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SMME’S CHANGING THE FACE OF NOUPOORT FOR THE BETTER

A cohort of 28 grantees, comprising of SMME’s, non-profit companies and a non-profit organisation have received business funding since November 2021, as part of a programme designed to mobilise communities to gain control over their lives in an impactful and effective manner.  This community SMME acceleration programme is already demonstrating the knock-on effect, proving that it is truly benefitting the Noupoort community as a whole and not only the grantees.READ MORE

SCHOLARSHIP OPENS UP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS IN KOUGA COMMUNITIES

The Globeleq Scholarship Fund (GSF) 2022 academic year has opened and is available to students living within a 50km radius of Jeffreys Wind Farm, in the Kouga Municipal area, part of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality.  The GSF, funded by Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, directly benefits students from the communities of Humansdorp, Hankey, Patensie, Thornhill and Jeffreys Bay.READ MORE

RENEWABLE ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTING TRANSFORMATION AGENDA

South Africa’s renewable energy industry’s flagship scholarship programme, which accounts for a sizeable percentage of the industry’s funded scholarships and reaches across five provinces in the country, has announced the opening of its upcoming 2022 academic year applications.READ MORE

PINK DRIVE IN LOERIESFONTEIN TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY HEALTH

Health took centre stage in Loeriesfontein during September, with a two-day health drive focused on screening, early detection and health education for eighty community members. Funded by Khobab Wind Farm and Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, in collaboration with the PinkDrive and the Department of Health, a full range of early detection and preventative health screening services were offered to the community.

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ENERGYDRIVE FINAL STOP-OVER TO TEACH LEARNERS ABOUT RENEWABLE POWER

The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck wrapped up its three week journey with a stop-over in the Northern Cape’s Springbok area. The edu-vehicle, which features a solar roof structure, biogas digester, photovoltaic panel display unit as well as a solar hot water display unit, will provide a fun and impactful way for learners from Okiep High School to grasp the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies.  This forms part of the Kangnas Wind Farm’s community education programme, which has a keen focus on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.  READ MORE

SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY FARMING TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISES

Globeleq South Africa, which owns a portfolio of eight renewable energy power plants, one of which is based in Caledon in the Western Cape, has a keen focus on funding the development of community agricultural projects with the view of helping communities become more sustainable and self-sufficient.READ MORE

AMAKHALA EMOYENI COMMUNITY FUND TRUST – LIGHTING THE COMMUNITY OF COOKHOUSE

On the 06 August 2021, Cennergi and the Amakhala Emoyeni Community Fund Trust (AECFT, the beneficiary of ED and SED funds from the 134 MW Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm) in Partnership with the Blue Crane Route Local Municipality did an on-site inspection of the erection of thirty (30) solar powered street lights. They are doing this with the aim to light up some of the most vulnerable parts of Cookhouse in order to prevent crime and promote safety.

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ENERGYDRIVE ARRIVES IN THE WESTERN CAPE TO TEACH LEARNERS ABOUT RENEWABLE POWER

The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck will spend three days, hosted by in the beautiful Witzenberg area, to teach high school learners from Ceres and its neighbouring communities of Nduli and Bella Vista, about the benefits of renewable energy technologies.  Funded by Perdekraal East Wind Farm, learners will also have the chance to visit their local wind farm and experience the technology up close. READ MORE

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