South Africa

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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.

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As August is women’s month in South Africa, WEConnect International in South Africa together with corporate member Accenture, celebrated the month with women business owners in Cape Town at the WEInnovate Women’s Workshop. With technology and digitization becoming prominent and increasingly essential parts of the business, the workshop, held at the world-class Cape Town International Convention Centre, engaged the attendees in Customer User experience design.

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On 23 July 2019 WEConnect International in South Africa, UN Women, and Johnson & Johnson brought the collaboration and matchmaking workshop to East London in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, for the first time. The event was hosted by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) at their East London Plant.

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With the support of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), International Finance Corporation and WEConnect International have partnered to promote market access opportunities for women-owned enterprises in emerging markets.

Jean Chawapiwa

Country Director, South Africa

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