28th - 29th June 2018

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About Green Youth Indaba

Green Youth Network in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs, FP&M SETA and EWSETA are hosting the 4th Annual Green Youth Indaba which will be hosted on the 28th - 29th June 2018 at Sci-Bono, Johannesburg, the theme of the Indaba is: "Green Innovations and Sustainable skills development for inclusive Growth"

The objective of this year's Green Youth Indaba is to go beyond exploring opportunities for youth within the green economy but to effectively explore and unpack necessary strategies that can create easy access to support and fund green innovations and green careers, to empower youth with the information and skills transfer needed to eradicate youth unemployment and poverty by tapping into the Green Economy Jobs and business opportunities.

The Green Youth Indaba will convene together relevant government officials, private sector and green entrepreneurs as Government and business committed to the employment of young people in green economy activities. In this regard, it was agreed that at least 80% of new employees in the manufacturing and installation of solar-water heating systems and in public and community works programmes directed at environmental challenges, will be young people.

The conference is expected to bring together over 300 exceptional young people who are changing the face of the environment in South Africa and those that are aspiring to get into the Environmental industry. These youth and industry experts will come across South Africa to discuss the most pressing Environmental issues, opportunities and skills needed for youth within government, private sector and cities in South Africa.

Official Partners

Green Youth Indaba Speakers

We have selected the best speakers that understand the green economy space

  • Pamela Tshwete

    Water and Sanitation

  • Thembisile Majola

    Department of Energy

  • Errol Gradwell


  • Felleng Yende


  • James Ndlovu


  • McLean Sibanda

    The Innovation Hub

  • Khathu Ramukumba


  • Thulani Tshefuta

    South African Youth Council

  • Tsepiso Makubedu

    That Advertising Company

  • Nicole Barwise

    Toilet Sewage System

  • Mpumelelo Ndebele

    Gauteng Enterprise Propeller

  • Douw Steyn

    National Recycling Forum

  • Kabelo Masilo

    Energy and Water SETA

  • Shannon Davids

    Energy and Water SETA

  • Ntebatse Matube


  • Alan Buff

    Jhb City Parks and Zoo

Green Youth Indaba 2015 & 2016 Docs and Articles

download 2016 Report

#GYI2015 Speeches

Deputy Minister in The Presidency, Mr Buti Manamela Read Speech

Deputy Minister of Labour, Nkosi Advocate Phathekile Holomisa Downlaod Speech

#GYI2015 Articles

Engineering News Article
Engineering News Article




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Green Innovators Pitch 3.0

Green Youth Network in partnership with the Energy and Water SETA is inviting budding and established 'Eco-preneurs' to pitch their business ideas to potential investors and test market their elevator pitches to green experts and mentors at the Green Youth Indaba 2017. The Pitch’s main aim is to not only inspire SA Youth in promoting entrepreneurship in green business technology but also to give them exposure and access to green funders that will boost their competitiveness and help them contribute significantly to the economic growth.

The Pitch will focus on the (6) Key pillars:

Renewable Energy


Green Buildings

Waste Management and Recycling

Water Conservation

Sustainability Mobility

Exhibitors and Other Partners

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