Member’s News

YOUNG WOMEN-IN-BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME LAUNCHES FOR WOMEN’S MONTH

Kimberly, Northern Cape: August 2021

As part of Matla A Bokone Solar’s Enterprise Development efforts, a “Young Women in Business” Empowerment Initiative has been launched, in celebration of Women’s Month. The programme intends to assist 100 young women residing within the Sol Plaatje and Dikgatlong Local Municipalities, to start up small-scale enterprises, in whatever area of businesses they wish to pursue.READ MORE

YOUNG WOMEN GET TRAINED TO SERVICE WIND TURBINES

Esethu Mabena, (25 years) from the Eastern Cape’s Cookhouse community, is one of the two young women selected to participate in a Wind Turbine Service Training programme, as part of a youth development joint technical training initiative between Cookhouse Wind Farm and Suzlon, its Operations and Maintenance Contractor.READ MORE

GLOBELEQ AND ABSA SUCCESSFULLY REFINANCES SOUTH AFRICAN RENEWABLE PLANTS

LONDON/CAPE TOWN: 10 AUGUST 2021 – Globeleq, the leading independent power company in Africa, and Absa Bank, a leading financier in the renewable energy programme in South Africa, have completed the senior debt refinancing of three of Globeleq’s renewable power plants. The purpose of the refinancing is to enhance the projects’ capital structures, allowing for the release of value to shareholders and the reduction of the tariff to the national utility, and ultimately consumers in South Africa.READ MORE

RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR DEVELOPING A SKILLS PIPELINE

Globeleq South Africa’s internship programme, which launched six years ago, has already provided career opportunities to seventy-four young students who have passed through the programme. With the aim of developing young technical staff for a nascent renewable energy industry, over R18million has been spent to-date, and a successful pipeline of qualified talent has been created for the sector.  READ MORE

MANDELA DAY SUPPORT BENEFITS COMMUNITY ECD SCHOOL

July 2021, Ocean View, Kouga

Mummy’s Day Care Centre, in the heart of the Ocean View community, has felt the love and support from this year’s Nelson Mandela International Day, which is themed ‘One Hand Can Feed Another’.READ MORE

TWO BROTHERS BENEFIT FROM A COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDED BY WIND FARM IN CALEDON

July 2021

Kethian Douwire (20) from Caledon, in the Western Cape, is one of 13 students currently studying with the help of the Globeleq Communities Scholarship Fund, awarded by the local Kliphuewel Wind Farm.  In fact, he is following in his older brother’s footsteps, as the second member of his family to have received financial assistance from this Wind Farm.READ MORE

STEM PROGRAMME INSPIRES TEACHERS AND LEARNERS IN WINELANDS DISTRICT

Ceres, July 2021

A CAPS-aligned learner and teacher web-based platform is being implemented across nine schools, in Cape Winelands District. This Mathematics and Physical Science support programme is funded by Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in collaboration with the Western Cape Education Department to support over 6 000 learners and 120 teachers in primary and high schools.READ MORE

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