Green building

The Ridge

The Ridge

The V&A Waterfront

The Ridge is the V&A Waterfront’s third six-star Green Star-rated building. The new building was designed to meet and exceed the accommodation requirements of global consulting giant, Deloitte, which has commissioned the building for its Cape Town regional office....

Neo Khanyile | mg.co.za
Mary Haw

Mary Haw

Energy efficiency and renewable energy facilitation manager
City of Cape Town

The My Clean Green Home project came about through the realisation that buildings present a significant opportunity to lower carbon emissions; they consume almost a quarter of Cape Town’s total energy and are responsible for the largest proportion of its total carbon...

Neo Khanyile | mg.co.za
Marloes Reinink, 42

Marloes Reinink, 42

Founder
Solid Green Consulting

Reinink is the founder of Solid Green, a successful green building consultancy that’s been involved in the Green Star certification of more than 130 buildings. She came to South Africa as an exchange student at the University of Pretoria in 2002 and returned for her...

Buntu Ngcuka | mg.co.za
Georgina Smit, 39

Georgina Smit, 39

Technical specialist, market transformation strategist and head of GBCSA training, certification and research
Green Building Council South Africa

Georgina Smit is a technical specialist, market transformation strategist and head of training, certification and research at Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA). GBCSA is determined to transform South Africa’s built environment into a place where people and...

Alexandra van Nieuwenhuizen | mg.co.za
Rest Kanju, 43

Rest Kanju, 43

Executive director
Indalo Inclusive

Rest Kanju is the executive director and head of operations for Indalo Inclusive, an NPO created with the goal of supporting ecofriendly and sustainable entrepreneurship in South Africa. In isiZulu, Indalo can be translated as either “creation” or “nature”. The...

James Nash | mg.co.za
Steve Brookes, 56

Steve Brookes, 56

Founder and chief executive
Balwin Properties

In 1996, Steve Brookes founded Balwin Properties in Johannesburg. Twenty-five years later, Balwin Properties owns, sells and rents property across the country. “When you turn 18, getting your first car is important. At 21 you get the keys to your first property and...

Nabeel Allie | mg.co.za