Launch of the Western Cape Green Economy Strategy

Launch of the Western Cape Green Economy Strategy

Written by Mark Swilling on 2013-07-17 20:25:05
Universities recognised as key strategic resource for innovation & growth

Led by Premier Helen Zille, the Western Cape Provincial Government initiated a tour of innovative green economy projects on 15 July 2013. At a dinner that evening in the South African Museum under the imposing real life models of whales, the Western Cape Green Economy Strategy was released. As an economy that is not dependent on resource extraction or heavy industry, the Western Cape economy can only really grow by exploiting the region's significant knowledge capital. The existence of four major Universities is clearly a major strategic resource which is, fortunately, fully recognised by the Western Cape Provincial Government. Click HERE for a copy of the strategy.