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The Unlocking Green Jobs: A Catalytic Intervention was a two-year initiative and collaboration between the World Wide Fund for Nature, South Africa (WWF-SA) and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). Published reports include a synthesis report, Unlocking green jobs in South Africa: A catalytic intervention, which summarises the findings and three three case studies. The reports were produced with the financial assistance of the WWF Nedbank Green Trust and Agence Française de Développement.

Recent research by the United Nations on water and jobs that estimates that three out of four jobs in the global workforce are heavily or moderately dependant on water. Constrained or expensive water supply is therefore a significant threat to existing jobs. However, managing water resources may also have the potential to create jobs as the value of water increases. This review explores both the significance of jobs at risk in South Africa and the potential to protect and create jobs through water stewardship. To better understand the variables and how they may impact a particular situation a case study that linked business, government and civil society was identified and examined. This case study is located within the Mbokodweni catchment in the southern part of the eThekwini Metro in KwaZulu-Natal. It explores the interaction between a number of community groups involved in water catchment management (and other socio-ecological initiatives).

Main report

Unlocking green jobs in South Africa: A catalytic intervention - synthesis report

Other case studies

Essential Amathole: A case study of unlocking green jobs in the bioprospecting sector

Unlocking and retaining jobs in the alien vegetation added value chain through industrial symbiosis: Case study on wood pellets


  • Year 2018
  • Organisation WWF South Africa and TIPS
  • Author(s) Mike Ward (Creating Sustainable Value) and Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Published in Green Economy

 Session 9: Unpacking the water-energy-food nexus

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Wits School of Governance
  • Author(s) Mike Muller
  • Countries and Regions South Africa

Session 9: Unpacking the water-energy-food nexus

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation The Innovation Hub
  • Author(s) Ntombi Radebe-Tsotetsi
  • Countries and Regions South Africa