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  WIP MEMBERS DIRECTORY 2013/2014

  753 ITIS CIVILS

  • Contact Person: Tebogo Kgotleng
  • Tel: + 27 11 211 0102
  • E-mail:  753itis@vodamail.co.za   
  • Website:
  • Industry: Construction
  • City/Country: Johannsbuerg/South Africa
  • Description of business: building renovation for green world: infrastructure development, pipe lines, water mains replacement, sewer lines, general civil construction , steel fixing and concrete works, erosion / environmental protection, hyson cells, gabions, reno matress, stone pitching, Amor flax, hydro seeding, (green building material manufacturing), small road works, general building works and finishing
 

  AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

  • Contact Person: Elsie Harmse
  • Tel: + 27 44 884 0971
  • E-mail:  elsie@skillsvillage.co.za    
  • Website: www.skillsvillage.co.za
  • Industry: Human Capital Development
  • City/Country: George / South Africa
  • Description of business: Africa Skills Village enables the private sector, local government and all industries to develop the potential of their human capital.
 

  AFRO LOUNGE

  • Contact Person: Linda Moemesi
  • Tel: +27 72 980 4896
  • E-mail:  linda@afrolounge.co.za             
  • Website: www.afrolounge.co.za
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • City/Country: Pretoria / South Africa
  • Description of business: Restaurant and cocktail lounge
 
  AGRI EDGE GENERIC
  • Contact Person: Elrita Venter
  • Tel: +27 82 346 2577
  • E-mail: elrita@alternafruit.co.za        
  • Website: www.alternafruit.co.za
  • Industry: Agriculture
  • City/Country: Cape Town / South Africa
  • Description of business: Agri-Business and Project Management
 

  B-WOM HOLDING Inc.

  • Contact Person: Bookie Ketusegile
  • Tel: + 267 733 34722
  • E-mail:  bkethusegile@gmail.com       
  • Website:
  • Industry: Investment
  • City/Country: Gaborone/Botswana
  • Description of business: B-WOM HOLDINGS Inc. (Pty) Ltd is a Botswana based and 100% Botswana owned investment Company that incorporates a conglomerate of companies and investments spanning a wide-range of sectors. The Company creates and builds wealth, as well as manages the process thereof and facilitates the sharing of the wealth with less privileged sectors of society. Sectors include: Construction, Agriculture, hospitality and mining.
 

  BELLA VIDA CENTRE

  • Contact Person: Ilze van der Merwe-Alberts
  • Tel: + 27 82 921 5800
  • E-mail:  ilze@bellavidacentre.co.za       
  • Website: www.bellavidacentre.co.za
  • Industry: Psychology and Human Behavior
  • City/Country: Johannesburg/ South Africa
  • Description of business: Committed to universally inspire every individual to be masterful, powerful and live beautiful lives spiritually, mentally, vocationally, financially, in family, socially and physically.
 

  BULGAZ CONVERTORS

  • Contact Person: Nadine Ognianov
  • Tel: + 27 21 556 5667
  • E-mail:  nadine@bulgaz.co.za 
  • Website: www.bulgaz.co.za
  • Industry: Oil and Energy
  • City/Country: Cape Town/South Africa
  • Description of Business: Based in Cape Town, Bulgaz was founded in 2002 by Nadine Ognianov, a graduate of Marketing and Sales, after discovering the huge potential of LPG and the lack of sustainable, environmentally friendly energy in South Africa. We are 100% black woman owned and operated, making Bulgaz the preferred BEE partner. Nadine is also the Chairperson of the LPGas BEE Forum, with its headquarters in Johannesburg.
    We offer expert advice and facilitation of autogas with Doytchin Ognianov at the helm. Doytchin, a graduate in Micro Processing Techniques from the Pravetz College in Bulgaria is a qualified Autogas technician, with up to date knowledge of the latest technology available to furnish your fleet. He has worked with various government departments and consults major vehicle manufacturers on Autogas Systems.
 

