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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



21 May 2015 | The South African Department of Energy has released the much anticipated request for information (RFI) for procuring gas fired generation capacity. The programme is set to procure some 3 126 MW of gas... read more

11 May 2015 | The International Network for Small & Medium Enterprises’ (INSME) conference set to boost small business development Cape Town will be playing host to the 11th International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises (INSME)... read more

6 May 2015 | *The Green Pioneer Accelerator is gearing up for its inaugural graduation that will showcase 21 entrepreneurs. These innovative companies will present to investors and strategic partners at two closed Venture Forums on Tuesday, June 9th in... read more

5 May 2015 | You are invited to the seminar of Aurelia Figueroa, Researcher / Economist, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)   *Topic:* The human factor in energy efficiency: lessons from developing countries *Date:* Friday, 8th May 2015 *Time:* 1 – 2pm *Venue:* ERC... read more