The AHS Constitution is registered with the Director of Non-Profit Organisations in South Africa in terms of the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 1997. Registration number: 031-076-NPO.
The core activities of AHS evolve around providing a platform to connect and promote business, social and cultural activities in Africa, operating through chapters across the continent.
Recognizing that business schools in Africa do not capture the African story, the AHS through its various initiatives provides a new playing field that enhances the bridging of the knowledge, execution and capital imperfections that inhibit Africa's trade, investment and growth potential. Simply put, the African story is told, taught and preserved.
We live at a time of rapid change, development and progress in Africa and the world. In the African context this commands the attention of both local and world business leaders who seek to invest and be a part of Africa's transformation.
Whether we choose to call it the African Renaissance, the re-awakening of Africa or whatever, the fact of the matter is Africa is awake, and galloping towards modernity and progress in most fields of human endeavour.
Increasingly, Africa is reclaiming the roles and functions others have done for her since the inception of colonialism. Africans have excelled in business, the arts, academia, sports, medicine etc, despite the odds against them. Today, some of Africa's finest citizens stand at the top of business engines, while even more are gainfully involved in various businesses across the continent.
AHS is a product of this new African reality, driven by business. The members of the society, businessmen, scholars, and industrialists, were motivated by the idea of raising high the collective flag of African success by providing a multi-purpose e-centre to recognise and celebrate African achievement.
The Society is an a association of corporates' and individuals who constitute the membership of the body. As a non-profit organisation supported solely by the subscriptions and subsidies from its members.
We consider vital the issues of sustainable profitability, social responsibility, Black Empowerment, all resting on a full and clear understanding of the African experience, African history, African values, environmental concerns and the African political milieu. In short, the Society shall endeavour to promote, support and reinforce the African heritage.
Membership to the Society is open to individuals, corporate bodies, institutions and any other interested parties subject to the stipulations of the constitution. Funds contributed to the Society by its members are utilised to run the organisation, arrange and coordinate networking functions specialising in business, investment and development research. In addition, the Society channels funds towards elected social responsibility projects.
When you join AHS you become part of a pan-African network of professionals who share a common interest in the advancement of business strategy, capacity building and network externalities in Africa. Corporations and individuals rely on one exclusive network that connects them to exchange ideas, pursue business opportunities, share strategies, promote professional growth and success, and partake in cultural and social responsibility projects. AHS also acts as a vehicle for corporate responsibility for its corporate members.
Today, AHS with its diverse membership provides a platform for dialogue among members and creates unparalleled gateways to Africa's foremost business leaders, captains of industry, professionals, and various distinguished public and private sector organizations.