Sustainability Institute


The Sustainability Institute has a unique approach to sustainability, combining empowerment, entrepreneurship and education. It is an international living and learning centre focusing on studies and experience in ecology, community and spirit, linked to the University of Stellenbosch.

Workshop17 provides additional space for team members, graduates and entrepreneurs.


Benefits for open members

The Sustainability Institute has a wealth of knowledge and programmes related to sustainability in the very broad sense of the word. Connecting with members of the institute gives access to this network and knowledge base.


BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS of the sustainability institute

Staff and graduates receive a 50% discount on our community membership: paying R350 in stead of R700 incl VAT.
This gives you:

  • Uncapped high speed internet at any of our café's, operated daily from 7:30 to 18:00.
  • 4 Space Credits which can be used to book 2 days in any co-working space or a couple of hours in one of our many meeting rooms around the country.
  • A business address, should you need one.
  • Access to our community through our online member portal my.OPEN, which has unique member events monthly, special offers from our partners and a directory of our community should you be looking to connect with like minded people.
  • 15% off any additional meeting room bookings and membership upgrade, should you wish to upgrade.


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