The work of the NCPC-SA and its Industrial Energy Efficiency Project always achieves the best results when industry organisations partner and take up the torch of resource efficiency. One such example is the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) Eastern Cape.

Two experts from the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) returned this weekend from participating in a two-day workshop hosted by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) on the concept of ‘eco-innovation’. As one of the most effective cleaner production centres in the world, the NCPC-SA, has made an important contribution to the talks and believes that eco-innovations can make a difference to South African business owners.

The NCPC-SA – a national industrial sustainability programme of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) hosted by the CSIR – is regarded by the UN as one of the leading proponents of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) in developing countries. The NCPC-SA and national cleaner production centres across the developing world are seen as key drivers for the adoption and implementation of eco-innovation in emerging and transition economies.

This week we chat to Pearl Thusi, Sustainable Intrapreneurship project manager at the National Cleaner Production Centre-SA (NCPC-SA), who tells us about her “green” job.

Engineering News and Engineering News online, 17th August 2012

Organisation says efficiency initiatives a success.
By: Zandile Mavuso

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) reports that its Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) programme and the Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement (IEE) project have achieved some successes since their inception.

Registrations are now open:

11 and 12 March 2013

Emperor’s Palace Gauteng


The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) will be hosting the country’s first Industrial Resource Efficiency Conference in March 2013.

The conference will focus on issues around enhancing industrial competitiveness through resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP).