SheTrades South Africa

What is the SheTradesZA Hub?

Together with the Republic of South Africa’s Department for Small Business Development and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), 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.


⭐ SheTradesZA’s goal: to connect at least 250 000 women owned businesses to market by 2023.  This is part of South Africa’s contribution to ITC's goal of connecting three million women owned businesses to markets by 2021.


An opportunity for women entrepreneurs in South Africa 

Under the SheTradesZA platfrom, selected women-owned businesses and corporations will benefit from a wide range of Under the SheTradesZA platfrom, selected women-owned businesses and corporations will benefit from a wide range of opportunities to expand their business and jointly advance women economic empowerment. 


How can women-owned businesses benefit?  
  • ✔️ Connect to potential buyers, investors, suppliers and business support organizations;
  • ✔️ Learn skills to boost business potential through our free e-learning courses, on-site workshops and webinars; 
  • ✔️ Recive support to attend national, regional and international trade fairs;
  • ✔️ Get chances to participate in B2B meetings;
  • ✔️ Access to investment opportunities
  • ✔️ Increased visibility and larger network in international markets 
  • How can corporations benefit? 
  • ✔️ Connect with over women-owned businesses in South Africa and expand your pool of suppliers;
  • ✔️ Identify unique and innovative businesses opportunities;
  • ✔️ Learn, share and exchange with key businesses, governments and institutions;
  • ✔️ Support the UN Sustainable Development Goals by empowering women;
  • ✔️ Develop new partnerships and increase your visibility in emerging markets.
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About ITC 

The International Trade Centre is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


About ITC SheTrades

The ITC SheTrades initiative aims to connect three million women to market by 2021 and rallies stakeholders around the world to work together on seven actions to address trade barriers and create greater opportunities for women entrepreneurs. It is supported by a web and mobile digital platform. For more information, please visit


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