Articles, News & Events

World Environment Day – Connecting People to Nature

This amazing, spinning ball of rock and water, hurtling through space at more than 100,000 kilometres an hour, provides us with everything we need to live and be healthy. It’s a delicate balance, with various interconnected natural systems — hydrologic and carbon cycles, ocean and atmospheric currents among them — creating ideal conditions for human life.

If the balance is upset, natural systems will correct and the planet will endure, but those corrections may hinder or halt the ability of humans to thrive, or even survive. You’d think this would be incentive enough for us to learn about and care for natural systems, but recent news sometimes makes me feel as if there’s a huge disconnect between people and the planet.

Read more……. 

Courses, News & Events

Wind Turbine Service Technician Programme

The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) has released the call for the Wind Turbine Service Technician Programme that will commence on 22 May 2017.  Please ensure all completed applications are electronically sent as well couriered/hand delivered by 10 April 2017 when the call will be closed.  No late applications will be accepted into the programme.

WTST _Medical Application forms_Part A and B_March 2017

WTST Course Application Form_March 2017

 

 

Articles, Climate Change Project, News & Events, Renewable Energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – LAUNCH ON 28 MARCH 2017

The long awaited AIDC-commissioned research – RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – A Critique Of The Government’s Socio-Economic Programme – will be launched at AIDC at 18.00 on the 28th.

Liz McDaid, the well-known researcher and social activist, will introduce her research findings and recommendations.  The meeting will be Chaired by Tasneem Essop, former Provincial Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development in the Western Cape and a current member of the National Planning Commission.

There will also be lots of time for questions and discussions, which can include Eskom’s threatened closure of 5 coal mines which Eskom claims to be a direct consequence of the government’s renewable energy programme.

For further information contact

Dominic Brown or Jeff Rudin
021 447 5770

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY Where are the jobs? 

Articles, News & Events

Burning Issues 2: Focus on the trillion Rand Nuclear Deal

Popular Education Programme

Burning Issues 2: Focus on the trillion Rand Nuclear Deal

 There has been a long history of opposition to nuclear energy in this country but as government continues with this R1 trillion secret deal, more and more people are becoming aware and standing up to voice their opposition. What is this deal about? Why some people consider nuclear energy dangerous? What do we all need to learn about nuclear, for the sake of our grandchildren’s future?

Please join us for this participatory popular education session!

 Wednesday, 29 March 2017; 10:00 – 13:00

Athlone Community Hall 

(corner Klipfontein Rd/ Jan Smuts Highway)

For catering purposes and transport assistance please RSVP

Kasongo 064701 9500    or e-mail  poped2011@gmail.com

 

 

Articles, News & Events

Sister March Cape Town, Saturday 21st January 2017

The Sister March Cape Town is now officially affiliated with The Women’s March

on Washington and will take place on Saturday, 21st January, in solidarity with the

Washington march and sister marches taking place in 400 cities world wide

https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters

https://www.womensmarch.com

You can RSVP using the link (below) to the Sister March Cape Town on The Women’s MarchWebsite.

If you are not able to attend please forward the information below to those on your email list who

might be interested.

We will march because

WOMENS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

BLACK LIVES MATTER

NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL

SCIENCE IS REAL

LOVE IS LOVE

KINDNESS IS EVERYTHING

And Sister March is for everyone!

Hoping to see you on the 21st.

Tessa Gordon

(Co-organizer with Nancy Krisch)

 

 

 

Sister March Cape Town

Start: January 21, 2017 – 11:00 AM
End: January 21, 2017 – 12:30 PM

Plaza at the top of The Company’s Garden
19 Queen Victoria Street
Cape Town, South Africa 8000
Host Contact Info: nrkrisch@gmail.com

Click here to view the event details.

Now, can you spread the word and invite your friends to come?

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Or you can send your friends this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/sister-march-cape-town?source=direct_link&

 

Who We Are

Leila Mahomed Weideman

Leila currently provides consultancy services to renewable energy investment and development companies.

For 5 years till 2014, Leila was the Director for Development and Operations at Mainstream SA, a renewable energy development company based in Cape Town. Mainstream SA, a joint venture company of Genesis Eco Energy, a South African renewable energy company, and Mainstream Renewable Power located in Ireland was formed in March 2009. Mainstream SA won 6 renewable energy tenders in the first 2 windows of the SA government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme, making it the most successful company in the programme in 2011-2013.

Leila has worked in the energy sector since 1998. Prior to joining Genesis Eco-Energy and Mainstream SA she was an independent sustainable energy policy specialist and preceding that the Managing Director of Sustainable Energy Africa, a leading energy NGO in South Africa. Leila has a long association with NGOs, volunteer and activist groups in the environment and energy sector and has a passion for building capacity in people and organisations in the fields of sustainable development. Previous to her work in energy Leila worked for research organizations, local governments and consultancies in the land, environment and development field. Leila studied environmental science, development studies and energy studies and was a Director of both Genesis Eco Energy and of Mainstream SA. Leila sat on the board of The South African Wind Energy Association, Sustainable Energy Africa, the Environmental Monitoring Group and the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Partnership and The Cape Town Partnership.