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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



10 Oct 2014 | Is your business working on an innovative solution in the “Green Economy”? Are you trying to raise capital to scale your business? If yes, consider joining the 2015 Green Pioneer Acceleration Program. Click... read more

10 Oct 2014 | The CSIR and NCPC-SA have put out a tender for The Provision of Development of a Strategy for Industrial Symbiosis in South Africa and develop an Associated Business Case. Submissions will close 24 October... read more

1 Oct 2014 | Construction and Demolition Waste is one of the main 'consumers' of our, increasingly limited, landfill airspace in South Africa. It is time the solutionaries of our country put heads together to address this... read more

29 Sep 2014 | As part of the World Design Capital initiative #WDC297, the Stellenbosch Innovation District (SID) presents a platform in 2014 to build momentum for innovation by bringing vision to social action. SID's aspirations for... read more