Events and Training | 110% Green



  • Events/Training below is listed in the order of newest first to oldest last

Smart Energy Global Innovation Network Launch

4 March 2024, 17:30 - 20:30

NASDAK, 26th Floor, Media24 Building

40 Heerengracht Street

Cape Town

Innovate UK – the national innovation agency of the UK – invites you to the official networking reception of the African Energy Indaba and official launch of the UK-South Africa Smart Energy Global Innovation Network.

Hosted at a luxury, city centre rooftop venue with panoramic views of Cape Town's iconic skyline on the night before the start of the Indaba, this inaugural reception is for conference speakers and selected guests representing the most innovative and influential players in Africa’s energy sector.

Join us for an evening of meaningful networking with industry peers, with refreshments and canapés, where we will showcase some of the most innovative energy innovators from both South Africa and the UK. Together we will introduce a new collaborative network that aims to forge partnerships between African and UK organisations, and by harnessing smart technologies and artificial intelligence, drive sustainable energy development across the continent.

With opening remarks from the British High Commissioner to South Africa, this welcoming reception promises insightful dialogues on the future of energy, the role of strategic partnerships, and the network's vision of stimulating the continent’s energy ambitions.

Themes to be discussed:

  • Building smarter grids and opening up applications for AI in energy infrastructure
  • Effectively integrating renewable energy and storage technologies
  • Strategies to bridge technologies and markets with the UK and beyond
  • Cybersecurity and data-driven planning for key infrastructure

To register please click here:

Policies for the Planet Conference 2024

14 March 2024

Policies for the Planet.png

This free-to-attend online conference, a collaboration between The Progress Playbook and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL’s) South Africa arm, will look at the policies and projects that are leading the way to a better, more sustainable world. The conference will take place on the 14 March 2024, online.

Speakers include the policymakers behind Uruguay, Chile and South Australia’s rapid energy transitions, Norway’s world-leading electric vehicle (EV) shift, and South Africa’s flagship just transition projects, among others.

To register for the conference click on

For more information click on

Western Cape Water Indaba

22 - 23 March 2023 Cape Town, South Africa

Water Indaba.png

The Western Cape Water Indaba and Innovation Showcase will take place on the 22 and 23 March 2023 at the Century City Conference Centre. This Indaba will unpack the theme” Moving Towards a Water Resilient Province Together”. The WC Water Indaba will be hosted in partnership with the City of Cape Town. The City will showcase Innovation solutions from about 30 innovators. The outcomes will inform the Western Cape Water Security Strategy, Sustainable Water Management Plan, the 15-year Water Resilience Plan, the Smart Agri Strategies, and Economic Resilience. 



The 2nd Annual Electricity Wheeling Conference brings together local and international perspectives on interrogating methodologies in electricity transmission. Wheeling, which is the transmission of electricity from the point of production to the end user, has been successfully implemented worldwide in deregulated markets. This approach is challenging in South Africa due to the increasing production of variable renewable power in an environment that is not yet developed. In South Africa’s regulated electricity market, Eskom, a state-owned entity, monopolises electricity generation, transmission and distribution. This model is ineffective for various reasons leaving South Africa without a consistent and reliable supply of electricity.
For the few independent producers that exist, a major challenge is their decentralized location which gives rise to issues of inadequate supportive infrastructure and weak electricity networks.

For more information click on: 

Addressing the skills Deficit in the SA Energy Sector

24 November, The Ridge, 6 Marina Road Portswood District, V&A Waterfront

The unprecedented energy crisis crippling our country requires urgent and drastic measures if we hope to end load shedding, and to ensure a more sustainable and flourishing economy. In particular, the skills deficit constraining the Energy and Resources sector requires urgent intervention. As we seek more sustainable alternatives to our country’s current energy crisis, we need a new approach to our talent development strategies.

With the introduction of a Dual Higher Education (DHE) model in the South African education system, this can be achieved with great success where industry partners collaborate with universities in developing future employees. Drawing from nearly four decades of experience in delivering highly employable and work-ready graduates through dual study programmes in Germany and Austria, the Dual Higher Education Project (DHEP) aims to introduce this revolutionary model – customised to the local context – through the piloting of targeted study programmes that address particular industry and sectoral skills development needs.

In collaboration with CBS International Business School (Cologne, Germany), Accelerate Cape Town, and Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), this engagement will afford industry partners, government agencies, and other strategic role-players the opportunity to gain important insights into the DHE model, and the potential to co-create an Energy Management & Technology dual study programme that will be jointly presented by CBS and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

Seats are limited, so please RSVP soonest and take the opportunity to directly influence a study programme that addresses specific skills requirements to actively support the rapid development of our energy sector.

DATE: 24 November 2022 
TIME: 09:00 - 11:30 
VENUE: The Ridge, 6 Marina Road Portswood District, V&A Waterfront
RSVP: 17 November 2022 

To RSVP please email:

If you RSVP and then can no longer attend the session, please inform us at least 48 hours in advance so that we can accommodate someone else in your place.

Africa's Green Economy Summit

22 – 24 February 2023, Century City, Cape Town, South Africa

Where Global Capital Meets African Opportunity

Africa's Green Economy Summit is the platform for connecting global capital and green economy projects across the continent. This is done through:

  • Connect with investable projects in start-up environment
  • Discover African cities' needs and plans to fast-track the net-zero transition
  • Discuss proven policy frameworks that will drive green investment in Africa
  • Access global finance and investment opportunities

To register click here:

Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Conference 24-25 November 2022 in Cape Town,South Africa

Milla SA  invites you  to attend the Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Conference 24-25 November 2022 in Cape Town,South Africa. Many countries in Africa are looking for new solutions for achieving their green electrification goals and creating more resilience in the grid. Developing energy storage systems in the region could help these efforts, particularly by optimising the use of intermittent wind and solar power. Energy storage is an integral part of reducing imbalances between energy demand and energy production. Energy storage involves converting energy from forms that are difficult to store to more convenient or economically storable forms. 

For more information refer to the below: 

Expired Event

5th Biennial Industrial Effieciency Conference 2022

25 & 26 May 2022, CSIR ICC (Pretoria and Live Online)

Industrial Efficiency Conference 2022.jpg

Invitation to the Industrial Efficiency Conference, 25-26 May 2022

CSIR ICC, Pretoria and Online

It feels like forever since our last conference in 2019 and it is time we met again. We are excited to announce that the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will be hosting the 5th biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference next month at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria and online via MS Teams.

This year’s conference themed, Creating Greener Industries, will be extraordinary as it marks two major milestones – the official end of the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project implemented in partnership with the UNIDO; and the celebration of 20 years since the NCPC was established in South Africa.

Join us as we share the highlights of the IEE Project on 25 May 2022, unpack the impact of the NCPC over its 20 years of existence on 26 May 2022 and engage in the usual content-rich sessions on both days. Session topics will include circular economy and life cycle management, industrial symbiosis, gender mainstreaming, skills development and energy and water in industry.  

The conference will be a hybrid event, with some delegates in the room and others online. Due to COVID restrictions, the number of in-person delegates is still limited. We would like to offer you the first option to join us in the room by reserving your place before 5 May 2022, when we will open registrations to a wider audience.

Register here to attend in-person or online via MS Teams.

Expired Event

Earth Day workshop: How public servants can invest in the planet

Thursday 19 May, 15:00 - 16:00

Each year, Earth Day offers the chance to reflect on what we’ve done for the planet over the past year, and to consider what more we could be doing.

This year’s theme is Invest in the Planet, and challenges us to consider: what does investing in the planet really look like? From resources to policies to time, how can we invest in the planet to secure a greener, more sustainable future?

Join this free online workshop, organised in honour of Earth Day, to learn about how public servants can invest in the planet. You’ll hear about strategies public servants can use to fight climate change and promote greener policies, inside and outside of the public service.

Who should join:

This workshop is for any public servant or policymaker who wants to learn how to invest in a greener and more sustainable future, whether or not you work on climate.

