A handover of an Aquaponics system to the Namaqua Child and Youth Care Centre took place recently as part of an Eco-School initiative. In addition to enhancing food security, this initiative is also designed to develop skills, with 14 participants receiving accredited advanced training through its implementation.READ MORE
February 2023, West Coast, Cape Town
EIMS Africa’s portfolio company, Umoya Energy Wind Farm, situated on the West Coast (Western Cape), has taken the lead on improving the country’s wind industry approach to conserving avifauna. Previously known as Hopefield Wind Farm, the country’s first REIPPPP project, the wind farm has successfully implemented blade painting, as a mitigation measure.READ MORE
Eastern Cape, 1 February 2023
Joszelle Baard, Reading Assistant at a small Patensie-based farm school, Quagga Primary, chose “Sirkus op die plaas” to read to her group of young learners, in celebration of ‘World Read Aloud Day’, as the story is very relatable for children that are familiar with farm life. This annual event takes place on the first Wednesday in February and is dedicated not only to reading, but to the art and practice of reading aloud.
Using sports to empower the Noupoort youth to lead positive lives and to raise awareness of drug abuse, bullying, and other social ills, the Olympiakos Football Club have launched the ‘Save the Noupoort Child’ initiative.
“Sports instils discipline in our youth, giving them the opportunity to do positive things with their lives. We believe using it as a tool to reach out to our youth through these intervention programmes is an ideal way to let them know the dangers that drugs, bullying, and other social ills can have on them and our communities at large,” said Emlyn Lucas, owner and founder of Olympiakos Football Club.
Springbok, February 2023
With financial and mentoring assistance, a Matjieskloof community member, Mrs Wendy Hendricks has been able to equip and grow a laundry business that provides local employment and services to this small town and surrounding communities. It is hoped that the business will be able to expand enough to rent premises in Springbok, which will attract more customers and offer more jobs. READ MORE
February 2023, Overberg, Western Cape
In mid-January a group of 13 international students studying Aerospace, Electrical, and Computer Engineering at the Grainger College of Engineering, part of the University of Illinois, United States of America, visited Klipheuwel Wind Farm in Caledon.READ MORE
Seriti Resources makes a significant stride toward carbon neutrality
Agreement paves the way for Seriti Green’s 900MW renewable energy project
[Johannesburg, 2 February 2023]: Seriti Resources and its renewable energy subsidiary, Seriti Green, have announced that Seriti Green will soon begin construction on South Africa’s largest wind farm in Mpumalanga, with power supply coming online by 2025. This follows the signing of heads of terms between Seriti Resources and Seriti Green to a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 155 MW of power that will be generated by Seriti Green and wheeled through the national grid to Seriti Resources’ coal mining operations.READ MORE
Bedford, Eastern Cape
Privately-funded school lunches for matric learners at Lonwabo High School is helping to bolster nutrition and help these learners with focus and concentration during this important period in their schooling careers. Taking this one step further, the establishment of an on-site veggie garden that is equipped with a reliable source of water, has also been funded by BTE Renewables’ nearby Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility, to further help the school become more self-sufficient.READ MORE
Two high school learners from the communities of Humansdorp and Patensie, have been selected to receive bursaries to attend Marlow Agricultural High School in Cradock and will begin their studies this week. This forms part of an agricultural bursary programme aimed at providing financial support to promising young high-school learners, who have an interest and passion for agriculture.READ MORE