  BELLACASA

  • Contact Person: Belinda Moleko
  • Tel: + 27 83 228 5989
  • E-mail:  belinda.moleko@gmail.com      
  • Website: www.bellacasa.co.za
  • Industry: Construction, water and sanitation.
  • City/Country: Pretoria/South Africa
  • Description of business: Affordable Housing developments, Construction of low cost housing, Renovations, Supply and Installation of patented industrial strength concrete palisade fencing, Sanitation systems solutions(eco flush), Water purification system, Project Managers,  Building Material suppliers, Plumbing, Electrification, Raft foundation speciality and Roofing.
 

  DZINGWA CLINIC PHYSIO

  • Contact Person: Nomfundo Dzingwa
  • Tel: +27 31 201 3314
  • E-mail:  nomfundo@dzingwa.com       
  • Website: www.dzingwa.com
  • Industry: Physio Therapy
  • City/Country: Durban/South Africa
  • Description of business: Give patients the highest standard of physiotherapy treatment and the most affordable medical service in the areas of neurological, orthopaedic and renal care that is offered by a professional practitioner and to improve a patient’s quality of life by using high standards of medical treatment and intervention.
 

  EYOMAMA SECURITY CONSULTING

  • Contact Person: Bukie Mzamo-Mdlalo
  • Tel: +27 76 628 0579
  • E-mail: bukie@eyomama.co.za            
  • Website: www.eyomama.co.za
  • Industry: Communications
  • City/Country: Beacon Bay/ South Africa
  • Description of business: Eyomama Security Consulting cc is a 100% black owned female security company. The company is run and managed by all three women members who are active in the business, operating as a legally registered Close Corporation. Eyomama Security Consulting offers a number of services associated with security industry. It is registered as a Close Corporation that provides the following services: Trained Security Guards, Chauffeurs and body guards, Banking services, Cleaning services, Credit control services, Events Management and Fencing.
 

  FIBERTEX

  • Contact Person: Rajes Govender
  • Tel: + 27 31 736 7100
  • E-mail:  rago@fibertex.com
  • Website: www.fibertex.com 
  • Industry: Manufacturing of nonwovens
  • City/Country: Durban/South Africa
  • Description of business: Fibertex Nonwovens is a diversified supplier of nonwovens. Cutting edge technological competence in all our manufacturing sites results in high performance products available throughout the Fibertex Group. Carding, aero dynamic carding, IR and air through bonding, fibre spinning, polymer extrusion, lamination and various surface treatments are all part of  Fibertex technology portfolio.
 

  IN FORMAL SOUTH

  • Contact Person: Shannon Royden-Turner
  • Tel: + 27 72 810 2715
  • E-mail:  rago@fibertex.com
  • Website: www.fibertex.com 
  • Industry: Manufacturing of nonwovens
  • City/Country: Cape Town/South Africa
  • Description of business: towards environmentally sustainable, socially and economically inclusive cities. Move away from a mechanistic world view towards an understanding of the interconnected nature of complex and dynamic urban systems. The institutional, management and operational model at local government level based on the idea that decision making involves processes of social learning, where solutions are based on social and environmental desirability [backcasting] and not on the uncertainty of an predicted future.
 

  KATEKANE INVESTMENTS

  • Contact Person: Thandy Mazibuko
  • Tel: + 27 82 653 2191
  • E-mail:  thandiy@hotmail.com 
  • Website:
  • Industry: Investment
  • City/Country: Johannesburg/South Africa
  • Description of business: Katekani Women Investment was formed in 1998 by a group of nine women. A shared passion for creating value and empowering disadvantaged communities is what keeps the group together. Initially our focus area was pure financial investment activities, however as the company developed we realized the importance of community involvement for the benefit of the Nation. We are firm believers of the adage “you empower a woman, you empower a Nation”. Since then, we started to diversify and got involved in other sectors where our expertise and skills were needed to make a difference. The group is made up of diverse individuals, each with solid business skills and a good entrepreneurial track record.
 

