic challenges and disruptive trends, and how human capital approaches will in turn accommodate strategic shifts. By the end of the two-day conference, key decision makers will have formed a clear way ahead for the region’s human capital in 2017.

Nairobi, Kenya: 6 March 2017 – The Talent Agenda Series East Africa Human Capita; Conference has been established in partnership with the region’s businesses, multi-lateral institutions and professional associations. Now in its second year, the event in Nairobi exists to provide a platform where key stakeholders can ‘lead the talent agenda’, something Global Career Company’s Managing Director, Rupert Adcock alludes to,

“We believe business has a real role to play in unlocking Africa’s human capital potential. With what’s predicted to be the world’s biggest workforce by 2035, business is not just a user of the talent pool, but also a key stakeholder in shaping what that talent pool is, through initiatives to drive development within and outside the organisation.”

At the Talent Agenda Series, this is achieved by more than 200 of the business leadership community coming together, with discussion ranging from global and regional macroeconomic trends, to disruptive business factors, before reaching into talent specifically, through data insight and a range of human resources topics going from organisational design and change to technical HR around attraction, retention and development.

It is a dynamic forum, whose past speakers in East Africa include…

This year’s event is set to grow further, with more than 200 leaders expected in attendance to discuss the 2017 theme of… . This will include sessions on… and …, including an interactive workshop featuring exclusive data from the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Study, led by Willis Towers Watson.

Professional development points are expected to be handed out to HR practitioners attending, making the Talent Agenda Series East Africa Conference, not only a place to pick up on the latest trends, but also somewhere to secure compliance with professional guidelines and to maintain professional growth.

For more information on the awards please go to www.talentagendaseries.com

 

Making an impact a key theme for African talent as World Bank Group is crowned Careers in Africa Employer of Choice 2016

In the 2nd Careers in Africa Employer of Choice awards, produced from the continent’s most wide-ranging survey of talent, World Bank Group was awarded the top prize, for the most attractive employer in the view of the African talent pool.

Johannesburg, South Africa: 3 November 2016 – The Pan-African leg of the Talent Agenda Series event, produced by Global Career Company, hosted the second Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards last night, with a series of awards presented to employers who have excelled in eighteen categories across multiple employer attractiveness criteria. Heading the list of winners, with victory in the overall category, was the World Bank Group.

The Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards are the only African employer attractiveness awards voted entirely by the talent pool itself. Using data gathered from Careers in Africa Employer of Choice, a survey featuring the views of more than 6,000 African professionals.

The awards methodology takes company ratings provided by prospective employers across multiple attraction drivers, asking talent to grade organisations against all drivers. This makes the receipt of a Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Award a prestigious honour, as the awards are both voted by talent, and comprised from a wide variety of data points.

Rupert Adcock, Managing Director of the Global Career Company, said of the Awards

“Once again, the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards have identified the employers really delivering for the African talent pool across the continent and around the world. The winning employers have managed to create a perception of excellence to match their popularity. By firing the imagination of the talent pool, these employers are doing their part to close the talent gap in Africa. The World Bank Group has proved to be the most attractive employer brand on the continent this year.”

The full list of winners across the eighteen categories included World Bank Group, Econet, Nigeria LNG, IBM, Safaricom, Central Bank of Nigeria, Dangote Group, GE, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, DHL, AngloGold Ashanti, Exxon Mobil, Mastercard, GSK and McKinsey & Company.

In the Study behind the Awards, Global Career Company with support from professional services company Willis Towers Watson, found significant information on the attraction drivers which matter to African talent, with development, making an impact and salary all featuring among the top drivers. Contrary to the global norms provided by Willis Towers Watson’s Global Workforce Study, the importance of making an impact on an organisation rises to among the attraction drivers of greatest importance for African talent. This highlights the desire of African professionals generally to have a direct, positive impact on the organisations they join, and the importance of employers positioning the opportunity to do so within their value propositions for talent.

For more information on the awards please go to www.talentagendaseries.com

List of Categories, Category Criteria and Award Winners

The full list of nominees can be viewed here: https://www.talentagendaseries.com/pan-africa-awards-nominees/

The category criteria and winners are as follows:

DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Covering the full spectrum of training and development, this prize recognises those employers seen to set the standard in providing their employees with the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential and take their careers to the next level.

