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WIND FARM SUPPORTS WEST COAST ENTREPRENEURS

Ten West Coast entrepreneurs, six of which are women have been hand-picked to receive training, mentoring and funding to help grow their businesses through an SMME Accelerator programme.  Whilst the business owners have different stories and ambitions they all display a tremendous grit and resilience to keep pushing through, despite the circumstances and red tape they face in their businesses.

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WIND FARMS CELEBRATE 1090 LOADS OF TURBINE COMPONENTS TO SITE

Two of the country’s largest wind farms currently under construction, have announced the successful completion of the transportation of all their turbine components.  The final loads arrived at Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s site on 21st February, with Kangnas Wind Farm receiving their final load just five days later.  This marked the conclusion of over 1 000 abnormal loads that have traversed the country from the West Coast of Cape Town.READ MORE

NOUPOORT COMMUNITY INSPIRED BY CHANGE

February 2020, Noupoort

Inspired by the opportunity to make a difference and put constructive plans into place that will drive transformation, community members of the small town of Noupoort have gathered, several times this year, to share their ideas for change and upliftment in a number of facilitated community workshops. READ MORE

Kouga Wind Farm Community Trust

The walkway that links the St Francis Bay Central Business District to Sea Vista is complete, and it looks magnificent. It serves as a safe and open route to connect Sea Vista to the CBD.READ MORE

Africa and Middle East add 894MW of wind energy capacity in 2019, market expected to grow by over 10.7GW by 2024

  • Africa and the Middle East installed 894MW of wind energy capacity in 2019, a decrease of 7 per cent compared to installations in 2018.
  • Total installed wind capacity in Africa and the Middle East is now over 6GW
  • Wind energy capacity is expected to surge by 10,732MW over next five years, driven by installations in South Africa (3,3GW), Egypt (1,8GW), Morocco (1,2GW) and Saudi Arabia (1,2GW).
  • Wind energy in Africa and the Middle East will be a key technology to produce cost-competitive, sustainable energy, transform the region’s energy system to ensure access to modern electricity for all, create skilled jobs and drive local economic growth.

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