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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



22 Apr 2016 | Renewable energy technologies vary, widely, from energy derived from the wind, to that from organic matter to various uses of energy from the sun. One of these technologies is concentrated solar power (CSP).... read more

20 Apr 2016 | The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) are proud to invite applications for the 2016 Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa (GCIP-SA). The Call for Applications... read more

20 Apr 2016 | The Mega Fisentakraal Green Housing project, near Durbanville, is now underway. The project plans to build 868 subsidized housing units with energy efficient technologies, including insulated building panels. As of March, this year, the first... read more

20 Apr 2016 | National Geographic recently featured an article highlighting mayoral participation in mitigating climate change, particularly in Cape Town and the Western Cape. The article lists projects undertaken in the Western Cape and states that, "Cape... read more