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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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SACapeTownAug2017Women business owners in Cape Town, South Africa were introduced to WEConnect International for the first time on August 14, 2017 as part of a traveling roadshow sponsored by EY. The event, hosted at EY’s Waterfront premises, highlighted opportunities and benefits of registration and certification with WEConnect International in South Africa. The event was the first stop on a three-day roadshow, which includes a stop in Johannesburg on August 15 for a match-making session and a final stop in Durban on August 16 for another connect session.

PG2017 SmallGroupCelebrations raised the roof on Friday, July 28th 2017, at P&G in Johannesburg, South Africa after the graduation of a group of WEConnect International certified women business owners, who completed the joint P&G-WEConnect International business training.

SouthAfricaPGTraining2017(July 14, 2017) Twenty-one women business owners completed the fourth phase of their South African P&G Training Programme in Johannesburg. They are now approximately two weeks away from graduation set for July 28, 2017, following the completion of the 10-module programme. The training course is a collaborative initiative between P&G and WEConnect International in South Africa. Held on July 14, 2017, modules seven and eight of the intensive and interactive training focused on procurement and human resources. Experts from P&G were supported by successful women business owners with expertise in human resources to further complement the knowledge shared on the modules.

Jean Chawapiwa

Country Director, South Africa

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