Commitment to Sustainable Business Practices

As we adopt a PPP Bottom-line philosophy to our business activities, awareness of our responsibility for a better tomorrow sees our project teams actively reducing their carbon footprint at each event and business connection we deliver.

Enlit Africa's Pledge to Protect the Environment

Our objective is to support Africa's Just Energy Transition, which influences a better tomorrow for the continent of Africa and is why we wholeheartedly commit to making Enlit Africa as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. Every consideration is given towards achievable delivery details of the conference with this goal in mind, to reduce our environmental impact and contribute towards a greener future.

It is not always easy to apply sweeping changes to our delivery format, but we are on an upward curve of limiting our impact, with a target to deliver a net zero event in the coming years. Every element of Enlit Africa has been planned with sustainability in mind, from the transportation options we offer to the materials used in our conference stages, reduced waste and venue food options. We strive to make this event as environmentally responsible as possible, and we hope to set an example for others to follow. By prioritizing sustainability in our planning process, we can make a positive impact on both Africa's energy future and the health of our planet.

Go Green Africa

VUKA Group is thrilled to present their pledge to the Go Green Africa initiative, a commitment to prioritize environmental sustainability across Africa. As an associate partner of this initiative, Enlit Africa promises to play a crucial role in helping to accelerate Africa's transition to a green economy, in a way that is just and inclusive. The pledge includes a commitment to five green actions, click here. Enlit Africa is proud to take this step towards a sustainable future, and looks forward to working alongside Go Green Africa to make it a reality.

COCT Is Going Green

Cape Town, along with other cities in South Africa and worldwide, has committed to achieving carbon neutrality and climate resilience by 2050. Reducing global warming is key.

These targets can only be reached through significant transitions in urban form, energy sources, transportation and resource efficiency. Key elements are cleaning up our sources of electricity, making the built environment more efficient and the electrification of transport. Download the COCT Climate Action Plan Summary here.

Our Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

As sustainability is both a moral obligation and a strategic imperative, the CTICC places great importance on integrating economic, social, and environmental sustainability into every aspect of its operations.

Driving triple bottom line sustainability objectives is their Nurture Our World (NOW) committee, which has implemented various practices and raised awareness around sustainability.


The CTICC’s water supply has, to date, been provided by the City of Cape Town. During the 2019/20 financial year, the CTICC used a total of 21 860.2kL from the municipal supply, representing a substantial decrease of 33.1% compared to 2018/19 (32 668.6kL).

Our Venue the CTICC has a number of water saving Initiatives and continues to implement a range of water-saving measures across all its departments and services.


In terms of energy consumption, during the 2019/20 financial year, the CTICC utilised 42 660.2 total gigajoules of energy from primary sources (fuel) and electricity generation. This means we used 4.7% less energy this year compared to last year.

From the maximum use of natural light to the incorporation of energy efficient lighting and emission minimising climate control, the CTICC is designed to be green at heart.


Minimising the amount of waste the CTICC send to landfill has always been a key pillar of the CTICC’s environmental sustainability efforts.

In the 2019/20 financial year the CTICC’s overall waste production dropped, with 71% of total waste diverted from landfill.

The CTICC is committed to reducing the impact of waste on the environment, which is generated through Enlit Africa.

Our Eco-Conscious Approach to Event Planning

To reduce our environmental impact and create a better future for all, we incorporate sustainable practices at every step of the way.

Reduce Waste

No paper printed event catalogue or programmes. Our event guides are accessed digitally by attendees. Exhibitors are suggested to provide digital links to marketing promotional materials. All event marketing and construction materials are carefully sorted to recycle or upcycle during event breakdown. Attendee badges are sourced from recycled paper and lanyards recyclable when sourced directly.

Recycle bins

Active awareness from attendees is encouraged and we provide multiple locations for recycle bins around the venue. CTICC provides reduced waste packaging on food service items. Delegate bags and lanyards can be dropped off in dedicated upcycle bins at the exit to be distributed to school kids in the townships.

Bags going green

Speaker and delegate bags are made from recycled PVC and waxed with sustainable material. An initiative to support job creation as ladies in the under privileged communities manufacture the bags by hand. Our logos sewn individually with recyclable material. Speaker gifts are sourced ethically and from sustainable materials.

New Stand Build Materials

A number of locations and feature areas are created using the latest technology in environmental stand construction, Xanita Board. An engineered fibreboard manufactured from fibres recovered from recycled used cardboard boxes. Xanita core is decorated with various surface finishes, including digital print ready kraft paper liners, and has a usable 3yr lifespan.

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