Terry Mackenzie-hoy — Engineering Online — April 6, 2012
No, I am not going to write about the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research again. This article is all about what is happening with wind farms or, more correctly, who is doing what with which and to who. Or whom.
Currently, there are 56 applications for wind farms, a total of about 10 000 MW. Of these, 22 have been approved.
Now it would appear that, given all this, South Africa is well on its way to reaching its renewable targets. Are the wind farms viable? In this article, I look at one wind farm project, espoused by a firm called Innowind, which is behind 17 wind farms…
In Qunu, the air is unpolluted and you can still see the Tembu and Xhosa women in their colourful and traditional dress with white-ochre-tattooed faces to protect their skins from the sun and enhance their beauty. These same pastures are where Mandela herded cattle and sheep and where you can find his retirement home and the Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre.