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WOMEN-OWNED ENTERPRISES SUPPORTED

During this Women’s Month, Kangnas Wind Farm is shining a light on one of its local woman-owned enterprises that has sprung up to make branded protective masks. Octavia Van den Heever, is one of three local community businesses being supported by the wind farm, to produce masks and generate income, within the community.READ MORE

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SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR LOCAL CO-OP

A co-op of 30 emerging farmers, situated close to Caledon in the Overberg, have received support from Klipheuwel Wind Farm, to help develop into a sustainable farming enterprise that can raise close to 1 000 pigs for the region’s meat market.

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LOCAL NOUPOORT NGO IS PLAYING AN IMPORTANT ROLE DURING COVID

July 2020, Noupoort

A local youth-led NGO, Inclusive Neighbourhood Spaces (INS), is providing an important service to the community of Noupoort during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Their role extends to vulnerable members of the community, from young children to the elderly, making sure that their support is both tangible and meaningful.

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REACHING OUT TO WITZENBERG COMMUNITIES THIS MANDELA DAY

Mandela Day 2020 was celebrated amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, serving as a reminder that we all need to work together and contribute to building better and safer communities throughout our country. With this in mind, Perdekraal East Wind Farm has put their support behind the local NPO, Witz Event Network which supports vulnerable households, including those affected by tuberculosis, the elderly and other community members in the Witzenberg Area.

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VIRTUAL ARTS GET LOCAL CERES BAND ONTO THE NATIONAL STAGE

This year’s National Arts Festival was a virtual celebration of the South African arts and featured local Ceres band, Basic Aim, who joined performing artists from around the country on the online platform.  With funding from Perdekraal East Wind Farm this group of talented musicians, were able to add their performance to the virtual festival platform.

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Fresh News from Kouga Wind Farm

Looking back

The past five years have been, for me personally and for our local communities, a time of tremendous growth and development.

Our first half-decade of operation has been defined by the power of community. We have built a wonderful network of people who share our ambitions, and on whom we rely to deliver the best outcomes possible.

We are a standalone, 100% South African business, with no big head office or international team of experts to turn to. Therefore, we have had to work hard to find and support people we trust.

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JOURNEY TO INSPIRING YOUTH TO REACH FOR THEIR DREAMS

Aminah Booysen, at Graslaagte Primary School, is one of 17 Reading Assistants, who haven taken up the opportunity to study teaching with the assistance of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s education bursary programme, put in place specifically for these reading assistants. The bursaries are education focused, designed to foster an interest in the teaching occupation whilst helping to address the national shortage of quality educational practitioners.

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HIGH LEVELS OF LOCALLY MANUFACTURED CONTENT FOR WITZENBERG WIND FARM

Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in the Western Cape’s Witzenberg Municipality, has received its main transformer, via road transportation from Pretoria, marking another important milestone in its construction process. This 500MVA mega transformer was locally manufactured in South Africa, which has added to Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s already high local content percentage, as the turbine towers are also locally manufactured.READ MORE

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ECD PRACTITIONERS FORGING AHEAD WITH QUALIFICATIONS DESPITE COVID

Fifteen Early Childhood Development (ECD) Practitioners from rural Eastern Cape, are forging ahead with their ECD Level 4 Training Programme, with the help of innovation, so that they can successfully graduate. This is despite reports that many childhood development centres are struggling during this time and are threatened with closure as most practitioners are not receiving income during the COVID-19 lockdown.READ MORE

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Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm support Frontline Healthcare workers

Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm (TCWF), in partnership with Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm contributed towards the procurement of the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for distribution amongst the Tsitsikamma, Langkloof and Kouga Health Clusters, to help reduce COVID-19 infections in amongst healthcare personnel.

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