This workshop will be recorded and the recording will be sent to all registrants.

For more information or to register visit:

Expired Event

Electricity Wheeling Conference 

29-30 March 2022, CTICC, Cape Town 

Milla SA  invites you to attend physically the Electricity Wheeling Conference 29-30 March 2022,CTICC, Cape Town RSA. This conference brings together local and international perspectives focused on interrogating ideal and successful methodologies in the transmission of electricity. Wheeling, which is the transmission of electricity from the point of production to the end user, has been successfully implemented worldwide in deregulated markets but becomes challenging in the South African context due the increasing production of variable renewable power in an environment that has not yet been developed to support this. This event will highlight the policy and technical challenges that exist, bringing together the input of various stakeholders at a level that is intended to make inroads to facilitate the broader uptake of electricity wheeling within the country. Please refer to the attached brochure for more information. 

Conference theme : Electricity Wheeling : The future of sustainable energy

Make this a “must attend event” in your March 2022 calendar and bring your team! To register, please complete registration form which is the last page of the attachment below and email back to me on alternatively book online  on

EWC 2022 - Mlambo.pdf (pdf, 596.94 KB)

For group bookings discounts and any enquiries please contact us on 021 556 9253.

Expired event

City of Cape Town to host world-leading Africa Energy Indaba

1st - 3rd March 2022

The partnership between the City of Cape Town and the AEI 2022, further reinforces the symposium’s status as the foremost energy event of its kind

AEI 2022 has accorded priority to Africa’s position in the global energy transition debate, enabling synergetic dialogue pertaining to the continent’s advancement towards renewable energy investment and development. Accordingly, the City of Cape Town remains at the helm of the nation’s climate strategy, having underscored renewable energy utilisation in its quest to minimise the impacts of climate change. As such, the city’s climate change strategy, which strives “to become a city that is climate resilient, resource efficient and lower carbon, in order to enable sustainable and inclusive economic and social development, and environmental sustainability,” is making significant strides in mitigating emissions and driving renewable elevations.

Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) 2022, scheduled for the 1st – 3rd of March, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, is set to assemble a host of influential global and local sectoral players. The conference promises to provide participants with the ideal platform for networking, engagement, and deal-making and is anticipated to be an event of revolutionary proportions for both the African energy sector and the regional economy, promoting tourism, driving job creation, and initiating a much-needed economic recovery. To further fortify the event’s success, the City of Cape Town has officially partnered with AEI 2022, furnishing pivotal support for the continent’s cardinal event.

For more information and to register:

Expired Event

Virtual workshop - Power Quality

21 - 24 February 2022



February 2022

Southern Africa sets a different context to the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) compared to most developed countries, i.e., Europe. The generation mix, supply impedance and types of users are completely different.
Centralised bulk generation by thermal plants dominates in Southern Africa. Some hydro generation exist in Zambia and Mozambique, but 92% are from thermal plants burning coal. By far, the most coal power stations are located in a relatively small area of South Africa.
Seemingly environmentally unfriendly, these large coal generators produce the best voltage quality by far. Frequency is stable and the voltage waveform perfectly sinusoidal and symmetrical. This due to principle of design in the large electro-mechanical steam-driven generators.
The challenge in Southern Africa is to get this perfect voltage to the end-users. Long overhead transmission (highest voltages) and distribution (medium voltages) lines are needed. Lightning cause voltage dips. Supply impedance is relatively high compared to Europe and lines not perfectly transposed. It compromises the ability to maintain voltages at a Point of Common Coupling (PCC) within the technical minimum quality described in the South African PQ standards document, the NRS 048. Part 2-2015.
At the end-user, voltage dips, voltage magnitude regulation, symmetry and sinusoidality are of concern. The course on PQ for end-users are made up of four modules:
1.  A Southern African context to PQ.
2.  PQ standards.
3.  Voltage dips.
4.  Voltage waveform quality.

Each module is introduced by stating learning objectives and outcomes to be assessed.

Register to attend the following dates:


21-24 February 2022


08:30 to 13:00

Registration link:

Privacy agreement – Kindly reply to this email should you prefer that your contact details be removed from our mailing list. Click here to view the NCPC-SA Privacy Statement to view why and how we will protect and manage this information.

Expired Event

Too hot to handle? Tackling heatwaves in Cape Town

25 February 2022, 10:00  - 11:30

The recent record-breaking temperatures in the Western Cape gave a sense of what’s to come. In fact, the City of Cape Town projects that between now and 2050, residents will experience 20 additional heatwave days per year.

How can Cape Town and its residents prepare future heatwaves?

Join moderator Lerato Balendran from the Centre For Environmental Rights and esteemed speakers on 25 February 10:00-11:30am to explore the risks, challenges and possible measures to address extreme heat events, drawing on local research and experiences from other global cities.  

For more information and to register:

The Futurecasting Cape Town series is hosted with the City of Cape Town. More information:

Expired Event

The Water Institute of South Africa (WISA) is offering a range of training courses

February 2022

Expired Event

Invitation to Industrial Water Efficiency Workshop

17 February 2022, 09:00 - 12:00

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Arica (NCPC-SA) invites you to an industrial water efficiency online workshop. The session will explore water management tools and guides developed for industry to reduce water consumption and wastewater whilst fostering monetary and environmental benefits.

Water is a scarce resource and South Africa is a water-stressed country. The inefficient use of water results in a loss of profit due to increasing operational costs and has a significant impact on the environment. This necessitates collaborative efforts to achieve zero waste and implement sustainable water usage practices. The NCPC-SA through the Industrial Water Efficiency (IWE) project capacitates industry to stop and prevent water losses.

In line with the NCPC-SA strategic objective to facilitate the transition of the South African economy to an inclusive, low carbon and climate-resilient economy, the IWE project aims to contribute to the sustainable transformation of industrial water usage practices.

Who should attend:

  • Government personnel and municipality managers
  • RECP personnel and water stewardship organisations
  • Water dependent industries

The benefits of attending the workshop are:  

  • An opportunity to participate in preserving water and restoring the integrity of the environment.
  • Learn practical, effective, and best practices to manage and address water inefficiencies and losses.
  • Empower employees to play their part in improving the company’s water footprint.
  • Raise the awareness of water management in the workplace.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, 17 February 2022
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Venue / Platform: MS Teams Link


To confirm your attendance, please complete click here:

For more information about the event, send an email to Lesego Hlalethwa at or

Expired Event

Water Resilience in Agri-processing Webinar

15 February 2022, 10:00 - 12:00

GreenCape is hosting a Water Resilience in Agri-processing Webinar on 15 February 2022, 10:00-12:00. GreenCape in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism is hosting an event to engage with the community of agri-processors to provide an overview of water efficiency approaches and best practice guidelines to build water resilience. Interested parties can pre-register their interest in attending this event. Full agenda will follow soon.

Expired Event


Date: 30 November 2021 - 02 December 2021 from 09:00 - 13:00

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in partnership with the global, BMU-funded GIZ project, Green Economy Transformation (GET) will be hosting a second online Circular Economy training course - aligned to the Circular Economy Guideline for the Waste Sector.

The training will take place from 30 November 2021 - 02 December 2021, from 09:00 - 13:00 via an online platform (MS Teams)

Kindly confirm your participation to Ms Anam Ngoma at on/prior 22 November 2021.

The draft programme will be issued on 25 November 2021.

Expired Event

UNEP online training workshop

Making reliable claims and applying the ‘Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information’

Date: 8 November 2021

Time: 13:00 - 16:00 EAT


We are delighted to invite you to our online Train-the-Trainer capacity building workshop Making reliable claims and applying the ‘Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information’.

This workshop will take place on the 8th November 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm EAT. The workshop is open to business organisations, universities, civil society and consumer information organisations, standard setters, and CSR consultancies and will enable participants to use our toolkit to train companies on how to analyse and improve the way they communicate product sustainability performance to consumers. 


