More time for virtual energy festival event submissions

04 August 2020

Cape Town residents who would like to take part in the Green Maker Mania and Watt’s in the Pot? events are advised that they are still able to.

Closing dates for submissions have been extended. These events form part of the virtual Cape Town Future Energy Festival which showcases innovative and cost-effective household solutions for energy use and a more sustainable way of living. Read more below:

The festival comprises a series of virtual events which are taking place to educate adults and children on how they can use energy efficiently and make sustainable choices at home. The virtual festival comprises engaging activities, the sharing of tips to help households save money and information about what our energy future may look like. It aims to create conversations inspired by climate change, energy efficiency, solar and wind power, water saving, waste reduction, smart transport and sustainable living.

‘Energy is a significant expense for many households. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the household as well as the local and national economy, energy efficiency and cost cutting has become significantly important.

‘These energy festival challenges are not just an opportunity for our residents to share their ideas and creativity. They highlight the importance of greater resource efficiency, renewable technology, innovation, social inclusivity and energy security. Importantly, it shows how individuals and households hold the power to impact their household energy costs and can make the switch to a more sustainable future,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change, Councillor Phindile Maxiti.

Green Maker Mania
Cape Town’s first ever Green Maker Mania celebrates and showcases our local maker culture. It provides makers the opportunity to share their projects and also benefit from an initiative of the City of Cape Town to support makers. The festival organisers will select the top projects which best complement the Future Energy theme of the Festival and invite them to showcase their projects on the festival’s various platforms.

To enter your project, please submit a short video of no longer than two minutes to explain your maker project or product via email to In your submission please include the following information:

  • your name, address and age
  • occupation/trade
  • contact number
  • name of Item and purpose of Item

The closing date for submissions has been extended to 31 August 2020 and the top projects will be announced on 8 September 2020.

Watt’s in the Pot?
Those who are 18 years or older are invited to share their energy efficient and delicious recipes. Celebrity judges will select the six best recipes and the finalists will be invited to cook their dishes in a fully stocked industrial kitchen during an online cook-off. The judges will share smart energy cooking tips along the way.

Prizes are available for the finalists and the winners. COVID-19 social distancing regulations will be adhered to during the live show.

To enter the competition, applicants are required to visit and fill in an online application form.

The new closing date for all recipe submissions is 7 August 2020 and the finalists will be announced on 12 August 2020.

For more information on the Future Energy Festival visit or, alternatively email


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City of Cape Town, Media Office