Wasaa is an independent, black-women owned, controlled and managed B-BBEE petrochemicals company driving growth through diversification. With over 50 years’ combined experience in the manufacture and distribution of gas, fuels, and chemicals – Wasaa is a respected independent player within the petrochemicals industry. Wasaa is proud of its performance-driven culture which has led to satisfied customers and numerous awards for the company.

As an independent, 100% black-owned, 80% black-women owned, controlled and managed business, Wasaa was founded in 2008 by Nokwanele Qonde as a first of its kind in the industry. To-date, Wasaa is a leading, emerging commodity trader in South Africa, with a global position and a primary focus on the marketing and trading of crude oil and petroleum products across the African regions.


Throughout its operations and services, Wasaa has demonstrated commitment to quality and safe operation of its facilities and no damage to the environment, through its certification in the following ISO Certifications:

  • ISO9001:2015

    Quality Management System

  • ISO14001:2015

    Environmental Management System

  • ISO18001:2007

    Health and Safety Management System


  • Best Businesswoman of the Year in 2013
  • Best Women-Owned Business in 2013 by Top Media/Standard Bank South Africa
  • ViE LPGSASA Best Woman Award in May 2017
  • Appointment as the Chairperson of the Petroleum and Liquid Fuels Sector Charter Council in May 2018
  • Best LPG & Petrochemicals Supplier in 2018’s MEA Business Awards