Marketing claims, labels, communication campaigns, and other product sustainability information tools can help consumers to make informed decisions on what they buy and how they use and dispose of products. The UN Environment Programme, together with the International Trade Centre (ITC), has developed the Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information with inputs from over 125 companies. The Guidelines outline how companies can provide quality information to empower sustainable consumption decisions, and they also serve as a reference for governments, standard and labelling bodies and NGOs. The Consumer Information Programme, with the support of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), is organizing a regional Train-the-Trainers workshop which will contribute to build a network of trainers being able to guide African companies, retailers and standard setting bodies to assess their sustainability claims against the Guidelines. By drawing on edgy references and best practices examples, the workshop will provide the trainers with the necessary tools to teach companies on how to communicate about the sustainability of their products, and, hence improving their competitiveness.

Workshop objectives:

The objective of the workshop is to present the Guidelines’ principles and enable participants to use this UN tool to train companies on how to analyse and improve the way they communicate product sustainability performance to consumers. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the 10 high-level principles of the Guidelines and will discuss a hypothetical advertising to consider its positive and negative elements against the Guidelines. Thereby, participants will be sensitized on how to train companies in providing such information and learn about good practices across sectors.

Please feel free to disseminate this invitation to your networks and also share the visual attached on your social channels using the hashtag: #SDG12 #ConsumerInformation #Africa.

More information on the Guidelines can also be found here:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best regards,

On behalf of all the UNEP Consumer Information Team

To register fot the event click here:

Expired event

Municipal knowledge and information sharing workshop:

Smart systems for improved water management

Date: 4 November 2021

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Online (Zoom Meetings)

Meeting banner

South African municipalities and water utilities face a number of challenges when delivering water and sanitation services to their constituents. New technologies and innovations can be used to address some of these challenges, especially where they reduce overall costs and/or improve the quality of the services offered. 

As part of the Technology and Innovation Forum, SALGA and the Water Research Commission (WRC) are partnering with Green Cape to co-host an online workshop. The workshop aims to provide municipalities with unbiased, independent information and case studies about smart systems that can be used to help address some of their water management challenges. During the workshop, municipalities will also have the opportunity to engage with each other to share insights and lessons learnt on the topic. 

The agenda for the event will include:

What are smart systems and what are the key success factors?
Prof Ulrike Rivett, University of Cape Town

Case study: Saldanha Bay Municipality’s experience in rolling out residential smart water metering
Gavin Williams, Senior Manager Water & Sanitation, Saldanha Bay Municipality

Case study: Cape Agulhas Municipality’s transition towards a Smart City 2.0
Shane Roach, Manager Water & Sanitation, Cape Agulhas Municipality

Group discussion with other municipalities
Municipalities will be given the opportunity to ask each other questions about smart systems. Depending on interest, two group sessions could run in parallel, one for metros and water boards and one for local and district municipalities.

Resources available to municipalities
Dr Manjusha Sunil, Water Research Commission

To register for the event click here:

Epired event

2021 Global Innovation Catalyst pitch competition 

Entries open

The U.S. Department of State is currently seeking applications for the 2021 Global Innovation through Science and Technology Catalyst pitch competition, which will be taking place virtually during Global Entrepreneurship Week, 8-14 November 2021. Applications are due on 22 September 2021. Technologies that address global challenges through agriculture, climate and energy, global health, and water innovations are particularly encouraged to apply.

 For more information on eligibility and to apply, visit their [Website]

Expired event

Unlocking business opportunities for Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises in the South African municipal water sector

Date: 30 September 2021, 10:00 - 11:30

This session will discuss the long-term business and investment opportunities in the South African municipal sector as highlighted in GreenCape’s 2021 water market intelligence report (MIR). The 2021 water MIR focused on a detailed analysis of three key municipal market opportunities: water conservation and water demand management (non-revenue water — NRW reduction), alternative sanitation (non-sewered sanitation systems — NSSS) and resource recovery (beneficiation or alternative disposal of wastewater sludge). These present a business opportunity for Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) that supply technologies and/or provide services to these markets. However, accessing the South African municipal market can often be very challenging for SMMEs. [Registration]

Expired event


Wind Energy Industry – Delivering Economic Benefits for South Africa

Date:  7- 8 October 2021 

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)


The annual must-attend wind energy event, Windaba is back to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with the theme: Renaissance of the Wind Energy Industry – Delivering Economic Benefits for South Africa on 7-8 October 2021 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

The firmly established conference and exhibition offers delegates and industry exhibitors an opportunity to participate in the creation of meaningful solutions to ensure a strengthened African wind industry.

To go to the Windaba website Click here

Virtual Windaba 2020

Thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors, media partners, speakers and delegates for making Windaba an unparalleled wind energy event. We would also like to thank GWEC, our partners for the continued support. We wish you all a successful event filled with productive and fruitful business meetings.

Secure your 2-day delegate pass at an Early Bird rate click hear

Conference programme available here

Expired event

5th WRC Bennial Symposium

The 5th WRC Bennial Symposium will be held virtually this year from the 20th to the 22nd September 2021. The Symposium serves as a key event in the South African water sector calendar and will take place under the theme “Re-Imagine, Re-Build and Repeat: Future Proofing Water”. This year’s theme focuses on strategies and approaches that the water sector should adopt when working towards “future proofing water”.

For the programme and to register click here:

Expired event



Date: 21 September 2021

NCPC Logo.jpg

The National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA), will be hosting free online webinars for small and medium companies (SMEs) to facilitate access to funding mechanisms that support implementation of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) - including energy efficiency, clean energy, water and materials projects in their enterprises.  

Benefits of attending the workshop will include:

  • Awareness of funding mechanisms for RECP initiatives
  • An opportunity to engage with banks and funding institutions at the workshop
  • Technical support to SMEs in developing bankable projects




Registration link:




Registration link:


20 September 2021

9h00 to 12h30

Click here to attend Gauteng Workshop

Western Cape

21 September 2021

9h00 to 12h03

Click here to attend Western Cape Workshop

There is no cost to attend, but registration is essential. 

Click here to register or contact Christien Viljoen on email for more information.

Expired Event

World Bank and Resilient Cities Network webinar: Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation

Date: 09 September, 15:00 - 16:00

Against the background of acute water shortages wastewater treatment and reuse are becoming increasingly significant, not only to protect environments and water resources from contamination but to augment freshwater use. This will foster innovation in sanitation as a pivotal component of combating climate change at the global scale. 

Click here to register:

Expired Event

WRC Webinar: Progress and Developments of Wastewater Based Epidemiology Surveillance in South Africa

Date: 26 August 2021, 14:00-17:00

The objective of this session is to share knowledge on progress which has been made to date in South Africa, which covers sampling, testing, reporting, establishing early warning systems, municipal responses, new techniques and advancement in science, studying variants etc. [Register here]

Expired Event

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) World Water Week

Date: 23 - 27 August 2021

World Water Week is a non-profit event, co-created together with leading organizations, and features 418 sessions in 2021. It offers an unusual mix of participants and perspectives, with sessions on a broad array of water-related topics, ranging from food security and health, to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and the climate crisis. [Agenda] [Register here for free]

Expired Event

Webinar on supporting municipal Non-Revenue Water Projects aimed at municipal technical managers and their teams

Date: 26 August 2021

The purpose of the webinar is to assist municipalities with project preparation and funding of non-revenue water projects, and to explore partnerships in the implementation of the projects. [Register here]

The webinar is in collaboration between SALGA, DBSA, WRC, DWS and COGTA.

Expired Event



30 August 2021 from 09:00 - 11:00

As part of the National Annual Commemoration of Women 's Month, the Western Cape Government Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) is excited to announce that it will be hosting four influential women in the Women in Green Economy Webinar on 30 August 2021 from 09:00 - 11:00.

