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Eskom uplifts with its largest battery storage project in Africa

Eskom has unveiled the first of its kind largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project not only in South Africa but in the African continent by officially opening the Hex BESS site at Worcester in the Western Cape. The Hex BESS is the first project to be completed under Eskom’s flagship BESS project announced in …

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Over R15 million awarded to 17 outstanding South African social innovators

At the 13th annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation and 8th annual Disability Empowerment Awards held in Johannesburg, Luvuyo Sume and Riaan Knight, founders of Prosthetic Engineering Technologies, clinched the top honour in the Disability Empowerment category. Bevlen Sudhu took home the first place in the Social Innovation category with his innovative solution, Re-Purpose. Each of …

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Green women of the future: Momentum Metropolitan aims to empower SA’s young female farmers

Much has been made of the frightening number of young South Africans who are unemployed, with both public and private sectors making concerted efforts to address this pressing issue. When you consider that the median age of South Africans veers towards the younger side of 30 (27,6 years), it becomes clear why the success of …

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Tech it out gogo: equipping the older generation with fundamental digital skills

In a heartwarming demonstration of how it is never too late to learn, 59 gogos graduated from the groundbreaking “iGOGO – Gogos With Vuma” digital education programme, which took place in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and City of Tshwane. Launched by goGOGOgo in conjunction with Vuma, South Africa’s largest fibre network operator, this transformative initiative …

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Women passing the baton in conservation and scientific research

‘We can all do our part to unleash our world’s enormous untapped talent – starting with filling classrooms, laboratories, and boardrooms with women scientists’ – UN Secretary-General António Guterres In the realm of conservation and scientific research, women have historically faced challenges in breaking through gender barriers and achieving equal representation. However, the tide is …

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MTN SA Foundation Partners with SOS Children’s Village

In response to an appeal from SOS Children’s Village South Africa for corporates to partner with them to brighten the lives of their children, the MTN SA Foundation answered the call with a sports tournament at the SOS Childrens Village in Ennerdale, Gauteng. SOS Children‘s Village South Africa describes itself as a place that orphaned …

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DBSA and Mamas Alliance in sustainable rural ECD solutions

The Development Bank of Southern Africa partners with MAMAS Alliance and other role players to create nurturing environments and provide quality education for SA’s next generation. As one of Africa’s leading development finance institutions, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has a 40-year track record of successfully supporting development in Southern Africa. Over R100 …

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