AFGRI wins prestigious award

AFGRI, the agricultural services and processing company with a core focus on grain commodities and food security, was awarded a prestigious award at the Africa Best Employer Awards hosted in Mauritius on 8 December 2015. The awards, hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, recognises employers who create a culture of contribution and innovation within the work place.

The awards are judged by a nine panel jury consisting of senior leaders, researchers and academicians from across Africa in various capacities.

Chris Venter, AFGRI CEO noted that, “As a management team we are honoured to be recognised as an employer of choice by the panel and this again proves that hard work combined with our values of teamwork and innovation deliver results.”


Oscars of the Legal fraternity

AFGRI Legal Team - Robyn van Heerden and Pieter Badenhorst

Robyn van Heerden and Pieter Badenhorst

The team won Legal Department of the Year (for the second consecutive year) and the Innovation Award at the 2014 African Legal Awards. This is the first time an in-house legal team has won the Innovation award.

The team was also a finalist in the CSR category resulting in the team being the most nominated and awarded in-house legal team at the prestigious award ceremony. The African Legal Awards is an international competition which recognises exceptional achievement, excellence and innovation within the African legal profession. The judging panel is made up of 25 Africa-based general counsel and other senior members of the African legal community. More than 80 nominations were received by the judging panel this year.

African Legal Awards 2013: Legal Department of the Year Small Team     African Legal Awards 2014: Legal Department of the Year Small Team     African Legal Awards 2014: Winner Innovation Award

Read more on the Innovation Award on Legal Week: Innovation Award: AFGRI