WC wants to become the greenest in Africa

The provincial government is urging businesses and companies to become more environmentally aware.

FILE: Cape Town direction signs. Picture: Calhoun Mathews/Primedia

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape government has set its sights on transforming the province's economy to become the greenest in Africa.

With the launch of its 110% Green Initiative, the provincial government is urging businesses and companies to become more environmentally aware.

This weekend, Premier Helen Zille visited the Cape Winelands to assess the campaign's progress in the area.

Her spokesperson Michael Mpofu says this initiative will seek ways to create jobs for the economy, while preserving the environment.

"The 110% Green Initiative seeks to create and enabling environment to be able to a bit more cost of the environment but to look at way in order to reduce waste and at the same time create jobs and contribute something to the economy."

He says this is aimed making the province the economic harbour for green economy in the continent.