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South Africa: Office park helps power Mother City
29 July 2014 - A solar-powered generating plant on the roof of an office park in Observatory, Cape Town, has become the first of its kind to feed electricity into Cape Town's distribution network. The 1.2MW Black River Park Solar Project is also the largest roof-mounted integrated PV (photovoltaic) plant in Africa and one of the largest in the world, according to the developers, who say it's able generate just under two million kilowatt hours per year from its 5 500 modules. (more)

South Africa: Amarula trust doubles size of rural early learning centre
15 June 2011 - Preschoolers from a marginalised rural community in Limpopo Province are to be given a major educational boost, thanks to the donation from the Amarula Trust. The trust, a not-for-profit initiative established to support community upliftment and conservation programmes, was instrumental in establishing ilNhlangasi Day Care Centre in 2005. Now it is funding the extension of the early-learning centre that caters to children from the communities living in and around Phalaborwa. (more)


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