August 2019

THE DRAMA OF BEING MONEY WISE

A pioneering NPO, which provides financial education and business training for its predominantly-women members, recently celebrated its 11th year anniversary. The programme has been successful in helping hundreds of community members gain economic independence, avoid debt and gain small loans with which to start small businesses as well as co-producing a radio drama to spread the word.READ MORE

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INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMME TO BENEFIT CHILDREN IN SOMERSET EAST AND SURROUNDS

Members of the Somerset East community and officials gathered at Mini Marvel Day Care Centre, in Somerset East, to celebrate the launch of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) infrastructure programme.  This marks the first of three ECD new build and renovation initiatives that Cookhouse Wind Farm is about to embark on as part of their ECD Flagship Initiative.READ MORE

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SAREC responds to Public Protector’s investigation

The renewable energy industry in South Africa, represented by the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has responded to recent media reports regarding the Public Protector’s investigation into Eskom signing the Power Producers Agreements in April 2018.READ MORE

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WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO CHANGE IN IPPO LEADERSHIP

In response to Karen Breytenbach exiting the Independent Power Producer’s Office, SAWEA trusts that the South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P), which is one of the country’s most highly regarded public–private partnership (PPP) projects, is well enough established to withstand this transition.READ MORE

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LOERIESFONTEIN LEARNERS GET SUPPORT TO MAKE BETTER CAREER AND LIFE CHOICES

Grade 9 learners at Loeriesfontein High School recently participated in a unique Career Development Programme, providing learners with information and tools to make improved subject choices linked to personal interests and strengths, in the senior phase of high school.  The expertly designed programme assesses individual personalities, preferences and talents, as well as the skills needed for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century economy, a programme that is funded by Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm.READ MORE

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EQUIPPING STUDENTS FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING

Danielle Josephs, from the West Coast town of Langebaan, received a scholarship in 2018 which has allowed her to follow her dream of becoming a teacher.  Now in her third year, studying towards a B Ed: Senior phase & FET Teaching Degree at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, she is attending a workshop in Johannesburg, with fellow scholarship recipients, to prepare for the next stage of her career.READ MORE

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Interview: Why do we not have more wind energy plants?

Kieno talks to Mercia Grimbeek, the chairperson of the SA Wind Energy Association about the obstacles they are facing in setting up more “wind farms” like those in Darling and Mamre.

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