Category Archives: Energy & Water Secure Communities

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Power behind the scenes

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Hin Wah, our Communications Programme Manager, wrote a lovely piece for the Green Times magazine about our wave turbine installation at the Two Oceans Aquarium. A continuous wave is needed to keep the kelp and other plants in the aquirium alive. Project 90 teamed up with the aquarium to design and build a wave turbine which could create this wave without using electricity. Continue reading

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Project 90 completes renewable installation at Grail Centre

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Project 90’s Community Partnership Programme aims to co-create vibrant and sustainable communities – focusing on energy, water, justice and enterprise development.

We partnered with the Grail Centre Trust to install renewable energy on their buildings at the Grail Centre in Kleinmond. The installations are finally complete, and the Project 90 staff all took a daytrip to Kleinmond to officially launch our latest project. Continue reading

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Project 90 wins Africa Energy Award

Project 90 by 2030 has won the ‘Most Inventive Rural Electrification Project Award’ at the recent Africa Energy Awards for our innovative, participatory developmental initiative in the rural community of Msobomvu.
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Project 90 trains community to assemble solar light boxes

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The Project 90 team has been engaging actively with the Msobomvu community for a little over six months now, and the careful, attentive exploration of the context and the nature of our partnership that characterised the initial workshops are starting to bear fruit. We recently assembled solar light boxes with a very enthusiastic community team. Gray Maguire, our Community Engagement Facilitator tells us more about it – with some great photos. Continue reading

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Wonderful Wonderbags

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Nontando Bonga, our enthusiastic volunteer, tries out a Wonderbag in her home in Langa and is hooked immediately. Not only does it save her time and electricity but it also helps her to reduce her carbon footprint. With Valentines Day coming up, this could make the perfect eco-gift. (Here’s hoping that you haven’t already bought that pink heart-adorned teddy bear imported from China!) Continue reading