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AfriSAFE Congress

The Africa Safety Congress (ASC) and AfriSAFE Award 2023 proudly announce the participation of Mr. Oswald Magwenzi, CEO of Zambia Sugar, an Illovo Sugar Company as a distinguished keynote speaker at this year’s event. The Congress, themed “Collaborating For A Safer and Sustainable Africa,” will take place on Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

AfriSAFE Congress

Magwenzi, who was widely nominated for the AfriSAFE Award, will also be honored with one of the most prestigious award categories for his unwavering leadership commitment to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in Africa.


Mr. Magwenzi is a highly experienced Agribusiness Executive with over 30 years of expertise in the sugar, irrigation, and international finance sectors. He has been leading Zambia Sugar, Africa’s largest single mill sugar factory, since 2021, driving the vision for a safe, healthy, and respectful workplace. His commitment to safety and leadership development has resulted in numerous accolades. Prior to this, Oswald held the role of Country Managing Director for over eight years at Ubombo Sugar Limited, the Eswatini subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Africa.


Mr. Magwenzi’s impressive career includes spearheading initiatives to improve water use efficiency in the Eswatini Sugar industry, creating a profitable electricity generation business, and holding significant roles in industry associations. He has a rich academic background, including degrees in Agriculture, Marketing, Irrigation Engineering, and an MBA in Finance.


His keynote address at the Africa Safety Congress, focusing on the Role of Leadership in Safety, promises to be a highlight of the event.


Mr. Magwenzi who is passionate about safety, leadership development and pursuing full potential of people and organizations with his extensive experience and commitment to creating a secure workplace, makes him stand out as a notable addition to the distinguished speakers and panelists.


Event Details:

Date: Friday, November 10, 2023

Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria


About the Event:

The Africa Safety Congress and AfriSAFE Award 2023 is a pivotal gathering of safety practitioners, experts, and enthusiasts. The event will bring together over 600 onsite delegates and over 10,000 online attendees, providing a unique platform for meaningful discussions and insights.

The agenda includes a career/empowerment fair, exhibition, and engaging sessions on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in Africa.

The Congress will feature discussions on collaborating to overcome barriers: developing an Africa-centric OSH framework; OSH as a fundamental Human Right, and Diversity and inclusion in OSH.


The key highlights of the event will be a grand welcome reception and award dinner to celebrate outstanding individuals and organizations in Workplace safety among other special performances.


The AfriSAFE Award 2023 is a platform dedicated to enhancing safety, health, security, and environmental practices in Africa. It is an opportunity to celebrate organizations and individuals that go above and beyond to maintain safe and healthy workplaces for the benefit of humanity and the environment. Previous editions reached an estimated audience of over 500 million.


The Sponsors:

We are proud to have Zambia Sugar Plc as a platinum Sponsor and the world’s largest Chartered body for safety and health professionals, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as gold sponsor.


Our silver sponsors, including Kenya; Prime Atlantic Safety Services, Global Wealth University / JPTS, Golden Africa, Djibouti, RusselSmith Group, Hybrid Group, Prime Atlantic Safety Services, SafetyPlus Nigeria, Hybrid Group and Danvic Petroleum International.


In addition to our Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors, we are honored to acknowledge our other Sponsors: Combined Training Solutions Limited (CTSGlobe), Milary LTD, Jade Gate, Dorots and Kevron Consulting.

2023 Afrisafe
2023 Afrisafe

These organizations share a strong dedication to advancing safety and sustainability in Africa.


For further information and registration details for the Africa Safety Congress and AfriSAFE Award 2023, please visit the official website:

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