Who We Are
God had other plans...
Jo and Trevor Tyers are Capetonians. Their families have lived in South Africa since the 1880s. When they where married in 1967, Jo was a teacher and Trevor a business man, but God had other plans.
Trevor was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1983 followed by Jo 15 years on.
After serving in parish and school ministries happily for a number of years Trevor and Jo explored new opportunities to serve the Christian Church. This led to the birth of African Praise in 2003.
Since then the enterprise has grown rapidly particularly in Southern Africa and the UK.
In 2011 Neil, Jo and Trevor’s son, joined African Praise to manage the day to day operation of the business.
We believe that in our business we need to be socially and morally responsible.
Our products are “fairly” made, in that we and our suppliers adhere to all the labour laws and other conditions pertinent to employing people in this country.
The majority of people employed by our suppliers are women and all our staff are women. We try to make sure that the work we create is sustainable and slowly as our business grows we create sustainable employment.
Our seamstresses work from home which allows them to be flexible with their time and they are paid per item which allows them the freedom to run the family and ensure an income.