Winner: IBM

Runner Up: McKinsey & Company

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

The ability of a company’s leadership to stand out as a provider of decisive, intelligent and clear direction has clear links to team happiness and performance. This award recognises those employers whose senior leadership and management structures are seen by the talent pool as the strongest on the continent.

Winner: Econet

Runner Up: Anadarko

CSR EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

This award acknowledges the work done by African employers in demonstrating that their business makes a positive and lasting effect on the world around them. In fast growing markets where development goes hand in hand with corporate success, this award recognises the ability of its nominees to be seen delivering beyond their commercial targets.

Winner: Safaricom

Runner Up: Econet

REWARD EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

The award for those seen to lead the way in terms of the compensation and benefts they provide to their employees. From base salary to retirement, from short term perks to stock awards, factoring in the degree of choice and flexibility provided, this prize recognises the African employer whose reward programmes are meeting the demands of the African talent pool.

Winner: Nigeria LNG

Runner Up: Central Bank of Nigeria

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: Central Bank of Nigeria

Runner Up: Citi

CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: Dangote Group

Runner Up: Philips

EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, IGO & NGO EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: World Bank Group

Runner Up: African Development Bank

POWER AND ENERGY EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: GE

Runner Up: ABB

FMCG EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: Coca-Cola

Runner Up: SAB Miller

IT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: Microsoft

Runner Up: IBM

LOGISTICS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: DHL

Runner Up: Bollore

MEDIA & TELECOMS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: Safaricom

Runner Up: Econet

PAYMENTS TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: Mastercard

Runner Up: Visa

PHARMACEUTICALS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: GSK

Runner Up: Roche

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: McKinsey & Company

Runner Up: Deloitte

MINING EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: AngloGold Ashanti

Runner Up: Anglo American

OIL & GAS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Winner: Exxon Mobil

Runner Up: Chevron

CAREERS IN AFRICA EMPLOYER OF CHOICE 2016

Our top award recognises the employer who is highest rated of all by the African talent pool. More than 200 brands were considered, ten have been nominated, one will be crowned the Employer of Choice.

Winner: World Bank Group

Runner Up: Exxon Mobil

Sixty leading brands nominated in Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa: 10 October 2016

The World Bank, GE, East African Breweries Ltd, Microsoft, British American Tobacco and MTN are just a few of the brands shortlisted for the 2017 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards, the only Pan-African employer attractiveness awards voted entirely by the global African talent pool.

Brands cannot enter these awards directly, as the nominees are drawn from a survey of the global African talent pool, in which more than 20,000 African professionals have so far provided their views via the most wide-ranging employer attractiveness survey on the continent. The uniquely democratic nature of these awards makes receiving a nomination a particularly notable achievement for the 60 brands listed across 18 categories.

The Awards will be presented at an exclusive ceremony and networking event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 3rd November 2016. This event is hosted by Afreximbank and supported by Pernod Ricard and Coca-Cola Beverages Africa. This event is part of the Talent Agenda Series HR Conference, the key forum for the continent’s human capital development which welcomes more than 30 speakers from major employers and leading experts such as Willis Towers Watson, KPMG, Visa and Steelcase.

Rupert Adcock, Managing Director of the Global Career Company, said of the Awards

“It is fantastic to see employers in Africa being recognised for their impact in the talent pool. The human capital challenges facing Africa, and the wider continent, will be solved by employers delivering great things for their current and future talent.”

In the Study behind the Awards, Global Career Company with support from professional services company Willis Towers Watson, found significant information on the attraction drivers which matter to East African talent, with reward, learning and development, and leadership all featuring.

Yves Duhaldeborde, Director at Towers Watson comments: “This research adds a great deal to the debate on how we compensate workers in Africa. Employers need to look at how to incentivise their workforce through initiatives that encourage new skills and promote opportunities to make a difference to the organisation. “

For more information on the awards please go to www.talentagendaseries.com

Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards 2017 Methodology Notes

The Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards are the only employer attractiveness awards based entirely on the votes of the global African talent pool. The Awards cannot be entered by brands, so there are no entry fees, no entry packs and no lobbying for nominations. Brands are simply voted among the most attractive by their prospective talent, or they are not included.

The votes which make up the Awards are drawn from the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Study. This is the continent’s first employer attractiveness study, completed at scale (by more than 20,000 professionals) from an external talent pool. That is, a survey of talent not currently working for the organisations they are reviewing. Therefore, the Awards are reflective of the impact of employer brands and value propositions on the talent market.