Women in the Green Economy_Webinar 2021_Twitter.gif


For more information please contact:

Expired Event

4th Green Hydrogen Webinar for Southern Africa

Date: Thursday, 29 July 2021

Time: 14:00 to 17:00

Platform: Zoom Webinar

Cost: No cost, free  of charge, all welcome 

CThe 4th Green Hydrogen Webinar for Southern Africa is facilitated by EE Business Intelligence, and co-hosted with the U.S. Embassy/USAID in South Africa. The U.S. Chargé d’ Affaires Mr Todd P. Haskell will introduce Mr Valli Moosa, Deputy Chair of the Presidential Climate Commission, who will present the opening keynote address.

Register to attend the webinar free-of-charge here


This is the 4th in a series of 5 webinars that explore the policies, business case, technologies and opportunities provided by green hydrogen and derivatives in the mining, chemicals, electricity, iron and steel, cement, agriculture and transportation sectors.

The co-hosting of the webinar by the U.S. Mission in South Africa and USAID signals the interest and support of the U.S. Government in green hydrogen initiatives in the Southern Africa region.

The participation of the Deputy Chair of the Presidential Climate Commission is intended to detail South Africa’s positions at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) hosted by the UK in Glasgow from 1 – 12 Nov 2021, and the role of green hydrogen in the decarbonisation, development and transformation of the economies of the region.

Green hydrogen and derivatives are used in sectors which may be difficult to decarbonise and not easily driven directly by renewables-based electricity, including road, rail and air transportation, shipping, and production of steel, cement and fertiliser, amongst others.

South Africa has exceptional endowments of platinum group metals, wind and solar natural resources, and mature mining, petro-chemical, iron and steel, industrial, agricultural and transportation sectors, coupled with low population density and the availability of relatively low-cost land.

This provides a unique opportunity for decarbonisation, re-industrialisation and job creation around the green economy in South Africa.

Expired event

Unpacking the 2021 green economy Market Intelligence Reports

Date: 15 June 2021

Time: 09:30 - 10:30

Venue: Online

(Please note that the event can only accommodate 500 people)

GreenCape are hosting a webinar to unpack some of the insights from the 2021 Market Intelligence Reports

Market Intelligence Reports.png

See the invite to the event below:

MIR event invite.pdf (pdf, 1.04 MB)

To register for the online event click here

Please join us online to explore the key investment opportunities in each sector.

Expired Event

Impact of Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) in a covid-19 economy

Date: 20 May 2021

Impact of RECP in a covid-19 economy.PNG

If you would like to attend, please respond directly to -

Expired Event

Enlit Africa - formerly African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa 

Your inclusive guide to the energy transition

Digital Event | 8 - 10 June 2021 Live Event | 7 - 9 June 2022 

Connect. Engage. Evolve.

​​​​​Join on the 8-10 June 2021 for the Enlit Africa Digital Event

Enlit Africa, formerly African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, invites you to learn, connect and engage with industry leaders and Africa’s power and energy community across our three-day, not-to-be-missed Digital Event on 8 – 10 June 2021. Register for your front-row seat to highly topical CPD accredited webinars, roundtables, tech showcases and the world’s leading suppliers presenting their latest solutions and so much more.


What’s behind the deal? Innovative trade tools to increase the sustainability and transparency of global value chains

DATE: Monday, April 26th 2021

TIME: 14h - 15h30 CEST

Join us to hear from a panel of experts about the changing landscape of trade and how innovative trade tools can foster more sustainable outcomes along value chains.


14h - 14h05: Welcome remarks from the Moderator (Dr Adriana Neligan - Senior Economist for Green Economy and Resource Economics - German Economic Institute)

14h05 - 14h20: Introduction: The changing trade landscape and approaches to increase the sustainability of global value chains (Prof. Dr Galina Kolev - Senior Economist, Head of the Research Group Macroeconomic Analyses and Business Cycles - German Economic Institute)

14h20 - 14h30: Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Building back better in the food value chain  (Ms Rubi Lambert - Sustainability Expert - UNCTAD)

14h30 - 14h40: Standards Map: Using technology to increase the traceability of products along the value chain (Mr Mathieu Lamolle-  Senior Advisor, Sustainability Standards & Value Chains - International Trade Centre)

14h40 - 14h50: Overcoming fragmentation: Increasing the competitiveness of small producers in Honduras (Rainforest Alliance)

14h50 - 15h25: Discussion and Questions

15h25 - 15h30: Final thoughts from the moderator (Dr Adriana Neligan - Senior Economist for Green Economy and Resource Economics - German Economic Institute)

DATE: Monday, April 26th 2021

TIME: 14h - 15h30 CEST

To register click here

This webinar is the second in a series throughout 2021 which will focus on a particular theme or message of the One Planet network. In April this message centers around the relationship between trade and sustainable consumption, and how trade policy and trade tools affect the sustainability of global value chains. Stay tuned for webinars each month which will tackle a new theme, while staying connected to the science around natural resource use and environmental impacts.  Feel free to check out last months theme, on the centrality of the middle stages of the value chain on production and consumption practices.



Event - Key Drivers of Organic Waste Diversion from Cape Town’s Landfills: An Update of Key Policy Instruments and Initiatives

Date: Tue, 13 April 2021

Time: 10h00 - 12h30

Cost: Free

Please join GreenCape and speakers as we introduce/update Cape Town’s organic waste-related stakeholders, including the food value chain, on key policy instruments and initiatives under development that have a direct impact on organic waste. 

These instruments/initiatives will not only drive the diversion of organic waste from Cape Town’s landfills, but will also stimulate investment into organic waste reduction and beneficiation, and strengthen private sector competitiveness.  They will also guide Cape Town’s transition towards a resource-efficient, circular economy that not only keeps organics out of landfills, but that also values food. 

circular economy is an economy that designs out waste; regenerates ecosystems; and keeps materials at their highest use or value for as long as possible. This includes the circulation of biological nutrients. To unlock the key elements of a circular economy, a number of policy instruments are available to the various levels of government. These instruments are vital for stimulating circularity at scale.

The policy instruments and initiatives discussed during this plenary will strengthen the business case for organic waste solutions and will provide businesses generating organic waste an opportunity to better understand, plan and leverage these changes to strengthen competitiveness.

Event Details
Date: Tue, 13 April 2021
Time: 10h00 - 12h30
Cost: Free
Audience: Open to Cape Town’s organic waste-related stakeholders and beyond
Platform: Zoom - a link will be sent closer to the day of the event to those who RSVP
Action: Please RSVP via the button below. Please also complete the optional survey

Click to RSVP to the Plenary

Click to Access Event Agenda

Click to Complete Survey


Next Run with dates in February 2021

Green Economy Workshop Series for Decision-makers:

Government, Business and Investors


In partnership with the City of Cape Town, GreenCape is piloting the first Green Economy Awareness for Decision Makers workshop series. This workshop series aims to assist in accelerating green economic innovation and growth.

Often government officials are inundated with opportunities to impact the green economy, but decision-makers are not always aware of the latest innovations, and at times are faced with unfamiliar obstacles in implementing these. Hence there is an opportunity to assist decision-makers so that they may be supportive and active in removing barriers to green economic growth. 

The series begins with a generalist module, which provides an introduction to green economy principles and presents an argument for how the green economy can address the pressing economic and social challenges faced by South Africans.

The series also includes specialist modules for those interested in further study. These will focus on three key green economy sectors namely water, energy and waste (with circular economy principles).

Each module is expected to have both facilitated knowledge sharing (anticipated to be 0.5 day-sessions) and self-study components.

The workshops are FREE, but this pilot series can only accommodate 100 delegates, with the majority of seats reserved for government officials. 

Click here if you want to attend you should RSVP soonest to reserve your place.

Course Library - click to access reading materials


Generalist Module

This module includes learning for the following:

  • What is meant by a green economy, through economic development and social inclusion lens;
  • What principles and conditions are intrinsic in green economy development and how these are relevant in a South African context;
  • The South African government’s position for green economy development;
  • The policy and legislative environment for green economy development in South Africa; and
  • Opportunity sectors for green economy development and green jobs in South Africa.

This module will be delivered online

All courses run from 9am - 12pm.

We have 60 seats available for government officials, 20 for business decision makers and 20 for investors interested in green economy development.

