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Welcome To BUSINESSAfrica

BUSINESSAfrica is the employers’ confederation that brings together a number of employer bodies across the continent. It was founded in 1986 under the name of Pan African employers’ Confederation (PeC). PeC was later rebranded into BUSINESSAfrica –employers Confederation in 2012. BUSINESSAfrica is the recognized voice of employers in Africa and mainly works in the areas of labour, employment and social affairs and within the context of international organizations including; the International Organization of Employers (IoE), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the African Union (AU) among others. The membership of BusinessAfrica is drawn from African employers’ organizations spread out from over 45 African countries from all the regions of the continent


Our Mandate

BUSINESSAfrica seeks to influence policy at continental level by enhancing business voice in continental and international bodies such as the African union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission (ECOSOC) for Africa, the ILO Regional Office for Africa, the African Development bank and other continental bodies. BUSINESSAfrica will also build on relations developed within the United Nations system, the International monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and others. In addition to pursuing its relations with European and American business groups, BUSINESSAfrica aims to build partnerships with business federations from emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and Russia. It is important that African business is presented in a much more coordinated way during economic summits that bring together Africa and emerging markets. BUSINESSAfrica also seeks to strengthen regional integration to boost intra-African trade. The development of rail, road and energy projects through PPPs to facilitate trade and business links is a key objective.

Objective of BUSINESSAfrica

  • To work for the promotion of industrial peace in all enterprises in Africa by the development of sound industrial relations, and personnel management practices.
  • To provide for consultation between employers’ organizations, to ascertain their views on matters of common concern and to represent those views to any intergovernmental body.
  • To co-operate with all international employers’ organizations whose objects are consistent with those of BUSINESSAfrica and to maintain contact with international and regional organizations such as the International Labour Organization, the Africa Union and the AU Labour and Social Affairs Commission, the Arab Labour Ministers’ Conference and the International Organization of Employers, dealing with economic development and social progress and to assist in the formation of national employers’ organizations in Africa. 
  • To assemble and make available to members when required existing and proposed legislation relevant to the activities of BUSINESSAfrica.
  • To collect and collate from members or other sources economic and social data that are of benefit to members.
  • To respect the principles underlying the economic and social order of every African country.
  • To promote vocational and professional training by encouraging national, sub regional and continental symposia and seminars in fields of interest to African employers.
  • To associate African employers’ organizations in a joint effort to increase the understanding and importance of the role they play in the continued improvement of society and the State.
  • To do all such other lawful things as are incidental and conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them, provided always that nothing shall be done by BUSINESSAfrica in pursuance of its objects:
  • To promote, advocate, protect and defend the interest of African employers at all suitable fora.
  • To work for the creation and development of strong and independent national and sub-regional employers’ organizations.
  • To promote the principle of tripartism in the solution of social and economic problems in collaboration with the Governments and Workers.
  • To set up appropriate mechanisms with a view to strengthening partnerships with the Business community and the private sector in Africa

Mission Statement

“To advocate for a conducive business environment that facilitates sustainable enterprises, investment and employment for socio-economic development in Africa through our network of national employers and business Organizations”..

Vision Statement

“To be the effective voice of business in Africa”.


Core Values