The survey provides a vast amount of data, with almost 100 questions completed per respondent. To draw out the Award results from this data requires a rigorous methodology which gets to the heart of what it means to be an Employer of Choice.

The make-up of an Employer of Choice is multi-dimensional. Popularity and brand awareness matter, as this drives the volume of applications and the ability to source. Equally important though, is the likelihood of an employer being selected over its rivals by talent with multiple offers. Finally, in a competitive talent market, the granularity of the value proposition by attraction drivers also plays a role, with the perception of the employer’s ability to deliver the right employment deal a critical factor in the decision making process talent goes through.

To reflect the multi-dimensional nature of Employer of Choice status, the Awards are judged on an Index created from the survey results. Employers are ranked by a combination of popularity, choosability and perception across key attraction drivers, all of which are provided in the data from the survey. Only by scoring well in all aspects can a Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards nomination be achieved.

The nominees for Careers in Africa Employer of Choice 2017 reflect the highest scoring brands overall, within their sectors and for key themes in attractiveness. They are an exceptional group of employers who have fired the imagination and aspiration of the global African talent pool.

 

List of Categories, Category Criteria and Award Winners

The full list of sixty nominees across eighteen categories can be viewed here: http://www.talentagendaseries.com/pan-africa-awards-nominees/

About Global Career Company

Global Career Company is a specialist recruitment consultancy focused on recruiting excellence for Africa. Established more than 14 years ago, the Company delivers a range of recruitment services through a diverse team of sector and market specialists and a range of well-known regional brands, including the highly successful Careers in Africa and Careers in Maghreb initiatives.

By maintaining relationships with key partners worldwide, by building on a track record of credibility through successful outcomes for clients and candidates, by continuing to extend our leadership of knowledge in this market and by offering excellence across a diverse mix of industry, function and market requirements, we have become, and will remain, the consultancy of choice for more than 550 leading employers across Africa.

Global and Regional Brands Triumphant as P&G Collects Top Award at Inaugural East Africa Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards

Outstanding employers across the region have been recognised for their performance in the first East African employer attractiveness report, with P&G picking up the coveted top award for as Careers in Africa East Africa Employer of Choice, ahead of Ethiopian Airlines, who were the winners in two other categories.

Nairobi, Kenya: 8 September 2016 – The East African leg of the Talent Agenda Series event, produced by Global Career Company, hosted the first East African Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Award last night, with a series of awards presented to employers who have excelled in ten categories across multiple employer attractiveness criteria.

The East African Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Awards are the first East African employer attractiveness awards voted entirely by the East African talent pool itself. Using data gathered from Careers in Africa Employer of Choice, a survey featuring the views of more than 13,000 African professionals.

The awards methodology takes company ratings provided by prospective employers across 29 attraction drivers, asking talent to grade organisations against all drivers. This makes the receipt of a Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Award a prestigious honour, as the awards are both voted by talent, and comprised from a wide variety of data points.

Rupert Adcock, Managing Director of the Global Career Company, said of the Awards

“It is fantastic to see employers in East Africa being recognised for their impact in the talent pool. The human capital challenges facing East Africa, and the wider continent, will be solved by employers delivering great things for their current and future talent.”

In the Study behind the Awards, Global Career Company with support from professional services company Willis Towers Watson, found significant information on the attraction drivers which matter to East African talent, with reward, learning and development, and leadership all featuring.

Yves Duhaldeborde, Director at Towers Watson comments: “This research adds a great deal to the debate on how we compensate workers in Africa. Employers need to look at how to incentivise their workforce through initiatives that encourage new skills and promote opportunities to make a difference to the organisation. “

These findings are echoed across the African diaspora community, suggesting the important factors African employers must consider, to attract individuals back to country of birth once they have left to work overseas.

Sarah Roe comments “An increasing number of African employers are looking to the diaspora to help close the talent gap and provide a source of internationally experienced professionals. A key concern, alongside cultural fit is whether expectations of the diaspora particularly in terms of pay, benefits and speed of promotion, can be matched. However, the research clearly shows that such factors are not of central importance to this group.”