Course date: 

Decision-makers Course - Wednesday 10th February 2021

Decision-makers Course - Water Course - Date TBA 3

Specialist Module – Waste & Circular Economy

This module on Waste and the Circular Economy highlights the value of the Waste sector and how circular economy principles can unlock very exciting opportunities for increased economic and social value.

Please note that the courses will run from 9am - 1pm

Course dates: 

Decision-makers Course - Waste Course - Thursday 25 February 2021

Decision-makers Course - Waste Course - Date TBA 3

Specialist Module – Water

This module on Water covers water management and

The module includes learning for the following:

  • Why water matters;
  • How water is managed (in Cape Town);
  • The value of a green economy for water (in Cape Town and South Africa);
  • Key stakeholders for the water sector;
  • Opportunities for service delivery and economic growth in the water sector.

These modules will be delivered online and, where possible, in person, between November 2020 and March 2021.

We have 60 seats available for government officials, 20 for business decision makers and 20 for investors interested in green economy development.

Please note that the courses will run from 9am - 1pm.

Course date:

Decision-makers Course - Water Course - Thursday 11 February 2021

Decision-makers Course - Water Course - Date TBA 3

Specialist Module - Energy

This module on Energy looks at the sub-sectors of utility-scale energy, small-scale embedded generation (SSEG), and electronic vehicles. Together, we will discuss the opportunities and barriers for increased economic and social value.

These modules will be delivered online and, where possible, in person, between November 2020 and March 2021.

We have 60 seats available for government officials, 20 for business decision makers and 20 for investors interested in green economy development.

Please note that the courses will run from 9am - 1pm

Course dates:

Decision-makers Course - Energy Course - Date TBA 2

Decision-makers Course - Energy Course - Date TBA 3

GreenCape contact information:

Tel: +27 21 811 0250
16 Kelvin Street Gardens Cape Town Western Cape 8001


25 February 2021 @ 9AM - 11PM



The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa in collaboration with the department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) invites you to an Awareness-Raising Session on Eco-Industrial Parks Development in South Africa.

Over the past decades, industrial parks have been recognized as an efficient way of bringing together industrial activities with commercial, infrastructure and services. However, industrial parks can potentially have both positive and negative impacts. While they contribute to economic growth, they also have the potential to concentrate negative environmental and social impacts, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, pollution, resource depletion, poor labour standards, and attendant local community grievances.

The transformation of traditional industrial parks into eco‐industrial parks (EIPs) presents a valuable opportunity to tackle economic, environmental and social challenges and capture opportunities for sustainable industrial development. In practical terms, eco-industrial parks are about creating more resource-efficient and cost-effective industrial parks which are more competitive, attractive for investment and risk resilient. The benefits are not just commercial but also strategic, leading to reduced exposure to risk, increased competitiveness, job creation, business development, production continuity and a better reputation with key stakeholders.

The Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP) is being implemented by UNIDO and funded by the Government of Switzerland through its State Secretariat of Economic Affairs. The GEIPP country level interventions implement tailor-made initiatives in seven countries: Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam, including incentivisation of EIPs in policies/regulations and development of EIP opportunities in selected industrial parks.
GEIPP South Africa (Phase 1) is being implemented from 2021 to 2023 through a collaboration of UNIDO with the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (the dtic) and the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA). As part of the initial stages of GEIPP South Africa, a number of awareness raising and training sessions are organized on eco-industrial parks. This document covers the agenda and registration for the EIP awareness and introduction sessions for government agencies at provincial, local and national levels.

More information on the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme and its activities in South Africa is available from:


Please confirm your attendance by an email to Ms. Jessica Adams of the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa. Email: For technical questions about the sessions, please contact Henry Nuwarinda. Email:, Mobile: +27 78 185 0489

Dates: 25 February 2021 @ 9AM - 11PM

Join on Zoom for free here. Meeting ID: 849 5677 8779


25-26 February 2021 

MB Quip Online Training: 

25 - 26 February 2021 (1) Waste Management & Resource Recovery and

1 - 2 FEBRUARY 2021 (2) Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes Online Training


(1) Waste Management & Resource Recovery @ R4999
The course on Waste Management & Resource Recovery is designed to give delegates a holistic approach on various tools and strategies available on Waste Management. It will further explore current methodologies on Recovery of Resources.


  • Gain insight into legislation and regulations as well as Standards in the Environmental arena
  • Develop an understanding of collection and handling of waste
  • Explore the Waste Recovery strategies
  • Comprehensive appreciation of methods of waste Prevention
  • Benchmark with other professionals on strategies and new technologies to mitigate waste .

Date: 25 - 26 February 2021

Should you be interested in attending kindly complete the registration form which is the last page of the attached Brochure and or contact MB Quip on

(2) Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes Online Training @ R3999

The course on Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes provides delegates in attendance an understanding as well as demonstrating and fine-tuning the processes that are commonly used in wastewater treatment plants. The aim of this training workshop is to identify and assess current methods and technologies currently used in waste-water treatment.


  • Setup and run simulation for pollutant removal in reactors and activated sludge systems
  • Advice on best choice of treatment process given particular loading conditions.
  • Design and evaluate continuous-flow and mixed reactor systems.

Date: 1 - 2 February 2021

Should you be interested in attending kindly complete the registration form which is the last page of the attached Brochure and or contact MB Quip on

For more info visit:


22 February 2021 @ 2PM

SABIA market position paper launch and biogas in the circular economy


The South African biogas industry is launching a biogas market position paper that highlights market opportunities of the biogas sector in South Africa. Guest panel will also discuss the crucial role biogas plays in the circular economy.

Jason Gifford - Southern African Biogas Association
David Newman - World Biogas Association
Henry Roman - Department of Science and Technology

Dates: 22 February 2021 @ 2PM

Register for free here

19 February 2021 @ 2:30PM

The Value-Chain Approach to action on Sustainable Consumption and Production


The Value-Chain Approach is a methodology for catalysing science-based policy action on sustainable consumption and production. Its purpose is to identify key points of intervention within economic systems to reduce natural-resource use and environmental impacts caused by production and consumption, and to define a common agenda for action.  

The Value-Chain Approach is the product of the IRP and the One Planet network Task Group, an 18-month collaboration that formed in response to a resolution on sustainable consumption and production at the 4th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA4), composed of experts on natural-resource use from the IRP, and practitioners on sustainable consumption and production from across the One Planet network.

The report entitled “Catalysing science-based policy action on Sustainable Consumption and Production: The value-chain approach & its application to food, construction and textiles” explains the ‘value-chain approach’ methodology and shares findings from analyses of three critical sectors: food, construction and textiles.

In this digital event on the sidelines of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly, members of the IRP-One Planet network Task Group will present the Value-Chain Approach and discuss how it can strengthen the science policy-interface on sustainable consumption and production, in response to UNEP/EA.4/Res.1.


Rodrigo Rodriguez Tornquist, Argentina Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation, & Chair of the 10YFP Board 

Arthur Eijs, The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, Policy Advisor 

Izabella Teixeira, International Resource Panel, CoChair, former Minister of Environment, Brazil

Rijit Sengupta, Centre for Responsible Business, India, Chief Executive Officer

Lee-Hendor Ruiters, South Africa National Cleaner Production Center, Regional Manager, (representing Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries, Government of South Africa


Ligia Noronha, United Nations Environment Programme, Economy Division Director


Welcoming Remarks

The Value-Chain Approach: a new way to catalyse science based policy action on SCP

Panel Discussion: SCP in Action Priorities and Opportunities in Food, Construction and Textiles

Panel Q&A

Closing Remarks

Dates: 19 February 2021 @ 2:30PM

Register for free here


17 February 2021 @ 11AM - 12:30 PM

Food & Trees for Africa Workshop: Development of Inclusive Carbon Standard 


Food & Trees for Africa and Promethium Carbon are developing a new Carbon Standard. 

We would like to extend an invitation to you to participate in a Zoom workshop detailing the need for a new carbon standard, the governing principles as well as implementation of the standard.

