Republic of South Africa

Africa  African States 


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Total GCF financing


No. of Readiness activities


Readiness support approved


Readiness support disbursed




South Africa

Climate Change Resilience through South Africa’s Water Reuse Programme (“WRP”)


Multiple countries

Climate Investor Two


Multiple countries

CRAFT - Catalytic Capital for First Private Investment Fund for Adaptation Technologies in Developing Countries


Multiple countries

Global Subnational Climate Fund (SnCF Global) – Equity


Multiple countries

Global Subnational Climate Fund (SnCF Global) – Technical Assistance (TA) Facility


Multiple countries

Blue Action Fund (BAF): GCF Ecosystem Based Adaptation Programme in the Western Indian Ocean


South Africa

Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP)


Multiple countries

DBSA Climate Finance Facility


Multiple countries

Transforming Financial Systems for Climate

National Designated Authority

Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment
Ms. Nomfundo Tshabalala Primary
Director General
Phone +27 12 339 9007
Ms. Shahkira Parker Operational focal point
Senior Policy Advisor: International Governance Management
Ms. Lucia Motloung Operational focal point
Mr. Zaheer Fakir Operational focal point

Direct access Accredited Entities

GCF Team

Eduardo Freitas
Regional Manager
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Sun Cho
Regional Officer
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Junghwan Yoo
Regional Analyst
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News + Stories

GCF helps reduce renewable business costs in South Africa

07 Oct 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will help drive down the price of renewable energy in South Africa by boosting the private sector’s investment in wind and solar power in a partnership with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). GCF signed an agreement today with DBSA to reduce the cost of investing in South African renewables on the sidelines of GCF’s second Private Investment for Climate Conference.

GCF and DBSA partnership to boost climate investments in the Southern Africa region

22 Aug 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) signed an agreement today which will kick-off the programme to break market barriers and accelerate investments into climate projects.

Words do make a difference, says South African climate finance partner

24 May 2017 / The language of climate action must resonate with local people, a South African Accredited Entity representative said on the side line of a GCF workshop.

African countries propose ambitious GCF pipeline at Cape Town Dialogue

28 Oct 2016 / The first GCF Structured Dialogue with Africa concluded this week after three days of focused deliberations on helping countries map out their engagement with the Fund.

First GCF Structured Dialogue with Africa kicks off in Cape Town

25 Oct 2016 / The first-ever Green Climate Fund (GCF) Structured Dialogue with Africa has started in Cape Town, South Africa, with 200 participants convening over the next three days to accelerate their strategic engagement with the Fund.

GCF Board meets in Cape Town for informal dialogue

02 Feb 2016 / The GCF Board is meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2 to 4 February for an informal dialogue on the Fund’s expectations for 2016 and key operational issues.