Sustainable Growth

Monday, 01 April 2019

Case study: Bulelwa Ntsendwana - Harnessing chemistry for sustainable development and women empowerment

  • Year: 2019
  • Organisation: TIPS and Government of Flanders
  • Author(s): Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa

Climate change will have drastic impacts on South Africa’s economy and society, and the need to adapt is urgent. As the country embarks on a just transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable economy, an opportunity exists to develop domestic small, green businesses.

This case study is part of a broader initiative on small business development in South Africa’s climate change space, by TIPS with support and funding from the Government of Flanders. The research comprises a main report, Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa, which summarises the research findings on the topic, as well as six case studies on South African-based entrepreneurs active in the adaptation space: AB Farms, EWEF-SusTech, Loo Afrique, MySmartFarm, Waste Intrique, and Isidima.

Main report

Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa

Climate change adaption and small business – other case studies

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Rori Mpete: Thinking outside the box – retrofitting water saving in conventional waterborne sanitation systems

Wolfgang von Loeper: Sustainable farming ensuring food security while preserving the planet

Tshego Mpete: Embracing green opportunities in the water sector

Media article: Mail & Guardian 7 June 2019

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