Conferences have already been organised in:
|Nairobi, Kenya (2000)|
|East London, South Africa (2001)|
|Lagos, Nigeria (2002)|
|Victoria Falls, Zambia (2003)|
|Stone Town, Zanzibar (2004)|
|Kasane, Botswana (2005)|
|Cape Town, South Africa (2006)|
|Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2007)|
|In 2008 BEN-Africa was proud to host the 2008 World Congress of the International
Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE) in Cape Town, South Africa
|Accra, Ghana (2009)|
|Nairobi, Kenya (2010)|
|Zanzibar, Tanzania (2011)|
|Entebbe, Uganda (2012)|
|Lagos, Nigeria (2013)|
|Cape Town, South Africa (2014)|
|Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2015)|
|Stellenbosch, Cape Town (2016)|
|Stellenbosch, Cape Town (2017)|
|Maputo, Mozambique (2018)|
|Mombasa, Kenya (2019)|
|Africa (Virtual) (2020)|
|Swakopmund, Namibia (2021)|
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.
Bring together people who have a shared passion of business ethics on the African continent.
Stimulate business ethics dialogue through the network.
The BEN-Africa definition of Business Ethics
We consider business ethics as the application and integration of ethical values to business – business considered both as an activity and as organisations broadly construed – in order to create sustainable value for the organisation, its stakeholders and wider society.