  KG DEVELOPMENT

  • Contact Person: Mpumi Kubheka
  • Tel: +27 82 928 1258
  • E-mail:  mkubheka@kgbusiness.co.za          
  • Website:
  • Industry: Capacity Building
  • City/Country: Cape Town/South Africa
  • Description of business: Training
 

  MENTIS CONSULTING

  • Contact Person: Lusanda N Maitin
  • Tel: +27 71 881 9696
  • E-mail:  lusandar@mweb.co.za    
  • Website:
  • Industry: Infrastructure development
  • City/Country: Durban/South Africa
  • Description of business: Infrastructure development and funding.
 

  MPONOKI HOLDING

  • Contact Person: Benny Monama
  • Tel:
  • E-mail:  manching@telkomsa.net   
  • Website:
  • Industry: General Services
  • City/Country: Johannsburg/South Africa
  • Description of business: Consultancy services, integrated waste management, supply of goods and wares, forensic services and medical disposable and consumables. Supply the bulk of forensic products as sole supplier of most of them and forensic equipment. Supply various Goods including corporate clothing and corporate gifts. Deliver various services including Building Maintenance and Road Maintenance.
 

  NGAPAYA Y2K10

  • Contact Person: Jenny Classen
  • Tel: +27 83 463 4538
  • E-mail:  classen.jc@gmail.com            
  • Website: http://www.ngaphayay2k10.com
  • Industry: Procurement
  • City/Country: Cape Town/ South Africa
  • Description of business: A South African company 100% Female Owned, specialising in Procurement of Goods and SMME Development.
 

  NTOMBANI TRADING PROJECTS

  • Contact Person: Tsakani Maluleke
  • Tel: + 27 72 789 5506
  • E-mail:  tsakani@ntombani.co.za        
  • Website: www.ntombani.co.za
  • Industry: Construction
  • City/Country: Zimbabwe and South Africa
  • Description of business:Our enterprise is wholly black owned and offers the following:
    o Property Development
    o Project Management
    o Facility Management
    o Building Construction and general Maintenance
    o Road Construction and Maintenance
    o Supply and installation of ash pipe lines including couplings, tees and flanges
    o Unblocking of wet and dry ash systems unblocking of chutes, coal bunkers, coal stathe and silos
    o Supplying of the conveyor belts according to the specification of the user and general supplying
    o Conveyor splicing and clip joints and coal silos
 
  OKUHLEKODWA TRADING
  • Contact Person: Mapontso Mopeli
  • Tel: +27 82 560 7801
  • E-mail: mapmop@vodamail.co.za 
  • Website:
  • Industry: Construction, Supply and Training
  • City/Country: Johannesburg / South Africa
  • Description of business: A South African company 100% female owned. The company has two divisions, namely Home Decor Projects and Building Projects. The home Decor Projects division deals with interior refurbishment and painting, tiling, ceiling, carpeting, curtaining and painting. The Building Projects division deals with general building. i.e. Residential construction, additions and renovations
 

  PPC WOMEN’S FORUM

  • Contact Person: Francie Shonhiwa
  • Tel: +27 84 240 8063
  • E-mail:  fshonhiwa@ppc.co.za         
  • Website: www.senditsouth.co.za
  • Industry: Women Empowerment
  • City/Country: Johannesburg / South Africa
  • Description of business: The PPC Women’s Forum is currently piloted at PPC’s head office in Sandton. The forum aims to represent a change agent in PPC when it comes to attracting, nurturing and advancing women’s talent to effectively lead PPC, whilst providing influential leadership towards diversity in the organisation. It will also be a platform where creativity and innovation is encouraged.
 

  SEND IT SOUTH

  • Contact Person: Irene Coetzee
  • Tel: +27 81 270 6727
  • E-mail:  irene.coetzee@senditsouth.co.za        
  • Website: www.senditsouth.co.za
  • Industry: IT Financial Solutions
  • City/Country: Cape Town / South Africa
  • Description of business: Send It South offers the following solutions: For the NONPROFIT SECTOR through the deployment of Serenic Navigator, the world-leading financial management solution designed specifically for Nonprofits, international NGOs and the public sector. For the SMALL TO MEDIUM BUSINESS SECTOR through the deployment and support of the world-class ERP business management solution, Microsoft Dynamics NAV (previously known as Navision) is an integrated business management solution designed for growing companies with changing requirements. It is a  world-class system that streamlines processes and delivers robust reporting and business intelligence.
 