For more information on the awards please go to www.talentagendaseries.com

List of Categories, Category Criteria and Award Winners

The full list of nominees can be viewed here: http://www.talentagendaseries.com/east-africa-awards-nominees

The category criteria and winners are as follows:

DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Covering the full spectrum of training and development, this prize recognises those employers seen to set the standard in providing their employees with the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential and take their careers to the next level.

Winner: Centum Investment

Runner Up: P&G

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

The ability of a company’s leadership to stand out as a provider of decisive, intelligent and clear direction has clear links to team happiness and performance. This award recognises those employers whose senior leadership and management structures are seen by the talent pool as the strongest on the continent.

Winner: Deloitte

Runner Up: Centum Investment

CSR EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

This award acknowledges the work done by African employers in demonstrating that their business makes a positive and lasting effect on the world around them. In fast growing markets where development goes hand in hand with corporate success, this award recognises the ability of its nominees to be seen delivering beyond their commercial targets.www.talentagendaseries.com

Winner: Safaricom

Runner Up: East African Breweries Ltd

REWARD EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

The award for those seen to lead the way in terms of the compensation and benefts they provide to their employees. From base salary to retirement, from short term perks to stock awards, factoring in the degree of choice and flexibility provided, this prize recognises the African employer whose reward programmes are meeting the demands of the African talent pool.

Winner: Ethiopian Airlines

Runner Up: Microsoft

WOMEN’S EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Diversity of the talent pipeline at the attraction stage is inextricably linked to diversity of the workforce. Some employers are more successful than others in creating and communicating a value proposition for female talent. These nominees are the most successful.

Winner: Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim)

Runner Up: Microsoft

GRADUATE EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

This award recognises employers who are successful in creating and promoting a value proposition which appeals to graduate talent.56 | Global Career Company - Nairobi 2016

Winner: East African Breweries Ltd

Runner Up: KPMG

GLOBAL ATTRACTIVENESS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

With more African businesses than ever viewing talent based outside Africa as a critical segment, the ability to attract this group can be a differentiator in a competitive talent market. This prize, combining all motivating factors, is based on data from only those professionals currently based outside Africa, with an emphasis on what matters most to them.

Winner: World Bank Group

Runner Up: Tullow Oil

LOCAL ATTRACTIVENESS EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

The majority of talent hired by African businesses is locally based. This category recognises employers who demonstrate the ability to attract this segment most effectively.

Winner: Ethiopian Airlines

Runner Up: P&G

IMPACTFUL BRAND EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

While most categories in these awards are decided by an average rating, this award recognises pure popularity by nominating those employers most often cited as organisations talent would like to work for.www.talentagendaseries.com

Winner: World Bank Group

Runner Up: African Development Bank

EAST AFRICAN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

Our top award recognises the employer who is highest rated of all by the East African talent pool. More than 500 brands were considered, five have been nominated, one will be crowned East African Employer of Choice.

Winner: P&G

Runner Up: Ethiopian Airlines

 

Global Career Company’s Careers in Africa Initiative Travels from London to Johannesburg to Close Africa’s Talent Gap

As more of the continent benefits from economic growth that is the envy of the world, Africa’s need for professional talent to fulfil its potential is a great as ever. With recent surveys by the likes of PwC and EY concluding that the availability of skills remains a key concern for CEOs operating in the region, the race is on for employers to make the most of all available pools of exceptional African talent.

Enter into this story Global Career Company, for 13 years the recruiters of African talent from around the world. Their November 2014 Careers in Africa Summit in Johannesburg was attended by more than 600 professionals from across the SADC looking for opportunities in their home countries with more than 15 recruiting employers. Headline sponsor Citi stood out among the employers, with a delegation headed by Sub-Saharan Africa CEO Ade Ayeyemi. As the Careers in Africa series moves on to London in May 2015, key trends in the sourcing of African talent to meet the needs of businesses can be observed.

The Careers in Africa Summit in London was first held in 2002, when Global Career Company was founded on the premise that the best talent for African business was African. This is a theme picked up by EY in their recent ‘Realising Potential’ study, where it was observed that the replacement of expatriates with African talent is a key objective for business leaders. Certainly, expatriate talent has played, and continues to play a valuable role in African business, particularly when organisations focus on knowledge and skills transfer so what is brought by the expatriate workforce is built on by local talent, but the future of African business lies elsewhere.

