Event Insights: Partner Africa Agriculture Responsible Business Forum

On Thursday, 4 May Partner Africa hosted a Responsible Business Forum in Somerset West, Cape Town for the agriculture industry in South Africa. Partner Africa’s Agriculture Responsible Business Forum brought together industry experts and practitioners from the Western Cape, South Africa, to discuss key issues around social, environmental, and food safety in the agriculture sector. […]

Initiatives to address salient social issues in Africa’s supply chains

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In the first 3 months of 2023, Partner Africa’s Advisory team has been actively involved in a number of programmes that aim to address salient issues in various industries in Africa. Employment is freely chosen; No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed Partner Africa is working with the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) on a Grievance […]

Supporting clients with identifying the salient issues in Africa’s supply chains

Supporting clients with identifying the salient issues in Africa’s supply chains

Macro: Human Rights Impact assessments In response to the growing demand for human rights risks assessments for different sectors across Africa, as well as additional advisory work, we have now expanded the size of our Advisory team. We now have team members in the UK, Kenya, and South Africa, as well as associates throughout the […]

Staff Spotlight: John Smale, Operations and Special Projects Manager

Meet our Operations and Special Projects Manager, John Smale, born and based in South Africa, and raised in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland). John’s skills and interests are incredibly varied, and he places great value on his search for meaning and impact in all he does – including the way in which he approaches his […]

Field Notes: Partner Africa’s Social Audits in Chimoio, Mozambique

Social audits in Chimoio Mozambique

Partner Africa social auditors are currently auditing in Chimoio, the capital of Manica Province in Mozambique. Chimoio lies 100 km north of Maputo and 95 km from the Zimbabwean border. Social audits are carried out on farms and packhouses located up to 160 km from Chimoio in the districts of Sussundenga, Vanduzi, Zembe and Catandica. […]

Event Roundup: Partner Africa Responsible Business Roundtable

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On Friday, 10 February Partner Africa hosted an interactive Roundtable event on Responsible Business Practices in Nairobi, Kenya for its clients and other suppliers working with small holders in Kenya. The event focussed on reviewing existing small holder standards and beginning the process of consulting on and co-creating an assessment process that was based on […]

Learning Paper Release: Partner Africa’s Gender-Sensitive Audit Pilot

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Partner Africa’s Gender-Sensitive Audit Pilot enhances social audits by making them more sensitive to gender issues Partner Africa prides itself on responding swiftly and methodically to global issues affecting vulnerable workers engaged in African supply chains. With gender issues rapidly gaining attention around the world, this project, commissioned by Tesco and Co-op, and undertaken by […]

Calling on Companies, Individuals, NGOs, and Government Agencies This Human Rights Day

Human rights day

The idea of human rights is as simple as it is powerful: that people have a right to be treated with dignity. Every individual is entitled to enjoy human rights without discrimination, whatever their nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status may be. These rights are […]

Africa Industrialisation Day | 20 November 2022

What is Africa Industrialisation Day?

Today is Africa Industrialisation Day. At Partner Africa, we believe that industrialisation and business can be a force for good. However, we also know that without commitment, businesses often fail to enrich – and rather, exploit – people and the environment in Africa. To safeguard against this, we encourage all African nations to actively adopt […]