SMALL BUSINESSSES BENEFIT LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS

SMALL BUSINESSSES BENEFIT LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS

June 2021, De Aar Solar Power. Charmaine Baartman (34), owner of Mamfene’s Takeaway, in Britstown in the Northern Cape, is growing her micro enterprise into a sustainable small business with the help of development funding, so that she can begin employing more local community members and take on new challenges and bigger dreams, which includes
LENAH MABUSELA: YOUTH MONTH

LENAH MABUSELA: YOUTH MONTH

June 2021. In the lead up to Youth Day 2021, Lenah Mabusela, one of Globeleq South Africa’s power engineers, speaks about the importance of this commemorative day as well as diversity in the renewable energy sector. As a power engineer, working across eight power plants, Lenah and the team that she works with, harness their
SOUTPAN SOLAR DEVELOPS SUPPLIERS AND GENERAL WORKERS

SOUTPAN SOLAR DEVELOPS SUPPLIERS AND GENERAL WORKERS

June 2021. Soutpan Solar Power, located close to Vivo, in the Blouberg Local Municipal area, has launched a supplier development programme that includes upskilling employees with a view to stimulating future local employment. The current programme beneficiaries include E-Security, a private security company that is employed by the solar plant, as well as six general
YOUTH BUSINESSES GET SUPPORT

YOUTH BUSINESSES GET SUPPORT

June 2021, Droogfontein Solar Power. A youth-owned company that produces school uniforms for local schools in the Northern Cape, is one of a number of SMME’s that are receiving funding and business support as part of an Economic Development collaboration programme that focuses on supporting youth start-ups, to help them become more sustainable, so that
STUDENTS FROM PELLA RECEIVE ASSISTANCE

STUDENTS FROM PELLA RECEIVE ASSISTANCE

June 2021, Konkoonsies Solar Power. Rosalie Engelsman, from the small rural town of Pella in the Northern Cape’s Namakwaland, is one of the many local beneficiaries currently studying with the assistance of Konkoonsies Solar Power’s bursary programme. “My plan is to return to Pella and hopefully get a job in a finance department within a
UPGRADING COMMUNITY NGO FACILITIES

UPGRADING COMMUNITY NGO FACILITIES

May 2021, De Wildt Solar. As part of De Wildt Solar’s Hearts and Minds initiative, a waterless ablution facility has been installed at Rutanang AIDS Project, in Mmakau, in the Madibeng Local Municipality. The ablution facilities, from Enviro Loo, have been installed to replace the use of old drop toilets, which are generally unhygienic and
FUNDING FOR ECD QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPLIANCE TRAINING

FUNDING FOR ECD QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPLIANCE TRAINING

May 2021, Boshof Solar Power. Boshof Solar Power’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme, which works to advance childhood development in the target areas of Boshof and Hertzogville, has been expanded to include a support programme.  Three ECD Centres will be receiving Management Training in additional to fourteen ECD Practitioners being funded to attain their 2-year
RENEWABLE SECTOR SUPPORT TRANSFORMATION

RENEWABLE SECTOR SUPPORT TRANSFORMATION

May 2021, De Aar Solar Power. SULANA DE JAGER, is the Plant Manager at De Aar Solar Power and has been in the sector since 2016. She entered the renewable energy sector as a beneficiary of the Globeleq Scholarship Fund (GSF) and now manages the operations for a utility scale solar PV plant. “I can
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL MATHS DAY

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL MATHS DAY

May 2021, De Aar Solar Power. Hanover Primary, in the small town of De Aar, joined 6 million learners from 98 countries across the globe in celebrating World Maths Day, one of the world’s largest global educational events which took place on the 5th May 2021. “Our very first World Maths Day event is one
BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF READERS

BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF READERS

May 2021, Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. Viviona Kleynhans, from the small community of Humansdorp, in the Kouga area, is a Reading Assistant who believes in the power of literacy to transform lives. Viviona works alongside Grades 1 to 4 learners at St Patricks Primary School, which is within her very own community. “I believe in