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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

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

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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JOURNEY TO INSPIRING YOUTH TO REACH FOR THEIR DREAMS

A community bursary recipient, Amaarah Basadien, from the Eastern Cape, set off at the beginning of the year to take on the uber-challenging task of studying for an Actuarial Science Degree, at the University of Cape Town.  Armed with a curious mind, an ability to dream and the will to work hard to achieve great things, she is half-way through her first year and coming to terms with a very different year of studying than she ever imagined.

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LOCAL YOUTH SMMES SET UP TO MANUFACTURE MASKS

Boesmanland Green Enterprise is a 100% local youth-owned business in Loeriesfontein and one of three local small businesses that are being supported to provide masks for COVID, whilst offering local employment.

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MITIGATING COVID-19 RISKS IN CONSTRUCTING WIND FARMS

As South Africa enters Level 3 lockdown, sectors across the country, including wind power construction teams, are facing more stringent health and safety regulations than ever before, due to the very real threat presented by COVID-19 to workers, businesses, and the broader community of people.READ MORE

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