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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

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Partnerships a key to our success

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Lots has been happening in our Community Partnership Programme. We welcome Thando, our new intern; the Msobomvu farmers group is now a registered co-operative; and a new partnership project is created with our Leadership Clubs Programme. Continue reading

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Leadership Clubs: three new schools sign up

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Three new schools have recently joined our Leadership Clubs Programme. Club members, with the support of their mentors, are hard at work starting their low-carbon projects, creating permaculture gardens. Continue reading

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Goodbye to a very special Robert

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Robert Fischer joined Project 90 in January 2010, as our renewable energy ‘expert’. When I think of Robert two words come to mind: passion and compassion. Over the years he shared his passion for energy policy and youth development with us and we saw how much he really, deeply cares about the world around us. Robert, we will miss you and thank you for your amazing contribution to Project 90. Continue reading

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Youth Month: empowering our young citizens

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The YouLead-Collective (YLC) realizes the significance of National Youth Day and the celebration of the nation’s youth during the month of June. We join South African youth in the commemoration of this day as we pay tribute to the gallant sons and daughters of South Africa who took justice to the streets of Soweto.

The YLC held its first retreat for the year at a farm just two hours outside of Cape Town. We were able to bring in 25 of our members from various provinces across the country together to develop a work strategy for the next six months. Continue reading