Public Announcement: “ZA Women-led Born Global & Born-Again Global Business Survey”

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Magate Wildhorse Ltd., wishes to inform stakeholders and women entrepreneurs in South Africa, namely management consultants and providers of professional services about the South Africa Women-led Born Global and Born-Again Global Consulting Business Survey

South African women who own or manage women-led businesses (that is entities in which women make up the majority at the highest level of leadership and decision-making). Womenpreneurs and solopreneurs for all provinces in South Africa are invited to share by way of the survey.

Your answers along with that of other respondents will help decision-makers, you, and entrepreneurs to better understand what drives the decision to export and the best approaches for accelerating scale-up of your businesses in foreign markets. Thank you for sharing by completing the survey by Monday, December 31, 2018!

Deadline for all extended to January 25, 2019.

Complete the survey by December 20, 2018 for a chance to win!

Please click the following link to take the survey:

Thank you for the time taken to share.   Thanks also for sharing appropriately with your networks.

Happening also ― is are focus group discussions related to the research.

Deadline for all extended to January 25, 2019

These discussions will end on December 29. There will be no discussions between December 24th and 26th.   To participate in a session please see the information at the following link:

Thanks again for sharing.

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Research team: Meegan Scott (Magate Wildhorse Ltd.), Dr. Daniel Maposa (lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research in the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, University of Limpopo & Magate Wildhorse Ltd.), and Dr. Zakaria Sorgho (Economist-in-Chief at African Centre for International Trade and Development – ACITD).

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Stakeholder Invitation: Born Global & Born-Again Global Businesses―South Africa

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You are invited to participate in a focus group consultation with women-led entrepreneurs and professional service providers in the management consulting sector (Including international development consultants).

Deadline extended

Registration has been extended to January 25, 2019

Dates: December 13- 29, 2018

Time:  10:00 am – 11: 30: am | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | 2:00 pm – 3: 3:30 pm    | 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm | 5:00 pm – 6: 30 pm (SAST)

Time Commitment: 45 mins to 1 ½ hours

Location: To be provided by Email upon receipt of R.S.V.P.

Participation: South Africa


  1. To identify what factors, influence the decision of leaders of South African women-led management consulting businesses to sell their services abroad (Internationalize).
  2. To better understand the pathways and process they use to service markets or customers who are not residents of South Africa.
  3. To find out how local, diaspora, and other foreign networks influence and accelerate the internationalization process of small and medium sized management consulting firms in South Africa.
  4. To better understand the role of networks in increasing available financing, by-passing geographic border restrictions, firm capacity in terms of human capital, and technology.
  5. To determine what role if any networks play in helping with market and customer identification, size of earnings, and the growth trajectory of sales.
  6. From the discussions we also hope to learn about the role of other foreign and local networks in facilitating internationalization and the scaling-up of the born global firms versus born-again global firms (Those business who intended to export since inception versus those who decided to benefit from exporting at a later stage in the life of the organization).

The consultations are a part of a larger research that is intended to provide new knowledge and important insights into the process of internationalization.  It also aims to understand the impact of networks (including diaspora connections, suppliers, partners, customers, and other social connections) on the process and outcomes of internationalization among women-led management consulting firms in South Africa.

It is our hope that the findings will inform decision-making for improving the support given to entrepreneurs as well as to help women entrepreneurs to take actions for accelerating the pace of growth of their businesses.

To compensate you for your time, we will provide you with a copy of the research finding.  And a chance to win a free pass to one of our upcoming educational events.

Confidentiality: Please note that your name and any identifying information you share with us will be kept confidential. Your responses will be summarized along with other responses and used collectively to help guide decision-making. No names or identifying information will be used when compiling this information.

Privacy: Your contact information will not be shared with third-parties, nor will it be used for sharing marketing or other related information. 

Participation in the stakeholder engagements are by invitation only. Please indicate your interest to receive an invitation, if selected to participate. Please R.S.V.P. by December 18th to participate in a meeting between December 13th and 18th, or to coordinate attendance by a designee, by contacting Meegan Scott at or by calling 1(647) 854-5323.

Thank you in advance for including your full name, Email contact, business or services offered, country and city in which your business is located. Links to company or professional web sites are also welcome.

Facilitator: Meegan Scott
Magate Wildhorse Ltd

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ZA Women-led Small and Medium Sized Business Owners Invited to Participate in Research on Going Global

A random selection of women-led small to medium sized business owners and managers in South Africa will be invited to take part in a study that will provide valuable insights to inform a forthcoming Paper as well as the academic, and entrepreneur support communities on the process of internationalization among such entities in the context of a developing country.

The Paper is the first in a series that will feature, South Africa as a developing country; it will be followed by a second that is focused on Caribbean consulting businesses in the Diaspora. The Paper on South Africa aims to increase the pool of literature that is available on how and why internationalization takes place in women-led consulting businesses that fall in the category small to medium sized entities (SMEs).

Magate Wildhorse Ltd, Dr. Daniel Maposa, and Dr. Zakaria Sorgho will ensure that stakeholders have a say in framing, planning and conduct of the research. Dr. Maposa is a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research in the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Faculty of Science & Agriculture, at the University of Limpopo and Magate Wildhorse Associate. Dr. Sorgho, is a research fellow at the Department of Economics, HEC-Liège, University of Liège (Belgium), and Economist-in-Chief at African Centre for International Trade and Development – ACITD. He is also an Associate Researcher at Centre for Inter-disciplinary Studies on International Trade and Investment (CSITI), Laval University (Canada).

The findings of the research will be shared with a wide cross section of stakeholders and communities.

The study will provide insights into the role of networks and diaspora connections in the internationalization of the entities studied.  In addition, it will present a comparison of the outcomes of born global versus born-again global entities and the factors that triggered the move to serve foreign markets.

The research will be guided by Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans , all data collected will be anonymized and stored in a safe and secure manner.

For more information about the study or the paper please contact lead researcher, Meegan Scott of Magate Wildhorse Ltd, at or 1(647) 854-5323.

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