Enlit Africa Digital Event 2021


Future cities: Business case for a circular economy

09 Jun 2021

10:30 GMT | 11:30 WAT | 12:30 SAST | 13:30 EAT

Due to its expected environmental, climate, social and economic benefits, the circular economy has gained traction in many cities globally. The circular economy has also drawn the attention of both public and private financiers looking to make impactful investments. With this in mind and the increased move towards sustainability in cities, calls for building a workable business case in this sector.

Discussion points

  • Promoting a common understanding of the model, related challenges and opportunities for financial and project partners; 
  • Raise awareness about and promote circular solutions among project promoters and other stakeholders
  • Draw attention to technologies that could potentially/ have opened up the market


  • Dr Rethabile Melamu, General Manager: Green Economy at The Innovation Hub


  • Lardo Stander, Acting Divisional Head: Economic Intelligence Division, City of Tshwane, South Africa Senior Representative, Enel Foundation, Italy
  • Tawanda Sango, Waste Economy Researcher, GreenCape, South Africa


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Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • Ntiyiso
  • Salga-logo

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

Silver Sponsor

  • Nyamezela
  • Ntiyiso Consulting
  • Hauwei
  • Akilee

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamezela
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Apua Asea

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa