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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DATE: April 16, 2020
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

In this webinar, certified WBE Judy Sunasky, owner and managing director of Blendwell Chemicals industrial-cleaning chemical manufacturer, will lead the webinar on correctly identifying the right sanitary products highlighting industry requirements for SABS approved products. The session will be moderated by Dipitseng Manamela, founder and CEO of Dihlashana Consulting Corporation, who is a highly skilled and experienced environmental specialist with vast experience in water resources and waste management. Click here to register.

SouthAfricaConferenceSquare5th Annual Conference of WEConnect International in South Africa, 6th March 2020

By 2022, female entrepreneurs have the potential to boost the South African economy by R175 billion. In support of this vision, the annual conference of WEConnect International in South Africa with the support of platinum sponsors ExxonMobil and EY is being held in Sandton, Johannesburg. The conference, an annual gathering of amazing and successful women business owners and WEConnect international corporate members, is focused on encouraging the sustainable growth of women-owned businesses.

Vanessa Beyers CroppedBy Vanessa Beyers, The Source PR & Event Management, South Africa

“As an entrepreneur in business for 18 years, I’ve faced many trials and overcome many obstacles with only myself accountable for my success or failure. It can be a lonely and challenging environment when you only have your own opinion, skill, expertise to depend on, where you’re your own biggest challenge and you set your limitations. It can be a very frustrating and disheartening place to be.

Jean Chawapiwa
Country Director, South Africa
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