Overview of Organisation

GreenMatter works towards unlocking the environmental, social and economic potential of our country, through the development of suitably skilled biodiversity specialists, researchers and professionals. They bring together networks of organisations, institutions and agencies to implement solutions that are aimed at addressing the challenges around developing relevant and quality biodiversity skills. 



Foundation Building 

Bridging work 

Organisational Strengthening

National Advisory 

Imvelisi Ideation for Enviropreneurs 

Imvelisi is a short programme designed to provide support and guidance to aspiring young entrepreneurs through the ideation phase of business development. The programme is aimed to prepare young people who are considering start-up businesses in the water and biodiversity sector for a better understanding of what it takes to run a successful business.

Programme schedule/modules/sessions:

  • The entrepreneur
  • The marketplace
  • The green economy
  • Business models
  • Sales and marketing
  • Pricing and financials
  • Pitching
  • Shark Tank Pitches

Support offered throughout the programme:

  • Business and technical mentoring.



The invention relates to an apparatus for applying foliar spray, and more specifically, but not exclusively, to an apparatus for applying a carbon rich foliar spray. The apparatus includes a means for supplying water to the apparatus in the form of a water tank with a pipe extending...

The invention relates to the development of an in vitro culture technology for the multiplication of Euphorbia Groenewaldii R.A. Dyer and Euphorbia Clivicola R.A. Dyer, which are indigenous to South Africa and only occur in a few localities in Limpopo Province. The plants are classified as...

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the development of a successful technology for propagation of Strelitzia juncea plants by tissue culture.

Strelitzia plants have horticultural potential as a cut flower and as a garden plant, especially in drought prone areas of South...

A method of extracting beneficial compounds from moringa for addition in foods, drinks and dietary supplements to increase their vitamin content and their health benefits.

Plants, such as those of the Moringaceae family, contain compounds that have antioxidant and immune-boosting properties which...

The AGTECH Innovation Challenge is an open event for innovative startup and applied research innovators under the Innovation Bridge Startup Community that will change the Agriculture Technology (AGTECH) landscape of Southern Africa. The challenge is an initiative of the French-South African Agricultural Institute (F’SAGRI), Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development (DALRRD), French Embassy, French Ministry for Agriculture & Food & World Bank Group. 

Closing date

LeguPro is a protein-rich pasta, which is produced from non-traditional pasta ingredients such as peanuts, soybeans, and chickpeas. It is a cost-effective nutrient-dense high protein, healthy instant noodle product and aims to give consumers an alternative staple food product to be consumed as is or...

As global populations grow, so does the demand for timber and its by-products, putting an ever-increasing strain on this natural resource. The best way to fight climate change is to plant trees. But silviculture (tree planting) practices remain highly inefficient in both commercial forestry and...

Part Detection App (PDA)

The part detection app is a mobile application that provides real-time identification of physical objects, in this case, mechanical parts belonging to a Plough. The ability to identify any part of the Plough allows the user to identify and instantly place an order for a...

The UWC Kraalbos Biostimulant (UKB) is a proudly South African, cost-effective, safe, natural and organic botanical fertiliser and pesticide with promising commercial applications in the agriculture sector. The UKB is a natural plant extract product, derived from the indigenous plant kraalbos...