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DiBiCoo hosted international study tour and capacity building workshop in South AfricaThe Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) project hosted a study tour and capacity building workshop in South Africa from 22-24 March 2022. 10 May 2022 Read more

FLX EV and NatUVcare win the 2022 GreenPitch ChallengeFlx EV (pre-venture category) and NatUVcare™ [By LignOrganic (PTY) Ltd.] (pre-growth category) are the 2022 GreenPitch Challenge winners. 10 May 2022 Read more

Top 10 finalists for the 2022 GreenPitch Challenge announcedThe Top 10 finalists for the 2022 GreenPitch Challenge have been chosen. These green economy innovators will now be preparing to pitch to a panel of judges on 5 May, at an event hosted by GreenCape in partnership with the City of Cape Town's Invest Cape Town and The Business Hub. The pitch event will be attended in person by invite only, and will be streamed via Zoom Webinar. Register for the Zoom Webinar here. 20 Apr 2022 Read more

DiBiCoo launches the biogas and gasification digital matchmaking platformThe Digital Global Bigas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) has launched a new digital matchmaking platform, which is an online portal connecting countries that import and export biogas and biomethane technologies. 4 Apr 2022 Read more

Call for entries: 2022 GreenPitch ChallengeGreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town's Invest Cape Town and The Business Hub, invite innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovation business ideas to enter the 2022 GreenPitch Challenge. Entries are open from Monday 14 March 2022, and close at noon on Thursday 31 March 2022. The digital entry form can be found online on the 2022 GreenPitch Challenge website. Click here. 17 Mar 2022 Read more

Updated GreenAgri website - an info hub for sustainable farmingThe GreenAgri website, emanating from a longstanding collaboration between the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and GreenCape, has recently been updated with information and resources that detail agri-specific plans and policies, resources, tips and funding opportunities. 8 Feb 2022 Read more

'Matchmaking': European biogas technology meets project partners in emerging and developing countriesEmerging and developing countries need clean and affordable energy, but technology and know-how are not always available. 20 Dec 2021 Read more

Growing the Green Business Support Service DirectoryThe Green Business Support Service Directory, an initiative that launched last year as a partnership between GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has now listed close to 90 green business support services in the open-source portal. 7 Dec 2021 Read more

EU in SA project provides support for local green SMMEs to understand opportunities in the EU Green DealFollowing on from a previous EU funded project that supported green SMME resilience during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, GreenCape partnered with Wesgro, Tips, Tralac, Trade Advisory and the International Cleantech Network to pivot support to local green SMME so that they could continue to build international relationships to secure trade opportunities, despite the travel restrictions, supply chain disruptions and a hard lockdown. 25 Oct 2021 Read more

Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality's beneficiation of bio-solids project wins inaugural Green Economy Change Champions CompetitionThe City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality has won the inaugural Green Economy Change Champions Competition for its project that adds value to bio-solids produced at waste water treatment facilities. 7 Oct 2021 Read more

Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa: First cohort of projects announcedThe Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa has announced 13 innovative low-carbon projects that it will support to access finance from investors following a call for proposals that attracted 120 applications. The CFA is part of the UK Government's efforts to help South Africa tackle climate change and support a just transition. 7 Oct 2021 Read more

South African Plastics Pact publishes an initial list of problematic and unnecessary plastics for phasing out in 2021 and 2022The South African Plastics Pact members have published a first list of problematic or unnecessary plastics, titled "Addressing problematic or unnecessary plastics" for phasing out in 2021 and 2022. 13 Sep 2021 Read more

Market intelligence reports identify opportunities for investment in the green economy in the Western CapeGreenCape's 2021 Market Intelligence Reports, produced in partnership with the Western Cape Government's Department of Economic Development and Tourism, are now available for download online. Click here for MIR 2021 documents. Click here for overview video. Watch the 15 June 2021 webinar: 18 Jun 2021 Read more

Green Economy Innovations for Service Delivery Conference: All presentations now available onlineIn partnership with the City of Cape Town's Department of Enterprise and Investment, GreenCape hosted a two-day Green Economy Innovation for Service Delivery Conference on the interactive Enlit Africa digital event platform on 21 and 22 April 2021. 20 May 2021 Read more

SA green companies among 1,000 global profitable cleantech solutionsThe Solar Impulse Foundation has announced that they have officially reached the goal of assigning the Efficient Solutions Label to 1,000 profitable cleantech solutions from around the world. The Solar Impulse 1,000 Efficient Solution Label is designed to shed light on existing solutions that are both clean and profitable, and have a positive impact on quality of life. 14 Apr 2021 Read more

SA Plastics Pact Reuse Innovation Challenge 2021 won by I-Drop WaterThe South African Plastics Pact in partnership with the MAVA Foundation recently held a contest for innovative reusable packaging solutions. Congratulations to the winners, in first place Waterpod by I-Drop, in second place Sonke Retail and in third place, Green Tap. 18 Mar 2021 Read more

Regenize wins Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021Congratulations to Regenize, the winner of this year's Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021, hosted in partnership with GreenCape. Kudoti and WaterKiosk placed second and third respectively. 18 Feb 2021 Read more

Top 10 announced for Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021Invest Cape Town and The Business Hub, initiatives of the City of Cape Town, in partnership with GreenCape, invited innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovation business ideas to enter the Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021. 3 Feb 2021 Read more

Free-to-access Wi-Fi hotspots in Witsand enables local NPOsIn June 2020, 10 free-to-access, uncapped, solar-powered Wi-Fi enabled ThinkZones were set up in Atlantis, providing free internet access to between 5,500 and 10,000 people per month. Seven of these access points also include solar street lighting. This project was enabled by ThinkWiFi and GreenCape as part of an alternative service delivery project. Read more here. 1 Feb 2021 Read more

South African climate finance report tracks R62.2bn in annual climate financeOver the past two decades, South Africa has also adopted a range of national and sectoral policies, plans and strategies that aim to decarbonise the economy while meeting broad developmental objectives. 29 Jan 2021 Read more