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The Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 ("the regulations") issued in terms of section 5 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000), which came into effect on the of 1st April 2017, make provision for the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) to designate sectors in line with national development and industrial policies for local production.

Regulation 8(1) and 8(2) of the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 prescribe that in the case of a designated sector, an organ of state must advertise the invitation to tender with a specific condition that only locally produced services or goods or locally manufactured goods with a stipulated minimum threshold for local production and content, will be more

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Green Economy Learning Workshop Series for Decision-makers: Government, Business and Investors

In partnership with the City of Cape Town, GreenCape piloted a series of workshops aimed at bringing Green Economy Awareness for Decision Makers. The workshop series aimed to assist in accelerating green economic innovation and growth.

The information in these videos will assist influencers with green economy decision-making. They provide a great overview of the green economy, as well as the different sectors.

An outline and links to the modules can be found below;

Generalist Module

This module includes learning the following:

  • What is meant by a green economy, through economic development and social inclusion lens;
  • What principles and conditions are intrinsic in green economic 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.


Specialist Module – Water

This module on water includes learning about water management and 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.


Specialist Module - Energy

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


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.

The module includes learning the following:

  • Why waste matters;
  • How waste is managed (in Cape Town);
  • The value of waste (in Cape Town and South Africa);
  • Key stakeholders for the waste sector;
  • The principles of a circular economy;
  • The potential business models of a circular economy; and
  • Opportunities for service delivery and economic growth in the circular economy.


 Department of Economic Development & Tourism 

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The Green Economy Chief Directorate at the Department of Economic Development and Tourism is responsible for the economic coordination of the Green Economy with a specific focus on the Water and Energy sectors.