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PARTNERSHIPS TO CARE FOR COMMUNITIES AND DISTRICTS HEALTH SECTOR

As the Northern Cape prepares itself for the spread of COVID-19, it is becoming increasingly apparent that communities need the collective efforts of public and private institutions to prevent and limit the impact of the pandemic.  Working to support the Namakwa District Office of the Northern Cape: Department of Health and the Department of Social Development, Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have directed Economic Development funding to the most essential services including support for the district health services, community food relief and other critical needs.

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BRIGHT FUTURE ON HOLD

Veronice Cloete, a local Concordia resident, believes so strongly that she can make a difference in the lives of young children that she has moved heaven and earth to study, so that she can qualify as an Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioner and start working in her community.READ MORE

Wind Power will be a key building block for Economic Recovery: Industry

  • Major players in the wind sector have published a statement that highlights how wind energy is a key building block for economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
  • Wind energy is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and could create nearly 4 million direct and indirect jobs as well as between $207bn or over $2tn of additional annual investments if wind capacity rises above 2TW.
  • Investments in wind and other renewable energy sources are vital to create the infrastructure of the future to build more resilient and sustainable economies, while providing countries and citizens with more affordable energy, lower carbon emissions, greater energy security, and alleviating debt burden on young people.
  • Governments should introduce clear criteria that investment schemes for public and private bodies are built upon the principle of “No Harm” for society and the environment.
  • The statement calls on governments, intergovernmental bodies, and global lending institutions to put wind energy investment at the centre of their economic recovery and growth plans by taking key actions outlined in the statement.

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SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME CONTINUES ON WEST COAST FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN

Hundreds of vulnerable children and their families, from the Western Cape’s West Coast areas are still receiving daily cooked meals, safeguarding that they don’t go hungry during the lockdown.  This has been made possible through private funding and permission granted by the Department of Social Development, to the Peninsula School Feeding Programme (PSFP) as an essential service. The PSFP received authorisation in line with the national lockdown regulations, to continue serving cooked meals at schools during COVID-19 lockdown.

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LOCAL SEAMSTRESS SET UP TO MAKE MASKS

Marinda Mankapan, a local seamstress from the small Witzenberg town of Ceres, has successfully registered a small business to make protective masks.  She started producing cloth masks to help local community members last month and has now increased her production to supply a factory in the Agriculture sector, and a local spaza shop in Ceres, who is donating masks to local community members in need.

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SUPPORT AND RELIEF FOR VULNERABLE FAMILIES

Klipheuwel Wind Farm has responded to a call from Red Cross Greyton, to help provide relief in the form of food parcels to vulnerable families in the communities of Genadendal, Voorstekraal, Bereaville, Boschmanskloof, Heuwelkroon and Greyton.

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STUDENTS RECEIVE COMPUTER EQUIPMENT TO HELP LOCKDOWN STUDIES

With tertiary institutions in lockdown, due to COVID-19, many students that don’t have sufficient resources and the necessary equipment, are faced with uncertainty and distress.  Luckily for Nezlia Blaauw and five other West Coast scholarship beneficiaries enrolled in the 2020 academic year, she has received equipment, to help her continue her academic work during the national lockdown.

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COASTAL-6 WIND FARMS BAN TO PROVIDE FOOD TO STRANDED COMMUNITIES

A collaboration of Eastern Cape coastal wind farms operating in the Kouga municipality area, better known as the Coastal-6, have banned together to respond to the urgent and escalating needs of stranded communities, who are struggling during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period.

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Longyuan Mulilo Maths Program Empowering Local Youth

15th January 2020

The Longyuan Mulilo wind energy projects are aware of the focus on maths and science in schools in the Northern Cape, as well as the importance of mathematics in helping to break the cycle of poverty in our communities, and empowering the youth by giving them more opportunities through excelling in mathematics.READ MORE

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