Dates: 16 February 2021 @ 2PM - 4PM

Register for free here


16 February 2021 @ 2 PM - 4 PM

TIPS Webinar Unravelling South Africa's Just Transition: Unpacking cross-cutting interventions


South Africa has initiated a transition to a more sustainable development pathway. This notably involves moving towards a low-carbon economy. In a highly unequal society like South Africa, the need for a just transition, which would empower vulnerable stakeholders, has emerged as an imperative. Vulnerable stakeholders (such as workers, small businesses and low-income communities) should not be negatively impacted by the transition and should ideally be better off through it. 

International experience suggests that fostering a just transition requires long-term, ambitious interventions at multiple levels. South Africa's mix of measures remains in development and a high source of debate. This dialogue aims to inform this just transition process. It explores a number of possible cross-cutting options to foster a just transition process in South Africa, namely:

  • The policy toolbox
  • The cluster model
  • Skills development initiatives
  • Youth employment programmes

This event forms the sixth iteration of a series of dialogues. The recordings of previous events can be accessed on the TIPS website here.  

About the Speakers

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair will present on the policy toolbox for a just transition. Gaylor is a Senior Economist at TIPS, where he leads work on Sustainable Growth. He has carried extensive research on the transition to an inclusive green economy from a developing country perspective, with a focus on policy frameworks, industrial development, just transition and resource security. He was one of the lead authors of South Africa's National Employment Vulnerability Assessment (NEVA) and associated Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs). 

Mike Mulcahy will discuss the role of the cluster approach as a vehicle to foster a just transition. Mike is the CEO of GreenCape, a green economy sector development agency. GreenCape's work has focussed on understanding and then removing barriers to commercially-viable projects across energy, water and waste. GreenCape sits at the nexus of industry, government and academia, allowing a unique perspective on pragmatic solutions to transition to a green economy. 

Janavi Da Silva will unpack the role of skills development in a just transition context. Janavi is the Director of Programmes at GreenMatter, which works towards unlocking the environmental, social and economic potential of South Africa through the development of suitably skilled biodiversity specialists, researchers and professionals. She has a deep experience in working for social and environmental enterprise and skills development.

Tashmia Ismail-Saville will present on the importance of youth employment programmes to achieve a just transition. Tashmia is the CEO of the Youth Employment Service (YES), a joint initiative between business, labour and government, which addresses South Africa's youth unemployment challenge. Together with a dedicated team, she works towards creating thousands of work experiences in South Africa. She has expertise in setting up organisations and has made contributions locally and internationally in the areas of innovation, inclusive business, digitisation of knowledge and business development, economic and behavioural research.

About the Facilitator

Muhammed Patel is an Economist at TIPS. He has experience in the coal and petrochemical value chains. He is the lead author of the National Employment Vulnerability Assessment (NEVA) and Sector Jobs Resilience Plan (SJRP) for the coal value chain in South Africa.

Dates: 16 February 2021 @ 2 PM - 4 PM

Register for free here


16 February 2021 @ 9AM - 10:30AM

AM-Powering Connexions Webinar Series: Repurposing of the dismissing coal-fired plants


RES4Africa, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Pretoria, CSIR, Nedbank, SAESA, SAPVIA and SAWEA, is glad to invite you to the first session of the AM-Powering Connexions.

This month’s discussion will focus on the repurposing of the dismissing coal-fired plants. The meeting will be guided and facilitated by Nelisiwe Magubane, co-founder of Matleng Energy Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

The session will be opened by Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General of RES4Africa Foundation, and Paolo Cuculi, Ambassador of Italy in Pretoria. Jean-Pierre Sánchez - Africa Business Development Manager, and Janek Winand - Managing Director South Africa at Siemens Gamesa will then present international experiences of coal-plants repurposing, while Mandy Rambharos, Head of the Just Energy Transition of Eskom, will provide an update of the country’s repurposing plan.

All the confirmed participants will receive instructions on how to take part in the session.

Dates: 6 February 2021 @ 9AM - 10:30AM

Register for free here


10 February 2021 @ 1:45 PM - 5 PM

The Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021


GreenCape, in partnership with Invest Cape Town and The Business Hub, initiatives of the City of Cape Town, invited green economy innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovations to enter the Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021.

The Top 10 finalists will now pitch to a panel of expert judges at a virtual event, hosted on Wednesday, 10 February 2021. They will have the opportunity to interact with potential investors, business incubators, local government decision-makers and green economy experts. The judging panel is made up of local and international investment and innovation experts representing the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Government Department of Economic Development and Tourism, SAREBI, EdgeGrowth and the Solar Impulse Foundation.

The programme includes the pitch presentations by finalists, as well as interactive online facilitated networking time.

Dates: 10 February 2021 @ 1:45 PM - 5 PM

Register for free here


RUN 1: 2 - 5 November 2020  - OR -  RUN 2: 23 - 26  November 2020

NCPC: Online Life Cycle Management Training Workshops


The Life Cycle Management (LCM) training is presented as a 4-day online training workshop to raise awareness and understanding about life cycle management in South Africa, and aims to build capacity of life cycle management practices within organisations.

Participants will learn, share and discuss how companies and the public sector can work towards a sustainable development platform using life cycle methodologies, and the overall purpose of the training workshops are to:

The Life Cycle Management training workshops will include:

  • The role of environmental footprints and life cycle management for sustainable businesses, aspects and opportunities for South Africa.
  • Introduction to Life Cycle Management and the Capability Maturity Model
  • Continuous Improvement in LCM – driving innovation
  • Basic concepts such as Life Cycle Assessments and Life Cycle Costing
  • Opportunities and challenges for life cycle management in South Africa

Dates (1st workshop): 2 - 5 November 2020 @ 08:30 - 13:00

Register for free here:

Dates (1st workshop): 23 - 26  November 2020 @ 08:30 - 13:00

Register for free here:


17 November 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:30


Women in the Green Economy.jpg

The Western Cape Government: Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning is excited to announce that it will host 4 dynamic women in a that aims to highlight the activities of women in the green economy and help participants derive insights into how they can introduce the green economy and circular solutions into their business operations. The webinar will consist of four 15 minute talks by each speaker followed by 30 minutes for Q&A.

Dates: 17 November 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:30

Register for free here: Click here to register

Find more information on the event and speakers here:


3 November 2020 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM

TIPS Webinar - Unravelling South Africa's Just Transition: Unpacking the ground-level impacts in the coal value chain


South Africa, a carbon-intensive economy, has initiated a transition to a more sustainable development pathway. While this is an economy-wide transformation, the progressive decline of the coal value chain is at the centre of this shift. In a highly unequal society like South Africa, the need for a just transition, which would empower vulnerable stakeholders, has emerged as an imperative. Beyond the stakeholders who rely on it for their livelihood, the coal value chain plays a singular role in the South African economy, society, politics and psyche. As such, the transition in South Africa’s coal value chain has the potential to influence the country’s entire socio-economic trajectory.

This dialogue aims to inform this just transition process. It explores the ground-level impacts associated with a just transition away from coal. It builds on two previous dialogues hosted on 7 July (watch recording here) and 29 September (watch recording here), but aims to unpack evidence rather than perspectives.

Dates: 3 November 2020 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Register for free here: 


28 - 30 October 20

IWRA Online Conference: Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change


This IWRA Online Conference will address these challenges and priorities in order to manage resiliently groundwater resources under climate change. This conference’s main goal is to, ultimately, promote the sharing and exchange of state-of-the-art scientific and policy knowledge on the links between an increased resilience of groundwater resources and climate change for the sustainable governance, use and management of these resources in all regions of the world

Currently, climate change has become an undeniable major pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Yet, the effects of climate change on groundwater, the most significant freshwater resource on Earth, are still poorly understood. Somewhat neglected by policymakers and ignored by the public, groundwater management, governance and monitoring are less developed compared to surface water, globally. 

