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South Africa

With effect from 2007 the National Business Initiative (NBI) acts as Focal Point of the Global Compact Local Network South Africa The NBI is a voluntary coalition of 140 companies in South Africa committed to shared and sustainable development.

Leading institutions and companies developing the Global Compact in South Africa

The NBI as Focal Point is supported by dedicated participants such as Sasol, Eskom, Barloworld and Deloitte, as well as Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), the UNISA Centre for Corporate Citizenship, the UNGC Regional Learning Forum and national government departments. The NBI also looks forward to forging stronger partnerships with civil society.

Governance structure

One of the first activities of the new Focal Point will be the creation of an Advisory Board.


The Network will focus on increasing participation in the Global Compact, as well as raising the number of published CoPs. It will also seek stronger local commitment in order to achieve effective collective action. The primary mechanism for this will be a series of focused events endorsed by the Board. The Focal Point will also work towards greater public and media awareness of the Compact.

To date, the Network has hosted events on anti-corruption, social investment, and HIV/Aids.



Benefits of Participation

Contact Information

Network Representative
Dr. Achieng Ojwang

Network Contact Person
Ms. Christine Dunbar

Participant Information

Participation in the Global Compact does not necessarily reflect participation in the Global Compact Local Network.

Participants in South Africa: 76

Latest Participant:
Play Africa Group
Accepted on 4 May, 2015