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Call for application for the 2024 WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship programme!

The WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship programme experience unites learning, support and community to build confident engineering and technology leaders. WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship powered by De Beers Group develops leadership, innovation, well-being and employability skills required by young engineering and technology graduates to succeed in the industry and beyond.

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The WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship is a premier programme for top engineering and technology students in their penultimate or final year of undergraduate or full-time post graduate year of study. The programme develops leadership, innovation, well-being and employability skills required by young graduates to succeed in the engineering and technology industry and beyond. WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship has been run annually since 2006. Since 2019, in partnership with De Beers Group, applications have been open to students in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

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WomEng Southern Africa Fellowship 2024 is a one-of-a-kind hybrid learning programme which provides Fellows with resources that equip them to thrive in the future world of work. The programme includes regular online chats via WhatsApp and live virtual master classes. The programme will be run in three (3) modules from March 2024 with an assignment and feedback required at the end of each module. The programme is designed to shape the way young women in engineering and technology navigate the working world as confident leaders in industry. The programme is open to soon-to-be engineering graduates based in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

The three (3) modules to be covered include:

  • Module 1: Leadership – Unlocking and Telling Your Own Story
  • Module 2: Innovation – Developing Skills for the Future World of Work
  • Module 3: Employability – Thriving in the Workplace

The element of well-being and learning to recharge and look after yourself will form part of the modules to help Fellows establish healthy coping mechanisms and destress. Our Fellows will be full-time female engineering, built environment or technology students currently studying at a university or university of technology in South Africa, Botswana, or Namibia.


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  • Gain exclusive access to WomEng developed resources with active learning objectives for leadership, innovation, well-being and employability skills.
  • Grow your professional network.
  • Access to mentorship opportunities.
  • Grow your community of other like-minded women in engineering and technology.
  • Engaged Fellows will have an opportunity to attend a networking event with leaders from De Beers Group and WomHub’s Founder community.


  • Applications are open to all engineering, technology and built environment students that identify as women.
  • Applicants must be studying full-time at a university or university of technology in South Africa, Botswana or Namibia.
  • Applicants that are not citizens of South Africa, Namibia or Botswana are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be in the second last to final year of undergraduate studies or full-time postgraduate studies i.e. entering the workplace in 2025 or 2026.
  • Applicants must be able to commit between 7-9 hours each month from March 2024 to participate in the programme. The programme is designed taking into consideration foreseen academic workloads and holidays.
  • WomEng Fellowship alumni are not eligible to apply.
Eligible Regions: Open for All except South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

Application Process

  • Visit the Apply link by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” button.
  • Complete your application as instructed.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2024

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