Dates: 28th to 30th October 2020

Find more information on the conference here: 

Register for free here:


22 October 20 @ 01:50PM – 05:00PM

Dialogue: Implementing a Circular Economy in the South African Water Sector – Role of Wastewater Treatment Plants and Technology

WRC event.PNG

Venue: Virtual - Zoom

Dialogue Focus
The Dialogue will review the current circular economy policies in South Africa with special focus on the IWA framework principles and how they can be applied to develop a local framework to accelerate the transition to a circular economy within the South African water sector. Besides the strategic context for a circular economy in South Africa and STI policy perspective on Circular Economy, the concept developed under the current WRC supported Project K5/2838//3 that utilises innovative energy, water and materials recovery technologies to convert current wastewater treatment plants into water and resource recovery facilities at the centre of the transition will be presented. The discussion will seek to identify local factors that impact transitioning to a circular economy as well as strategies on how WSAs can anticipate, respond to and influence these factors in order to accelerate the pathways to achieving a circular economy.

Date: 22 October 2020 @ 01:50PM – 05:00PM

To register for this event go here:

WRC event program.PNG

To view the full Draft Programme click the attachment below:


21 October 20 @ 12:30PM - 01:40PM

 #GoDigitalWC WEBINAR: Digital Innovation in the Green Economy (GreenTech)


The 24th webinar in the #GoDigitalWC Webinar series will cover the central role of digital innovation and clean-tech in the growth of the green economy.

This session will also introduce the newly launched and highly anticipated Green Business Support Services Directory, developed by GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF).

Date: 21 October 2020 @ 12:30PM - 01:40PM

To register for this event go here: 


21 October 20 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

IWRA Webinar: Global Water Security Issues - Policy to Support Water Reuse Technologies


IWRA is hosting a second webinar focused on Water Reuse in a Circular Economy. The theme of this webinar will be policy to support water reuse technologies and approaches. Decision makers are developing and expanding policy tools to support water reuse, including technical options and stakeholder engagement. This webinar digs deep to help our audience develop effective policies in support of reuse. This webinar will feature presentations by authors of three studies that will be documented in the second issue of the i-WSSM UNESCO Global Water Security Issues series. These chapters explore industrial water reuse, private water tankers, and creating a circular economy in cities. 

Date: October 21 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

To register and / or find more information on this webinar, go here:


Community Perspectives on Water, Informality and Capacity Building for Transformative Adaption Beyond Day Zero Drought


Date: 15 October 2020 @ 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

To register for this webinar, go here: 






5:15 PM


ILASA looks forward to you joining our next webinar, taking place on the 14th of October at 17:15 

Designers are typically disinterested in finance. And landscape architects are no different. How and where landscape projects source finance should however be of interest as these projects are the pieces that together build systems of green infrastructure and resilience.

It is their bread and butter. Many infrastructure projects are however considered by built environment professionals to be “engineering” projects, notwithstanding more value-generating green infrastructure alternatives. Because landscape architects typically focus on the “experiential” aspects of their designs, they are not eloquent in motivating the stacked benefits and true value of their work in a way that challenges the entrenched grey, engineered infrastructure mind-set.

Coming to grips with finance and methods of valuing landscape projects is therefore key towards not only building a stronger profession but establishing a more even playing field across which new alliances can be formed. This realignment is urgent if the global built environment community and landscape architects are to respond to the call for climate action.


Join ILASA on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 for their next webinar titled: Show us the money – innovative finance for climate impact where Dr Jeremy Gorelick, Gray Maguire, Louise Stafford, Dr Joan Parker and Beris Gwynne will share different perspectives on public and private finance options, climate finance and impact investing to re-frame landscape architecture’s possibilities and set the foundation for a new set of values for landscape architecture and climate-conscious design

Ilasa speaker list.png

The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to those who sign up closer to the event. Please note that the link will come from Dion Abrahams email address. If you do not receive the link by 09:00 on 14 October, please check your junk mail or spam folder or contact Dion at

You will be able to sign into the webinar from 17:00 should you be new to the format and need help finding your way around.


When joining the webinar via Zoom, please take note of two important tabs at the bottom of your screens, the Chat Box tab & the Q&A tab.

Please feel free to use the Chat Box tab to introduce yourselves, where you are from and what organisation or company you represent so that we and the other guests can say hi. It is always comforting to know you are not alone. Please note that before you click send in the chatbox that you select ‘reply to all participants’ in the drop-down menu at the bottom of that window so that everyone can read your message.

Please use the Q&A tab to post any questions you may have for our panellists. Take note of the up-vote system; anyone can vote for a question they would like answered first and will appear at the top of the Q&A tab. These questions will be redirected to our panellists accordingly


World Bank Webinar: A Sustainable Recovery for People and Planet


The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed lives, livelihoods and economies. It has also demonstrated the interconnectedness of our natural, human and physical capital. How can countries bring about recoveries that benefit people and planet? What investments today can unlock short term gains – jobs and economic growth – as well as deliver the benefits of resilience, decarbonization, cleaner air and water, healthier oceans, and more sustainable food and agriculture systems.

This event will look at how countries can best incorporate climate, nature and social inclusion in their stimulus packages and recovery plans. It will also look ahead to next year’s COP26, along with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), when new targets for the conservation, sustainable use and sharing of benefits from biodiversity will be decided.

Date: October 14th @ 6:00PM to 7:00PM

To register and / or find more information on this webinar, go here: 


Heat to Power Generation Using Engine and Industrial Waste Heat

Bitzer Webinar.JPG

This webinar session is being hosted by ElectraTherm by Bitzer Group in collaboration with AHK Nigeria. The session will focus on addressing using heat resources to generate renewable base load power including secondary (waste) heat from Engines, Industrial Processes and Flaring and primary heat from geothermal, biogas and biomass.

Date: 13 October @ 11:00AM WAT

To register for this event go here: 

For more information on this event go here:






DAY 1 | 28 September 2020 | 14:00 – 16:30

DAY 2 | 29 September 2020 | 10:00 – 13:00

PLATFORM | Zoom Webinar


At the Water Research Commission (WRC), key innovation programmes are run to support the demonstration, scale up and deployment of innovative water and sanitation solutions. These include the Water Technologies Demonstration Programme (WADER) and the South African Sanitation Technology Enterprise Programme (SASTEP). Approximately 50 innovations have been/are being piloted through these platforms.

The proposed Technology and Innovation Forum (TIF), a partnership between SALGA and the WRC, will provide a collaborative platform for Municipal partners to share their innovation needs, mobilise partnerships to jointly conceptualise programmes, projects and funding.

The TIF launch will be rolled-out in 2 phases over a period of 2 days. Day 1 will be the formal, ceremonial launch and Day 2 will be the Innovation Showcase component of the TIF launch broken down into two parts on Day 2 of the event.

You are welcome to indicate your interest to attend to, so that further information can be shared.



SA innovation summit.jpg

16 - 18 September 2020, CAPE TOWN

2020 sees our team in pursuit of JOY! We will blissfully start new ideas and implement new solutions to solve Africa’s greatest challenges. We do this through connecting and growing scalable enterprises across South Africa and the continent. Once a year we convene the early stage start-ups, smme's, investors and the market that scales them at the SA Innovation Summit to connect all across borders Read more

Get on board! Help us change the narrative from Africa to the World! Showcase, Connect, Inspire and Grow this talent with us by running a competition, showcasing your top talent, sharing your expertise, sponsoring a start-up or buying your Super Saver ticket. We HAVE to do this with you. The work is too much! You are invited. Have fun with us.


IFAT Webinar: Addressing key constraints and discovering opportunities in transitioning Africa into a Circular Economy


IFAT Africa will be hosting a session on Addressing key constraints and discovering opportunities in transitioning Africa into a Circular Economy as part of the virtual WACEE conference. The high level session will take place this Friday 4 September from 13:00 – 14:00.  Please see attached invitation and registration details below that you may please share with your network:

To participate, attendees should first register for the WACEE conference(it is a free to attend_ event 

WACEE: West Africa Clean Energy and Environment Conference – September 1 – 4, 2020:

To join the Circular Economy session on the day, please go:


ORASA Webinar: Food Waste Recycling


Webinar: Food Waste Recycling

The Organics Recycling Association of South Africa would like to invite you to our upcoming educational webinar on food waste recycling to be held on the 25th of August 2020 at 2:30pm
We are pleased to have Reg Barichievy from Smart Waste presenting on his experience of handling food waste from a retailer and industry perspective.

