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BURSARY TO SUPPORT TERTIARY STUDIES FOR COMMUNITIES ACROSS THREE PROVINCES

Aimed at providing access to tertiary education for learners in beneficiary rural populations, BTE Renewables (‘BTE’) and Thebe Investment Corporation (‘TIC’), through their renewable energy project companies, jointly launched a new bursary programme, reaching fifteen community-based secondary schools.  The programme, which kicked-off simultaneously across three provinces, included a two-day engagement initiative, with stakeholder delegates in the regions participating in the inaugural event.READ MORE

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

The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck is visiting the Eastern Cape and will engage with hundreds of high school learners, across eight different communities, to teach them about the benefits of renewable energy technologies. Cookhouse Wind Farm is one of the wind farms that have funded this road show, in addition to opening its gates to host a field trip for learners from Aeroville Secondary School, a local Somerset East school.READ MORE

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

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