February 2019

Multi-Faceted approach is needed to make a difference in education

February 2019, De Aar, Northern Cape

Aloicius Marks was studying towards a Degree in Business Administration, at the University of the Free State, when life presented him with an opportunity to make a difference in his home town.  The impact has been so huge that his dream is now to study to become a teacher. Having found his passion, he wants to keep on making a difference to the children he works with; and especially those in his community.READ MORE

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Journey to inspiring young Gamtoos Vallei learners to reach their full potential

Gerhard Grundling’s journey to becoming a teacher is an inspiring story and a beacon of hope to anyone wanting to follow their dream.  Achieving his goal means that this Grade 6 teacher, at   Gamtoos Valley Primary in Patensie, Eastern Cape, can now inspire other young people to fulfil their potential and find their own passage through life. READ MORE

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Shaping lives along the way to achieving a Teaching Diploma

Kelebongile Banda, Grade R teacher at Stillwater Combined School, graduated with a Teaching Diploma from North West University in 2018, with the support and funding from Droogfontein Solar Power, in partnership with the Department of Education.READ MORE

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REI4P re-negotiation would be clear breach of contract

Date: 15 February 2019

The re-negotiation of terms with successful bidders of the first two rounds of SA’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P) would be a clear breach of contract and damaging to investor confidence says the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) – an industry body that represents the interests of the majority of entities invested in the utility-scale South African renewable power value chain.READ MORE

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SONA brings welcome clarity to SA energy sector

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), delivered on Thursday, has brought much-appreciated investor clarity to the SA energy sector, says Brenda Martin CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).READ MORE

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SONA offers opportunity to provide policy certainty in the renewable energy sector amid Eskom crisis

To realise its full potential and deliver real value to the South African economy, the renewable energy sector needs policy certainty – sufficient to regain investor confidence. By Brenda Martin

When President Cyril Ramaphosa is called to the podium to deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Thursday, two major issues will be uppermost in the SA energy sector: The future of independent renewable energy power producers and that of Eskom, the troubled state-owned utility which supplies more than 90% of the nation’s power.READ MORE

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