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GreenCape was established in 2010 to support the growth of the green economy in the Western Cape and was established as a Special Purpose Vehicle to unlock the manufacturing and employment potential in the green economy. Our Vision is that the Western Cape will be the base for renewable energy in South Africa. Read more

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GreenCape has identified several sectors within the green economy to provide industry support. Our sector managers work to develop an ongoing understanding of the industry, all its relevant stakeholders, and its barriers to growth within the sector. Working groups are established to discuss challenges to growth and collaborate on solutions to overcome them. Read more

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By developing an understanding of the green economy, we work with industry to unlock barriers to growth, communicate barriers to government and relevant stakeholders, and provide ongoing information sharing and support. We strive to make the Western Cape an attractive destination for green investment. Read more

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GreenCape recently widened its scope to incorporate research projects, identified specifically from the challenges identified by our sector managers. Project teams are task oriented and work towards specific goals to solve a particular problem. Read more



2 Dec 2016 | Wisp Value-Add-To Waste Business Opportunities: Proposed Call For Applications 2016/2017   *Are you looking for business opportunities in the waste economy?*   WISP is looking for implementation partners to set up and run businesses that use waste streams as value-creating inputs.   Apply here   Applications close on 14 January... read more

15 Nov 2016 | The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is hosting its Annual Report Launch on the 30th November 2016. TIA is a national public entity that serves as the key institutional intervention to bridge the innovation chasm... read more

14 Nov 2016 | On Thursday the 10th November, Mayor Patricia de Lille and Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee, Freestate of Thuringia, Germany inaugurated the maxx-solar academy in cooperation with SARETEC at the GreenCape offices.  The maxx-solar academy was established in... read more

10 Nov 2016 | As part of the WINDABA – South Africa’s premier wind energy conference and exhibition which was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from the 2-4th November 2016, GreenCape participated in the... read more