June 2019

MOBILE HEALTH UNIT SERVES RURAL FARMING COMMUNITIES

Cookhouse Wind Farm’s Primary Healthcare Flagship Initiative, a public-private partnership with the Department of Health, is staffing up a mobile clinic, to bring essential healthcare services to the rural farming communities in Bedford and Adelaide. Since the mobile unit came into operation in June 2018, a total of 46 farms have been serviced and treating a total of 2,235 patients, a truly significant impact.READ MORE

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SAWEA CALLS FOR DECENTRALISED ENERGY GENERATION TO BOOST SUPPLY AND GROWTH

The wind industry believes that it’s time to relook at how energy is supplied in South Africa and to evolve and adapt the country’s outdated system. To shift away from a centralised monopoly to a more efficient decentralised generation model will increase competition and drive down energy prices, which will ultimately stimulate the economy and support the growth that South Africa is seeking.READ MORE

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EQUIPPED TO PLAY AND LEARN

June 2019, Humansdorp, Eastern Cape

Changes in lifestyle are affecting childhood experiences.  With the increase in TV and other devices, time for playing outside is diminishing for young children. Many have little space or equipment for essential energetic play at home, and yet playing outside is the best way for young children to develop their emerging physical abilities and confidence, as well as reducing the increasing incidence of obesity.READ MORE

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SAWEA WELCOMES GWEDE MANTASHE AS NEW ENERGY MINISTER

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has issued a statement of support, in response to President Ramaphosa’s unveiling of the national executive of the country’s sixth administration, which sees Cabinet-veteran, Minister Gwede Mantashe, take over the Energy portfolio from Jeff Radebe.READ MORE

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COMMUNITY-BASED SCHOOL CLUBS ROLL OUT

Following the success of a pilot learner maths club programme, which was implemented in two Hankey community schools during 2018, a full roll out across twelve schools in Hankey, Patensie, Sea Vista and Jeffreys Bay kicked-off this week.READ MORE

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WIND ENERGY CONFERENCE OPENS DOORS FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

As concerns around energy security in South Africa grow, so does it for the rest of the continent, where access to energy plagues close to 1 billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. It is therefore befitting that this year’s Windaba conference will bring together industry leaders, investors, power producers and pioneers to discuss ways in which wind power can be unleashed to address South Africa’s economic development and that of the countries north of our borders.  

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