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.

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(May 9, 2017) A strong contingent of some 80 women business owners participated actively in six information sessions and targeted business skills trainings on 9 May 2017 at EY in Johannesburg.  A winner and two runners-up took centre stage after the Perfecting your Pitch competition: Managing Director Janice Scheckter, Indigo New Media; Viloshnee Singh, V4 Group & Thembane Chemicals; and Managing Director Thanthi Sepeng, Reve Productions.

Zandile Nzalo(April 28, 2017) Growing up in Swaziland in the 1980s, Zandile Nzalo’s life was heavily influenced by music, and she grew up believing that she would one day become a musician. Her dream did not come into fruition; however, her love for radio never waned.  She moved to Johannesburg and had the opportunity to host her own radio and television shows on the former Radio Bop and Bop TV. Her career took a major turn in 1997, with the establishment of Channel O, Africa’s first 24-hour music channel on DSTV, where she became the General Manager for the station for three years. 

(April 28, 2017) See how WEConnect International has supported Michelle's certified women's business enterprise Pétanque Consultancy.

Jean Chawapiwa
Country Director, South Africa
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