CSR in Africa

By Editorial Team
04:04 PM, June 30, 2014

Africa’s Natural Assets: The Struggle for Sustainability

By Fred Nelson (Maliasili Initiatives)

During the past decade, African countries have experienced a widespread economic boom, six of the world’s ten fastest-growing countries have been African, and in eight of the past ten years, Africa has grown faster than East Asia. The rate of foreign investment has soared to almost tenfold in this period.  more[...]

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CSR and Development in Africa

By Bonnie Campbell (University of Quebec)

The issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR), as it relates to the mining sector, has emerged in a particular historical context. Several decades of reform that liberalized regulatory frameworks and mining codes in mineral-rich countries of Africa in order to encourage investment has contributed to redefining the role and functions of mineral-rich states, as well as contributed to the shift of what were formerly considered state functions to private actors – often large transnational mining companies.  more[...]


CSR in South Africa

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Professor Ralph Hamann is Research Director for the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. His areas of expertise include Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2006 he was involved as a researcher at the UN Global Compact Learning Forum, which took place in Ghana. For the UN Global Compact International Yearbook, Hamann highlights the “paradox for CSR in South Africa” and beyond.  more[...]

  • Renewed Energy for Women’s Empowerment

    Ernest Harsch, Africa Renewal

    Nomcebo Manzini is a busy woman. As the regional director for southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands of the UN’s recently created Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – officially known as UN Women – she is constantly on the road from one country to another, addressing public gatherings, attending conferences, and strategizing with government officials and women activists alike. Africa Renewal’s managing editor, Ernest Harsch, was fortunate to catch Ms. Manzini at her home in Johannesburg, South Africa, in late March 2011, during a brief stopover in her travels.  more[...]

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  • The UN Global Compact in Africa

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    Different activities regarding the UN Global Compact are described in selected countries, like Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa. The main topics are renewable energy resources and biodiversity, human rights and anti-corruption.  more[...]

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  • Good Practices

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    There are three cases of Good Practices regarding CSR in Africa: Cotton Made in Africa, the World Cocoa Foundation and Sustainable Energy Africa.  more[...]

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