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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



28 Jan 2015 | The Atlantis GreenTech Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is one of the mechanisms in place to create an enabling environment for positive economic development. The Atlantis SEZ will build on collaboration between all tiers... read more

26 Jan 2015 | The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has recently published work indicating that the first REIPPPP projects have saved the South African economy some R800 million. The CSIR's Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz has... read more

21 Jan 2015 | AFRICA’S PREMIER ENERGY EVENT The Africa Energy Indaba receives global recognition as the foremost African energy event for energy professionals from across the globe. Adopted by the World Energy Council (WEC) as the African... read more

13 Jan 2015 | The “Smart Build” Conference, taking place 23-25 February at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, will be focusing on the best practices of sustainable building certifications and building policies that can... read more