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In a boost for local sports, five talented ladies and one dedicated coach from the Pixley Ka Seme District were chosen to represent the region at the Provincial Netball Games, held on 13 Jully 2024. This marks a milestone for the small rural community of Noupoort, where organised sports are being revitalised through the support of the Noupoort Wind Farm.

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Within South Africa’s challenging economic landscape, the potential for job creation in the wind industry offers a beacon of hope. According to Statistics South Africa, the official unemployment rate rose slightly to 32.1% in the fourth quarter of 2023. The largest employment losses were in the community and social services sector, which shed 171,000 jobs, with significant job losses also recorded ...

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The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is gearing up for the highly anticipated 7th Annual WindAc Africa Conference, taking place alongside the prestigious Windaba Conference and Exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre 2 (CTICC 2) from 1 – 3 October 2024.

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The Loeriesfontein community recently celebrated the launch of its new Thusong Service Centre, a crucial step towards improving residents' access to essential government services. Launched in partnership with the Northern Cape Office of the Premier, and the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), the centre brings critical services and information closer to the community ...

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Khaya Toti, the owner of the only wood-fired pizzeria in Ceres, has grown his local pizza venture into a bustling community hub with the support of the local SMME stimulation initiative. Khaya, along with 14 other local entrepreneurs, has reaped the benefits of this Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) programme, which has provided vital financial support that has facilitated business growth ...

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EDF Renewables' construction of the Koruson 1 cluster of three wind farms (Phezukomoya, San Kraal and Coleskop) outside Middelburg and Noupoort, is well underway, with half of the of 237 turbine blades and other components required, having been delivered from Coega port via the R75 and N10 to the three sites. Each blade on the turbines is 81.35m long, with a weight of 28 tons.

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The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) welcomes the finalisation of the 7th administration by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Given the complex nature of the process, SAWEA commends the President for his meticulous approach in selecting the national cabinet of 75 Ministers across 32 portfolios from all parties to form the Government of National Unity.

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Up to 1,000 patients are assisted annually at the Noupoort Community Healthcare Centre, where notable enhancements in services have been observed following the appointment of Babalwa May as the new Radiographer. This addition has effectively met a crucial community healthcare requirement, elevating the standard of care for local residents through timely and efficient diagnosis and treatment.

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In celebration of Global Wind Day this year, a competition was held at Okiep Country Hotel, engaging Grade 9 learners from across five high schools in Namaqualand. Observed worldwide on 15 June each year, the event brought these learners together to build working turbine models, aiming to ignite a deeper interest in renewable energy and support STEM education in the region.

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NOA Group Holdings (NOA), is pleased to announce a 497 GWh energy supply agreement with Tronox Holdings plc (NYSE:TROX), a leader in titanium dioxide pigment manufacturing. This agreement, which significantly extends Tronox's renewable energy penetration to above 70% of its electricity requirements, underscores NOA’s model of aggregating power from a fleet of generation facilities across the ...