  SIGHT PROJECT AND INTERIORS

  • Contact Person: Fiona Aitken-Richardson
  • Tel: +27 84 929 7788
  • E-mail:  fiona@sightdesign.co.za              
  • Website: www.sightdesign.co.za
  • Industry: Interior Decoration
  • City/Country: Johannesburg/ South Africa
  • Description of business: Sight Projects & Interiors (SPI) are specialists in the areas of Project Management, Interior architecture, Interior Design and specification within the residential, corporate, hospitality and retail sector. Our business focus is building alterations, additions, refurbishments, new homes and full turnkey tenant installations (corporate & retail) which comprise the bulk of the project management component of works. The interior design service covers all aspects of design and manufacture relating specifically to space planning requirements, furniture, specialized cabinetry/joinery, and electrical layouts, kitchen/bathroom/built in cupboards designs, tiling, general flooring and related trades. Specification of all finishes is one of the core focuses of our business with regards to homes, offices and retail space.
 

  SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION (WESTERN CAPE)

  • Contact Person: Nontsikilelo Mgayiya
  • Tel: + 27 21 556 9723
  • E-mail:  ntsikie@isithembiso.co.za  
  • Website: www.sawic.org
  • Industry: Construction
  • City/Country: Cape Town/South Africa
  • Description of Business: The South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) initiative was founded in 1997 to empower women to gain access to contracts, training, finance and networks in the construction industry. South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) is a National Association of women entrepreneurs, including women employed in all areas of construction, from the skilled trades to business ownership, with International Affiliation to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in America and Australia.  
 

  THLOLO COMMUNICATIONS

  • Contact Person: Mokoena Mumsey
  • Tel: +27 82 724 6964
  • E-mail:  mumsey.mokoena@thlolo.co.za     
  • Website: www.thlolo.co.za
  • Industry: Communications
  • City/Country: Johannesburg/South Africa
  • Description of business: Communications
  TMTJ CONSULTING GAUTENG
  • Contact Person: Moira Thlagale
  • Tel: +27 83 446 9791
  • E-mail: moira@tmtj-jhb.co.za    
  • Website: www.tmtj.co.za
  • Industry: Investment/Architects
  • City/Country: Johannesburg/South Africa
  • Description of business: Business Consultancy, Project Management and Architects.
 

  VJ GREEN SOLUTIONS

  • Contact Person: Julia Modise
  • Tel: + 27 82 454 3590 / +27 82 259 1595
  • E-mail:  julia@vjgreensolutions.co.za    
  • Website: www.vjgreensolutions.co.za
  • Industry: Green energy
  • City/Country: Cape Town/South Africa
  • Description of business: We are in the renewable energy sector . We supply and install a variety of solar products like the solar water heaters , solar home lighting systems , solar street lights and solar water pumps . We supply solar PV panels -monocrystalline & polycrystalline ;solar regulators and inverters and solar mobile chargers.
 

 WAKA TALENT

  • Contact Person: Rosie Motene
  • Tel: +27 82 992 3189
  • E-mail:  wakabookings@gmail.com               
  • Website:
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • City/Country: Johannesburg/South Africa
    Description of business:Rosie Motene is an award winning actor, TV personality and producer and global programme director and speaker. Rosie formed the Pan-African talent agency to create a synergy between East, West ad Southern Africa. At WAKA the following countries are represented: SA, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, DRC, Liberia and Botswana. Apart from representation, WAKA provide training in the following: Actor training, including voice, dialogue and breathing techniques. TV presenter training: Research, posture for the camera and interview skills. Producer training: The different roles of producers, how to source finance and the five principles of filmmaking. Executive training: For corporates who have to deal with press and publicity. Training on how to present themselves for the camera, interview skills and as well as how to manage crisis for the media.
 
