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FINANCIAL CLOSE ON SA RENEWABLE PLANTS

FINANCIAL CLOSE ON SA RENEWABLE PLANTS

May 2019 Globeleq has completed the acquisition in South Africa of four renewable generation plants and the asset management company from an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management. The addition of these entities strongly complements Globeleq’s existing renewable power business in South Africa where the company already owns, operates and manages 238MW of solar and wind
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

April 2019 A study undertaken by the Department of Energy’s IPP office shows that 25% of renewable energy funded-scholarships fall to the Globeleq Scholarship Fund (GSF), which launched in 2014 to help develop young engineering students for the nascent renewable energy industry and actively support the transformation of the industry. Energy Minister Jeff Radebe recently
MTB CLASSIC BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

MTB CLASSIC BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

April 2019 Entries are open for the 2019 JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic. Now in its seventh year there are some exciting changes afoot for the 2019 instalment of the ever-popular event. This year will see a new venue as well as a few other exciting additions. The event – which this year takes place
PRIVATE SECTOR SUPPORTS ECD

PRIVATE SECTOR SUPPORTS ECD

March 2019 Speaking at an Early Childhood Development (ECD) graduation ceremony this past week, the Department of Social Development once again highlighted the importance of public-private-partnerships to help improve our country’s level of education and develop young children holistically. “We all want to see children develop holistically and it is only through qualified practitioners that
MOBILE BUSINESS UNIT FOR RURAL TOWNS

MOBILE BUSINESS UNIT FOR RURAL TOWNS

March 2019 The De Aar Solar Power funded Mobile Business Unit launched in the rural town of Hanover this week, addressing the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs and micro businesses in rural areas of our country.  The custom-designed unit, the first of its kind in the Northern Cape, provides access to business and administrative services
LOCAL LEARNER PARTICIPATES IN AFRICAN SPELLING BEE

LOCAL LEARNER PARTICIPATES IN AFRICAN SPELLING BEE

November 2018 Grade 6 learner, from Pellsrus Primary School, Jeffreys Bay, will be setting off to Kenya later this month, to take part in an international Spelling Bee. Twelve year old Maurice Botha, won last year’s Spelling Bee, whilst in Grade 5, making him eligible to compete in the African Spelling Bee, a consortium of
EMBRYO CALVES BORN

EMBRYO CALVES BORN

November 2018 The Kruisfontein Emerging Cattle Farmers Co-operative is on track to become one of the nucleus herds for livestock improvement in the Eastern Cape. This has been made possible through the most impactful technology available to bovine agriculture, Invitro- Fertilization. The first batch of calves from the twenty-eight high-quality embryos were born between 4
LOCAL PRACTITIONERS GRADUATE

LOCAL PRACTITIONERS GRADUATE

November 2018 An official event in Kimberley has been held in honour of the Northern Cape Province’s first Grade R practitioners, with Diplomas in Grade R teaching, NQF level 6. This historical moment was lauded by officials from the Northern Cape Department of Education, who congratulated the graduates for their dedication, hard work and momentous
WOMAN-OWNED ENTERPRISE RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM DE AAR AND DROOGFONTEIN SOLAR POWER

WOMAN-OWNED ENTERPRISE RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM DE AAR AND DROOGFONTEIN SOLAR POWER

October 2018 De Aar Solar Power and Droogfontein Solar Power have announced their support for Phambili Basie Contracts and Projects, a local, woman-owned service provider who has successfully provided services to a number of solar plants in the Northern Cape. In addition to being awarded a three-year service contract, De Aar Solar Power and Droogfontein Solar
COMMUNITY BOOK CLUBS WILL ROLL-OUT ACROSS SCHOOLS

COMMUNITY BOOK CLUBS WILL ROLL-OUT ACROSS SCHOOLS

August 2018. A decision has been taken to roll out community school book clubs, which are funded by Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, to twelve schools following resounding literacy results in schools that the clubs have been piloted in. “A unanimous agreement that belonging to a book club helps reading skills has been reached.  Participants, without