"When asked where do the chicken pieces come from most people will point to a supermarket shelf. Very few consider the steps beforehand, hatching the chick, growing and slaughtering it. Then getting it weighed, cut into pieces, packed and put on the shelf.

Even fewer people think about what happens when the chicken passes its sell by date and is no longer fit for human or animal consumption. How does one reverse the process and where does the former chicken end up?"

Come and hear how to get the chicken off the shelf and back into the soil from whence it came.

The webinar is free and you are welcome to forward the invitation to anyone you feel may be interested, please register below to receive the link to the event. 

Date: Tuesday 25th August 2020
Event Time: 2:30pm
Venue: ZOOM




WISA - Water Governance Training Courses

water governance.jpg

During 2019, our Water Governance Training Courses (qualify for 3 CPD-points, which can be claimed through WISA, SACNASP and ECSA), were extremely popular, and delegates said it was among the best training they have ever attended in the water sector. We have therefore scheduled more dates for 2020, at additional venues, as follows:

  • Registration closes 25 February 2020
  • Only SEVEN (7) seats still available
  • Registration closes 3 March 2020
  • Early bird payment before 11 February 2020
  • Registration closes 20 April 2020
  • Early bird payment before 31 March 2020
  • Registration closes 23 June 2020
  • Early bird payment before 15 June 2020

Course costs differ, depending on the city, and can be found here.
Discounts are available for Early Bird payments, bona fide students, WISA members, and group registrations.

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis, seating is limited to 25 delegates per course. If you would like secure your seat, please complete our registration form without delay..  Also please distribute this notice to your colleagues who may benefit from attending this course.
Register today


Cape Town Biodegradable Fest

banners_ctbf_characters_website 1350x650_.png



eww city pic.jpg

We are just two weeks away from one of the most important Energy, Water and Waste engagement session for this year. We will be covering carbon neutral commitments, how to design carbon neutral buildings from the ground up, review spatial planning examples that optimise resource efficiency and look at precincts and portfolios that are going green. Following the forum meeting will be a short workshop on Cape Town’s climate action and how businesses can thrive in a carbon neutral future.. We will unpack, the challenges and opportunities as well as how companies can be part of this journey. There is no charge for attendance, but seats are limited.

To view programme click here to download

Venue:  West Presentation Room, Old Mutual Head Office, Pinelands.

View directions to the venue

Time:  08:30 for 09:00 - 13:30 followed by the operational workshop 13:30 - 15:30

RSVP: Book online by Tuesday, 25 February 2020 if you would like to attend this event


For more info contact Pholela Mcata at 021 400-1092 or



sapro waste awards.jpg


This competition aims to acknowledge products that are made from recycled materials, thereby encouraging brand owners, retailers and industrial designers to consider recycled plastics as a material of choice

The Awards event will be hosted on 4 November 2019, 18h00 for 18h30, at Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Programme of activities include:

  • Pre-drinks with networking and entrant exhibition (Workshop 17)
  • Awards ceremony (Workshop 17)
  • Dinner with entertainment* (Cape Town Comedy Club)

*Including a 60 min show - MC: Mel Jones and Comedy Line-up: Khanyiso Kenqa, Yaaseen Barnes, Phil de Lange, Lindy Johnson, Lungelo Ndlovu Headliner: Mel Jones, Carl Weber, Tracy Klass, KG, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Dalin Oliver)



The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) will be hosting a series of one-day Finance and Training workshops for SMEs in October of 2019 to raise awareness of funding mechanisms that promote mainstreaming of resource-efficient and cleaner production (RECP) in their enterprises.  

Benefits of attending the workshop will include:

·         Awareness of funding mechanisms for RECP initiatives

·         Training to improve applications for financing

·         Technical support to SMEs in developing bankable projects

·         An opportunity to engage with banks and funding institutions at the workshop

For more information on training dates and venues, click here.



Water Conservation is becoming one of the most important issues facing the world and the provision of safe drinking water, taken for granted in most developed countries; is clearly a luxury in many parts of the developing world. The challenge of providing safe drinking water to everyone around the globe is unlikely to be achieved in the near future, however, it is possible to maximise the benefit of the available water resources by ensuring that all water is used effectively and leakage from the distribution systems is reduced where possible. Water Conservation is, therefore, one of the key focus areas worldwide and is one of the specialist services offered by Ian and Mike Consulting. Access to clean water is one of the critical environmental issues of the 21st century. Obtain an understanding of water management and conservation with practical knowledge and skills as well as an insight into water recycling and industrial applications.

General Information:

  • 24 - 25 OCTOBER 2019 

Course description

This course provides Water Service Institutions with the knowledge, skills and on-going support to:

  • Achieve a reduction in real water losses by applying water balances and related intervention methods.
  • Achieve and then maintain “No-Drop” Status through a partnership.
  • Maintain the water quality within the reticulation system by applying accepted reticulation system repair and maintenance methods.
  • Explain the importance of water in the world and the reasons for its sustainable conservation and management.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water at the workplace.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water at home.
  • Explain water flow and quality control.
  • Explain water audits and water management plans.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in Horticulture.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in Agriculture.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in the Services Industry.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in the Health Industry and allied services.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in other occupations.
  • Explain water sanitation and wastewater treatment methods and the difference between water reuse and recycling.


RCEP & IEE Training.png

Course information

1 & 2-day and expert (EnMS & RECP) training courses 
Register during the month of August for all courses scheduled until 31 March 2020 to qualify for the complimentary seat

Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth

To sign up for our special offer, women must complete the pre-registration form on the NCPC-SA
website and select the training courses they are interested in. All women who register will receive communication on the scheduled dates and venues.

Training courses benefit people with an academic background in engineering, natural and environmental sciences.

For more information on this course, click here. 


9th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change

ME Conference warmly welcome each one of the individuals over the globe to take part in the International Conference on Environment and Climate (Climate Change Congress 2019) during November 18th-19th, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa which incorporates keynote speeches, Oral talks, Poster presentations and opportunity for B2B meetings on the most recent improvements in the field of Environmental Science, Ecology, Climatology, Renewable Energy, Trade and Policies, Risk, Pollution Control, Mitigation Natural Resources and many more... by specialists from both Scholastic and Commerce foundation.

Environment and Climate Change conference 2019 is arranged with the theme "Save the Only one Earth" covering a wide extent of critically vital sessions of Environmental Science and Climate Change equally. Environmental Science section will cover all the major and minor topics like ecology, plant science, zoology, mineralogy, oceanology, soil science, geology and physical geography, atmospheric science and more for brief discussion and highlight the solution of environmental problems (Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Soil Pollution, Noise Pollution, Thermal Pollution, Radioactive Pollution, Light Pollution). We will also cover the technology section which plays an important role to maintain a sustainable development the Future Technology, Renewable Energy like Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Wave Energy, Geothermal power, and more.

General Information:

  • November 18th-19th, 2019
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

For more information click here.

Disclaimer for events, courses and training found on this page:  

  • The below-mentioned events, courses and training may include paid-for options and you are welcome to approach these service providers directly.  The information below is intended to assist in identifying potentially valuable events, training or courses relevant to the green economy, climate change and sustainable development.
  • The service providers offering the events, courses or training listed have not been vetted or accredited by the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and/or GreenCape. This is published for information purposes only and does not in any way represent or constitute an endorsement of any particular supplier, product and/or service by the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and/or GreenCape.
  • The Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and GreenCape cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy of any information on these courses or training programmes.
  • The Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and/or GreenCape shall not under any circumstances be liable for any inconvenience, losses and/or damages suffered by any private person who and/or any private business that relies on the information provided on the courses/training listed below.