Story of BEN-Africa
BEN-Africa was formed in 1999. The founding conviction of BEN-Africa is that by bringing together Africans who share an interest in business ethics, business ethics will be expanded on the African continent. BEN-Africa continues to thrive and stimulate the discourse on business ethics.
The value proposition of BEN-Africa is the ability of BEN-Africa to connect people through formal and informal networks, facilitate dialogue through the provision of forums to share ideas and build ethical capacity, and a platform to publish contemporary research on business ethics in Africa.
BEN-Africa facilitates interaction between its members in various ways. These include our annual BEN-Africa Conference, seminars, partner events, and creating dialogue on business ethics. The Networking Council serves as a focal contact point in African nations and regions, and fosters discourse and interaction between individual and organisational members and partners. The BEN-Africa website and various other social media platforms are extensively used as facilitators of ethics conversations.
BEN-Africa is committed to disseminate information, knowledge and expertise on business ethics to its members, primarily through our open-access, electronically published journal, the African Journal of Business Ethics (AJOBE), available at http://ajobe.journals.ac.za. The journal is a South African Department of Higher Education accredited journal. From 2021 BEN-Africa also publishes conference proceedings from the annual BEN-Africa Conference.