Women in Oil and Energy South Africa

Welcome to Women in Oil and Energy South Africa

Black women in South Africa have either been at the lowest end of any form of business opportunity, or totally excluded. It therefore is imperative for women to focus cohesively on addressing their unique position in order to address these facts. WOESA’s first priority is to facilitate women’s participation in business opportunities in the oil, gas and energy sector in South Africa.


Given the historical reality of South Africa, WOESA’s focus is specifically on Historically Disadvantaged Individuals and groups, whilst not excluding white women.

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WOESA Investment Holdings

As a company owned and managed by black women, WIH is committed to becoming one of the leading investor’s within the mainstream of the South African economy.

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Women in Energy

WOESA is there to ensure that equal opportunities for women and particularly black women in South Africa become a factor in the energy sector. by participating in drafting legislation and policies? 

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WOESA offers services to its member companies, organisations and individuals, that focus on developing a knowledge base and building capacity amongst women through education and training. We facilitate access to business opportunities; we do advocacy work for women by participating in drafting legislation and policies. WOESA further endeavors to facilitate access to funding as well as investment opportunities for women.

Transformation and the development of historically disadvantaged women is not only what we talk about; WOESA is there to ensure that equal opportunities for women and particularly black women in South Africa become a fact in the Oil and Energy sector.

The WOESA Group consists of a number of companies, the two main companies being WOESA NPO and WOESA Investment Holdings. While WOESA NPO is a not-for-profit organisation started to give women more presence in the oil and energy sector, WOESA Investments and WOESA Investment Holdings were started as a commercial vehicle in order to not only allow WOESA NPO to sustain itself but also to provide more investment and business opportunities to empower women.


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