Entrepreneurship Program 2024 by Graça Machel Trust: Empowering African Women Entrepreneurs through Women Creating Wealth (WCW)

Entrepreneurship Program 2024 by Graça Machel Trust
Entrepreneurship Program 2024 by Graça Machel Trust

The 2024 Graça Machel Trust’s Women Creating Wealth (WCW) Entrepreneurship Program is now accepting applications. This program is dedicated to African women entrepreneurs, aiming to empower them with essential skills, tools, mindset, business development support, and access to a vibrant business community and network.

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WCW is designed to build confidence, skills, and networks for women entrepreneurs to scale their businesses and transition from income generation to wealth creation.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Women entrepreneurs in South Africa.
  • Age: 18 and above.
  • Must be a registered business owner, with a minimum qualification of a matric certificate and the ability to study online.
  • Business operation for 2 years or more.
  • Operational business or a product/service that can be tested in the market with growth potential.
  • Annual business turnover between R120,000 – R10 million.
  • Businesses in financial services sectors (Accounting, Financial Consulting, Payment Processing, Insurance, Investment Services, Regulatory and Compliance Services, Securities and Brokerage, Financial Technology, Real Estate and Mortgage Services, Credit and Lending, Other services).

Program Delivery

  • Ignite course is offered on an online platform.
  • Self-learning sessions, coaching, and peer-to-peer learning.
  • Virtual networking sessions, workshops, and face-to-face workshops.
  • Program duration: 10 months (4 months blended learning, 6 months aftercare).


  • Structured training on the WCW Online Ignite course with coaching and mentoring.
  • Equip with mindset, tools, skills, resources, and networks for business growth.
  • Set audacious goals, find accountability partners, strengthen personal mastery, confidence, and resilience.
  • Receive invitations to entrepreneurship networking events and round tables.
  • Access to rated service providers for growth, market access, and finance.
  • Become part of a 3-year dynamic movement led by women entrepreneurs committed to wealth creation.

Required Documents

  • Certified Identity Document (ID), not older than 3 months.
  • Proof of business registration certificate.
  • BEE certificate OR an affidavit, not older than 12 months.

The program is free; participants are expected to have internet access for online learning and engagement.

Important Dates

Activity Date Time
Information Session 1 8 February 2024 12 pm – 2 pm SAST
Information Session 2 14 February 2024 12 pm – 2 pm SAST
Application Deadline 16 February 2024 12 am SAST
Application Outcome Notification 22 – 23 February 2024 All day
Entrepreneurs’ Bootcamp 26 & 27 February 2024 12 pm – 2 pm SAST
Course Commencement 4 March 2024 To be confirmed

Please note that all times are in South Africa Standard Time (SAST).

Deadline: 16 February 2024



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