CTEET is a Not for Profit organisation with early beginnings in 2001 when the then South Peninsula Municipality and the Table Mountain Fund founded the Zeekoevlei Environmental Education Programme (ZEEP).
The aim of the program was to impact the lives of underprivileged children from the Cape Flats with a life changing environmental experience. Two facilities belonging to the City and situated on Zeekoevlei were made available to CTEET for running overnight camps.
Over the years, the demand for the program grew and the scope widened and in 2007 the Trust changed its name to the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust. In the same year the Nature Care Fund was created in order to facilitate the management of conservation projects on public and private land not currently part of the City of Cape Town’s biodiversity network. This fund is in partnership with corporate companies, Friends groups and private individuals.
In 2009 the Luqmaan Jabaar Memorial Bursary Fund was started by management and staff of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei Nature Reserve in memory after their dear friend and colleague passed away. The aim of the fund is to enable passionate individuals the opportunity to pursue a career in nature conservation.