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New project to improve schools’ water and energy access

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Mikhail Grant, a volunteer from the USA joined our Community Partnership Programme on a site visit in Kwa Zulu Natal. Project 90 is about to launch two new projects which will combine the work of our Community Partnership Programme with our Leadership Clubs Programme. We have selected two of our Leadership Cubs schools to improve their electricity and water access. The CPP team set out to rural Kwa-Zulu Natal to assess the energy and water situation of the two schools. Continue reading

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We say farewell to Kathryn

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Kathryn Maguire joined our team as a volunteer three months ago. She was great to have in the office and always happy and willing to help out. Thank you Kathryn for your contribution to Project 90, we’ll miss you. Continue reading

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Norway in a nutshell

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Our Community Engagement Facilitator, Gray Maguire was invited to present at the International Sustainable Development Research Summit in Norway. He did a presentation on Project 90’s Participatory Community Engagement methodology which we have developed to document our work with communities over the past few years. Although some of the messages at the conference were somewhat pessimistic, Gray remains optimistic about the changes society can bring to create a just and sustainable world for all.

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Change: The Msobomvu Journey

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How does the unlikely relationship between a piglet and a puppy relate to our work? Read on to find out and to hear about our new Community Partnership Programme intern, Neoka’s, first visit to Msobomvu Community. Continue reading

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Mandela Day: we clean up the river

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A very dedicated team of Project 90 staff braved the wind and rain yesterday to celebrate Mandela day and Project 90’s 7th birthday. In what was possibly one of the most stormy and windy days Cape Town has seen this Winter, 15 Project 90 staff, decked out in wellington boots, old jeans, rain jackets and gloves trudged through the mud on the banks of the Liesbeek River picking up litter. Continue reading

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Meeting our mentors

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We are delighted to introduce Gordon Skhosana, Hilda Chishamba and Mikhayla Bader, three of our new Western Cape Mentors for our Leadership Clubs Programme. Continue reading

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Clear the air

Eskom has recently applied to be exempt from South Africa’s minimum emission standards. Here is a short seven minute video which shows how the impacts of Eskom’s coal-fired power stations are creating heavily polluted air breathed in by people living in the Highveld region in Mpumalanga. Continue reading