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The Cape Chamber of Commerce launches IWEC 2013

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17 past awardees, IWEC supporters and Chamber execs gathered at the only authentic Peruvian restaurant in South Africa today to honour and applaud our 2013 awardees/ mentees, bond with past awardees and plan our trip to Lima. The Cape Chamber delegation will be at least 15 strong.



Keenwa restaurant with its P.I.S.C.O Bar was the perfect venue for the energetic South African IWEC family, with its hip and happening authentic Peruvian vibe. We enjoyed Pisco Sours, Chika Marada's and tapas, chatted, planned and all got extremely excited about the 2013 conference and awards. We are especially excited about our world class awardees.


Ferose Oaten , MD of AVTS Roadworthy Stations (vehicle testing and compliance)and Renee Keeble, MD of SA Commercial (PTY) Ltd (BPO) represent Cape Town and for the first time we proudly include Johannesburg under the Cape Chamber wing with awardee Nonku Ntshona of Nonku Ntshona & Associates (PTY) LTD ( Quantity Surveyors).


2012/2013 mentees in the Dreams Beyond Borders mentorship programme, Michelle Korevaar, Spice4Life was present, with her 'board' members, all past awardees including Nelia Annendale (2012), Jennifer Paterson (2012) and Barbara van den Boscche (2011). Ferose Oaten, also a 2012/2013 mentee and 2013 awardee, thanked her 'board, past awardees Val Mentz and Robyn Jackson for their support to her. IWEC and the Cape Chamber thank these Past Awardees for their time, commitment and statistic reporting to the pilot project of the IWEC official IWEC mentorship Programme. Barbara van den Bossche, recipient of the IESE.
2013/2014 Mentee, Jacqui Burge, Rarity Handbags will be supported by the 2013 awardees Ferose Oaten, Nonku Ntshona and Renee Keeble. Our second mentee, Wendy Kemp, Accountability, will be supported by Past Awardees Anni Bodington(2008), Susan Huxter(2011) and Emiley Volmer (2010).


Anni Bodington, Cape Chamber IWEC representative for IWEC, shared information with the delegation about the Cape Chambers level of commitment to IWEC and advised on conference agenda, speakers, hotels , flights and 2 side trips to Buenos Aires and Machu Pichu. Cape Chamber Executive Director Viola Manual expressed her pride in the strength the Cape Chamber displayed in its support of IWEC through the Dreams Beyond Borders Mentorship Programme and its important contribution to the IWEC International Steering committee, in support of South African and global women in the middle of the business pyramid.
The Cape Chamber will fund the trip for IWEC's unofficial and passionate online marketing guru, Michelle Korevaar, from Spice4Life, who has put IWEC on the Internet 'map'.
Warmest and sincere thanks to Mary-Jean Thomas-Johnson and Nosi Mqikela at the Cape Chamber for adjudication and admin support and Anni's mom Ireley Hoare, for admin support, all deserving recognition for quietly contributing in the background, 'living' and 'breathing' IWEC.

The Creme de la Creme of Cape Town Businesswomen

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On Friday, the 24th of May, Cape Town businesswomen came together to celebrate those who have succeeded not only in business but also in making a difference to their communities at the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa, Cape Town Branch’s (BWACT) 2013 Regional Business Achiever Awards.


The twelve finalists, ranging from women at start-up level, entrepreneurs, professionals in profitable practises and corporate women at executive level, were nominated by their peers who deemed them “phenomenal businesswomen who are contributing to their communities and helping to grow South Africa’s economy.” After months of adjudication, the winners in the four categories of Entrepreneur, Corporate, Professional and Social Entrepreneur were finally announced.


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SA Commercial claims 2012 Industry Award!

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SA Commercial was honored at a glamorous gala ceremony at Cape Town Convention Centre on Saturday November 10th when they were selected as winner of the 'BEST OUTSOURCED CONTACT CENTRE' Award at the BPeSA Western Cape's Annual Contact Centre and BPO Awards - and award given to SA Commercial in recognition of its excellent work, commitment and significant contribution as a SME with regards to the industry and SA Economy.

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SMEs Central to South Africa’s BPO Growth Strategy

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A Cape Town-based business process outsourcing (BPO) provider is looking to more than double the size of its business over the next two years after signing an enterprise development agreement with established South African BPO provider, Aegis.


SA Commercial, which has been operating largely in the financial services sector for the past five years, is already an SME business success story in its own right, having weathered tight economic conditions in the past five years which have seen many SME BPO companies and contact centres close their doors.

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Aegis BPO South Africa and SA Commercial South Africa join forces!

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A black-owned Cape Town-based business process outsourcing (BPO) provider is looking to more than double the size of its business over the next two years after signing an enterprise development agreement with established South African BPO provider, Aegis.


SA Commercial is looking to build business by linking to Aegis South Africa.


SA Commercial, which has been operating largely in the financial services sector for the past five years, is already an SME business success story in its own right, having weathered tight economic conditions in the past five years which have seen many SME BPO companies and contact centres close their doors.

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SA Commercial Direct ties up with AEGIS on BEE deal

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Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 July 2011: Aegis BPO SA, a subsidiary of the global outsourcing services company Aegis which is part of the $15 billion Essar Group, will invest in an Enterprise Development programme with SA Commercial Direct, a black-owned BPO service provider. This partnership will focus on business growth, skills transfer, and operational infrastructure enhancements.

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