Huawei South Africa launches free training for women entrepreneurs

Huawei South Africa has launched a digital skills training programme for women entrepreneurs in celebration of Women’s Month.

The Women4Tech online courses, which will commence from 16 August, are available to participants for free.

“Women entrepreneurs and women-owned micro-businesses traditionally play a critical role in South African society and by extension the economy,” Media & Communications Manager, Vanashree Govender, said in a statement.

“Our Women4Tech programme is designed to support these businesses through ICT knowledge sharing, facilitating digital transformation and business growth.”

Broken down into three courses, the programme will cover different business technologies.

This includes cloud computing and how it impacts SMMEs, digital marketing, and an introduction into app development. Renowned entrepreneur and author, Musa Kalenga will deliver the course in digital marketing.

The final course will also include a networking opportunity with developers within the Huawei mobile app ecosystem as well as other women entrepreneurs.

Each participant in the programme will also receive a free six-month Huawei Cloud subscription.

“Cloud is where the world is moving to, but the challenge for micro-enterprises is that costs for adoption and capability are often lacking,” President of Huawei Cloud Southern Africa Stone He said.

The dates and times for the Huawei Women4Tech training courses are as follows:

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing: 16-18 August, 10:00-12:00
  • Digital Marketing: 24 August, 09:00-15:00
  • Introduction to Mobile App Development & Networking Session: 25 August, 10:00-14:00

Women entrepreneurs who want to apply for the programme must fill out this application form.

Huawei South Africa will select participants based on several factors, such as their readiness to adopt new technologies in their business.

Upon selection, the company will contact applicants and supply them with further details.


Media & Communications Manager, Vanashree Govender

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