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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

ANOTHER WIND FARM CONNECTS AS PART OF BIOTHERM ENERGY’S MEGA-PROJECT PORTFOLIO

Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility is South Africa’s latest wind farm to connect to the country’s national grid.  As part of the government’s most recent Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme bid round, which is set to collectively add 1.3 GW of new wind power capacity, this BioTherm Energy project is helping the country to successfully transition to a greener energy economy whilst increasing the Energy Availability Factor.READ MORE

Maaitjiesfontein School Drawing Project (SED Project in Partnership with Roggeveld and Karusa Wind Farms, initiated by VER-BOLT (PTY)LTD)

SAWEA CEO Ms Ntombifuthi Ntuli was invited to participate in a selection and award to a winning picture / drawing from the work of the learners from Maaitjiesfontein School in the Western Cape, some 3 hours away from Cape Town near Roggeveld, Soetwater and Karusa winds farms. This event was successfully held on the 30th September 2020 and 1st  October 2020 at Maaitjiesfontein School, Ms Ntuli was represented by Mr Lindo Sibiya SAWEA Programmes Manager.

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NXUBA WIND FARM READY FOR ENERGY GENERATION

Johannesburg, October 27, 2020 – With the commissioning of its final wind turbine at 140 MW Nxuba Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape, Enel Green Power (EGP) commenced with the generation and delivery of energy, despite challenges attributed to Covid-19 containment measures and national lockdown.READ MORE

A HELPING HAND FOR LOCAL LEARNERS

Dignity packs for 800 learners have been funded by Kangnas Wind Farm and distributed, via the Department of Social Development. The focus of this programme was to provide support to vulnerable Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners from Namaqualand High, Springbok Primary, Concordia High, Concordia Primary, SA Van Wyk High, Okiep High, Okiep Primary, Nababeep High, Sacred Heart Primary, St Cyprians Primary, St Anna Private High School and Matjieskloof Intermediary School.READ MORE

NEW MATHS TEACHER BRINGS ENTHUSIASM AND EXPERIENCE TO LOERIESFONTEIN

Eddie Sampson has been welcomed as the new Maths and Science teacher at Loeriesfontein High School, an appointment that the school and community hopes will help to not only improve academic results in these subjects, but also to increase the number of learners taking pure maths in Grade 10 to Grade 12 in the community.READ MORE

COVID EQUIPMENT INCLUDING HIGH FLOW OXYGEN MACHINES PROVIDED TO HANTAM AREA

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have extended their COVID health programme, by providing additional support to a number of health facilities within the Hantam Municipal Area, these include Loeriesfontein Clinic; Loeriesfontein (“Hospital”) CHC; Abraham Esau Hospital (Calvinia); Namakwa Disaster Management Committee.READ MORE

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