South Africa


WEConnect International in South Africa identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit organisation in South Africa that provides the seal of certification uniquely to Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), and also, that connects these WBEs with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations across diverse industries. Our signature seal of certification is a formal guarantee to corporations that they are purchasing goods and/or services from South African businesses that meet universal standards for WBEs. Find out more.

MPrem BClarke Bootcamp201626 September 2016, Johannesburg

WEConnect International in South Africa, in partnership with M. Prem Inc and B Inspired, hosted a Legal Bootcamp on 23 September 2016, with the venue provided by EY in Johannesburg. This training and development session for Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) focused on application of commercial and corporate law to businesses and HR best practices. More than 40 WEConnect International registered and certified women business owners (WBOs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) attended the session.

(September 1, 2016) WEConnect International corporate member Intel will host a WBE Roundtable discussion on September 8, 2016. The agenda will focus on successes and challenges of doing business with corporations. The objective is to have an open discussion with WEConnect International members locally and share feedback, thoughts and ideas in preparing for 2017.

PetanquePétanque International (Pty) Ltd is a boutique woman-owned business consultancy with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The company focuses on using visual storyboarding to simplify, change and facilitate performance improvement in organizations.

Managing Director, Dr Michélle Booysen, and her business partner, MJ Fick, have over the past 14 years built their business into a vibrant group of companies with motivated teams. Pétanque is the winner of the 2014 Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) Award for Excellence in BPM and Workflow.

WEConnect International Launches in South Africa | October 29, 2013

WEC SA launch screenshotWEC SA launch photo

WEConnect International South Africa Launch Video (Youtube)

Check out all the pictures from the event here!

Jean Chawapiwa

Executive Director, WEConnect International in South Africa


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