Where Careers in Africa in London fits into this picture is in the recruitment of the skilled Diaspora for roles in Africa. With more and more employers looking to the Diaspora as a talent pool, the organisations that have supported Global Career Company’s initiative since 2002 are those ahead of the curve.

At London, those organisations will include longstanding Careers in Africa participants Nigerian Breweries and Lafarge, who are among the main sponsors in 2015. The participation of both is a perfect example of the diversity of talent available to African business in London, and the range of opportunities presented to that talent. These firms will join up to 30 others, representing a cross section of African regions and industries. Finance, the most prominent sector at Johannesburg in 2014, will again feature heavily in London, given that city’s status as a financial hub, with FMCG, ICT, Professional Services and Agri-Business institutions also looking to recruit from an attendee pool of around 1,000 pre-selected African professionals through arranged and spontaneous interviews.

This format, candidate pre-selection and interview pre-scheduling, preferred by Global Career Company since its inception, is one the company believes in very deeply, not just, says Client Services Director Sana Chakir, for the recruiting efficiency it brings supporting clients,

“We believe that serious African professionals should be attending our events for serious recruitment opportunities. Of course, this favours our clients, who want to spend their time engaging with the types of professionals they are really looking for, but it is our firm belief that even in an event setting, the talent gap will be closed by a proper recruitment process, and that our candidates deserve nothing less.”

This is something Chakir feels is more important than ever, particularly now that increasing numbers employers are seeing the potential of the Diaspora as a talent source.

“While the increased awareness has certainly benefitted Global Career Company, it has also created a few event and recruitment companies trying to do similar things. Increased competition is a good thing when it’s reflective of greater opportunities for our candidates, but not all recruitment agencies holding events for the Diaspora are providing what we feel is a really serious recruitment option, preferring instead to focus on career fairs, exhibitions and speed dating.”

Chakir is adamant that the value of the Diaspora as a talent source will only be realised if the recruitment approach is not mishandled, as both candidates and clients are disappointed when interactions are not of the required standard. Indeed, Global Career Company is taking steps in 2015 to ensure that the quality of Diaspora recruitment processes and propositions continues to increase within its own pool of partners and clients, by hosting its Talent Agenda Series conference in London alongside the Summit.

“At the conference,” comments Chakir, “HR leaders come together to discuss best practices and work out how they can successfully bring the best African talent into their organisations. This year differentiation is going to be a key theme.”

Differentiation for employers, recruitment agencies and candidates, as in a competitive talent market, the best employers get the best talent, who get the best roles, and all but the best agencies are left behind. Perhaps best is the wrong word here, though, as this differentiation is not only about excellence, but also fit; rightness.

“Employers and prospective employees need to differentiate themselves from the other options out there,” says Chakir. “We are all looking to prove that we can be successful together, and that is not just about our skills and qualifications, but also how we are able to engage one another, to be the right cultural fit, to be interested in working together for the long term.”

This process begins long before an employee starts life with an employer. For their part, candidates are seeking to market their skills, their personality and beliefs as effectively as possible from the application stage. The employer too is trying to showcase a proposition, known as an Employer Value Proposition or Talent Brand, which is attractive to the type of talent it is looking for.

At the Careers in Africa Summit in London, this engagement will begin in earnest in the pre-Summit branding and application process, before moving into the exhibition room and interviews. Here employers looking to make the most of growth opportunities in Africa will find the people who will do it for them, as the race to recruit the best African talent heats up once again.

15th Careers in Africa Recruitment Summit, London, 15-17th May 2015

Apply online at careersinafrica.com

Education Africa’s Renowned International Arts & Culture Project Marimba Tour Lands in London, UK

Ten talented young musicians from Johannesburg’s schools and orphanages who attend the John Wesley Community centre are touring the UK from February 25th – March 4th as part of the International Arts & Culture Project delivered by South African charity Education Africa. Final few tickets available for their performance on Tuesday March 3rd at Shaka Zulu in Camden Lock.

London, UK. Education Africa’s 2015 Marimba Tour landed on UK shores this week when a cohort of ten South African performers ranging from aged 10 - 13 from the John Wesley Community Centre Marimba Hub in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport to begin their 7 day tour of the capital.

The performers, who will play 4 dates during their tour, as well as visiting UK schools (including Lambrook School, who are generously hosting the children) and seeing the cultural sights of London, have been selected for the tour based on academic merit and musical prowess, reflecting continued effort and commitment to the Marimba Hub project on an after-school, voluntary basis.

