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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



23 Sep 2016 | Municipalities have often expressed concerns about how equitable small scale embedded generation (SSEG) is. As a result, some municipalities have been hesitant to promote the installation of solar PV and other systems. In this... read more

13 Sep 2016 | On the 23rd August 2016, GreenCape hosted a cocktail & networking event on organic waste treatment and the criteria that makes. Andy Street, director of waste & resource management, SLR Consulting (UK) gave a presentation... read more

12 Sep 2016 | Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) is hosting its Imagine Workshop on the 28 September 2016. The Imagine Workshop has a wide appeal and is suitable for anyone wanting to stimulate creative thinking... read more

8 Sep 2016 | GreenCape is recruiting for the position of Waste Sector Desk Analyst that will engage with the private sector, government and academia in understanding the drivers and barriers to growing the Western Cape waste economy. The Sector... read more