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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



24 Jul 2014 | A special thanks to Eskom representatives, Barbara van Geems and Justine Wyngaardt, for sharing the lessons learned from IPP grid connection applications. Another thank you to all those who attended the event. You can... read more

24 Jul 2014 | Since our last Waste Economy workshop, GreenCape has received many queries regarding the recent updates in the City of Cape Town. This coming Thursday July 31st, GreenCape will be hosting a presentation by... read more

18 Jun 2014 | cid:image001.gif@01CF348D.A0E5C6C0 *CITY OF CAPE TOWN* *18 JUNE 2014* *MEDIA RELEASE* *City’s incentive plan for Atlantis kicks off with construction of wind tower factory from first investment* *Construction of GRI Wind Steel South Africa’s new 12... read more

13 Jun 2014 | Media Statement by Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille   Just over two years ago, I announced our government’s intention of becoming the green economic hub of South Africa. Our aim was to build a... read more