Green finance


South Africa ranks 13th out of 21 countries to use tax as an incentive to drive the green growth agenda (ahead of Australia, Singapore, and Finland) according to the KPMG Green Tax Index. A range of funding solutions is available to green technology manufacturers and service companies, as well as those who use or procure such goods and services. These cover development finance institutions (DFI), local public and private sector financiers and investors, and a considerable range of tax incentives.

GreenCape's work in this space

The Green Finance Desk (GFD) primarily acts as a facilitator in the financing of green projects and green business. GDF works across all sector desks at GreenCape and its objectives are to:

  • Develop a network of financial institutions (private and public) with green finance interests.
  • Develop an understanding of the main green projects requiring investment/financing.
  • Break down any barriers that exist between green finance and green projects.
  • Facilitate the implementation/adoption of innovative financing solutions for green economy business models.
  • Provide ad hoc support to programmes and initiatives requiring a financial/investment viewpoint.

The GFD has developed a tool to locate financiers in the green funding space, which is hosted on the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) website.

News and events


Associate Applications are now open for the Ba...

The Barclays Accelerator is hiring 9 very talented entrepreneurs, designers & developers to join the Associate program for the upcoming program based in Cape Town (May – August 2017). Read more
Call for applications: 2017 GCIP-SA business b...

Applications for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme of SA (GCIP-SA) are now open and the closing date is 26th April 2017. Read more
Call for applications: 2017 SAB Foundation Tho...

Applications are now open for the Thoalana Enterprise Programme. Applications can be submitted online through the SAB website. Read more

Library


SA Business Funding Directory

This directory (link on the left) provides South African businesses and entrepreneurs with information on available business funding particularly for small and medium sized businesses. Read more
Presentations: dti incentives and uptake in th...

On 17 February 2017, the South African Department of Trade and Industry (dti) held a briefing session to discuss the uptake of dti incentives in the Western Cape Province. Read more
Useful links on the Western Cape's green econo...

Useful links below on the Western Cape's green economy. Read more