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ENTREPRENEURS GET REWARDED

ENTREPRENEURS GET REWARDED

October 2019 Ten budding entrepreneurs in the Northern Cape towns of Hanover, Britstown, Philipstown and De Aar who have been working alongside trainers and business mentors for several months, have been selected as part of the Big Shake-up Accelerator enterprise stimulation programme, funded by De Aar Solar Power. Each winner received cash funding to purchase
TOP SA SPELLING TEAM TO UGANDA CHAMPIONSHIP

TOP SA SPELLING TEAM TO UGANDA CHAMPIONSHIP

October 2019 Tshegofatso Mojanaga received a warm send-off from her fellow school mates, as she gets ready to represent South Africa at this year’s African Spelling Bee, later this week in Uganda. Tshegofatso is a Grade 5 learner, from Beacon Primary School, in Kimberley. She will be setting off to Kampala in a few days’
SUSTAINABLE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

SUSTAINABLE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

October 2019 Natural resources exist throughout the country, but the challenge is how to effectively utilise these resources. An Alien Eradication and Biomass Programme, which has been launched in Jeffreys Bay, is tackling this issue, by providing an environmental answer to the issue of alien invasive vegetation and sustainable local employment. Funded by Jeffreys Bay
ELECTRIC VEHICLES VISIT JBAY WIND FARM

ELECTRIC VEHICLES VISIT JBAY WIND FARM

October 2019 The Electric Vehicle Road Trip Africa, which takes place 2 – 10 October, is making its way across South Africa for the very first time. EVRTA will embark on a road trip across the country, starting in Johannesburg and ending off in Cape Town, with a visit to Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm en
STUDENT TEACHER HELD IN HIGH REGARD

STUDENT TEACHER HELD IN HIGH REGARD

October 2019 23 year old Richardine Jardine, from the small town of Pofadder, in the picturesque Northern Cape’s Namakwaland, has spread her wings to take up the opportunity to get a Bachelor of Education degree – Foundation Phase, (at Varsity College) in Cape Town. Richardine recently completed her teaching practical in Grassy Park where she
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
SYMBIOTIC FARMING PRACTICES SUCCEED IN THE KAROO

SYMBIOTIC FARMING PRACTICES SUCCEED IN THE KAROO

September 2019 The thought of cultivating fresh fruit and vegetables was an unheard of ambition for the Pella community, who live in the Namakwa region of the Northern Cape province of South Africa, known for its dry, dusty desert landscape. Contrary to this, a women-owned co-operative, comprising six women, one of whom is disabled, run
BURSARY PROGRAMME FULFILLS DREAMS AND BUILDS LOCAL SKILLS

BURSARY PROGRAMME FULFILLS DREAMS AND BUILDS LOCAL SKILLS

September 2019 Herschelle Williams is fulfilling his dream to become a teacher thanks to a bursary programme available to learners at Kenhardt High School. “I have always wanted to be a teacher – I felt this was the best way to help people and be a role model for the youth in my community.  There
OPPORTUNITIES FOR BURSARY RECIPIENT

OPPORTUNITIES FOR BURSARY RECIPIENT

September 2019 25-year old Mandy Franse from Caledon, has a BTech Tourism Management degree behind her name and is following her dream in the tourism field. She is one of 17 students who have been funded by the Klipheuwel Wind Farm Bursary programme, of which four students have already graduated, with the remaining thirteen still