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WESTERN CAPE WIND FARM REMAINS ON TARGET FOR OPERATION END-JULY 2020d

2020 promises to be an exciting year for Perdekraal East Wind Farm as it heads into its final six months of construction.   The last of the 480 wind turbine components will reach the wind farm’s construction site early February 2020 and all 48 turbines are expected to be installed by early April 2020.

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Noupoort drop in centres care for community children

Three child and youth drop-in centres together with a comprehensive community-based aftercare programme have been set up to provide a safe and stimulating environment for Noupoort’s community children. The programme, which kicked off a year ago is receiving the nod from teachers who are seeing a positive change in school work and children’s confidence.READ MORE

KANGNAS WIND FARM FIRST IPP SELF-BUILD TRANSMISSION SUBSTATION ON BEHALF OF ESKOM

Kangnas Wind Farm commenced the construction on the Groeipunt Transmission Substation in June this year.  This is the first time that an Independent Power Producer in South Africa has taken on the responsibility of a greenfield self-build Transmission substation, which would normally fall to Eskom to build.  Once complete the substation, which will enable the Kangnas Windfarm to have grid connection on the Eskom 220kV network, will be handed over to the national utility.READ MORE

EDUCARE CENTRE CAME FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS BUT IS NOW A SHINING STAR IN COMMUNITY

Humansdorp, Eastern Cape

The Kruisfontein Educare Centre is well known to members of the Humansdorp community, but few are aware of its humble beginnings dating back 18 years.  Led by Florence Felix, this is the only pre-school in Kruisfontein and is now proudly run by qualified Early Childhood Development practitioners that recently graduated and where commended by the Provincial Department of Social Development.

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Enel breaks ground on R6.4bn wind farms

Italian multinational energy company Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), this morning announced it has started construction in SA of its R6.4 billion Karusa and Soetwater wind farms, with an installed capacity of 140MW each.READ MORE

YOUNG MARITIME STUDENT AIMS TO BREAK THE GENDER BIAS AT SEA

The specialist field of Maritime Studies doesn’t reflect our current world where we are striving for gender equality.  With fewer than ten percent of students being women in this field of studies, it is even more surprising to find a young girl from landlocked Somerset East at the helm.READ MORE

YOUNG MINDS, CLEAN ENERGY, BRIGHTER FUTURES

Two of the country’s largest wind farms currently under construction have launched a secondary school awareness programme, aimed at exposing learners to the basics of renewable energy.  The programme targets thousands of high school learners to not only provide information about producing clean power, but also to let the youth know about the opportunities available to them, relating to careers inherent in harnessing wind energy.READ MORE

ADDRESSING EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT GAPS IN THE SALDANHA BAY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

The education capacity building programme, which launched almost a year ago to address the lack of access to Early Childhood Development (ECD) services in the Saldanha Bay Local Municipality has been so successful, it is expanding its reach into new communities.  The Playgroup Site Learning Programme helps to ensure that children receive quality learning and caring programmes, resulting in them being better prepared to enter Grade 1.READ MORE

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