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ABOUT US

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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SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

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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WHAT WE DO

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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PROJECTS

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

 


NEWS & EVENTS

3 Mar 2015 | South Africa’s electricity supply shortage has reached crisis levels and it’s not going to go away soon. At the next meeting of the Energy Efficiency Forum, we will discuss options for commercial buildings... read more


20 Feb 2015 | The incipient year of the Better Living Challenge has stimulated an interesting development in the local sustainable building industry. One of these has been the collaborative work between Italian-based BBuilding, Western Cape concrete manufacturer,... read more


10 Feb 2015 | Engineering News reports that Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has called on interested parties to bid for the design of two 500 KWp photovoltaic (PV) solar plants, for installation at its Upington International and its Kimberley airports... read more


10 Feb 2015 | The Innovation Hub Management Company (SOC) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (“GGDA”), has established the Climate Innovation Centre (“CIC”). The CIC’s mandate is to support innovators, entrepreneurs and SMMEs... read more