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JEFFREYS BAY WIND FARM CONTINUES TO SUPPORT JBAY RECYCLING PROJECT

JEFFREYS BAY WIND FARM CONTINUES TO SUPPORT JBAY RECYCLING PROJECT

September 2019. Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm has been supporting the Jbay Recycling Project since 2014 and has once again re-affirmed funding for the local community project and has put its support behind 2019 National Recycling Day, on 20 September 2019. The Jbay Recycling Project is an established community programme situated in Pellsrus that teaches children
SUPPORT FOR FETAL ALCOHOL RESEARCH

SUPPORT FOR FETAL ALCOHOL RESEARCH

September 2019 De Aar Solar Power has once again put its support behind the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR) funding the organisation’s presence in Britstown, a small farming community in the Northern Cape. FARR will be following a three-pronged approach in this small town, commencing with research to ascertain the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol
MOBILISING HOME LANGUAGE LITERACY

MOBILISING HOME LANGUAGE LITERACY

August 2019. Waterworks Primary School, with the support of Droogfontein Solar Power’s foundation phase literacy programme, is achieving great results and seems to be a step ahead. The school, situated in Riverton, Kimberley, is making great strides through its comprehensive literacy programme that tackles a number of issues, and seeing the academic outcomes already. Kediletile
THE DRAMA OF BEING MONEY WISE

THE DRAMA OF BEING MONEY WISE

August 2019 A pioneering NPO, which provides financial education and business training for its predominantly-women members, recently celebrated its 11th year anniversary. The programme, which is funded by Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, has been successful in helping hundreds of community members gain economic independence, avoid debt and gain small loans with which to start small
DE AAR SOLAR POWER SUPPORTING THE SPIRIT OF ENTRERENEURSHIP

DE AAR SOLAR POWER SUPPORTING THE SPIRIT OF ENTRERENEURSHIP

August 2019 Vuyiswa Lucas, owner of Sebenza Projects, a fledgling SMME in De Aar, has set up business in her home town, with the vision to become the preferred supplier for school clothes in the Pixley Ka Seme District. “My business is still in start-up phase but I know that it will do very well
NUMERACY IMBIZO

NUMERACY IMBIZO

July 2019 A numeracy Imbizo, recently took place in Jeffreys Bay, in the Kouga Local Municipality, to address one of the key issues of education, namely numeracy, and how children can develop an interest and understating of Mathematics, with a focus of Mental Mathematics. Educators, Heads of Departments and Maths Assistants attended this workshop to
SUPPORT FOR TSALA YA BANA DAY CARE

SUPPORT FOR TSALA YA BANA DAY CARE

July 2019 In celebration of Mandela Day 2019, Droogfontein Solar Power’s operations team chose to spend their ’67 minutes at Tsala Ya Bana Day Care, in Galeshewe, Kimberley. The small day care centre, which looks after 144 children between the ages of 6 months and Grade R, received educational material including reading tools, books, puzzles,
MANDELA DAY FUN

MANDELA DAY FUN

July 2019 De Aar Solar Power’s operations team chose to put their ’67 minutes’ at ‘God is Good’ ECD Centre, a small crèche and aftercare facility, situated in the De Aar community. The Early Childhood Development Centre, which also looks after children from St Johns Primary, who need after care, received a handout of school
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