TOP 5 ANNOUNCEMENT: The FNF GreenPitch Challenge 2019
  Dec 6, 2019     News, event, water, energy, agriculture, waste sector desk, water sector desk

GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in partnership with Invest Cape Town, an initiative of the City of Cape Town, invited innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovation business ideas to enter the FNF GreenPitch Challenge 2019.

From more than 40 excellent nationwide entries, the following five innovations have been announced as the Top 5:

  • Thulani Khumalo for Technological plumbing solutions [Water]
  • Xola Keswa for Organic Matters [Sustainable Agri]
  • Nkanyiso Madlala for Energy Efficiency (Pty) Ltd [Energy]
  • Elijah Djan for Nubrix [Waste]
  • Emma Algotsson for Kompost-It [Waste]

The Top 5 have been invited to pitch to a panel of esteemed judges at a “shark tank-style” networking event, hosted in Cape Town on 12 December 2019. They will have the opportunity to network with potential investors, business incubators, local government decision-makers and green economy experts.

The entries had to align with at least one of the Green Economy sectors and identified investment opportunities highlighted in the 2020 Market Intelligence Reports overview video, available online at  This video is produced in partnership with FNF for the FNF GreenPitch Challenge 2019.

As part of the journey towards resilience, GreenCape, FNF and Invest Cape Town offer their support to innovators and entrepreneurs in the green economy landscape. The winner will win in kind business development support worth R 30 000, through GreenCape in partnership with FNF. The winner will be selected by a judging panel on the day of the event. Their decision is final. Terms & Conditions apply. The support will commence in 2020.

Recommended Twitter post: The FNF GreenPitch Challenge 2019 Top 5 have been announced! Hosted by @thegreencape, in partnership with @FNF_Africa & @InvestCapeTown. #GreenPitch2019


FNF GreenPitch Challange Top 5 announcement