South Africa

 DSC0164 3Cropped

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.

Click here to learn more about South Africa's economy, top industries, and top exports.


An interactive training session on best practice in planning and giving presentations provided Women Business Owners with a unique opportunity to assess and improve individual skillsets. Organised as part of a connect session by WEConnect International in South Africa, and hosted by corporate member Intel in Johannesburg on 8 November, the training was presented by Deaneesha Govender, Commodity Manager - Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Strategic Sourcing, Intel Corporation. Some 19 certified Women Business Enterprises, attended the morning event.  

VirtualReality2016How Augmented Reality Can Grow and Differentiate Businesses

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are becoming relevant to offerings of business entities, particularly SMMEs. This was the novel theme explored during an event held for Women Business Owners (WBOs) and local stakeholders. WEConnect International in South Africa was hosted by the team at the Tshwane Interactive Digital Centre (Tshwane IDC) in Pretoria on 11 October 2016. The event included presentations and was attended by 24 WBOs from Johannesburg, Midrand and Pretoria.


(October 21, 2016) WEConnect International in South Africa welcomes new Advisory Council Chair Jacoba Schutte (left). She is the Products & Services Procurement Lead in Africa for EY. New Advisory Council member Nadine Schlebusch (right), the HR Director of Ingersoll Rand South Africa, will now serve as the Advisory Council’s Vice Chair.

Jean Chawapiwa

Country Director, South Africa

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.