The John Wesley Community Centre Marimba Hub is one of a number supported by Education Africa’s International Arts and Culture Project. This project aims at providing opportunities for learners in impoverished, underprivileged communities to go on an Arts & Culture tour to experience different cultures, countries and languages. It gives the learners an opportunity to perform in front of a global audience, which many have described as being “the opportunity of a lifetime”.

Teaching music in schools is a costly exercise. Teachers need to be qualified, instruments are expensive and a number of instruments require one-on-one tuition. It can take years for budding musicians to become fairly accomplished. This in itself excludes many children, especially in the rural areas. Yet music remains inextricably linked to culture and should form part of a child’s holistic education.

The International Arts & Culture Project and the Marimba Hubs, are a response to this need. The establishment of Marimba Hubs creates job opportunities as a number of potential marimba facilitators are trained in each hub, with several will be chosen to train learners from the surrounding community in the art of playing marimbas. Education Africa identifies and visits target communities, conducts teacher workshops, obtains sponsorship for the provision of instruments and equipment, and undertakes regular follow-up visits to these communities to ensure that the objectives for the project are met.

Education Africa facilitates tours such as this one with the assistance of international contacts; in this case the UK registered Friends of Education Africa. Sarah Roe, Founder and Director of Global Career Company is Vice-Chair of the Friends of Education Africa,

 

“One of the biggest challenges faced by the South African education system is how to keep children occupied after school hours. Unlike the UK, South African children finish school at around 2pm and the majority do not have parents or carers around until the evening if at all. Unfortunately this far too often results in children following the wrong path and sees a high prevalence of teenage pregnancy, HIV Aids, drug abuse, crime and underage drinking.

The Marimba Hubs address these issues by giving those children a focus for their time after school in a safe community environment where they can channel their energies into something amazingly positive. And its not just about the music…marimba playing has an incredible power to change people and communities through the promotion of personal growth, group identity and self-expression. The impact that the Marimba Hubs have on the children and communities that they touch cannot be underestimated”

 The 2015 UK Tour has been more than a year in the planning, and the last available tickets are now left for their final performance at :

Shaka Zulu, Camden Lock. Tuesday March 3rd, 7.30pm

To catch this performance by these truly talented and inspiring young musicians while you can, contact Sarah Roe at roe@globalcc.net. The proceeds of donations to the Tour go directly to Education Africa, funding both this project and a number of other education initiatives targeting the alleviation of poverty in Southern Africa. You can find out more about Education Africa and its work at www.educationafrica.org.

About Education Africa

Education Africa is a non-profit organisation with a proud track record of successful delivery on its thriving projects through which it strives to reach and uplift the poorest of the poor. We aim to assist disadvantaged South Africans in their quest to obtain a quality, relevant education in order to ensure that they are in a position to become global citizens and a competitive, productive element in the local job market.

Education Africa’s head office is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The charity has registered self-sustainable offices in the USA, in the UK and in Austria. Their purpose is to assist Education Africa South Africa in achieving its mission.

Education Africa delivers economy-focused education while assisting those most in need with opportunities to improve their access to relevant education, thus enabling them to participate fully in the global economy.  With the continued help and support of our dedicated volunteers and sponsors, we can continue to fulfil our mission statement: to deliver relevant, quality education to the poorest of the poor.

You can find out more about Education Africa and its work at www.educationafrica.org.

About Global Career Company

Global Career Company is a specialist recruitment consultancy focused on recruiting excellence for Africa. Established more than 12 years ago, the Company delivers a range of recruitment services through a diverse team of sector and market specialists and a range of well-known regional brands, including the highly successful Careers in Africa and Careers in Maghreb initiatives. At the heart of our solution is the Global Career Company 365 Global Talent Pool, an environment for recruiting high-calibre and high-potential African talent from locations around the world, encompassing all local, regional and international markets. By maintaining relationships with key partners worldwide, by building on a track record of credibility through successful outcomes for clients and candidates, by continuing to extend our leadership of knowledge in this market and by offering excellence across a diverse mix of industry, function and market requirements, we have become, and will remain, the consultancy of choice for more than 550 leading employers across Africa.

You can find out more about Global Career Company at www.globalcareercompany.com.