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COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND CHILDREN JOIN IN RE-OPENING MKHUSELI KOLITI CRÈCHE

Thornhill, Eastern Cape

A ribbon cutting ceremony that took place at the Thornhill community, in the Eastern Cape, marked the re-opening of Mkhuseli Koliti Crèche.  The event was attended by community members, funders, partners, officials, parents, school staff and nearly 100 very excited young children, to mark this special occasion.  READ MORE

COLLABORATIVE HEALTH PROJECT HELPS HUNDREDS IN LOERIESFONTEIN

A community health project, born from a collaboration, took place in Loeriesfontein successfully helping hundreds of community members with their dental and ophthalmology needs.  The project, which ran at the end of last year, also aimed to promote healthy living in the community and provided COVID-19 awareness.READ MORE

ISOLATED RURAL COMMUNITY RECEIVES WATER

Adelaide, Eastern Cape

Isolated communities that are cut off from a source of clean water, are especially vulnerable in the fight against Covid-19.  Realising this truth, Cookhouse Wind Farm has partnered with ‘Gift of the Givers’ to provide relief in the form of access to drinking water, to the town of Adelaide, Red Location, in the rural Eastern Cape.READ MORE

1000 SMILES AS COMMUNITY BANDS TOGETHER

A shared vision to bring smiles to over 1 000 children in the Witzenberg area warmed the hearts of community members, local NGOs, and other partners alike who believe that a hungry child can’t thrive. Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s ‘1000 Smiles’ campaign, was the brainchild of one of the local NGOs, Witz Events Network, who requested funds and assistance to make this dream a reality.READ MORE

STUDYING WITH CONVICTION TO SUPPORT EMERGING AGRICULTURE IN COMMUNITIES

Kangnas Wind Farm’s Bursary recipient, Leanne Schmidt, strongly believes that young people should view agriculture as a cornerstone in communities’ well-being and consider it as a career option. She successfully completed her Bachelor Degree: Agricultural Management, passing with distinctions at the end 2020, despite the challenges of COVID, working and caring for her two toddlers.READ MORE

EDUCATION FUNDING TO CATER FOR ALL ACADEMIC LEVELS

Ms Heidi von Caeus, the much-loved Arts, Crafts and Entrepreneurial Skills Teacher at L.R. Schmidt Primary School in Genadendal, close to Greyton, is a firm believer in the value of practical classes and skills training at schools, which have been highlighted by the impact of COVID-19 on her learners and their families.READ MORE

A DREAM TO TEACH

Junita Roberts, from the small community of Patensie, in Sarah Baartman area, is proudly living out her dream career as a teacher at Hankey Primary School.  Having graduated with a Post Grad Certificate in Education from Unisa, she has successfully progressed from being a Reading Assistant, at Chigwell Primary School, to an appointed teacher in an SGB post.

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BIOTHERM ENERGY END 2020 ON A HIGH NOTE

7 January 2021, Swellendam

Pan-African renewable power producer company, BioTherm Energy, backed by leading emerging market investor Actis, has announced the official operations of its Excelsior Wind Energy Facility at the end of 2020. This marks the completion of its third Independent Power Producer (IPP) in South Africa in 2020 as part of the fourth round of the Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, boasting a combined generating capacity of 165MW of the country’s renewable energy production.READ MORE

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