An immensely affirmative and practical guide to getting employment in Africa.

John Battersby, UK Country Manager,
Brand South Africa

Information Sites

ReConnect Africa (

A careers, business and news website plus bi-monthly magazine for professionals of African origin around the world. ReConnect Africa provides a wealth of information, including listings of recruiters in Africa, employers in Africa, African professional networks, African media and a jobs portal. The bi-monthly magazine features business and careers articles, news, an events diary, and interviews with employers, entrepreneurs and African professionals around the world.

Brand South Africa (

Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. The primary objective of Brand South Africa is to develop and implement a pro-active marketing and communication strategy for South Africa, and to promote South Africa. Its role is to create a positive, unified image of South Africa; one that builds pride, promotes investment and tourism, and helps new enterprises and job creation.

SouthAfrica.Info (

An information gateway to South Africa with information about the country, travelling to and doing business in South Africa.



AMSCO's primary objective is to assist African companies by providing qualified, experienced, hands-on, professional management and related services to selected private companies and commercially operated public enterprises.

African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) (

With a strategic goal of expanding and enhancing the role of the African diaspora in job creation in Africa, AFFORD has pioneered a range of initiatives that gives Africans abroad the opportunity to support Africa’s development and gives local populations options and opportunities to take charge of their own development.

International Organization for Migration (IOM) (

IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration and it does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, be they refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people. The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons.

Employers in Africa include:

Guinness Nigeria

Guinness Nigeria is not only regarded as an iconic African company, renowned internationally for its brands of unmatched quality, but also as a company that believes in enriching the communities within which it operates, through investment and active participation in the positive evolution of society.

Tullow Oil

Tullow is a leading independent oil & gas, exploration and production group, quoted on the London, Irish and Ghanaian stock exchanges. The Group has interests in over 150 exploration and production licences across 25 countries which are managed as three regional business units: West & North Africa, South & East Africa and Europe, South America and Asia.


Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. The marketing, sales and distribution of its brands are organised across five geographic regions. Africa represents Diageo's largest group of emerging markets in terms of net sales and employs over 5,300 people (one in four of Diageo's total workforce worldwide.


Databank was founded in April 1990 to provide corporate and public finance advisory services to companies in Ghana. It provides innovative and responsive corporate finance, brokerage, fund management and research services to local and foreign individuals, multinational companies, institutions, and portfolio investors for the ECOWAS sub-region.

Other books by Frances Mensah Williams:

‘Everyday Heroes – Learning from the Careers of Successful Black Professionals’ is a collection of interviews with sixteen professionals from different careers including law, accountancy, music, publishing, medicine, banking and architecture.

In a practical, easy-to-read format, the ‘everyday heroes’ talk about what it takes to succeed in their careers, their own influences and the life lessons they have learned along the way.

The book also includes a number of projects and exercises to help readers assess their own skills and identify potential career routes.

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