SheTradesZA: Presents An opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa

About the Opportunity:

  • Together with the Republic of South Africa’s Department for Small Business Development (DSBD) and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), the ITC SheTrades has set up a Hub in South Africa, in order to help South African women entrepreneurs, increase their international competitiveness and connect to national, regional and global markets through the SheTradesZA Hub.

  • Through the SheTradesZA platform, women-owned businesses and corporations will benefit from a wide range of opportunities to expand their businesses and advance women’s economic empowerment.

Benefits of the program:

  • Easily connect to potential buyers, investors, suppliers and business support organizations;

  • Learn skills to boost their business potential through the SheTrades free e-learning courses, on-site workshops and webinars;

  • Receive support to attend national, regional and international trade fairs;

  • Be included in B2B meetings; coordinated through the SheTradesZA hub

  • Improved access to investment opportunities; and

  • Increased visibility of their business offerings in the network of international markets housed with the ITC SheTrades platform

The program is targeting:

  • Only women-owned businesses can enter the client journey of the SheTradesZA Programme

  • The business must be at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by women and at least 50% owned by a South African citizen.

  • The business cannot be a franchise or a subsidiary of another business

  • The women owned business who participate in the SheTradesZA Programme must be an active participant of the business on a day-to-day basis.

  • The SheTradesZA Hub will give preference to government priority sectors, but all women owned businesses are encouraged to register and be a part of the programme

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To be part of the SheTradesZA Hub, please register at:

Contact Details:


Tel: +41 22 730 01 11


International Trade Centre

Palais des Nations,

1211 Geneva 10,


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