2018 Blouberg Thuma Mina Clean Up Campaign

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Introduction The Blouberg Thuma Mina Cleaning Day was one of the three events lined up for 2018 Heritage/Tourism Month (September) in the Blouberg-Makgabeng-Senwabarwana (BMS) area. The other two events are: 2018 Heritage/Tourism Launch (7 September) and Cultural Festival (27 September). These events for 2018 were led by a partnership of three stakeholders: Blouberg Municipality, P.E.A.C.E Foundation, and Ragibang Development Forum (other stakeholders…

KEEP SENWABARWANA CLEAN, GREEN AND HYGIENIC CAMPAIGN

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Campaign Background  The Keep Senwabarwana Clean, Green and Healthy campaign was conducted during the week of 21-25 May 2018. This is a campaign that is  intended to bring about environmental awareness to the communities with the Blouberg Municipality.This is also part of our on-going efforts of preserving the environment in Senwabarwana through linking cultural and heritage issues to environmental conservation. We have…

Introducing the ERP We Code Programme

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“We Code” is a computer programming training course targeted at High School students. These courses introduce coding in a way that is relevant to any child’s interests – be it robotics, Minecraft, or advanced text languages. The course Stunt Pilot allows kids to program drones and robots as they simultaneously learn to program and reinforce subjects they’re learning at school. When they…

ERP BRINGS JOY TO KEKANA GARDENS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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INTRODUCTION The Kekana Gardens Christmas drive 2017 was initiated and spearheaded by Jana Kotze from Epi-Use Africa and her team from the Pretoria office. This was meant to bring a holiday with a difference to the orphans at Botlhokwa Bja Ngwana Day Care Centre and Seikhokotlelo Old Age Home. With her team, Jana embarked on an internal fundraising campaign to cater for…

Flanders Government and SEED visit the P.E.A.C.E. Buyback Centre

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Limpopo- On Tuesday, December 5th we were glad to receive visitors at our recycling centre in Senwabarwana. These visitors were from SEED, Flanders Government and the IDC. This visit was planned on the back of our Thinana Cooperative receiving a SEED Award (South Africa) in 2015, having been identified as an exceptional social and environmental start up enterprise. The visit aimed to…

Update on ERP interventions in Kekana Gardens

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INTRODUCTION The Kekana Gardens community is situated on the border of the Dinokeng Game Reserve where ERP is currently working on an elephant monitoring programme. The location and proximity of this community to the privately owned Game Reserve positions it as a classic ERP project – conserving elephants and rhinos, through the alleviation of poverty -, which is why we have concentrated…

ERP spends Mandela Day 2017 at Kekana Gardens

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Mandela Day 2017 saw a collective entourage of ERP spending time at the old people’s home and orphan day care centre in Kekana Gardens, just outside of Dinokeng Game Reserve. Representatives from iLAB, Epi-Use Africa, ERP Elephant Management Unit and the P.E.A.C.E. Foundation joined hands to deliver food parcels and clothing items to Seikokotlolo Old Age Home and Botlhokwa Bja Ngwana Safe…

#Bikes4ERP Crowdfunding Initiative

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Imagine a life in which you must walk over 3 hours a day just for the “privilege” of being able to attend school. In addition to the vast distance, you cross rugged terrain, endure extreme weather conditions and face possible physical injury.  By the time you return home, you barely have time to do your chores, let alone your homework. This is a…

Kekana Gardens Business Assessment Workshop- 25 May 2017

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On Thursday 25th May 2017, ERP held workshops at Kekana Gardens with the local business entities together with the informal waste collectors in the area. The purpose of the workshop was to give all parties an understanding of how ERP works and to gain buy in from the community on the different interventions we would want to introduce in the area. In…