About Us

AFCOB was founded as a result of the challenges experienced by parties affected by conformity assessment and regulatory compliance activities in Africa. It was through this epiphany that we committed ourselves to being the leading Africa Market Access and Sustainability Partner.

We have managed to maintain this commitment through a combination of on-the-ground experts across the Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, ISO Management Systems, Supply Chain and Product Regulatory Compliance industries and through digital resources that yield efficiency, accuracy, visibility and consistency. Our industry experts work across 20 countries on a daily basis to help global brands, manufacturers, suppliers and state owned organisations achieve quality excellence and business sustainability.

OUR FOOTPRINT

AFCOB Footprint Map
ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATION:

SOUTH AFRICA


BOTSWANA


LESOTHO


NAMIBIA


LIBERIA


CAPE VERDE


MOZAMBIQUE

RF TYPE
APPROVAL: 

SOUTH AFRICA


BOTSWANA


ZAMBIA


NAMIBIA


LESOTHO


MOZAMBIQUE


CAPE VERDE


LIBERIA


ZIMBABWE


SWAZILAND

MANUFACTURERS &
TEST LABS:

SOUTH AFRICA


GERMANY


CHINA


USA


INDIA


JAPAN


TAIWAN


KOREA

MEET THE TEAM

“If you want to go fast, go alone,
If you want to go far, go together”
- African Proverb

Our team comprises of seasoned business leaders and industry experts across the Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Conformity Assessment and Supply Chain with a proven track record of accomplishments of good quality service provision to our customers, ensuring that their requirements are met consistently and efficiently.

Thabiso Kgashane - Technical Director
Thabiso Kgashane
Technical Director

Leading Role: Technical Operations Expertise: Trade Compliance, Testing (RF, EMC, Safety & Energy Efficiency), Inspections, Certification & Accreditation.

Thabiso has extensive knowledge and experience in the Conformity Assessment industry, which includes Testing, Inspection, Certification and Accreditation. With his Electronic Engineering background, he was able to assume various roles in the Product Compliance and Certification divisions within the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), which has allowed for his confidence and broad understanding of the industry.

Ares Zhu - Supply Chain Specialist
Ares Zhu
Supply Chain Specialist

Leading Role: Global Supply Chain Projects Expertise: Finance, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Management, I.T


Ares has great expertise in trade compliance, supply chain, logistics and warehousing operations across various markets. He is skilled in organizational leadership and corporate governance. His previous roles included leading a value chain in manufacturing, distribution and supply of electrical products to top retailers across the African continent.

Isaac Kekana - Chief Business Development Officer
Isaac Kekana
Chief Business Development Officer

Leading Role: Business Development Expertise: Business Strategy, Sales, Explosion Prevention Technology, Rotating Machines, Legal Metrology, Electronics & Appliances, Lighting & Optics.

Isaac has forged many relationships across the globe, and is well positioned in AFCOB to exercise this skillset in driving AFCOB to achieve its mission. He previously held senior Inspector at the NRCS and then later moved to the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), Isaac has worked with leading LED lighting manufacturers in Europe and Asia for several years

Taboka Ngwenya - Business Operations Manager
Taboka Ngwenya
Business Operations Manager

Leading Role: Business Operations Expertise: Trade Compliance, Quality Management



Taboka is a goal oriented individual with a pleasant personality and a tenacity that knows no restrictions. An aspiring business leader determined to make an impact in the Conformity Assessment community by solving problems in an effective and creative manner whilst producing
excellent results.

VISION & MISSION

Vision

Re-imagining Africa and creating a better life for all who live in it.

Vision
Mission

Making a positive impact in the lives of all Africans through seamless global trade facilitation and sustainability

Mission

Our Values

At AFCOB, we embrace:
Digitalisation, Innovation, Customer Centricity, Efficiency & Integrity Because we believe these are the key drivers towards fulfilling our vision.”

Our Vision
About Us
  • AFCOB was founded as a result of the challenges experienced by parties affected by conformity assessment and regulatory compliance activities in Africa. It was through this epiphany that we committed ourselves to being the leading Africa Market Access and Sustainability Partner.
South Africa
  • +27 10 045 8900
  • info@afcob.co.za
  • 41 Kyalami Boulevard
  • Kyalami Business Park
  • Kyalami Road
  • Midrand, 1684
  • Gauteng Province
  • South Africa
China
  • +86-13819711861
  • info@afcob.com
  • B4-12 Floor
  • Longwan Bay Area
  • Wenzhou
  • Zhejiang Province
  • China