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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



13 Nov 2015 | Our members involved in the energy sector will be interested in a free seminar on Energy and Resource Efficiency offered by the South African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The Chamber is hosting a... read more

9 Nov 2015 | GreenCape is recruiting for a Communications Coordinator, responsible for coordinating and assisting the communications team with the implementation of communications projects for GreenCape and the proposed Atlantis Special Economic Zone. If you are a... read more

6 Nov 2015 | Smart meter manufacturers are invited to participate in a consultation process on the development of NRS 049 Specification (NRS 049 AMI: Smart systems specification) Several international standards and the rollout of international and South... read more

6 Nov 2015 | Our readers from the municipal and private sectors will be interested in a guide on alternative waste treatment, developed in collaboration between the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale... read more