30th May 2019:
Top News Stories
We are proud to announce that Afritex is the first African company to have successfully been awarded Fair Trade Certification, in the Seafood sector of the Fair Trade USA Programme. Pescamoz Lda will be leading this project in Beira, ensuring that all species included under the scope of certification are caught and processed according to the FTUSA Standards.
Fair Trade USA is a nonprofit organization and leading certification body for fair trade products in North America. All products bearing Fair Trade Certification seal ensures that each product sold under this label meet the standards for environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and fair and ethical labour practices. Read more
23rd May 2019:
After achieving Grade C Certification (version 7) from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) last year, Pescamoz LDA has taken has gone the extra mile and accomplished a Grade A (version 8). BRC certification is one of the most revered and renowned standards across the globe and complying with the Global Food Safety Imitative (GFSI) standards open doors to top EU retailers.
23rd April 2019:
In an interview with Vatican News’s, Linda Bordoni, Mr. Gavin van der Burgh highlights the immense support shown from Aid Agencies and Local Realities, whom recently launched a campaign to remedy an outbreak of cholera, in the wake of Cyclone Idai, in Mozambique. Mr. van der Burgh, also commented on the overwhelming response and generosity from the company’s international clients. Read more
28th March 2019:
During MEXA’s (Mauritius Export Association) 13th Annual General Meeting, held on the 27th March 2019, MEXA welcomed Mr. Gavin van der Burgh, C.O.O of Afritex Ventures Ltd, to join their esteemed association as Council Member and will be representing the Seafood sector of Mauritius, together with two major industry leaders.
11th December 2018:
Pescamoz LDA, in Beira, Mozambique recently announced that they have been awarded a Grade C Certification from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The BRC, a leading global quality and food safety certification program is recognized by the Global Safety Initiative (GFSI) and are widely used by retailers and suppliers globally. Read more.
5th December 2018:
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
We have engaged with SFP whom is working closely with us to help us develop and launch a FIP for the Mozambique and Mauritius Long Line Tuna fisheries. SFP has completed an initial evaluation and field visit. The next step is to help assist us and local FIP stakeholders and resources to develop the full workplan, budget and implementation arrangements for the FIP. We anticipate to publicly launch and report the FIP by the end of 2018.
Drug Awareness Programs
Afritex Ventures has committed to monthly donations to the Dr. Idrice Goomany Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. Their focus is to provide primary prevention interventions against licit, illicit drugs and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/ADIS; provide out-patient medical treatment as well as to promote social reintegration for those in recovery. Donations to drive education programmes in Primary and High Schools in Mauritius
Donations to Orphanages
With an increasing number of Children that are homeless, with no family members that can care for them, these children miss out on treats or gifts that are usually given to those whom have family. By giving the gift of food, this can be achieved. Infantário Provincial de Sofala is an orphanage In Beira Mozambique, to whom we have dedicated our support to provide their children from the ages of 0yr to o18yrs old with food fortnightly.
2018 Blood Donation Drive, Mauritius
Earlier this year, Afritex Mauritius employees showed their full support towards the Annual MRA (Mauritius Revenue Service) Blood Donation Drive. In spirit of the day, branded t-shirts were made for all employees to wear in support of the cause. Afritex was the first company in history to arrive, support and donate as a team and gesture was greatly appreciated by the MRA.
Buswell Volleyball Club, Mauritius
Afritex sponsored uniforms to underprivileged ladies and men’s volleyball teams in Mauritius, enabling them to proudly represent their team and community at the championship games they qualified for.
The sponsorship was positively received and highlighted in the local newspaper.
Our New Head office
Due to the expansion of our company in the last year, we moved our headquarters to the newly developed Noah Wealth Centre, located in the Jinfei Industrial park. Our new offices boast exceptional 180-degree panoramic views of the ocean and plush mountain range. Glass paneled offices allow a beautiful view to be enjoyed by the entire team. Open plan office style, finished off with mock-wooden floors, creates a sophisticated, professional work environment.