 WOMEN FOUNDATION OF NIGERIA
  • Contact Person: Iyom Josephine Anenih
  • Tel: +27 82 928 1258
  • E-mail:        
  • Website:
  • Industry: Women Development
  • City/Country: Abuja/Nigeria
  • Description of business: Women Development in Nigeria and Africa
 

  ZIMPEL EVENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Contact Person: Charlotte Zimpel
  • Tel: +27 82 928 1258
  • E-mail:  czimpel@vodamail.co.za           
  • Website:
  • Industry: Communications
  • City/Country: Cape Town/South Africa
  • Description of business: Proficient manager with more than eight years’ experience in public relations, communications, media management, relationship building and event management.  Part of the marketing team responsible for the re-imaging of the new Discom brand Media management, relationship and brand building and generation of publicity. Worked with high profile clients in the financial, property, lifestyle, consumer, retail and insurance industries. Committee member of The Cape Town Press Club 2008 – 2010.
 
 
WELCOME
Leading Women of Africa (LWA) was founded by Mrs Madelein Mkunu, as a Pan African Forum that continuously promotes efforts to position women’s economic empowerment at the focal point the 21st Century’s goals on sustainable development. LWA is registered as a Not-For-Profit Company (NPC), incorporated under Section 21 Company Act, South Africa. Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, LWA operates outside South Africa through collaboration with other women or regional Organisations that share the same goals.

COMMITMENT

LWA is committed to Economic Empowerment of women and the Development of Africa LWA becomes iconic in contributing to positive change that insists on rebuilding Africa through empowerment of women. LWA creates new economic leads and encourage women to engage in the economic processes in their respective countries.

ACTIVITIES
LWA’s Core activities include:
 National and International economic events
 Trade Missions [continental & international]
 Advocacy

LATEST NEWS AND REPORT
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  Trade Policy Forum (TPF) Luncheon:
Washington DC, November 5th, 2013

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TPF is a non-partisan, invitation-only educational and networking group of approximately one-hundred women in senior international trade positions. Their members are working at the highest levels throughout government, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. Formed in 1986, their mission is to engage members in off-the-record, informal discussions on trade and public policy issues. Madelein Mkunu was specially invited to share about Leading Women of Africa's (LWA) mission, vision and activities on women's trade and economic growth on the African continent.

     
   LWA Submission: Giving a Woman’s Entrepreneur on AGOA Performance
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 Leading Women of Africa (LWA) respectfully submits its comment to the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) in support of the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which is scheduled to expire in 2015.

 
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  LWA to attend the Corporate Africa G20-Africa  Investment Conference London, 17-19 July 2013
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 Leading Women of Africa (LWA) will be part of the G20  Africa Infrastructure Investment Conference
 due to take place from 17-19 July 2013, Millennium  Hotel, Mayfair, London. 

 
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   LWA to launch Women in Infrastructure  Development in Africa (WIDA)
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 Madelein Mkunu, President and Founder of Leading  Women of Africa, one of Africa’s fast growing leadership  and empowerment organization for women in

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   Recipient of  Women Advancement Forum,  Johannesburg, 28 April – 3 May 2013
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 Mrs Mkunu receives Awards at the Women  Advancement Forum
 
 
 

 United States Department of State –  Strengthening Leadership Capacity and  Professional Skills: 
 A Women’s Economic Empowerment Program
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 TINY MAZIBUKO, one of Gauteng LWA Coordinators,
 was one of the selected candidates for the April 2013
 intake the programme on: Strengthening Leadership  Capacity and Professional Skills: A Women’s Economic  Empowerment Program – A Tanzania, South Africa
 and U.S
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   China - Leading Women of Africa collaboration
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 LWA collaboration with China Embassy in South Africa  was another successful story to tell in our approach to  create a win-win partnership with the Chinese

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